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Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

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328 Front St S, 328 Front St S, 54601, La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
(608) 782-5400
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an excellent reception by our wait staff who were encyclopedic in their knowledge of the menu, wine, and pairings. They effectively worked with three tables of all ages across multiple a la cart courses. Their recommendations for appetizers choice and number was spot on. The wine selection was excellent and choices of entrees and specials gave just the... More 

Thank Marcel D
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A surprising find, with excellent food, creative choices and good service. Nice views and outside seating right on the Mississippi River for pleasant evenings. A lively bar area as well. A good choice for a special occasion or business meal.

Thank Susan O
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful !! Beautiful view and the staff is amazing 😊 Sheila is so sweet and made us feel at home . Cheese curds are to die for ! Thank you for a lovely time 😊

Thank Tracie G
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Became ill 90 minutes after finishing meal, both in our party, after having what we thought was an excellent meal, provided with wonderful service. We shared the appetizer, cheese curds with a tasty sauce, but not entrees, so this is believed to be the cause. We phoned the Waterfront Restaurant the same evening to notify them of our experience in... More 

Thank rrrstop
LibbyFSpirer, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Hello rrrstop, Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit at The Waterfront. We take any note of potential food borne illness very seriously, and I can assure you we are taking proper measures to further investigate our processes as it relates to your instance. I greatly apologize for your experience, as well as how your call was handled... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this gem as we strolled along the riverfront and what we were so glad we did. The dining room was very nice and it was booked for most of the evening so reservations are recommended. However we were able to snag s table out on the patio. There are only good things to say about our experience. There... More 

Thank Lisacaroline1961
Mentor, Ohio
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here to have a few drinks. Our table was on the water so we had great views. Lauren was our server and she was very good. She came to get our order, was very informative about the wines and the appetizer menu. Drinks came quickly and were replaced quickly when empty. Appetizers were ordered and came in a timely... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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219 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a reservation in the afternoon for the same evening. They didn't ask if we preferred inside or out, maybe outside was completely booked. We were seated in a booth across the room from the windows overlooking the Mississippi despite tables being available with a view. The server asked if we had been to the Waterfront before and then... More 

Thank aquadroplet
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have only gone to the Waterfront for lunch (work meetings). It is beautifully decorated, close to the water and has great food!

Thank Dawn W
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant with a great view of the river. You will pay for the view but the food is good. They did a wonderful job accommodating our family for an anniversary celebration.

Thank Tricia K
Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a local patron. Good service and excellent food. My wife and I shared a pork tenderloin dish that was delicious and the dish was plenty for 2 people. We passed a woman on leaving that had the same dish and she couldn't eat half. The deck overlooks the Mississippi River and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Bar, American, Gluten Free Options, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 Front St S, 328 Front St S, 54601, La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: (608) 782-5400
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern features seasonal American cuisine in a casual fine-dining setting. Full service outdoor patio is open three seasons with roofing system that allows enjoyment rain or shine. Happy Hour Monday through Friday and live entertainment weekly.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?