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Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

328 Front St S, 328 Front St S, 54601, La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
+1 608-782-5400
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (42 reviews)
“seafood” (30 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
328 Front St S, 328 Front St S, 54601, La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Oh Waterfront, how disappointed we are with what seems to be new management. In years past, we could always count on a beautiful evening on the patio with great food and relaxing, enjoyable music. Well, not tonight. Let me first say that the service was...More

Thank WhiteWhale5
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing Sunday brunch served outdoors. We had family in town for our daughter’s wedding and met for brunch Sunday. The outdoor seating was perfect for our visitors from MN, AZ and CA. They loved the view of the water. Just a beautiful July Sunday morning....More

Thank Mary P
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Mary, Thank you for choosing The Waterfront for all your friends and family to enjoy, we are honored! We have a wonderful location for out of town guests to see the beauty of our area along the banks of the Mississippi River. Our Summer...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the Waterfront with our cousins who are locals. We went for Happy Hour as it gets very busy later and sat outside overlooking the river. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was good and arrived fairly quickly. The restrooms...More

Thank Ettelbruck1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made last minute reservations and it was wonderful. Stayed near by and was recommended we have dinner, and I'm SO glad we did. My wife and I were very impressed by every aspect of the experience. The service was very in tuned to every detail....More

Thank William G
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi William, Thank you so much for your visit and we are thrilled that your wife enjoyed her birthday with us at The Waterfront! We do pride ourselves in taking care of even the smallest details such as a properly set table. We are blessed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to brunch with a friend and we had a great time. The summer brunch on the patio is a lovely way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The croissant benedict was great, actually better than expected. Great place for a summer brunch.

Thank Patrice N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is truly on the waterfront. We actually went here twice. We went to lunch after our segway tour and sat outside. We could watch the barges go by and just relax. We went back again the next day for dinner and sat inside....More

Thank betsy926
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great surprise this was! After waiting over and hour and half at 4 Sisters down the street we called and asked if they could get us in. This was almost 9PM and they said they were pretty full but come on down and...More

Thank GLM0917
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your review. Our Patio views are hard to beat on a beautiful night, we have the best location in town for sure! Our tavern manager has been hard at work the last few weeks incorporating new drinks onto our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't been to LaCrosse in years, so the restaurant scene was unknown to us. We studied the internet as well as what our hotel (the Charmant) suggested. We left the hotel to walk around and try to find "the spot" to eat. A few...More

Thank PopeyeDave
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to our restaurant! La Crosse has certainly evolved over the last few years with many great new restaurants, shops and hotels in the downtown area. We are very proud of our staff and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food, location and customer service were above expectations. We didn’t have reservations on a Saturday night but decided to give it a shot and we wanted to eat outside. Of course we had a wait but the staff made us so comfortable as we waited...More

Thank Anita S
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Anita, Thank you so much for your review and visit to The Waterfront! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and you didn't mind waiting a little while. Our Patio is very popular in the summer as you can imagine. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Waterfront during a short visit to LaCrosse this week. We sat at the bar on the patio and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was excellent, especially the crab cake. The guitar player and nice weather made for a relaxing...More

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Diane H
May 27, 2017|
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Response from TheWaterfr0nt | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! We have had sea bass on our menu before. We do change out our menu seasonally and we also change out our Chef features weekly if not even more frequently. This is where we can showcase fresh... More
Linda K
August 22, 2016|
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Response from Dancersmom5 | Reviewed this property |
I would check with them. I know they are taking reservations and also to make sure they don't have any wedding bookings, etc.
David M
July 23, 2016|
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Response from TheWaterfr0nt | Property representative |
We do not enforce a dress code in our Tavern, Dining Room or Patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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: +1 608-782-5400
  • E-mail
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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