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Homemade meals the way Mom makes them, and made from scratch soups!
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $12
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Pub, Soups
FEATURES
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Parking Available, Television
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Reviewed February 10, 2020

We used tripadvisor to find a restaurant near the LaCrosse Center, and this looked like a good family spot where we could have a cocktail and a good dinner. We had their fish and reubens, and they were all very good! The reuben was grilled...to perfection! There was a salad bar, but none of us had that. Drinks were good too! We had a long day in LaCrosse and wanted to have a nice relaxing dinner, and on a Saturday at about 5:30 p.m., it wasn't too crowded at all!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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KeithC2726, Owner at Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2020

Thank you for taking time to leave such a positive and detailed review of your family's visit with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed our refreshing beverages and delicious food. We are happy your dining experience was relaxed and enjoyable. Thank you!!

Reviewed November 22, 2019

Grand Daughter tried to get on the list for a table for six, she was told it would be 10 - 15 minutes. We got there five minutes later and that 10-15 changed to 20 minute more wait. IT ENDED UP BEING FORTY (40) MINUTES....Food took 45 minutes to get to our table and my fish was dry and over cooked. Not only that, but people who arrived and were seated after us, got their food first. POOR EXPERIENCE. Who wants to go back???????????More

Date of visit: November 2019
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KeithC2726, Manager at Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, Chucker00. We appreciate all your feedback-good and bad- because we will use the information to continue to improve our guests’ experiences! Hopefully we will have the pleasure of serving you again soon.

Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

Ordered tenderloin tips, rare, with baked potato and butternut squash plus salad bar. Daughter ordered Reuben sandwich with salad bar. Tips were served well done, they had no baked potato, served mashed with gravy instead, and the squash was cold. Sent the tips back with...the squash, server left the mashed with gravy on the table. Server came with replacement tips, they were better- medium rare, loaded with mushrooms and onions. New squash was hot, but the mashed potato was cold by the time they replaced the tips and squash. Vegetable Beef soup off the salad bar was delicious and hot, did not take any salad. Reuben reported as good, salad bar not so much....salad bar had lettuce but few vegetables and they charged $ 6.95 for it. Outrageous for what it is. Total bill with tip was $ 53 plus. We will stick to lunch there, won’t return for dinner again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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KeithC2726, Manager at Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

Hammerhead44, we are so sorry. We are known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret that we missed the mark on this visit. We have shared your input with our kitchen team to ensure that we immediately address this and in the future...More

Reviewed August 15, 2019

My friend and I met here for an after-work drink. Gotta love it when you can capture a basket of fried cheese curds for $5. Their mushrooms, onion rings, pickles, and cheese curds are all delicious. The restaurant wasn't extremely busy, but our waitress picked...up on the fact that we just wanted to talk (no rush in getting us out of there). The ambiance is wonderful - be sure to take a minute to look around - and don't forget to check out the ceiling. Great place for after-work relaxing....More

Date of visit: August 2019
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KeithC2726, Manager at Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2019

Thank you so very much, 2017Queen, for your wonderfully written review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed a wide variety of items from our extensive menu. We sincerely appreciate your kind words and will share them with our staff. We hope your next...More

Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

I love this place, it was my dad's favorite place to eat in La Crosse. Their meatloaf special is excellent and their chicken dumpling soup is so good. Service is friendly, same wait staff for a long time. Love coming here when I'm in town....Portions are huge, price is right.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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KeithC2726, Manager at Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

M7978DIjohnk, thank you for your excellent 5-star review. How incredibly flattering of you to make positive note of our meatloaf, chicken dumpling soup and friendly staff. We strive to keep great customers like you coming back again. Thanks, M7978DIjohnk!!

Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

I would have to say I was disappointed. This was a favorite of mine 10 years ago. Famous for its great lunch specials it drew huge crowds of working folks in every day. Those days are definitely gone. Sandwich and fries I had was ok...but way overpriced. No crowds though!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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KeithC2726, Manager at Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

Eatstraveler, thank you so much for taking time to rate us. All feedback is helpful, and we appreciate that you took time to review your visit with us. We truly hope that you will allow us the privilege of serving you again.

Reviewed April 29, 2019

I took a chance on the Reuben and it was the best Reuben I have ever had. Casual lunch is a good time to visit.

Date of visit: May 2018
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KeithC2726, Manager at Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2019

Thank you, patsend. We sure appreciate the great rating, and are so happy you enjoyed your Reuben sandwich. We can't wait to have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Thank you, patsend!

Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Had not been to Houghton's in a while. Glad I came back. Great time with friends, good variety of beers, especially Irish brews. Food better than I remembered - actually quite good with numerous options. Will be stopping in more often.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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KeithC2726, Manager at Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We appreciate your patronage, and we are so glad you decided to give us a try again.We are pleased that you enjoyed our warm and friendly atmosphere, great variety of brews, and delicious food....More

Reviewed March 31, 2019

Good selection of food. We selected the bar area to be able to take in a NCAA basketball game. Staff attentive, food very good. Worthwhile stop

Date of visit: March 2019
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KeithC2726, Manager at Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2019

Homebody81, thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us and provide detailed feedback. We are so pleased that our entire team met your expectations with a wonderful experience! We truly appreciate your business.

Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

I visit Houghton quite often with friends and family. The real draw is the salad bar for me. My mom loves their soups! Their service has always been friendly and quick. They are worth a visit!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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KeithC2726, Manager at Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2019

Thank you so much for this excellent rating and review, beccasaysheyhey! We are so pleased that you enjoy our fresh and delicious salad bar, along with the many other options we offer. We appreciate your compliments, and that you are a loyal guest of ours....More

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