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Houghtons' Fine Food-Cocktails

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1002 Jackson St, La Crosse, WI 54601-5528
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La Crescent, Minnesota
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Love the fish fry here. Small salad bar but the chicken dumpling soup makes up for any other inadequacies. Fair prices, good fast service, definitely worth a visit.

Thank Bradley H
Rio, Wisconsin
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287 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My wife and I enjoy going to Houghton's. They have good food for a decent price which includes a salad bar. The drink prices are just about right. The location is convenient for south side of La Crosse. I recommend stopping in for dinner.

1 Thank Richard M
Champaign, Illinois
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The cheese curds are excellent! My fiancé had the fish and it was delicious. I had a burger and it was just ok. It was cooked well and I prefer medium, but unfortunately I wasn't asked how I like my burger cooked. I can overlook that for the good service we received. We sat in the bar area and there... More 

Thank andrllyn
Copperas Cove, Texas, United States
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a really basic place, nothing fancy, but the food is good or at least everything I had was good. Parking is limited when it's busy and the service is fine, I didn't feel rushed like some of the other reviews said and I went when it was very busy on Friday Fish Fry night. I would go again... More 

Thank Gina N
Eagan, Minnesota
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210 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Very good food, clean and good service. My daughter lives in LaCrosse and recommended this restaurant. I'm glad she did. Nice little salad bar and great food quality.

Thank Al H
Minnesota, USA
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We live about 30 miles from LaCrosse and go there for medical care. My wife had some tests at the Mayo Clinic in LaCrosse. After they were done, we decided to check out Houghton's. I had read an article in the paper about the owner retiring or at least cutting back on the time he spent at this restaurant ....... More 

Thank BeenHereManyTimes
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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223 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My husband and I went with another couple while visiting LaCrosse. The decor could use a little updating, but over the atmosphere is cozy. The service was friendly. The cheese curds and onion rings were fantastic. We heard this place had great ribs, but the guys were a bit disappointed that the meat was completely drowned in sauce. But I... More 

Thank EmilyB569
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Loved the decor of the place but it was kind of loud. The food was average with large portions for the price. It was extremely busy the day we were there (Friday lunch) but the staff was right there to make sure we were seated in a timely manner. Service was good but not great. I would give it a... More 

Thank Pamela S
East Troy
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We have been referred to this restaurant before, but hadn't the opportunity to visit until now. With cousins visiting from Texas, it was a good place that allowed conversation, had a nice selection on the menu and reasonable prices. Food was tasty and plentiful. Service very good! Had to try the Balsamic over ice cream! 18 yr aged balsamic vinegar... More 

Thank ClipperCapt
HoughtonsB, Manager at Houghtons' Fine Food-Cocktails, responded to this review

Thank you for your input. Glad you tried our Balsamic Glazed ice cream! . Next time try a Homemade Guinness Float!-management More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I am not sure why TripAdvisor says closed due to fire damage. The restaurant is open and there is no evidence of any damage. We visited with family for a Monday lunch. Menu has a good variety, prices are inexpensive and servings are large. All meals in our party looked and tasted good. Three serving sizes are available and small... More 

Thank Gofar19
HoughtonsB, Manager at Houghtons' Fine Food-Cocktails, responded to this review

Our original restaurant burned down March 2007. We have rebuilt and have been operational since July 2008. Thank you for taking the time to write a review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $27
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1002 Jackson St, La Crosse, WI 54601-5528
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: 6087849770

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