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“Food good, service OK. Overrrated versus other options.”

Freighthouse Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 203 Restaurants in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Warm atmosphere highlighted by historic building. A menu built on steaks and seafood, with fresh vegetable salad bar and choice of side dish accompany every entree. Varying daily specials, seasonal vegetables, and seasonal served salads.
Fond du Lac, WI
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Food good, service OK. Overrrated versus other options.”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

This was just an OK experience from a place that supposedly is an icon in the town. The atmosphere is noisy and not at all intimate. They don't take reservations on Fridays, so we waited at the bar. The waitress got two of our drinks wrong. The food was only OK. The prime rib was pretty good as was the red snapper - one of the fresh fish options for the day. They have a salad bar, which I never like versus served salad. The service was slow, and I would not recommend the scallops casino for an appetizer - it just tasted sour. Pricey for what you get. There are better places to eat in town.

Visited August 2013
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“a local favorite”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Yes, it is in an attractive restored Milwaukee Railroad building next to Riverside Park. It serves among the best steaks in town, with an American menu - it's always busy. The stage in the bar often features local solo musicians, not the loud rock bands of the Third Street bars. (La Crosse used to hold the record for the most bars per block downtown.)

Visited May 2013
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Restaurant”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Freight House restaurant has great food and nice ambiance. The bar is very nice and offers live music several times a week. Prices are average to high but I've never been disappointed in the food.

Visited March 2013
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Thank rdkarl
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Winona, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great meal!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

The service is always great! (we go a few times a year - being 30 miles away) and the food is second to none! King crab meal is fresh as if it was just caught and put on the grill to eat. Top notch place to eat! Great salad bar too.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Steven B
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Cedar Rapids, IA
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had great service and the steak was done to a T. It could have been so much better if the chef had put just a bit of care into the salad. Cranberries and plain pecans just didn't live up to my expectations. When I order this salad, I expect something with a little bling. The asparagus was a bit chewy. That was it... no sauce, no seasoning, just steamed asparagus. There are so many other places to choose from that I probably wouldn't make a second trip to this restaurant.

Visited July 2013
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