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Freighthouse Restaurant

107 Vine St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3243
+1 608-784-6211
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab legs” (38 reviews)
“prime rib” (71 reviews)
“steak” (85 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
107 Vine St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3243
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Reviewed yesterday

Best part of this experience was seeing the restoration of the building, the artifacts and the history of the railroad that came thru town and used this as their depot/freight house. Been around as a restaurant since 1974, very noisy, can accommodate large groups, food...More

Thank 692russk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A pricey place, but the Crab legs are amazing! My wife always orders the shish-ka-bob. Nice atmosphere and good salad bar. Martinis were tasty, but not especially boozy. We make this a stop every time we are in LaCrisse.

Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On a group bike trip we had supper here and stayed at a nice hotel next door. The smell of grilled meat will draw u in and the taste will keep you wanting to come back. Prime rib was great. The baked potato was (oddly...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though it is a famous land mark in La Crosse's down town, it is way way over rated. The atmosphere is dark and noisy. I ate there twice in the last year, once I had crab legs that came cold, and once I had...More

Thank Doctor_Ratz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Music on the weekends.You can walk to it from any downtown hotel. Can't beat the top notch service.

Thank Nautee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lobster and Prime rib, lobster was some of the best ever. Super busy restaurant, service was good. Atmosphere is very nice and although restaurant is busy it wasn't load. Love this place

Thank Colleenwis
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had dinner at The Freighthouse upstairs. It was a nice dining experience - excellent food and service. Our waitress Sam was so attentive and friendly always smiling. It was infectious. My husband had the New York Strip and I had the salmon. Both were...More

Thank GandP2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Salas bar is amazing!! Super fresh- a treat all by itself. Highly recommend the swordfish- YUMMY! They have a lighter fare as a cheaper option.

Thank kevinkJ3210JK
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been eating here for more than 35 years and still consider it the best in Lacrosse. The trick is consistent quality of both food and service. This is a place where you can be comfortable in your jeans or all dressed up for...More

Thank eatstraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Freighthouse is always solid Surf and Turf and did not disappoint. What was disappointing was the tab. The prices went up substantially. We probably won't be back without a gift card.

Thank TedleyS
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13 July 2017|
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Response from eatstraveler | Reviewed this property |
No. You will be comfortable dressed up or casual.
2 February 2017|
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Response from Tim M | Reviewed this property |
No reservations.
5 November 2016|
Response from rhgarson | Property representative |
We are not open for Thanksgiving, but we are open Wednesday, November 23 and Black Friday, November 25! Hope to see you for dinner soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Vine St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3243
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-784-6211
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.
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