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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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11:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 16:00 - 23:30
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De Soto, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Waterfront is one of our favorite fine dining choices in La Crosse. A fabulous menu, excellent food, and professional, courteous service. Sit indoors or out on the patio, you will not be disappointed. Reservations are usually a good choice. You can relax in a very comfortable bar area while waiting for your table.

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Thank Gary m
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued business and review. We appreciate our guests! More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great $5 Hamburgers on Thursday night and two for one glasses of wine and $3 rail drinks or draft beers. Nice atmosphere. Also has patio seating with heaters.

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Zumbrota, Minnesota
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful view of the river from their patio. Covered and heated from the ceiling. They don't take reservations for the patio so it could be a long wait. Food is good, but limited choices on the menu. One can order from the dinner or bar menu. Great wait staff. Plenty of room indoors, too.

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Thank Anita-AW5450
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

restaurant is showing its age, very simple decor with very stingy portions, my wife and i will not be returning anytime soon.

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Thank Christopher C
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are seeking an elegant waterfront (hence the name) restaurant with top notch service, drinks, and dining you will want to put this restaurant at the top of the list for LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The food is on the level of a Capitol Grill - superbly prepared, fresh, and often with the Chef's seasonal accompaniments. Try the Gorganzola and Pear... More 

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Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seated in a private room overlooks the river with great service. Mother's Day buffet was spectacular and enjoyed by all 10 of us. Every kind of dish imaginable with special orders too. Champagne and bloody Mary's were excellent and well served.

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Thank sharpehp
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

We are so happy that you were able to join us for our Mother's Day Brunch. This event is a bit out of our normal format and our staff really looks forward to it every year. Our Chef puts on a wonderful array of food with special desserts from our Pastry Chef. It is a special celebration for all the... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While looking for a place for a special lunch occasion , in the Winona la Crosse area , we discovered the Waterfront Restaurant in Lacrosse Wi. Beautiful restaurant & surroundings-great food and service.Will definitely be back.

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Thank Joan K
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Joan, We are thrilled that you chose our restaurant to enjoy on your visit to La Crosse with all the great offerings we have in the downtown area. Thank you for your review and we can't wait to serve you again soon! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a younger customer on a date with my boyfriend. The staff treated us respectfully despite being teenagers. They treated us like adults and were very polite. We had never been there before and they informed us about the menu choices. They put Cheers to love in chocolate on the plate of our desserts! It was so thoughtful and... More 

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Thank Mark C
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Mark, We are so happy that you enjoyed your first experience with TWF! Thank you for the review and we hope that you will visit us again. More 

Garland, Texas
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147 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Came here on my last night. Wish I had done so on my first. Lovely salmon. Atmosphere. Missed my spouse during dinner but was glad I did not have to share my dessert! A first for me. Worth every penny and then some. Will definitely be back I'd I am in town again. Skip all others and eat here!

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Thank Jenn Q
Onalaska, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017

4/13/2017 Today we had a wonderful day at lunch.The food was excellant and the dessert was out of this world. But my main reason for this letter is our waitress ERIKA above all She was excellent by all means Her customer realationship was above and beyond. What a wonderful young woman. Again Thankyou Erika for making our day a great... More 

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Thank 887edward
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for your review. We are extremely proud of our staff they work very hard and provide excellent knowledge to our guests of our menu items. We are truly blessed! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, 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
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
16:00 - 23:30
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?