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Tom Sawyer’s Bar & Grill

136 Clinton St, French Island, La Crosse, WI 54603-1562
+1 608-519-3130
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (5 reviews)
“hamburger” (2 reviews)
“nice deck” (2 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
All hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
136 Clinton St, French Island, La Crosse, WI 54603-1562
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Whether it is batter-fried, broiled, or the incredible pan fried ((I normally get one of each!) you can't go wrong. Baked Potato, fries or the yummy cheesy potatoes included.

Thank BuyReallyLow
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We are locals and eat there once a week. Great fish fry (I like batter fried), generally good service, and the portions are huge for the price. Nice deck overlooking the river for summer dining, Dan, the owner always comes around to make sure you...More

Thank Doctor_Ratz
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I am a long time customer, and have been frequenting Tom Sawyers since Dan opened the place. I have had breakfast, lunch and dinner on many occasions. The food has always been pretty good, with very large portions. The fish fry has always been very...More

Thank Doctor_Ratz
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Enjoy the variety of the menu and the quality of the food. Definitely get good value for your money. Waitress was very attentive and kept our coffee cups filled.

Thank GrmaAudie
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a nice locally owned bar/restaurant. The food is very good. They also have a good happy hour weekdays from 3-6. The owner is always there making sure you are taken care of.

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Friday night fish fry, had three piece haddock nice size pieces good taste but breading was soggy that is why 4 stars. Wife had a fajita and loved it. The barmaid can really make a mean Oldfashion . Prices were not bad, if we're in...More

Thank X3768TSjackie
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We only had one cocktail here, but it was mixed right and the owner/manager was very friendly. He was promoting the restaurant across the street (which seemed a but strange since they served food also). We didn't eat, but a lot of people walked out...More

Thank Maryoke
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great place, didn't know it existed but designed for the boat people the food was really great service was good you should go there!!!!

Thank steven h
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Not to be confused with Huck Finn's around the corner, this place is smaller and has more of a family tavern feel to it. It does have seating outside by the water, and 2 levels of seating inside, including a long bar. We went for...More

Thank occdocbill
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Sorry to say we never got to try the fish fry that we heard was so good. It looked good as it went by. Sat outside where it was very pleasant. We ordered the fish fry, but 70 minutes passed and we still didn't have...More

Thank Lonna W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Clinton St, French Island, La Crosse, WI 54603-1562 (Formerly Fisherman's Diner)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-519-3130
Mon: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Tue: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Wed - Thu: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fri: 7:00 am - 8:00 am, 1:00 pm - 12:00 am Sat: 6:00 am - 2:00 am Sun: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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