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Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (29 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
328 Front St S, 328 Front St S, 54601, La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great service. Great appetizers. Great Wisconsin cheese curds! Good drinks. Happy happy Hungary people. Completely satisfied.

Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i always have the walleye hash and eggs..man it is so dang good, got to put a word in for the bloody marys, they are a meal in themselves. most hotels are expensive and cheap on food, NOT here, you not only get awesome food...More

Thank Roderic F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their happy hour is great for a drink and a burger. The burgers are huge, and were only $6.00. They have a large selection of beers on tap, and great cocktails.

Thank d s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a wedding at the Cargill Room there and were extremely impressed with this restaurants ability to put out high quality food for 300 people and it was all fresh and hot. The chicken breast was very high quality meat; the salad was fresh,...More

Thank UndercoverTravelerUS
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of The Cargill Room. We are extremely proud of our catering and event staff! We host around 100 weddings a year and double the amount of events and our staff executes these special occasions day in and day out effortlessly....More

Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is an impressive venue if you want to celebrate a big event. I've visited to celebrate a raise (as a date) as well as with a large group for a meeting. The food is consistently delicious although I always feel the food is overpriced...More

Thank 2017Queen
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The Tavern is basically the lounge. They offer a happy hour M-Th. 2-4-1 drinks and a $5 burger. Food, service, abeyance is exceptional! Highly recommend this venue. Can’t wait to go back!

Thank dhaugen54
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We needed a break from the mundane, something to look forward to on our calendar. We had a lovely dinner at the Waterfront on February 3rd. The Walleye was the best I have ever had. The server was fantastic and the atmosphere relaxing and lovely....More

Thank Lois P
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

We are appreciative that you chose The Waterfront as your special destination in a city with many great restaurant choices! Thank you for your visit and your review. We have lots of great things going on at our restaurant on a weekly basis that can...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018

Having dinner at the Waterfront is an experience, not just a dinner. The food, the staff and the ambiance is an evening well worth it. When in LaCrosse it is a must.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The location of this restaurant makes it a top all around choice for La Crosse. They have a nice bar with good drinks. The outside is lovely from spring to fall. The inside is great for business or pleasure. We tend to go for New...More

Thank Susan S
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear you are a frequent guest of ours. If you haven't heard we just started a Friday Night Fish Fry in the Tavern now through spring and we serve sushi in The Tavern every Wednesday night....More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

I have been here for several business meals, mainly on the outdoor patio. I was in La Crosse with my husband for a sporting event and brought him here. It was a just as enjoyable. Great service, food and atmosphere. The staff was so friendly...More

Thank Toni A
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your multiple experiences with us and thank you for your review! We are constantly looking for ways to engage with our guests and make improvements. This Friday we will be starting our version of a Friday...More

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Diane H
27 May 2017|
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Response from TheWaterfr0nt | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! We have had sea bass on our menu before. We do change out our menu seasonally and we also change out our Chef features weekly if not even more frequently. This is where we can showcase fresh... More
Linda K
23 August 2016|
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Response from Dancersmom5 | Reviewed this property |
I would check with them. I know they are taking reservations and also to make sure they don't have any wedding bookings, etc.
David M
23 July 2016|
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Response from TheWaterfr0nt | Property representative |
We do not enforce a dress code in our Tavern, Dining Room or Patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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
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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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