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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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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (31 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 3 days ago via mobile

Everything was excellent at this restaurant. If you're a foodie you must eat here. Our waitress, Bridget, was awesome. Answered all our questions and was very knowledgeable about the menu. I had the ahi tuna tartare as my starter and my green curry entree was...More

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here for our wedding anniversary and very much enjoyed the experience. Service was good and prompt. Food was great and the Happy Hour specials very reasonable. The music was good [chill tunes that fit the dining mood, important in my...More

Thank Sadoll6360
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long time residents of La Crosse the smell that comes the sewer plant permeates downtown and when you come to go out to eat the smell just takes out of you... I recommend Not eating downtown on the La Crosse... The smell is really bad

Thank mem1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have dined many times in this restaurant. The food is all scratch prepared by chefs. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but USDA prime steaks are a sure hit. Dining in the restaurant is a one and a half hour experience....More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoy ourselves every time we visit this restaurant. We enjoy their brunch offerings during the warmer months, but also love nice dinners during the evening hours. The staff is wonderful and the food is always very well prepared. The menu is...More

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

Thank you for your review Michael! We are so pleased that you are frequent visitors to The Waterfront and thank you for your continued patronage. We will be kicking off new menus items to lunch, dinner and tavern menus in the next few weeks so...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice atmosphere and food was delicious. Nice view of the river and pleasant appearance. I had lunch here therefore not able to state what it is like in the evening.

Thank kevinbold
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view is beautiful and the service exceptional. Food is delicious grab a burger served hot and with a friendly smile. Stop here if near LaCrosse, you will not be disappointed.

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ( my family of 5) came here for dinner for a midweek meal. The waitress immediately brought my kids coloring books and took their order. They didn’t have a special kids menu but would make basically anything they wanted. They had the typical Mac...More

1  Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had great service, eating on the patio on a Saturday afternoon. Food and drinks where on point. Views of the river was awesome!!!More

Thank Boz724
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your review. We are so happy you joined us for Summer Brunch on the Patio! This is fairly new for us and a well kept secret yet:) We will end brunch season on Labor Day weekend so we hope...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our party of six came for a late lunch. Food was just okay. All ate the salad with chicken or salmon. The service was slow and we had to ask for refills. The kicker was it was a birthday celebration. We asked if they had...More

Thank 2014mary
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mary, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you that you experienced less than amazing service at our restaurant. That does not sound like our normal standard of service and we will definitely follow up to see why you had...More

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Questions & Answers
Diane H
28 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 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
  • E-mail
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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