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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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“steak” (38 reviews)
“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 via mobile

Mac'n cheese for lunch. The location of this restaurant is just amazing and its invornment stunning. The food was excellent and we really enjoyed the lunch.

Thank Heidi G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to have a drink with friends for an evening. Weather was perfect for sitting outside. Would come again while in La Crosse. Had a very good wait person too!

Thank Enjoy2travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the hostess who seated us to our waitress that served us, we enjoyed an exceptional night at the Waterfront. We had a wonderful time getting to know our waitress and having her provide suggestions and advice on the menu. The food was outstanding and...More

Thank lucyw701
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We try to eat here whenever we are visiting. Amazing view of the Mississippi River and water front from the patio during lunch and we have never had a bad meal here. The deep fried cheese curds were absolutely fantastic. Brisket Ruben sandwich was delicious....More

Thank TobiasDoodle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is amazing. We were in town visiting our son. I didn't really expect to much except a great view, but the food was amazing. Everyone's dish was great . Copper took such wonderful care of us and the rest of the staff was...More

Thank Lolo1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again, they are top notch. Service was excellent, servers are so knowledgeable & so professional. Food was above par. The place to bring guest from out of town. Sat on the patio, the view was perfect.

Thank WhiteWhale5
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and visiting us. The end of patio season will be coming, we hope you can visit a few more times before that!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful evening at the waterfront restaurant. It's situated next to the Mississippi River. There's outdoor dining on the patio. We dined inside and the atmosphere is calm and lovely. Our server was fantastic!! We loved the bread that they brought before the...More

Thank Fran S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated our 44th anniversary at the Waterfront, greeted right away. Ally was our waitress, she was fantastic! My food was great no complaints what so ever, My wives was ok. We received free dessert, thank you thank you...The whole time there...More

1  Thank M3113VObradc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, it was my first time in LaCrosse, very nice city. But this restaurant right on the river, complete with a gorgeous sunset and exceptional food was beyond my expectations. Met with friends there during a road trip. Our server, Britney, was fabulous, the special...More

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

Thank you for your awesome review Dee! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our city and our restaurant, we are extremely proud of both. Britney is amazing as is all our staff. There are so many fabulous things about our downtown area...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best meals and service we have had. We came in and decided to wait the 30 minutes for a table in the dining room. Had a drink in the bar. The restaurant has views of the river and is elegantly and comfortably...More

1  Thank mstreno1
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your review. We look forward to serving you in the future. Our new fall dinner and dessert menus will be starting soon giving you even another reason to come back!

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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
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
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
  • 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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