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Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub

$$ - $$$American, ,
1002 Jackson St, La Crosse, WI 54601-5528
+1 608-784-9770
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
$$ - $$$
1002 Jackson St, La Crosse, WI 54601-5528
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a nice lunch here and the staff is great. I really love their Chicken Dumpling soup that I consider the best in the world....or at minimum the USA. Adding a half sandwich for lunch is just right. I had their excellent BLT with...More

Thank Richard B
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review, Richard! We are so thankful for your detailed feedback, and will make sure to send your compliments to our staff. Hopefully we will see you again soon!  Thanks again for your patronage. 

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waitstaff was very friendly and the salad bar and soup was great. The main serving though was subpar. Steak was over cooked to the point of being dry. Both the American fries and hash browns were also overcooked to the point of being inedible.

Thank Kklyde
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fun and friendly this place can be counted on for a fast and good lunch. Blue plate special or delicious sandwich its all good.More

Thank eatstraveler
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

eatstraveler, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are pleased to hear that we were able to meet your expectations, as we strive to receive positive feedback like this from all our customers. We hope you will stop back in...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Great food, especially the fish!! The bar/eating area is very nicely decorated and clean. Staff is always friendly. The new owners are making changes all the time to make it even better.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Whether it's a quick lunch, a drink after work or a special dinner, I've never been disappointed at Houghton's. I was especially impressed when I ate there on an evening when there was a concert at the University across the street. Houghton's was very busy...More

Thank PowerFred
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. This might be our Friday night fish "go to" restaurant. Fish was amazing! Great food for a great price!

Thank Joel D
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Food was good.Waitress was nice! Owner,well to say the least he is in the wrong business. He didn't honor our gift certificate which was given as a gift to my friend when she was diagnosed with cancer. He said the business had changed owners.No signs...More

1  Thank TJlax
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The new owners have raised the bar on this neighborhood pub/restaurant. The food is consistently good and the service is fabulous. Even when they are super busy (Friday fish fry) the servers and bartenders are smiling and polite and friendly. This is one of my...More

Thank jmanderson0606
Management response:Responded 24 May 2017

Thank you so much for the great review! We love hearing this, as this is our goal night-in and night-out. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us, and we look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Reubin sandwich soggy and so salt-laiden as to render it inedible after a few bites. For a so-called Irish pub, the owner should be ashamed of serving up such salty garbage on St. Pat's day.More

Thank Jerry H
Management response:Responded 24 May 2017

Hi Jerry, we are sad to hear you didn't enjoy your meal over St. Patrick's day. This is the first we have heard of our reuben being soggy or overly salted. It is actually quite popular amongst returning guests. With that being said, if you...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Small pub atmosphere. Great decor. Awesome beer/liquor selection and some of the greatest food in town. Small dining area but fabulous food. Excellent salad bar with homemade pasta salads, great salad toppings and delicious soups and breads. One of the best places for Friday fish,...More

1  Thank Susan S
Management response:Responded 24 May 2017

Susan, thank you so much for the kind words! We really appreciate your time writing this review, and are so happy to hear you are a fan of ours! We can't wait to serve you again, and hope to see you soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1002 Jackson St, La Crosse, WI 54601-5528
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-784-9770
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Homemade meals the way Mom makes them, and made from scratch soups!
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