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The Freighthouse Restaurant

107 Vine St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3243
+1 608-784-6211
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab legs” (40 reviews)
“prime rib” (83 reviews)
“steak” (102 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
107 Vine St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3243
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a private room up stairs with a slimmed down menu. The Prime rib was cooked exactly to my liking and the portion was quite generous. Our server was extremely efficient and I never saw anyone without a drink, she was very friendly and...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dinner and service by Liz A on a Friday nite. I had the 5 oz. filet and my husband had the char crusted filet - both cooked perfectly and tender. We added the squash side dish special and that was so yummy! We liked...More

Thank COJOWisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Missed that 5th star due to prime rib that was about 50% inedible. The edible part was very good - a little too much fat and gristle, should not have been served. Otherwise - great salad bar, awesome bread, baked potato was not good at...More

Thank MangaMan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 40 years history of this Stake House makes the visit at this restaurant “ must stop” when visit La Cross. The food is unbelievable tasty, the servers are kind and knowledgeable. The crab legs is an addicting. Terrific atmosphere. Terrific taste.

Thank silviuh405
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service with outstanding steaks. Did not feel a bit hurried. Good drinks (Minor drawback, it can be a bit noisy)

Thank 2pks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here with five other adults last Saturday night. Everything was outstanding. The atmosphere was warm and cozy. We sat at a table in the upper level, although the lower level had nice booths near the fireplace. The staff was beyond friendly. Our drinks...More

Thank BAKreiter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere. Service was very average (waitress was not pleasant). Menu was good. Food was average. Prime rib was ok. Teriyaki steak was overpowered with teriyaki sauce. Baked potato was room temp or colder. Prices are too high for the quality of food.

Thank rippleterry
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This has become an annual stop for the past three years as we travel through La Crosse. It’s located within walking distance from our hotel and the historic features are really neat. We both ordered the 12oz Prime Rib with wild rice and salad bar....More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

A group of us at a work conference stopped for dinner. We had a large group and our server was friendly. I had a porterhouse which was average. My steak was over cooked but it was ok. The engineer cut Prime Rib looked amazing and...More

2  Thank wsmithhd
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We don't go out to dinner often with two small kids, but choose the freight house for our anniversary. It was terrible. The best part of my meal was the baked potato. Both our steaks were undercooked. One steak was burnt on the outside and...More

Thank Jessica M
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Response from CWFSantaCruz_CA | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am not sure..they did seem family friendly.
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16 April 2018|
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Response from so b | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Tuesday is burger night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Vine St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3243
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-784-6211
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Built in 1880 to house the freight offices and handle incoming freight from three railways, The Freight House has a been a long-time historical site in La Crosse, WI. Renovated in 1978 as part of a preservation project, what is now The Freighthouse Restaurant is home to nightlife, live music, and mouthwatering food that provides residents and travelers alike with an unforgettable experience. Voted the best restaurant in La Crosse County four years in a row, their menu and customer service keeps patrons coming back again and again. From tender, naturally aged beef that practically melts in your mouth to fresh seafood dishes, this local hot spot offers something to satisfy any taste bud. Be sure to pair your meal with the perfect drink selection from their whiskey or wine list. Complete with three indoor banquet halls and meeting rooms, their private party spaces can accommodate groups of up to 120 guests. For a truly unique experience, dine on The Back Dock.
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