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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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“steak” (43 reviews)
“seafood” (30 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
328 Front St S, 328 Front St S, 54601, La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and service. Sat on porch. It was cool but with heaters on it was comfortable Waitress was friendly and offered ideas for the rest of our stay.

Thank jan b
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waterfront made possible eating outside with views of the river by having great outside heaters that allowed me to take off the light coat I had been wearing when walking by the river. The food was delicious and reasonably priced for the lunch we...More

Thank 275sparky
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit and review. We do try to keep our outdoor patio open as long as possible in the fall but is very much based on the weather! Today is a perfect day to come out and enjoy a cocktail and sushi...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What is not to love about enjoying an adult beverage and eating appetizers or dinner at The Waterfront any night of the week? Sit on a sofa or chair in the lounge bar with a great glass of wine or cocktail and share a conversation...More

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

Thank you for your visit and your review. We have a great happy hour Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm to enjoy in the tavern. We also start our Seasonal Friday Fish Fry this Friday! We hope that you will visit us again very soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beer and wine deals M-Th from 3-6 and great burgers in the Tavern. Outside seating with a great view of the Mississsippi river. Live music many nights with no cover charge.

Thank Jan J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fresh and delicious The service was excellent. The atmosphere was totally enjoyable The view of the outside grounds was lovely to look at. Everyone enjoyed the meal they ordered and mentioned how tasty it was.

Thank rehengel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous spot overlooking the Mississippi River with Patio dining in the summer. Excellent food and quality service and a fantastic bar All good things come together!@

Thank 553carminar
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit. We just started our new fall menus this week giving you another reason to stop in. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The servers were very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The View and sounds were perfect. The food was absolutely delicious. I will definitely be back!

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here with my son and daughter-in-law and had a really excellent dinner! At first we’re concerned it might be a little too “hoighty-toighty”, but it was very comfortable. We had outstanding service and our entrees were excellent. I had the Walleye and it...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

The seating and outside view was fabulous. We only had drinks but we did notice if you want a less expensive meal go during happy hour and order off this menu. Waitress was very friendly and we were lucky to get the outside seating as...More

Thank Betty K
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This is one of the best places I've been to...not just in La Crosse but in general. Gorgeous outdoor seating facing the Mississippi river, great eats, decent beer selection, and strong drinks. The pecan crusted walleye was spectacular. Staff was incredible friendly and accommodating. Whether...More

Thank rmisra41
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you for your visit to our restaurant! We appreciate your review and we agree our walleye is the best. We will be starting up our seasonal Friday night Fish fry very soon and hope to see you there!

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Questions & Answers
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
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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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