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Kate's on State

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333 Main St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3251
+1 608-784-3354
16:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kates is one of our very favorite places....I always look forward to the steak and lobster ravioli special, service is always great!

Thank Roger L
St. Paul, MN
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went there while in town and thought the food was mediocre at best. The carbonara is filled with tomato and wasn't a real carbonara, the gnocchi was only okay, and the salads were really just okay. We ended up taking leftovers but had to toss them because they were packages poorly and made a huge mess.... More 

Thank melissaworldtraveler
Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very good, but I don't know if we were at a busy time (didn't seem like it), but it took a long time to get the food and then we had to wait to get the check. If you don't mind the wait, I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Lou5881
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best restaurants in Lacrosse. Everything from the salad to the entre is homemade. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Patricia H
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met an old friend for dinner this week at "Kate's". It's wonderful to be able to take guests there because the service is excellent and unobtrusive/unpretentious and the food is even better. Great appetizers and entrees with variety. The hardest thing is to decide what to order! Well done, Kate!

Thank Mark M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a great place this is.. I traveled for La Crosse for business and this place is my go to for dinner. the menu is full of incredible choices that are very hard to pick from. This place never disappoints. The service is amazing, the staff knows the menu like the palm of the hand and can very colorfully describe... More 

Thank Miguel M
Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kate's had an awesome menu with something for everyone. I don't like red sauce and so typically skip Italian restaurants, but the menu was so beyond basic Italian that it was easy to find something to eat. I had a gnocci in a cream sauce and it was wonderful. The atmosphere is quiet and quaint too and the wine list... More 

Thank kwagner_11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Popped in to Kate's as the family was hungry for Italian- and we were not disappointed. Started with the garlic cheese bread that is served with a very hearty, meaty marinara. Practically a meal in itself. I had the veal ragu served with mushroom ravioli and it was absolutely divine- perhaps a touch on the rich side, but the veal... More 

Thank Makemeabeliever
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

As the restaurant's name implies, the restaurant used to be on State Street, in a converted gas station, serving incomparable Northern Italian cuisine. It then moved to Main Street, much more popular location, and became exactly that: main stream. We were a fan of the former restaurant, the food was unbelievable, so naturally we wanted to experience Kate on State... More 

Thank Bermusat
Katherine G, Owner at Kate's on State, responded to this review

We are happy you returned to enjoy our new location. We are enjoying the space and new kitchen. As the woman that spends a great deal of time writing and reviewing and cooking the food, I can guarantee you the menu has only a new look, as it should from time to time, but everything remains the same. We strive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Kate' s on state is jut one of her great restaurants. She offers the finest of stejpks and seafood. I would highly recommend the seafood ravioli or one of her USDA Choice steaks. This restaurant Has a great location in downtown La crosse.

Thank Tim M
Katherine G, Owner at Kate's on State, responded to this review

Thanks Tim, We will see you again soon and Happy Holidays to you and your family!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 Main St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3251
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-784-3354

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?