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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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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (27 reviews)
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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

I had the shrimp and scallops and husband have the filet. Mine had a truffle sauce and it was to die for. I must say that is"the best" thing I've ever eaten!!! Cheese appetizers was also very good along with the salad wedge, which can...More

Thank Morey L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch and had the daily special. Nice and classy looking restaurant. Great view of the Mississippi River front. Good place for a nice wedding dinner or special event. Staff was friendly and helpful. Dress up and have a nice romantic time.More

Thank WItraveler2000
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your visit and the review. We have multiple private rooms for 10-400 guests to host events and we agree our staff are friendly and absolutely amazing! We do host many special occasions but all our guests are encouraged to dress to their...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubbie's steak was perhaps the worst he has ever had. Did not like it at all. My cheese plate was excellent--you ARE in WI! But the sald that I ordered for y main course was served without dressing. Huh?

1  Thank floribel1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A summer evening overlooking the Mississippi enjoying wine and beer and one of the best burgers I've had in a while. Ambience, food and drink make this a "come back often" spot.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Our happy hour is popular especially for the outdoor patio. We have our happy hour Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm. Come early for best seating!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped for lunch on a road trip and wish we would have had time to stay longer. We sat on the deck overlooking the Mississippi River and enjoyed a relaxing selection of music while eating our lunch. We got the cheese...More

Thank Whitney F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Owned by same group that owns the Charmant Hotel, this si a first class dining place. Both outdoor and indoor dining. Highly recommended

Thank L R D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming here. I never had a bad experience. Dinner is a bit expensive but the food is excellent. Service is excellent. Lunch is more reasonable and if it's a beautiful day the outside patio is awesome with a view of the Mississippi River.

Thank Cyndy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, service & food. No waiting for our table & our server was great, (prompt & personable) refreshing to be treated like your the only patron they had.

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of four had a great waiter...but a fly nearly drove us nuts. Good wine list. Osso Bucco was "special" priced at twice the other entrees...and not that great. Two of us had fish, which was great. There's a date entrée that was delicious.

Thank jca014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like prime filet of tenderloin, this is the place!!! Great salad and desert was also special. The view of the Mississippi from most tables is very nice.

Thank dukester300
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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
Linda K
22 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
Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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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