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Tom Sawyer’s Bar & Grill

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American, Bar
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136 Clinton St, French Island, La Crosse, WI 54603-1562 (Formerly Fisherman's Diner)
+1 608-519-3130
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06:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 02:00
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Fredonia, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Friday night fish fry, had three piece haddock nice size pieces good taste but breading was soggy that is why 4 stars. Wife had a fajita and loved it. The barmaid can really make a mean Oldfashion . Prices were not bad, if we're in the area we will stop in.

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Thank X3768TSjackie
Iowa
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We only had one cocktail here, but it was mixed right and the owner/manager was very friendly. He was promoting the restaurant across the street (which seemed a but strange since they served food also). We didn't eat, but a lot of people walked out with to-go boxes, so it must have been generous amounts and "left-over worthy". It was... More 

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Thank Maryoke
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Great place, didn't know it existed but designed for the boat people the food was really great service was good you should go there!!!!

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Thank steven h
La Crosse, WI
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328 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Not to be confused with Huck Finn's around the corner, this place is smaller and has more of a family tavern feel to it. It does have seating outside by the water, and 2 levels of seating inside, including a long bar. We went for lunch, and I ordered the lunch item by which I measure a restaurant: the reuben.... More 

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Thank occdocbill
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Sorry to say we never got to try the fish fry that we heard was so good. It looked good as it went by. Sat outside where it was very pleasant. We ordered the fish fry, but 70 minutes passed and we still didn't have our food. Even the waitress had stopped coming by to apologize for taking so long.... More 

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Thank Lonna W
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Sat outside and enjoyed the crispy chicken wrap. Was tasty and the fries were very good as well. Waitress was friendly

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Thank Robert_theDude
Bismarck, North Dakota
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended to us after we went on the Mississippi Ricer Cruise. The food was delicious and the service was great. We had the cheese curds for an appetizer. Could have been a meal in its self. We had the jerk chicken and a hamburger. Way too much food for lunch. We would definitely recommend the outdoor seating.... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

My wife and I have dined at Tom Sawyer's more than ten times and have always been very impressed with the tasty food and friendly service. Each time we visited, the owner (who was not our server) stopped at our table and other tables at least once to make sure customers were getting everything they needed. Outdoor seating overlooking the... More 

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Thank RexMG2015
Onalaska
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Arrive by land or water and enjoy a beautiful view! I have eaten here many, many times. All meals- breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just appetizers and drinks. Every single meal has been good. The menu has many of the foods you expect at a restaurant, but then there are a few surprises. The coconut shrimp is the best in town.... More 

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Thank SusieKay4
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We were pleased with the selections offered. All six in our group were happy with our selections. Owner came around often to offer coffee refills and see if we needed anything. One order did get delayed but they offered a substitution.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 02:00
Monday
06:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 02:00
Thursday
06:00 - 02:00
Friday
06:00 - 02:00
Saturday
06:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Clinton St, French Island, La Crosse, WI 54603-1562 (Formerly Fisherman's Diner)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-519-3130
Description
Mon: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Thu: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri: 7:00 am - 8:00 am, 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat: 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Sun: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?