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Houghtons' Fine Food-Cocktails

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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1002 Jackson St, La Crosse, WI 54601-5528
+1 608-784-9770
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Best fried chicken ever! Great service and the price is right. BTW they now take credit cards. Met the owner and they will be adding pizza and a glutton friendly menu option.

1 Thank Peter S
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

While they have many good things on the menu, the chicken dumpling soup is to die for. The bar and restaurant areas are separate, but you can dine in either. They have daily lunch specials and a small salad bar. The building is only a couple of years old due to a fire, so they were able to build what... More 

Thank Richard B
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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145 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Stopped for lunch. Good service. New owner there and involved with cleaning off tables, bar tending, etc.

Thank clemab
Lake Hallie, Wisconsin, United States
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Kind of new to the area as far as fish Fry's go, so through some research & suggestions, this was our 1st try in the area. We decided to eat at the bar. We were promptly greeted & served our beers (Spotted Cow & a Guinness). We were asked if we were here for supper & told our bartender, that... More 

1 Thank Veronica S
LaCrosse WI
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We love, love, love Houghtons-from the homemade soups-2 types each night-the chicken dumpling is a local favorite. I love the Memphis-a great pulled pork sandwich, the chicken strips (definitely better than any child's version), and the Friday fish. The staff is fun, friendly, and recognizes you after a few visits. You just can't go wrong. We see a lot of... More 

Thank tiggyLaCrosseWI
Daytona Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Had never been to LaCrosse before....... We had stopped in Winona, Minnesota and a lady there recommended this place....... Since it was Good Friday, we wanted fish..... We ordered the fish meal which included Cole slaw and choice of potato.........the fish was great, Cole slaw was kinda bland....... But the awesomeness of the fish made up for the Cole slaw..........

Thank Travelgirl34172
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

...but my experiences were hum-drum. The overall experiences here were okay...just okay. It will do for a lunch/pub date. The no credit card/use the ATM schtick is always a killer for me at any medium-sized establishment. I won't tell folks not to go there...the food is okay...the service could have been better...just...meh.

1 Thank Udovich
West Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

When it came time to pay, I was quite surprised to find that Houghton's does not take credit cards. They do have an TM on the premises (thankfully) but I need to charge my work meals to a work card and I prefer to charge my personal meals to a personal card.

Thank Bill O
De Pere, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We love grabbing drinks here, especially on Wednesdays when we can listen to some live Irish music. Food has always been good; we usually get fish. Always a pleasure to see the bartender, Skip. He always takes good care of us. Service at tables is very good, too.

Thank Kayla S
Appleton, Wisconsin
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239 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

So not sure if its cheap food or the cooks or both but this place is not good. Six of us and nobody liked their food. Stay away.

Thank Skibby1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1002 Jackson St, La Crosse, WI 54601-5528
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-784-9770

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