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Freighthouse Restaurant

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107 Vine Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-784-6211
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very popular restaurant so expect to wait for a table. The main draw here is the steaks and the salad bar. The steaks are very good. Not cheap, but very good. There is live music in the bar on weekends so waiting for a table is easier to do while having a before dinner drink.

Thank JoW169
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've had everything from steaks to burgers here and have never had a bad meal. But the one thing I have to have, every time I go is their cheesecake. Even if I have to get it to go, I'm eating cheesecake from the Freighthouse!

Thank PowerFred
La Crosse, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great ambiance , the tables were spread apart enough to get up and move around . Service was great as well as the salad bar and meal . I would definitely go back again and refer friends and family .

Thank Barbara C
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I frequently travel to La Crosse on business; probably 10-12 times per year. I usually stay at the same hotel right on the river. It's always a beautiful trip up here. There have been several times over the last few years where I wasn't going to be getting in until later so I started calling ahead to the restaurant right... More 

Thank Joe D
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68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Followed the reviews and very disappointed! Incredibly expensive for just ok food! Service was mediocre and ambience was average. We're from out of town so really sad this was miss quality wise!

Thank Gmommyfl
Ladysmith, Wisconsin
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144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here because we heard it was very good, it was, and because it was close to our motel, grand stay La Crosse. Not many people out for dinner. My steak was good, prime rib, lyn had scallops, not quite as good. The servics was top notch, good black and tans and the price was reasonable. Give it a try... More 

Thank Mike R
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place! Great food - definately have to have the grasshopper after your meal! Nice atmosphere.

Thank Dawn W
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bar area is great! Super cozy and inviting! They have a fireplace that is a great place to sit and enjoy cocktails with friends on a chilly winters night! My all time favorite dish is their crab legs, simply delicious.

Thank megeemo
La Crosse, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have the best selections of steak and seafood and a wonderful salad bar!! Also the ice cream after dinner drinks are to die for!

Thank Heidimclem
Waverly, Iowa
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81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is "legend" in this region, and whenever we're passing through, it's a must-stop for dinner. As odd as this might sound, I look most forward to the salad bar. The old railroad motif is charming, and the fireplace (real) in the bar/lounge is welcoming. I simply trust this place for an excellent dinner out on any given night.

Thank Bill W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Vine Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-784-6211
Warm atmosphere highlighted by historic building. A menu built on steaks and seafood, with fresh vegetable salad bar and choice of side dish accompany every entree. Varying daily specials, seasonal vegetables, and seasonal served salads.

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