1. Silver Star Saloon & Grill
- Address: No 170 Pembroke Ave S, Wabasha, MN 55981-1243
- Phone: +1 651-565-2800
Enjoy American and Tex-Mex style food at its finest! Silver Star Saloon & Grill is a local favorite complete with mouth watering entrees, a wide drink selection, tap beers and lively atmosphere. Open 7 days a week the Silver Star Saloon & Grill offers a family friendly atmosphere and menu for lunch and dinner and lively nightlife entertainment with pull tabs, Rockbot interactive music system or weekend live music (check Facebook Page for current live music schedule). Next time you stop in try one of craft tap beers brewed locally and exclusively for the Silver Star Saloon & Grill!
2. Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern
- Address: No 328 Front St S 328 Front St S, 54601, La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
- Phone: +1 608-782-5400
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern is a fine dining restaurant located in beautiful downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin on the banks of the Mississippi River. They use only the best farm-to-table ingredients available, and the intimate atmosphere is legendary in the region. The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern specializes as a leader in the community for Private Parties, Corporate and Press Events, Weddings and other celebrations. Contact them today and let them handle your event. There is always something happening at The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern... visit their calendar to see all current events!
3. Digger's Sting Restaurant
- Address: No 122 N 3rd St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3207
- Phone: +1 608-782-3796
Digger’s Sting was opened over 50 years ago by the original owner, Victor Skaff. It was named after the 1973 film “The Sting” and a mafia hit man from New York City named “Digger”, an old friend of Skaff. Digger’s Sting has been one of the most popular locations for fine dining on La Crosse’s 3rd Street since it opened. The restaurant has been owned by Lloyd Gleason, Steve Kellicut, and Tom Jansky since the passing of Victor Skaff in 1999. Digger’s retains its rich and vibrant history to this day. Many historic elements help to keep the gangster era vibe alive, with the melodic tunes of Frank Sinatra echoing throughout the restaurant and photos of famous celebrities from the gangster time period decorating the walls. Digger’s has impressed many from the La Crosse area and beyond with their fresh fish and meat entrees, traditional, hand-crafted martini menu, and nostalgic atmosphere for nearly half a century.
4. Le Chateau
- Address: No 410 Cass St, La Crosse, WI 54601-4508
- Phone: +1 608-782-6498
Come in and enjoy a gourmet meal and experience intimate fine dining that only the historical landmark of Le Chateau in La Crosse can offer. The main floor of Le Chateau is divided into four distinct dining areas: the Champagne Lounge (Salon Champagne), the Peacock Room (La Salle des Paons), the Riviera Room (La Salle Riviera), and the Petit Versailles Room (Le Petit Versailles), all handicap accessible. If privacy is what you desire, pocket doors can separate you and your guests from the other patrons, or they can remain open in order to enjoy the view of our adjacent rooms. The upper floors of Le Chateau are used for private events and are divided into three distinct areas: the Private Library (La Bibliothèque), the Caesar Room (La Salle César) on the second floor, and the Tower (La Tour) on the top floor. The Mons Anderson House, built-in 1854, still has its original wood spiral staircase. Keeping true to the historical integrity, there is no elevator on-premise.
5. The Freighthouse Restaurant
- Address: No 107 Vine St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3243
- Phone: +1 608-784-6211
In the late 1870's, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad purchased three railways: the Southern Minnesota, the Chicago, Clinton, Dubuque and Minnesota; and the Wisconsin Valley. Three to four hundred cars were handled daily by the Milwaukee Road in La Crosse alone. Because of this merging of lines, there was a need to consolidate the offices for convenience and economy. The railroad also needed more warehouse space and decided to build a new freight house which was to become one of the largest in the state. The Freight House was built in 1880 and contained the freight offices of the Milwaukee Road and handled all incoming freight. Freight services were halted in 1955. After this, the building was used by private businesses until April 1978, when renovation began to preserve on of the few remaining 19th Century railroad depots. The restaurant opened in October 1978 and has received the Heritage Award by the La Crosse Historical Preservation Society and is a National Historic Site.
6. Pogreba Restaurant
- Address: No 1232 Avon St, La Crosse, WI 54603-2506
- Phone: +1 608-789-2386
At Pogreba Restaurant, they pride themselves in providing guests with a place this area has needed for a long time. A seasonal selection that is ahead of the curve for the greater La Crosse area. They bring quality food from a family you’ve come to know with years in the county. Their team has created creative food selections innovative to the region and yet seasonal to accommodate the change in the direction of current food trends and flavors. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 4pm-8pm; Friday & Saturday 4pm-9pm.
7. Rudy's Drive In Restaurant
- Address: No 1004 La Crosse St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3418
- Phone: +1 608-782-2200
Grandpa (Wm.) Rudy opened his first A&W Root Beer stand in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin in 1933. Four years later, in 1937, he bought an existing root beer stand on the corner of 4th and Vine, which is now the new County Building parking lot. In 1938, he built another root beer stand on the Causeway, which is now the site of Peking Restaurant. The Causeway store was closed in 1945 due to war rationing. In 1939, a root beer/popcorn stand was opened on the corner of 4th and Main street across from the Rivoli Theater. In 1940, the progress continued with the construction of a root beer stand across from The Country Club on the corner of 24th and La Crosse Street, now the site of Heeter’s Car Care. Seven years passed before William built the A&W Drive-In located on South Avenue and 16th Streets in 1947. The South Avenue location was sold by the family in 1975. Grandpa William Rudy was succeeded in business by son Dale who had worked in the restaurants since childhood. In 1979, Dale had the honor of being the first fast food operator to be presented the Wisconsin Restaurateur of the Year Award. The drive-in at 10th and La Crosse Streets was built in 1966 and remains the last drive-in owned and operated by the Rudy family. The tradition continues, three generations later…with grandson, Gary.
8. 4 Sisters Wine Bar & Tapas Restaurant
- Address: No 100 Harborview Plz, La Crosse, WI 54601-4290
- Phone: +1 608-782-8213
4 Sisters Wine Bar & Tapas Restaurant is located in the heart of historic La Crosse, across from Riverside Park, with views of the majestic upper Mississippi River. 4 Sisters Wine Bar and Tapas Restaurant specializes in Tapas-style cuisine with unique selections for lunch, dinner and everything in-between. The relaxing atmosphere is a perfect setting for good wine, good friends, and good conversation. Meet friends on the outdoor patio and experience the sights and sounds of the river. You can come to the restaurant from 11:00am to 9:45pm (Mon - Thu), and from 11:00am to 10:45pm (Fri - Sat).
9. Schmidty's Bar & Restaurant
- Address: No 3119 State Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601-6953
- Phone: +1 608-788-5110
The Schmidty’s story dates back to 1955. Two young farmers from the nearby community of St. Joseph’s Ridge bought an unassuming little tavern, located at the foot of La Crosse’s scenic Hedgehog Bluff, from the Clements family. Arlene and Norbert Schmidt, along with their three children, took residence in the second floor of their new tavern, making Schmidty’s truly a family endeavor from the start. Schmidty’s is many things to many people: a supper club, a bar and grill, a local landmark where family memories are made. What everyone can agree on is that Schmidty’s offers great food in an inviting atmosphere. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch bite, a quiet dinner to share with someone special, or a buffet brunch to share with family, Schmidty’s is sure to please. In the end, the continued success of Schmidty’s rests on those same standards that the Schmidt family set back in 1955 and upholds to this day – great food, reasonable prices, excellent service, and a welcoming atmosphere where everyone feels like they are part of the family.
10. The Thirsty Belgian
- Address: No 2650 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904-6262
- Phone: +1 507-258-4402
Inspired by childhood trips to Belgium, and a genuine love for beer, owner Jon Carisch took an opportunity to pursue a dream. With over 20 years of experience in the industry Jon figured it was time to open his own place in a town that had been a home for him his entire life. Providing delicious beverages, pub style comfort food, and entertainment from its staff, the Thirsty Belgian Bar & Kitchen has become a triple threat. Having a smaller-sized space gives them a perfect opportunity to be cozy and intimate. 8 tables and a 15 spot bar can fill up fast but they always have a good time!
Hopefully with the above suggestions, you will find yourself a reliable place to enjoy and immerse yourself in the European-style space and be served in the most thoughtful way!