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The Freighthouse Restaurant

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.

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US$20 - US$50
American, Steakhouse
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived to a very busy atmosphere but the staff was welcoming and accommodating. My meal of lighter fare salmon was perfect - steaming hot vegetables with the delicious char-grilled salmon. Loved every bite! My husband's lighter fare prime rib was done to perfection and...the best he has every tasted. Our server, Jarrett, was helpful and engaging. He added to a perfect evening. We'd absolutely go here again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband used to visit this restaurant 30 years ago when he lived in La Crosse, so we had to make it a "must-stop" on our visit for a summer weekend. Housed in an old train station, it oozes history. It also oozes excellent beverages...(including an impressive whiskey and bourbon selection) and amazing steaks. We got drinks at the bar first, and then for dinner both chose different cuts of steak (porterhouse for him/filet for me) for our meal which was amazing. Excellent service rounded out our experience here. We highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the the Freight House for our Anniversary, drinks were great and the service was awesome. My husband and myself each had a Prime Rib and it was tough, just by looking at the marbling I could tell. Could hardly cut it. The kitchen...staff needs to order a better quality of meat. The prices they charge we expected so much more.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 27 August 2021

This was our second time at the Freighthouse. The historic building in which it's located enhances the experience. On our first visit I had prime rib which was excellent. On our second visit this past weekend I had the teriyaki chicken which was OK but...nothing special. Several in our group visited the salad bar and said it was good. I had the standard suggested spinach salad with strawberries and orange segments - quite good. We shared a variety of desserts which were all really good. This past weekend we had a large family group for a 50th wedding anniversary party and they were able to provide us with a private upstairs room.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 29 July 2021

This was a most delicious prime rib - truly the place to eat hearty! The portion was generous and tasty. Our waitress was not extremely attentive, but the place was packed. Salad bar was smaller than expected, but still plenty of choices. This was a...nice venue for something special -- anniversary or birthday -- but otherwise won't need to return.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 17 June 2021

Had drinks here with friends and really enjoyed the ambience. We ate on the "back dock" which means we were outside in a shaded area with live music and great food. Their $3 burgers on Tuesday nights truly pack the house - come early if...you want a table! Excellent service, great atmosphere, and good food. Worth the visit....More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 April 2021

Stopped here for son's birthday and the food is still great. The food portions are still greatly larger than what is on the menu.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 17 March 2021 via mobile

Went on a Saturday evening, no reservations accepted, but a very large dining room (no waiting). Three of the four of us had the char crusted filet and one of us had the prime rib. We shared two different types of scallops, both were delicious....The char crusted filet was so tender and tasted superb, as did the prime rib. Would definitely go back to the Freighthouse. The owner was cleaning tables in between guests, & we talked to him, which is nice to see that the owners are there, making sure guests were happy with their food.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 13 March 2021 via mobile

We live 4 hours away. Came to Lacrosse to see the eagles. We have been celebrating our anniversary the last 4 years here as we have scoured Chicago and Milwaukee area for some thing that measures up to the freight house. .

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 19 December 2020

We did a take out for our Anniversary and ordered the light fare salmon and shrimp cocktails. The food was absolutely great and the packaging to keep it warm and nicely presentable was very nice. It was still warm after 20 minutes in the car.... The price was very reasonable for the substantial amount of food and the flavors. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Sorry I am not sure..they did seem family friendly.
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Yes, Tuesday is burger night.
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The Freighthouse Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5