La Crosse County Restaurants on the Great River Road

Dining when visiting this historic river town gives you a lot of options.  It’s hard to know what’s good, so here’s a selection of tasty choices among the many La Crosse County Restaurants that will help you narrow things down a bit.  Plus some ideas of where to go to pull out a bar stool and unwind after a day of enjoying the River Road.

Big Al’s

Since 1979 Big Al’s has been La Crosse’s home for great pizza, and fresh pizza is always a great option. Newly renovated, Big Al’s is a new face of an old downtown favorite.


The dishes from their open kitchen are fresh, simple, and down-to-earth. This boutique hotel in downtown La Crosse is a renovated candy factory.  Their inviting restaurant serves rustic French cuisine, consisting of café inspired classics as well as daily specials highlighting seasonal produce. 

David Reay’s

Made from scratch using fresh, local & regional ingredients, high-quality cuts of meats, real Wisconsin cheeses, and fresh baked breads. Their menu caters to most diets including meat eaters, vegetarians, gluten-free, Atkins, and vegans alike!

Dublin Square

A wee bit of Ireland in downtown La Crosse!  Dublin Square Irish Pub offers delicious Irish dining, unique drinks, and exciting events. Whether you are interested in an authentic Irish pub experience, live music, or even some quiet conversation over a pint of Guinness.


A landmark for decades, Howie’s is a local gathering place.  Howie’s provides the La Crosse area with a casual and fun atmosphere that features gourmet burgers, signature sandwiches and in-house smoked meats that are sure to please your taste buds.

 La Crosse Distilling Co.

Eat, drink, tour and explore.  Enjoy fine spirits inside their world-class craft cocktail tasting room.  The restaurant uses the area’s finest ingredients. Served with a twist! Plus learn about craft distilling on a guided tour.

Pearl Street Brewery

La Crosse Wisconsin is a beer town. It’s been that way since La Crosse was just a settlement.  Pearl Street Brewery has been brewing craft beers for 20 years. Crankin’ out award-winning beers and being part of the history of this town. Sixteen unique brews on tap in their tasting room and pizza (pizza coming soon).

Pizza Corral

The area’s favorite restaurant for pizza, chicken, and family dining!  Their pizzas are made with pride and they use only fresh, quality ingredients. Featuring original and pan crust with lots of topping choices. Select one of their specialty pizzas or create your own.

Pogreba Restaurant

Pogreba Restaurant uses fresh ingredients and their menu is a melting pot of international influence that showcases the vision of their chef with selections ranging from charcoal grilled steaks and seafood to selections that change along with the seasons.

Red Pines Bar & Grill

On the shores of Lake Onalaska, the Red Pines Bar & Grill is a destination location featured on “Discover Wisconsin”. A casual restaurant, delivering high quality pub fare, they are known for their cozy, rustic atmosphere, hand-prepared walleye, lake perch, and in-house smoked ribs.

The Crow

American gastropub and bourbon bar.  Featuring La Crosse’s largest bourbon selection and specialty bourbon cocktails.  Over a dozen different specialty and gourmet burgers are made fresh to order.  Plus they have a large and rotating craft beer selection with some of Wisconsin’s finest.