How to Explore the Freight House in La Crosse, WI

The Freight House in La Crosse, WI, consistently wins awards for being the best restaurant in La Crosse county! And with good reason: the staff, steaks, seafood, and desserts are definitely something to write home about. In fact, your trip to the Driftless area might not be complete without experiencing an incredible meal in this historic location!

To learn more about the Freight House in La Crosse, WI, and  great things to do in La Crosse, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s packed with everything you need to know about dining and activities in the Driftless area. Also, our blogs are a valuable resource for  unique La Crosse events like: the La Crosse Farmers Market, skiing at Mount La Crosse, delicious dining, the La Crosse Omnium, and more!


The Freight House in La Crosse, WI

After almost forty years as a restaurant, the Freight House is not just a local legend; it’s also a local staple! Read on to find out why so many choose to dine here again and again!


Historic Building

Originally built in 1880 by the Milwaukee Railroad, the Freight House building held the offices that handled incoming freight. At the time, it was one of the largest freight houses in the state! In 1955, freight services ended. The restaurant opened in 1978, after renovations to preserve it were completed. Today, it is one of the only remaining 19th century railroad depot buildings. All this serves as a fascinating venue and backdrop to your unique dining experience.


Incredible Food and Drink Menu

If seafood and steak sound good to you, then the Freight House in La Crosse, WI, will be right up your alley! Appetizers feature shrimp and scallops. The rest of the menu covers all the bases: salmon, lobster, king crab, prime ribs, tenderloins, sirloins, filets, and more. If you have any doubts about the quality of the food, just check out their Travelocity reviews. Or the awards they’ve won for best steak and seafood in the county!


Fabulous Patio Seating

Looking to enjoy the great weather and some great atmosphere? If the season is right, the covered back patio at the Freight House is a perfect place to have some fresh air while you enjoy drinks and a meal. Train cars line the back of the patio, where patrons kick back in comfy lounge chairs and gather around fire pits. Large overhead fans keep things cool!


Live Music Events

Several times a week, the Freight House features live music to add to the great atmosphere. Check their calendar to see what great local artist is playing during your visit!


Wine and Dine at Westby House Inn

After you enjoy delicious meals and more at the Freight House in La Crosse, WI, come stay with us at the Westby House Inn and take advantage of our comfortable and luxurious rooms. And our delicious full gourmet breakfast will refresh you for any adventures ahead of you.

Don’t forget to check our specials and packages, like our Staycation Package or the all-inclusive Wine & Stay Package. Or to enhance the romance of your stay, our Date Night Package and our Add-Ons are available to you.

For more information on events in our area, don’t forget to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. We hope to see you in Westby soon!