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Tom Sawyer’s Bar & Grill

136 Clinton St, French Island, La Crosse, WI 54603-1562
+1 608-519-3130
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (5 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
“batter fried” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
136 Clinton St, French Island, La Crosse, WI 54603-1562
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Had dinner Friday night and we had a fantastic experience. The restaurant area was warm and inviting and the waitress was right over to help out getting us drinks, water and explanation of the current fish special. We all decided on the fish and had...More

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 15 November 2017

have driven past this place for years. My wife and I had lunch there. Food was very good, service also. A very clean place, we plan to stop there next weekend for breakfast

Thank Keith B
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Whether it is batter-fried, broiled, or the incredible pan fried ((I normally get one of each!) you can't go wrong. Baked Potato, fries or the yummy cheesy potatoes included.

Thank BuyReallyLow
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We are locals and eat there once a week. Great fish fry (I like batter fried), generally good service, and the portions are huge for the price. Nice deck overlooking the river for summer dining, Dan, the owner always comes around to make sure you...More

Thank Doctor_Ratz
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I am a long time customer, and have been frequenting Tom Sawyers since Dan opened the place. I have had breakfast, lunch and dinner on many occasions. The food has always been pretty good, with very large portions. The fish fry has always been very...More

Thank Doctor_Ratz
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Enjoy the variety of the menu and the quality of the food. Definitely get good value for your money. Waitress was very attentive and kept our coffee cups filled.

Thank GrmaAudie
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a nice locally owned bar/restaurant. The food is very good. They also have a good happy hour weekdays from 3-6. The owner is always there making sure you are taken care of.

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Friday night fish fry, had three piece haddock nice size pieces good taste but breading was soggy that is why 4 stars. Wife had a fajita and loved it. The barmaid can really make a mean Oldfashion . Prices were not bad, if we're in...More

Thank X3768TSjackie
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We only had one cocktail here, but it was mixed right and the owner/manager was very friendly. He was promoting the restaurant across the street (which seemed a but strange since they served food also). We didn't eat, but a lot of people walked out...More

Thank Maryoke
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Great place, didn't know it existed but designed for the boat people the food was really great service was good you should go there!!!!

Thank steven h
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Clinton St, French Island, La Crosse, WI 54603-1562 (Formerly Fisherman's Diner)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-519-3130
Mon: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Tue: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Wed - Thu: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fri: 7:00 am - 8:00 am, 1:00 pm - 12:00 am Sat: 6:00 am - 2:00 am Sun: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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