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Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub

$$ - $$$American, ,
1002 Jackson St, La Crosse, WI 54601-5528
+1 608-784-9770
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“friday fish” (4 reviews)
“cod” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Irish
$$ - $$$
1002 Jackson St, La Crosse, WI 54601-5528
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Traveling from Iowa for a soccer tournament. We walked here from our hotel. Lots of local beers. We ordered the cheese curds, and those monstrosities came out perfect. Far and away the best I've ever had, and I've had a bunch. I also had the...More

Thank IowaBrian
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have see the ads on tv and decided to visit. I was delighted with the atmosphere, the service, and food. Went for lunch on a Sunday. The staff was so friendly. We were made to feel very welcome. The food was very good. We will...More

Thank MarieK1950
Keith C, Owner at Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for giving us a great review and for recommending our restaurant to others. I'm sure our entire restaurant staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon. Take care, MarieK1950!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch and was greeted by the friendliest, happiest bartender. She explained the menu to us and showed us some of the food as it came out :) They have an assortment of everything on the menu. They are also Gluten friendly if...More

Thank cinder143
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit with us, Cinder143. I am very happy to hear that our staff made your feel at home. This is really one of the things that we try to maintain in our restaurant. Hoping to...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I had a nice lunch here and the staff is great. I really love their Chicken Dumpling soup that I consider the best in the world....or at minimum the USA. Adding a half sandwich for lunch is just right. I had their excellent BLT with...More

Thank Richard B
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, Richard! We are so thankful for your detailed feedback, and will make sure to send your compliments to our staff. Hopefully we will see you again soon!  Thanks again for your patronage. 

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Waitstaff was very friendly and the salad bar and soup was great. The main serving though was subpar. Steak was over cooked to the point of being dry. Both the American fries and hash browns were also overcooked to the point of being inedible.More

Thank Kklyde
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Kklyde, thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We are very sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your visit. We take pride in our food, and we have high expectations for every customer that we serve. While...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Fun and friendly this place can be counted on for a fast and good lunch. Blue plate special or delicious sandwich its all good.More

Thank eatstraveler
Management response:Responded 29 August 2017

eatstraveler, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are pleased to hear that we were able to meet your expectations, as we strive to receive positive feedback like this from all our customers. We hope you will stop back in...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Great food, especially the fish!! The bar/eating area is very nicely decorated and clean. Staff is always friendly. The new owners are making changes all the time to make it even better.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Whether it's a quick lunch, a drink after work or a special dinner, I've never been disappointed at Houghton's. I was especially impressed when I ate there on an evening when there was a concert at the University across the street. Houghton's was very busy...More

Thank PowerFred
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. This might be our Friday night fish "go to" restaurant. Fish was amazing! Great food for a great price!

Thank Joel D
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Food was good.Waitress was nice! Owner,well to say the least he is in the wrong business. He didn't honor our gift certificate which was given as a gift to my friend when she was diagnosed with cancer. He said the business had changed owners.No signs...More

1  Thank TJlax
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1002 Jackson St, La Crosse, WI 54601-5528
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-784-9770
  • E-mail
Homemade meals the way Mom makes them, and made from scratch soups!
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