Bon Appetite! – Delicious Lunch Buffets in the La Crosse Region

Mmm….lunch! That unmistakable mid-day craving to refuel for the afternoon – the urge to take a break, and step away from the desk. In a city known for its cheese curds, it can only be expected to have some amazing options for a good, hearty lunch buffet! From salad to pizza, and from home-cooked to Italian, we’ve compiled a list of some local favorites. Bon appetite!

Piggy’s Restaurant

Located in the newly developed Arts District, this La Crosse classic offers one of the most well-known lunch buffet options for salad lovers.  With a heaping row of options, including two homemade soups, there is something for everyone!  If your appetite is craving something more, Piggy’s offers the option to add a half-sandwich to accompany the buffet.  Directly next door, The Wine Guyz offers this same buffet in a more intimate setting – perfect for those busy days at Piggy’s! Explore more online at

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Winter Market

If you need a few minutes to warm up and grab a bite to eat, head over to the Cartwright Center at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the all new Winter Market! Two Saturdays/month from November through January, visit local vendors selling winter produce, baked and canned goods, locally-raised meat, art, jewelry, and other handmade goods, all produced within 100 miles of La Crosse. Check this season’s dates at


Experience the freedom of the trails! The La Crosse area features over 650 miles of interconnected, well-groomed trails, with seven different snowmobiling clubs welcoming visitors to the area. Pick up a map at the La Crosse Area Convention & Visitors Bureau office in Riverside Park. More info available at

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Rotary Holiday Lights

There’s no better way to end the day than by taking in one of the holiday season’s biggest attractions. Every year from the day after Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, the Rotary Holiday Lights turn Riverside Park into a magical winter wonderland. With over 3 million lights on display, this La Crosse tradition is truly a spectacle. Events and attractions include the Rotary Lights parade, live music, hay and carriage rides, the 5k Ugly Sweater Run, live reindeer, and much more! Admission is free; non-perishable food items and/or cash donations are encouraged.
Watch Live! Rotary Holiday Lights
Starts November 28, 2014

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