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 buffet options lacking in neither taste nor heartiness!  From salad to pizza, home-cooked to Italian, we’ve compiled a list of some local favorites.  Bon appetite!

  • Piggy’s  
    piggys Located in the newly developed Arts District, this La Crosse classic offers one of the most well-known lunch buffet options for salad lovers and carnivores alike.  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
  • Ciatti’s Italian Restaurant ciattis
    Ciatti’s is known in the La Crosse region for amazing, authentic Italian food – now take a step into Italy with some of the area’s best offerings. With a broad menu, a great way to sample their options is to check out the lunch buffet offered Monday thru Friday. Guests can enjoy a full salad bar, two different pastas, the daily featured flat bread, and soup – all without breaking the bank!  Explore more online at
  • Pizza Doctors
    pizza doctorsFeatured on the Travel Channel’s Pizza Paradise 2, this La Crosse favorite will hit the spot for any pizza lover!  Lunch or dinner, the Pizza Doctors has a buffet sure to fill your appetite.  Enjoy the Mid-day Check-up Lunch Buffet, served seven days a week, or check out the famous Exploratory Surgery Buffet for dinner. Both options are sure to leave you full and satisfied with their unique and fresh flavors. Pizza Doctors provides a great family atmosphere, and even offers a free buffet on your birthday!  Find out more at, or stop in today – Doctor’s orders! 
  • 4 Sisters Wine Bar & Tapas4sisters
    Featuring a fully loaded buffet of salad and soup, 4 Sister’s lunch buffet is a great opportunity for those seeking a healthy and hearty lunch option.  In addition to the buffet, guests can order from a full menu of mouth-watering sandwiches and sides.  All this comes with a view of Riverside Park and the Mississippi River!  For more information, visit
  • Buster’s Bar & Grill  
    bustersOn Wednesdays and Fridays, Buster’s Bar & Grill offers a buffet of pizza, breadsticks and salad.  Located in the Holiday Inn on the corner of historic Pearl Street and 2nd Street, this restaurant is in the heart of the downtown district within walking distance of a variety of shops and businesses.  Whether you’re stopping in on your lunch break or stopping in to fuel up for an afternoon of exploring La Crosse, or catching up with old friends over a meal, Buster’s has the food and fun atmosphere you’re looking for. Find out more at