Has a nice older theme. The food is good but a bit pricey for what you get. I went for lunch and got regular potato chips rather than fries or something else. Try Fayze's down the road, much better portions and the food is excellent.
My wife and I were born and raised in La Crosse but moved to the Chicago area in the late 50s, long before Digger's Sting had stung La Crosse. Because of family medical problems, we recently spent 10 days there and were able to fit in two dinners (our very first) at The Sting. Our fare for the two meals was two appetizers (the artichoke dip and escargot), an 8 oz sirloin, prime rib and the batter-fried walleye. They were ALL just delicious cooked to perfection. Although the service was a wee bit slow, who cares when the ambiance is so nostalgic, the servers are so friendly and nice, the drinks are so bountiful and the garlic toast is to die for. I wish they would open a branch in our area since 287 miles is a bit too far to drive for dinner, no matter how great the food is. (I was hoping there would be 10 stars, but there wasn't, so I will have to limit myself to 5 stars, even though it is not enough.)
My friends and I visited Digger’s Sting Monday night 8/2/10. We were sorely disappointed with the service and the food. We arrived at 7pm and did not receive garlic bread and our artichoke dip appetizer until 7:45pm. We had to wait until 8:25pm until we received our entrées. We had three fish entrées and one steak entrée that were specials of the night. I had vegetables that were cold, fish that was still pink at one end. The ginger garnish was very good as was the garlic mash potatoes.
The restaurant was not that busy, however it appeared that it was more than the staff or kitchen could handle. I would recommend Digger’s if you have a lot of time on your hands and make sure the restaurant is not crowded or you might not eat.
I am a local of La Crosse and recommend this place to any person visiting the city. Great ambiance and the food is top notch. Be sure to make a reservation, especially on the weekends. This place is a little spendy so don't take your roomate our for dinner here!
Decided to try it for our anniversary, because of all the great reviews. Fortunatly we made reservations. A little scared when we first saw the prices in the menu, but it was well worth it!! I had the prime rib, with char grilled salmon, and my wife had the prime rib with beer battered cod. Huge portions of great food. We did not have any appetizers, drinks, or dessert, and the bill was $61, but well worth it!! We will definately return.