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5 Best Eau Claire Restaurants

Group of friends dining at a Eau Claire restaurantHeading to Wisconsin this weekend? If you find yourself exploring the City of Eau Claire, you won’t need to travel too far to discover its diverse selection of bars, restaurants, and local breweries.

Just a 90-mile bus ride from Minneapolis, MN, Eau Claire is an ideal destination for scenic outdoor views and plenty of downtown fun and adventure. One of the most essential parts of exploring a new city is knowing exactly where to stop when your hunger pains kick in! From classic dive bars and diners serving up half-priced cocktails and wings to coffee houses and gastropubs, whatever you’re craving, Eau Claire is always serving up the best local ingredients and flavors!

As your official tour guide, Jefferson Lines has the top 5 best restaurants in Eau Claire to visit while you’re in town. Check out which venues made our list below! 

4 Must-Try Eau Claire Restaurants 

The Livery

Buckle up to juicy burgers, mouthwatering desserts, and a host of hand-crafted cocktails that will quench your thirst. Located in downtown Eau Clair’s North Barstow District, The Livery has all the fun and entertainment you need for the evening, including an upstairs game room and outdoor seating area with a fire pit. Enjoy fun, casual dining with everything on the menu made from scratch. This is a must-try destination on your tour of the city. 

French Press 

With a name like French Press, you can expect strong espresso shots, scrumptious baked goods, and delicious breakfast and lunch specials. Featuring both cozy outdoor and indoor seating, this local favorite is a must-try Eau Claire restaurant that’s located at 2823 London Road.

Acoustic Cafe 

Another cafe-style Eau Claire restaurant, Acoustic Cafe offers deliciously caffeinated beverages and a mouthwatering selection of hot hoagies, pita sandwiches, soups, and other tasty lunch treats. Whether you need a quick bite or you’re looking for some live music, Acoustic Cafe is a local favorite!  

The District Pub and Grill

A popular downtown Eau Claire restaurant and local hangout, The District Pub is the perfect place to gather with friends and savor your favorite beers, cocktails, and savory entrees. Cooking with only the freshest ingredients, this local hot spot serves up plenty of happy hour specials and hot dishes to enjoy, along with classic fish fry Fridays to satisfy your taste buds. 

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

For a fine-dining experience, Johnny’s offers a long list of delicious entrees to share with friends or pair with your favorite wines. Featuring a stylish decor, this popular venue serves both lunch and dinner, has an extensive wine list, and offers gluten-free options to suit everyone in your group’s dietary plan. 

Book a Trip to Eau Claire with Jefferson Lines

When you ride with Jefferson Lines, you can always expect a comfortable, clean, and affordable bus ride to any city in Wisconsin. Our goal is to ensure your travel is both enjoyable and hassle-free, which is why each bus includes standard amenities, plus vending machines and ATMs for your convenience. 

We also offer direct routes to Eau Claire to ensure you arrive without delay and can start exploring everything this great city has to offer in scenic beauty, downtown entertainment, and of course, local food! 

Summer is just around the corner. Start planning your next road trip adventure by booking with Jefferson Lines today!