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Pier 4 Cafe & Smokehouse

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600 North Main Street, Alma, WI 54610
16086854964
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: We serve breakfast and lunch and are knowen for our omelets, potato...
We serve breakfast and lunch and are knowen for our omelets, potato pancakes and all our smoked meats and fish
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pier 4 cafe

I've been to this place many times. The prices are reasonable for the food they serve. I prefer their breakfast food over their lunches however. It's a beautiful setting next to the lock and dam and railroad tracks. The owners are very sweet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
D4314OOheatherp
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Wisconsin Dells,
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Wisconsin Dells,
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to this place many times. The prices are reasonable for the food they serve. I prefer their breakfast food over their lunches however. It's a beautiful setting next to the lock and dam and railroad tracks. The owners are very sweet.

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Weatherford, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

What a gem! Found this little cafe in Alma, WI on a weekday morning for an early lunch. The pulled pork was outstanding, pair with the hashbrowns for a treat! Great service, great view of the Mississippi River!

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Thank TravelMississippi
Minnesota
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great small town barbecue and breakfast restaurant. Pier 4 Smokehouse Omlette is an amazing combination of BBQ pork and a breakfast omlette. Drown it in one of their homemade BBQ sauces - amazing. All other items on the menu that have been tried were great as well. Several tables overlook the railroad tracks about 15 feet away, making it also... More 

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Thank rt3
Alma, Wisconsin, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I stop here for breakfast and also for lunch sometimes.. The owners are great people and have this quaint little place with good food. Smokes his own pork..You can watch the barges or whatever is traveling up or down the river or the trains right out the window or sit on the porch and enjoy the outside atmosphere. They have... More 

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Thank Sherry L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic breakfast while sitting on the patio overlooking the river. Excellent food and very reasonable. Will definitely stop again when in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere and casual dining. He had a mixed platter, with 1/4 ribs a h BBQ with their homemade sauces and beans and slaw. My smoked turkey sandwich was good but the potato pancake was awesome! Nice stop after camping in Perrot State Park.

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Thank Julie R
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This town was started in the 1800's and I think this restuarant was one of the early buildings. The food and service are good, we had pulled pork sandwiches. If the weather is nice get a table on the porch. Be forewarned that you are dining close to the train tracks but that didn't stop us from going back a... More 

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Thank Judi-Bill
Arlington, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Ate there once a few years ago. Drove the bike up from Madison with my wife 2 weeks ago because it was good last time. Closed. What kind of BBQ joing is open from 6-2? Won't bother again.

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Thank Brian F
Eagan, Minnesota
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135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Not only great food, but the ambienance was spectacular. A view of the workings of Lock & Dam 4 added to the experience. We also had a young waiter who kept us entertained. Nice guy, great place and fabulous food!

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Thank Al H
Trempealeau, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Always a great cafe to stop at for breakfast on the porch overlooking the Mississippi River as the trains roar past and river boats lock through the dam. Nice hot sauce selection too!

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Thank Shannon N

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 North Main Street, Alma, WI 54610
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Alma
  • Phone Number: 16086854964

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

We serve breakfast and lunch and are knowen for our omelets, potato pancakes and all our smoked meats and fish
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?