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Pier 4 Cafe & Smokehouse

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600 North Main Street, Alma, WI 54610
608-685-4964
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Awesome Potato Pancakes

We stopped here for lunch. We arrived at 1:45 pm just making the 2:00 closing time as this restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch. We ordered the potato pancake as our side with a pork entree. WoW! They were so good we ended up ordering two more pancakes. The potato pancakes are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
Jill S
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minneapolis
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minneapolis
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stopped here for lunch. We arrived at 1:45 pm just making the 2:00 closing time as this restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch. We ordered the potato pancake as our side with a pork entree. WoW! They were so good we ended up ordering two more pancakes. The potato pancakes are served with butter and apple sauce.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Another great breakfast at Pier 4. Family of 7 served speedily, always friendly staff. We enjoy sitting in the screen porch during warmer months and being close to the passing trains. No kids menu so you'll need to split adult meals. Homemade jams and jellies.

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Austin, Texas
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128 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I recently visited Alma for the first time. At my Aunt's recommendation, we went to Pier 4 for lunch. I was a bit skeptical -- seeing the sign for "the Best BBQ by a Dam Site" made me both laugh and wonder what we'd gotten ourselves in for. I live in central Texas where we take BBQ quite seriously, and... More 

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Waterloo, IA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stopped here for breakfast and it was so good and fairly priced we had to stop again the next day!! Everything was delicious, generous portions and not too greasy. The omelets and hash-browns were perfect and the pancakes are the best I've ever had!! The only reason for the 4 star review was that our service and wait time to... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I found this small cafe to have an average lunch menu. The staff, however, was very much above average. I would describe the decor as eclectic. The restroom was worth a visit even if you don't have to use the facilities!

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Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were so glad we made it to Alma before 2pm. This was by far the best BBQ food we have ever had. The pulled pork/rib combo was out of this world. And yes, the potato pancakes are a must also! The staff was awesome too! Thanks for the great experience! We shall return!!!!!

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TOMAHAWK
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45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

This Cafe is indeed awesome. We stopped in for breakfast and what a treat. The entire staff was very friendly, never even had to ask for refills on the coffee. From the homemade bread and jelly to the hash browns every thing was above average. Besides being able to enjoy the view of the river they have a toy train... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Food, service and welcome was fantastic and we had a lot of fun which was enhanced by the practical jokes!

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Northfield, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is by far the best food in Alma and the surrounding area. Try pulled pork, brisket, or ribs... smoked on site. The potato pancakes are fantastic. We have enjoyed Pier 4 for 8 years, and have had a great meal every time. The only drawback.... it opens very early but closes at 2:00. Try it. You will be glad... More 

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Greenfield
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you find yourself in alma wi. This is a must stop place to eat. Awesome food always and the staff is excellent. Dont miss it. View of the Mississippi from all tables.

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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: 608-685-4964
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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