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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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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
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
Potato Pancakes at every meal

Wonderful seating- inside and out. Great view of the river and the bottoms. Food very good, service friendly and quaint. Family business. AND FABOULOUS POTATO PANCAKES with any meal! and the Strawberry shortcake to die for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
MaryLynn S
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wonderful seating- inside and out. Great view of the river and the bottoms. Food very good, service friendly and quaint. Family business. AND FABOULOUS POTATO PANCAKES with any meal! and the Strawberry shortcake to die for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Can't wait to go back! Food is always great and friendly staff. Pick up some of their smoked salmon if they have it. It's really good!

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Winona, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is small but packed full of tables/booths including screen porch seating overlooking Lock and Damn #4, hence the name. They are only open for lunch and dinner,heads up - breakfast served til 1p includes mammoth omelettes featuring toast with the most incredible home made jam I have ever tasted and lots of other down home specials. Great view... More 

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Buffalo City, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It's always fun to return to Pier 4 whether for an awesome breakfast or ribs or smoked pork for lunch. Food is always served quickly after ordering and arrives at the table hot. Service is attentive and friendly.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We got ribs to go & the instructions worked like magic. Who knew you should reheat ribs in cling wrap? Moist, meaty, finger licking good and I sooooo wish they were closer to us. Would've liked to eat dinner in the restaurant--right on the water view--but we had too much going on, so we picked up ribs when they opened... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My family has been frequenting Pier 4 forever. It has not changed since our very first visit . The food, the service, the cozy atmosphere and friendly people have been constant. It is the first place choice for breakfast or any meal. Love dining on the screened-in porch in the Summer.

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minneapolis
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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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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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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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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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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 to 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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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