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Pier 500

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500 1st St, Hudson, WI 54016-1574
715-386-5504
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing & insulting

We used to love this restaurant but the food has gone downhill. At Sunday brunch, I ordered French toast that was rubbery, like it had been sitting under a heat lamp. I wondered if they had stopped making it to order. One of my sausages was like sausage jerky. I also ordered a side of their hash... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
KrisB77
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We used to love this restaurant but the food has gone downhill. At Sunday brunch, I ordered French toast that was rubbery, like it had been sitting under a heat lamp. I wondered if they had stopped making it to order. One of my sausages was like sausage jerky. I also ordered a side of their hash brown casserole, which... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

While waiting, we had a glass, not a mug, of draft beer and a glass of house wine for $14. Started out with seared ahi tuna which came with a green cube masquerading as wasabi and without soy sauce. Asked for soy, was brought a cup of gelatinous goo that was not unlike West Texas crude. Then ordered prime rib... More 

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

we love THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC WITH OUR SUPPER THE STAFF IS SO FRIENDLY - they also check back to see if you need anything and the prices are good

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Pier500, Manager at Pier 500, responded to this review

Hello Marcia L, Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that everyone has been so receptive to some of the entertainment we have been featuring throughout the fall and winter months. Make sure you make it back before live music isn't back until next year. We will be featuring artists on Thursday throughout March. We look... More 

Hudson, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This used to be a great place to eat but the food quality is getting worse and the prices are going up. The wait staff seems more interested in talking to each other than taking care of the customers.

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Pier500, General Manager at Pier 500, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback, please know that we take this very seriously. We pride ourselves on continuing to improve our business. Best Regards, More 

Twin Cities
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Pier is one of our favorite go to spots for either a quick bite, happy hour or an evening dinner. Everyone is very friendly and the service is fast. Excellent prices on appetizers at happy hour and there is a nice and different selection. Try the green beans! The amazing Asian salad is great. There is a beautiful patio... More 

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Pier500, Manager at Pier 500, responded to this review

Hello Christina TwinCities, We greatly appreciate your review for us at Pier 500. We take great pride in delivering the best service possible, and we are sincerely pleased that we are able to do this for you an a regular basis. We cannot wait to host you again and thank you so much. Thank you, Amanda More 

Hudson, Wisconsin
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Terrific wild rice soup in the tradition of Wisconsin Northwoods. And it's cozy to hold personal conversation if seated in a wood paneled booth.

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Pier500, Manager at Pier 500, responded to this review

Hello Gregory G, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us at Pier 500. We greatly appreciate your kind words regarding our establishment. We cannot wait to host you again soon, and serve you more of our house made Wild Rice Soup. Thank you so much again, Amanda More 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The atmosphere here is wonderful. Almost nicer inside than out! At the bar, Our bartender Brianne was awesome, attentive and good cocktails! Martinis on HH are only $5!!! At the table, our server Elise was attentive despite the wall to wall customers. The spinach salad, brie cheese curds, fish sandwich, lobster bisque, all very good! It's the kind of place... More 

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Pier500, Manager at Pier 500, responded to this review

Hello EW, Your review is absolutely outstanding. Thank you so much for all of your kind words regarding us here at Pier 500. We take great pride in delivering the best that we can and it sounds like we hit this one out of the park! We cannot wait to have you dine with us again. Thank you so much,... More 

Marquette, Michigan
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Everything about this place is amazing! Our greeter / Server was Ethan. He went above and beyond to make sure our experience was perfect. My husband ordered the habanero peach burger which he thoroughly enjoyed. I ordered the rotisserie chicken and raspberry salad, hands down THE BEST salad ive ever tasted!!! I sipped on a "kinky martini" which was also... More 

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Pier500, Manager at Pier 500, responded to this review

Hello BeachB0und2010, We are so happy to create raving fans at Pier 500 and are so glad that you are one of them. We strive to be the best at what we do and create the perfect atmosphere for your dining experience, it is nice to see that really has been paying off. We greatly appreciate you taking your time... More 

Owatonna, Minnesota, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Just finished a great lunch at Pier 500, setting is beautiful right on the water. Thanks to Nick (our server) our lunch was perfect he made great suggestions. Food was delicious. Will definitely be back. Easy to find right off 94.

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Pier500, Manager at Pier 500, responded to this review

Hello Mary W, We appreciate you taking your time to review our restaurant. We cannot begin to express our gratitude for your wonderful comments regarding our establishment, and we did pass this on to Nick as well. We cannot wait to host you again. Thank you so much, Amanda More 

Hudson, Wisconsin
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

This is an update to a past review about a visit that didn't go so well. Management had contacted me through TripAdvisor to make an offer that would get us back in the door. Well, we didn't take respond about that offer, but we did go back and give them another chance. Yesterday, my wife and I took our four... More 

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Pier500, Manager at Pier 500, responded to this review

Hello TripDadPlus, We greatly appreciate you giving us another chance after your last experience being so poor. And we are ecstatic to see that your visit this time was exactly what you should expect every time you come into our restaurant. We definitely can't wait to host you again and greatly appreciate your loyalty in giving us a second chance.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 1st St, Hudson, WI 54016-1574
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Hudson
  • Phone Number: 715-386-5504

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?