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500 1st St, Hudson, WI 54016
+1 715-386-5504
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are a gathering place for friends and family, essence of hospitality in...
We are a gathering place for friends and family, essence of hospitality in casual, comfortable surroundings. We create made from scratch dishes and cocktails with an incredible view of the Saint Croix River from being seated either inside our beautiful restaurant with the wood-fired rotisserie or outside on our patio with a full service bar.
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  • 84
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Get out of Stillwater and head over to Hudson WI!

My wife and I took an evening drive east of the Twin Cities to Stillwater. There wasn't a place to park with the main street jammed with tourists. We went across the lift bridge to Hudson WI and were surprised to find a laid-back small town and an AWESOME restaurant just across the street from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took an evening drive east of the Twin Cities to Stillwater. There wasn't a place to park with the main street jammed with tourists. We went across the lift bridge to Hudson WI and were surprised to find a laid-back small town and an AWESOME restaurant just across the street from the main pier--Pier 500. We... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We found ourselves in Hudson, Wisconsin just by chance in our trip to near-by Minneapolis, and what a find that was! We loved the quaint, beautiful town by the Delacroix river. The location of the restaurant is perfect, near the riverbank promenade, and it has plenty of parking, for the good reason that it has a lot of customers. But... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I have been at this restaurant several times over the years and have never been disappointed. Regardless whether I went there for a meal or a drink at the bar only, it was always fun This time I choose the 'Pasta and Lobster' dish (see picture) and I was 'thrilled'. My friends thought I had to take a 'box' to... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a trendy, river front restaurant. Who knew they would have great prime rib and it is served daily in the summer time. The patio was packed midweek, but had a nice, quiet booth inside. Everybody enjoyed their dinner. Fortunately we had a lot of time because service was slow.

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Good service, nice and comfortable, good location. Would have preferred more menu choices for dinner, but lots of sandwich choices

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woodbury
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great casual restaurant right across from the river. Dinner after walking along the pier and shops. Lots of different food for varied interests. Brie cheese curds, I mean, come on! And the rotisserie pork chops and vegetables were delicious.

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Stopped for lunch on our way into the cities. We had to wait about 20 minutes but didn't mind. We took a nice walk on the pier across the street and they text when the tables ready. The food was very tasty. Nice waitress. We will definitely stop again.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The patio dining has a great view of the park and lake. Inside seating if it's hot out has a nice view too. We had the smoked chicken dinner, which was excellent. The chicken was nice and smokey yet juicy and tender. Highly recommend it. Would have like to try the smoked pork chop after tasting how well the made... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Nice place across from the park with views of the St. Croix river, a designated national scenic river. Seems to get pretty crowded for happy hour, especially at the outdoor bar. Nice area outside to dine on the patio and a great place to people watch and enjoy a glass of wine. I dined here last year while on business... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Always a wait for a table outside, and the wait is worth it! Interesting menu, good people watching, and the river right across the street. Sweetest!

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Additional Information about Pier 500

Address: 500 1st St, Hudson, WI 54016
Phone Number: +1 715-386-5504
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Hudson
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

We are a gathering place for friends and family, essence of hospitality in casual, comfortable surroundings. We create made from scratch dishes and cocktails with an incredible view of the Saint Croix River from being seated either inside our beautiful restaurant with the wood-fired rotisserie or outside on our patio with a full service bar.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?