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Pier 500

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500 1st St, Hudson, WI 54016
+1 715-386-5504
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great place right on the river!

We stopped here while hopping around Hudson, we sat at the bar and were served promptly by a very friendly bar tender. They have a good selection of beer on tap and bottles. I went with a couple different glasses of Wine to try. The bar tender was great with checking in with us and getting us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Minnesota, US
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Minnesota, US
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped here while hopping around Hudson, we sat at the bar and were served promptly by a very friendly bar tender. They have a good selection of beer on tap and bottles. I went with a couple different glasses of Wine to try. The bar tender was great with checking in with us and getting us new drinks. The... More 

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Afton, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Four of us for lunch mid day midweek recently. Weather was too cool to sit outside in the spacious patio area. We've been there before when nice weather made there patio a great place to eat with a good vibe! We enjoyed the rotisserie chicken, raspberry and walnut salad (very good), asian chicken salad (good), fish tacos, (good), and roasted... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

We have been used to have lunch, brunch and dinner at Pier 500 since it has opened in Hudson. Many, many years ago! Of course the main attraction has been and still was during the Spring and Summer getting the partial view of the St. Croix River and its park. People seem to be like "bewitched" by this, just because... More 

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

We pride ourselves at Pier 500 on high quality food and service as well as continuing to reinvest in our business each and every year. Your comments are invaluable as we continue to improve our business. We very much hope you will contact us as requested. Again to thank you for your detailed feedback as we use this information to... More 

Hudson, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

They always have great food. They switch up the menu every so often, but always keep the best meals. The meatloaf is the best, the salads are always great. And you have to try the banana pie! The BEST! The restaurant is on the St Croix river so in the summer it's the best location in town.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love the food, nice views of the river. Great place to be during the summer. Parking can be a little bit of an issue, paid parking meters right outside of the restaurant so bring quarters or park by the river and walk a block or so.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you're coming to Hudson for dinner, the Pier 500 is a must. They have an outdoor seating area which is perfect for dinner in the spring, summer and into the fall. I've never had a bad meal here, or bad service.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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73 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very expensive for what is served and service. The view is fantastic and therefore you need to pay for it. Hamburgers are good, but also you can eat great hamburgers couple of blocks near by. We order fish sandwich. Where was the fish?. About 3+ inches of fried fish, that was it for 15.00. There are many great restaurants around... More 

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

Thank you for your visit to Pier 500, we take great pride in the quality of food and service. I am sorry you did not enjoy your walleye sandwich. I hope you will come back in and give us another opportunity to show you a great experience at our restaurant. Best Regards, Tom More 

Zumbrota, Minnesota
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Excellent food, service, ambiance and view. Well worth it. Patio is very nice. The view of the park and river are nice as well as the sunset.

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Pier500, Manager at Pier 500, responded to this review

Hello Tim M, What can I say? Your review is absolutely everything we hope to hear with each of our guests. I immensely appreciate your raving feedback on our establishment as a whole. We strive to be able to stand out against our competition and am so glad that we can do that for you. As you mentioned the patio... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a favourite restaurant of my office's staff and it's location just off Hudson's historic Main Street is wonderful. The menu is varied and generally tasty and satisfying. I particularly enjoy their meatloaf. I reckon that you can tell a lot about a restaurants ability to turn out a such high quality Angus beef meatloaf, and I'd always use... More 

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Pier500, Manager at Pier 500, responded to this review

Hello Stephen H, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us at Pier 500. The Grilled Meatloaf is probably amongst my favorite dishes as well, so I am glad to see you enjoy it also. You pointed out the things we take the most pride in, being our service, food and beverages, and our atmosphere, these are... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food was totally awesome and huge portions. The waiter was to attentive but hia team mates more then made up were he fell short. Would definitely go there again.We were there in late January 2015.

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Pier500, Manager at Pier 500, responded to this review

Hello Edna S, I am so glad to see you enjoyed your visit to Pier 500. As you noted teamwork is a large part of our success, be it in the kitchen with preparing everything from scratch or serving you in the dining room or on the patio, in order to deliver to you exactly what you should expect with... More 

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