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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 - 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: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 22
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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
Excellent lunch, beautiful location

Visited for lunch. This restaurant overlooks the marina and a park. We were able to sit outside, plenty of tables with umbrellas for shade. I had an excellent Caesar salad and my dining partner a soup and salad combo, both of which were delicious. We were served in a timely manner by a friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Aubusson
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Visited for lunch. This restaurant overlooks the marina and a park. We were able to sit outside, plenty of tables with umbrellas for shade. I had an excellent Caesar salad and my dining partner a soup and salad combo, both of which were delicious. We were served in a timely manner by a friendly server.

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Minnesota
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210 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were there to celebrate a birthday and a college graduation. We sat inside on a hot evening but there is very nice patio seating on the St Croix. It was cool inside. Our waitstaff was attentive with good recommendations. When drinks were low they were there to fill them up. We all had a different entree and everyone was... More 

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Hudson, wi
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Good restaurant to celebrate special occasions. You can count of good food choices, decent pricing and consistent customer service starting with the hostess and with the waiter/waitress. Not a fancy restaurant but also being on the river and among other restaurants and shops, makes it for a nice evening out.

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Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited in late August on a Friday night. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Pretty noisy but could still hold a conversation. Ordered the rigatoni with a Gorgonzola sauce and it was delish. Others orders meat dishes and they were all pleased. Rotisserie chicken was very moist and flavorful.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My family and I ate at Pier 500 this evening for my son's birthday. The service was great and the food was delicious! We couldn't think of a time when we have ever been here and not loved our food. Great food every single time! Tonight was the first time we had dessert and again, it was fabulous. We also... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We enjoyed a leisurely lunch overlooking the St. Croix river recently. The food was good and the service was about average. Seems to be the only restaurant overlooking the river in Hudson.

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Austin,tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Hudson is such a pretty town. A restaurant that takes advantage of the view has four stars before you even eat anything. The back of the restaurant and the patio have a view of the beautiful St. Croix river. The food is good and portions are generous. The flat bread starter was tasty, but plan on sharing, it is large.... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We just love this place, particularly for patio dining in the summer. Indoors in the winter is great, too! The food is consistently delicious, and 99% of the time the service is great. Try the Fresh Berries Crisp for dessert. It includes 2 scoops of the creamiest vanilla ice cream ever. At least once a summer we will intentionally order... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

For a great terrace view of the st CROIX river there is no better place than Pier 500. The food is great and the service friendly

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Plano, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Outdoor seating is very pleasant with a good view of the river. Prices are a bit on the high side, to be expected. Walleye tacos were salty and overburdened with sauce so much that the fish could have been anything. The healthy bowls (e.g. ahi or salmon) were pretty good, but again, a little pricey. Good selection of craft beers,... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?