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527 North River Street, Spooner, WI
Today
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 11
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Poorboys Done Right...In The North?

These southern subs can be pretty delicious if prepared well, and Pillers will not disappoint. Fabulous homemade bread and all the right proportions of all the right ingredients made this one of the best ever for us. And that says nothing of the incredible homemade Chicken and Rice soup we started... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Mark H
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

These southern subs can be pretty delicious if prepared well, and Pillers will not disappoint. Fabulous homemade bread and all the right proportions of all the right ingredients made this one of the best ever for us. And that says nothing of the incredible homemade Chicken and Rice soup we started with. My wife isn't even a soup person and... More 

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Spooner, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great soups. Ambiance good. Would recommend from a fussy client. Love to go there for lunch. Good variety of soups

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Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stopped for take-out dinner after reading mostly positive reviews. We were anxious to get back to our campsite, as the rest of our group had arrived while we were on the road, so asked if our food could be made to go. Our very friendly waitress assured us this would be possible, but we could only order a poor boy,... More 

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Palatine, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Whenever we are near Spooner (once or twice a year), we have to have our lunch here. The sandwiches and soup are great, the atmosphere is friendly and upbeat and the people are welcoming and fun. Just sent a couple more folks there and we know they'll come back with rave reviews, too!

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Boulder
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The food was pretty good and fairly prompt. They were short staffed, which you could hear them loudly complaining about. The one staff member who managed to be friendly and smile was constantly the target of barked orders and criticism, which was a shame because she was obviously working very hard and doing a good job, especially under the pressure... More 

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Spooner, WI USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Piller's is located close to downtown and you can find parking close. The atmosphere is casual and very friendly. The po' boy sandwich is great and the home make soups are WONDERFUL! Be sure to stop if you are in Spooner, WI!

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Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We really like the food and decor at Pillers. Specials are always great. The kids love the andy filled bear.

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Spooner
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We eat at Pillars weekly and have always enjoyed great atmosphere, friendly service and very tasty food. Their soup is the best.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great sandwiches on really good bread. I've had Po Boy's in the south, and my usual complaint is too much dry bread with not enough meat and toppings, but this place has amazing bread that is in perfect proportion to the rest of the sandwich. The special happened to be a prime rib sandwich with au jus, so my brother... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We go through Spooner probably 3 dozen times a year and never noticed this place--right in the middle of town on the highway. I can't imagine why! We stopped today, tired and hungry, after the lunch hour. We each ordered a corned beef poor boy (1/2 sandwich) with a cup of soup. It was almost more than we could eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 527 North River Street, Spooner, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Spooner

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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