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Pier Plaza

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1 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814
(715) 779-3330
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Whitefish

I knew a Friday Fish Fry would be a popular choice at this restaurant right in the heart of the city, but it was worth the short wait. We had one cocktail at the bar and it was refreshing to have a Brandy Old Fashioned made correctly. We both had the Whitefish fish fry and it was a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
94Crystal77
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Colgate, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Typical bar/restaurant food. We were looking for basic food and drink, and that's what we got. Nice view of the bay

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Rockford, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The only thing this place really seems to have going for it is the location. Right in the heart of Bayfield, it's got a nice outside deck with a nice view. Otherwise, totally average food that is totally overpriced. My sandwich cost roughly $10, which included nothing. Fries and coleslaw were another $3+ to add. The sandwich was ok, but... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We did late lunch on a Sunday afternoon. After we were seated the place filled up! The food as I said was very good, I just thought a little pricey. But then again 1) short summer here, got to make $$ while they can and 2) resort area and people (I guess) are expecting and tolerant of this.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I knew a Friday Fish Fry would be a popular choice at this restaurant right in the heart of the city, but it was worth the short wait. We had one cocktail at the bar and it was refreshing to have a Brandy Old Fashioned made correctly. We both had the Whitefish fish fry and it was a great portion... More 

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Onalaska, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, good food and good service. I had the barbecue bacon cheese burger and chicken wild rice soup. They were both great. Very reasonable prices. They also have great ice cream cones that you can order from their outdoor window if you're out walking around. You can walk across the street to the park and sit under the gazeebo... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I had just arrived for our first trip to Bayfield and stopped for a nice lunch on the porch. It was spectacular. Herring plate and chicken, blue cheese, bbq, flatbread. Add a beer. Nice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

In Bayfield for three days. Tried Pier Plaza at dinner but wait was long and far too busy. Went again the next day at lunch and late (about 1:45) after Apostle Islands Grand Tour high ended at nearby pier (heh - that's why they call this place Pier Plaza). Got in immediately and had a lovely outdoor patio table. Shared... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We eat lunch here several times a year when we visit Bayfield. The view is great & the food & service is always good. We usually have the Whitefish sandwiches. It is a busy place so sometimes there is a wait for a table. We have never eaten there in the evening but would like to try it sometime since... More 

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108 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Supper with three different meals ordered. All were tasty but one wasn't to desired hot temp. Never said anything since the taste was one of the best. Other meals hot and yummy. It was very very busy and we're not picky so it all was good. Good wait staff. Nice atmosphere of the bar. Great outside seating with a beautiful... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I heard this place was really busy during the evening meal time, so I chose a late lunch instead. There is seating outside, but none to be had, so inside it was. The views are wonderful from the deck outside. Parking is hard to come by, but I was very lucky and found a spot a block away. Bathrooms are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: (715) 779-3330
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?