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Pier Plaza Restaurant & Pickled Herring Lounge

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1 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814
(715) 779-3330
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Food

We went for dinner and both had great meals. My husband had a pasta with chicken and I had pasta with shrimp. The service was also excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
St. Paul, MN
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St. Paul, MN
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner and both had great meals. My husband had a pasta with chicken and I had pasta with shrimp. The service was also excellent.

Thank liketrips
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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176 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in without a reservation at 1:30 on a Saturday. There was a wait for a table, so we ate at the bar. My husband had a fish fry and I had the chili. Both were very good. Service was a bit slow, but bartenders were nice.

Thank Ann W
Liberty, Missouri
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been on a boat cruise,and were cold and hungry. Greeted with a big smile,and would u like some hot cider to warm up,we thought we also needed a little alcoholic beverage and they suggested Fire Ball,never heard of it but it did the trick. I also had the best chili I have ever had.

Thank Donna K
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got here about a little going on 1 pm and got a table after a very short wait. The waitress made us feel very welcome and knew all the specials for the day. We ordered their chicken sandwich and it came promptly. Excellent!! Great Kaiser roll and very tasty chicken done perfectly! Considering how busy they were, the service was... More 

Thank Carl - Kathleen R
Crescent, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Friendly service and good food. Menu had a nice variety of choices. Dress was casual. We ate at Pier Plaza three times while visiting the Bayfield area. Wednesday night featured all you can eat shrimp.

Thank Judy P
Hilo, Hawaii
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260 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We ate at Pier Plaza twice, because the food was good, well prepared and not taking advantage of the tourist crowds. Bayfield is beautiful, lots of attractions and lots of people. Some places seemed to take advantage of the crowds and have mediocre food at high prices and spotty service. We did not find this scenario at Pier Plaza. We... More 

Thank Michael R
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This restaurant is right by Lake Superior and has great views. When we visit Bayfield we love to have fresh fish. We had the Lake Superior whitefish and it was great. It was lightly battered and deep fried. It was NOT greasy at all. Very fresh and tasted great. Our waiter was very friendly and our service was great!

Thank Jody F
Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Arrived around 1 pm for lunch and the restaurant was almost empty. After we placed our order, the place really filled up. We waited at least 25 minutes for our food to arrive. When it did, the french fries were soggy and the onion rings were greasy and cold. the turkey sandwich special was good. I asked for mayonnaise and... More 

Thank Judhes
Shell Lake, Wisconsin
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135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We stopped here today on our fall color drive. Three had muffulettas and one of us had a hamburger. The muffulettas and the soup were good, but hamburger did not taste very fresh. One of the muffulettas was burned black on one corner and when we asked the waiter is that is normal to burn them, he said, "sometimes"! No... More 

Thank Lakerfantoo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We had take out one night, by far the best meal we had in town! We ordered wide variety including beef mushroom soup, which was outstanding, and fish and chips. Really good fresh and flavorful

Thank Leslie N

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?