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“Best Place on the lake” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pier 290 Restaurant

Pier 290 Restaurant
1 Liechty Drive, Williams Bay, WI 53191
+1 262-245-2100
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Ranked #9 of 15 Restaurants in Williams Bay
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Walworth
Darien, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best Place on the lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Great bar area. Monday nights Glenn Davis plays in the bar. Great music and a perfect volume. You can hear all over the restaurant, but still talk even in the bar. Friendly staff and very good food. We had the fall off the bone short ribs(outstanding) and the trout which was great with the best brussel sprouts. Peanut butter dessert needs to be shared. Good wine list too. Easily the best place on the lake.

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  • English first
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English first
Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Go for the atmosphere! Semi-outdoor areas are breathtaking!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Food is ok, service was terrible (although the restaurant was fairly new when we went for a full meal), make reservations weeks in advance as they book up very far ahead of time, but the place is truly beautiful.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fontana, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“It's Good - But Pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We enjoy Pier 290, especifally in the summer time, sitting under the tent, or near the fire pit. Wonderful view of Williams Bay.

Visited October 2013
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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Almost”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant that was extensively remodeled from a marina Boat parking is available as well as valet for automobiles The menu is somewhat odd if I might say Something's are just wonderful while other choices I find personally puzzling All and all a great place that deserves your opinion

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Fresh local ingredients used to create the menu. Food was fresh and delicious. You know it's going to be good when it's filled with local residents. Try the blue cheese & honey chips for an appetizer and the lobster roll for entree.

Visited March 2014
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