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Pier 4 Cafe & Smokehouse

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600 North Main Street, Alma, WI 54610
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great breakfast at the very busy Pier 4. The food was great, eggs done right, and Zachary did a great job waiting on us (despite giving him a hard time with our teasing).

Thank Catherine M
Winona Minnesota
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were driving down the Great River Road and just stopped at this cafe by chance for lunch. We were very impressed by the reasonable prices and large portions of food! They could charge a lot more being on a tourist highway. We both had the pulled pork, which was very good with their choice of sauces. Their menu has... More 

Thank Dezdanger
Hastings, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the smoked Turkey sandwich and Pulled BBQ Pork special. YUM! All smoked on site, baked beans are smoked also. Owner was great to talk with. Love that the sandwich had REAL lettuce, not iceberg. Of note this is Breakfast and Lunch not dinner. Make the stop it is so worth it.

Thank SandraTravelFun
Mineral Wells, Texas
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate breakfast. This is a great place to watch the barges come up the channel, the restaurant is just a few feet from the train tracks. When the trains come by it rattles the building! Delightful, loved it! Huge breakfast so you might want to consider sharing a plate!

Thank Joy9114
Wyoming, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in about noon on a Thursday, just after the breakfast menu was ending. I had a luncheon sized 1/4 slab of dry rubbed smoked ribs and pulled pork. The ribs were out of this world, super smoked flavor, the pulled pork perfect prepared and fall apart tender. Potato pancake lightly onioned, and cole slaw. My wife dined on... More 

Thank Neal A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My group of three stopped at Pier 4, in large part due to the raves about the potato pancakes. I am a huge fan of them and, I must say, these did not disappoint. The flavor and texture were excellent. I also had a BBQ pork sandwich, which was very good. It had a nice smoky flavor and three different... More 

Thank Louise K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a mushroom and Swiss burger with an optional potato pancake on the side. The burger was excellent, fast and friendly service and the best potato pancake ever.... Seriously. 😊

Thank Matt B
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a great little cafe, popular among the residents here. They have recently changed owners but still a nice little place to catch a bite. They have awesome breakfasts and great sandwiches. LOVE the fried green beans! They do serve beer also. Open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., however I believe they are closed on Mondays.

Thank Tbone0818
Bloomington, Minnesota
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

EVERY SINGLE ITEM we had was better than anywhere else. Even the toast is so good. The corned beef hash has flavor, as opposed to being some canned slop. The potato pancakes are great, the ham is great (it's salty, it's not the sweet kind), service was good and friendly. They only take cash but there's an ATM at the... More 

Thank Jason S
Inver Grove Heights
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We had a large group, 8 people and they handled it very well. The food was good and it came out quickly even with our bigger group. The staff was friendly, the owner even gave us a look at his smokehouse. It was a good value , good for at a good price and big portions. I would stop again.

Thank Kevin T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $10
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 North Main Street, Alma, WI 54610
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Alma
  • Phone Number: 16086854964
We serve breakfast and lunch and are knowen for our omelets, potato pancakes and all our smoked meats and fish

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