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Pier 4 Cafe & Smokehouse

600 N Main St, Alma, WI 54610-5500
+1 608-685-4964
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“potato pancakes” (21 reviews)
“pulled pork” (12 reviews)
“ribs” (9 reviews)
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600 N Main St, Alma, WI 54610-5500
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Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

I've been to this place many times. The prices are reasonable for the food they serve. I prefer their breakfast food over their lunches however. It's a beautiful setting next to the lock and dam and railroad tracks. The owners are very sweet.

Thank D4314OOheatherp
Reviewed November 30, 2015

What a gem! Found this little cafe in Alma, WI on a weekday morning for an early lunch. The pulled pork was outstanding, pair with the hashbrowns for a treat! Great service, great view of the Mississippi River!

Thank TravelMississippi
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great small town barbecue and breakfast restaurant. Pier 4 Smokehouse Omlette is an amazing combination of BBQ pork and a breakfast omlette. Drown it in one of their homemade BBQ sauces - amazing. All other items on the menu that have been tried were great...More

Thank rt3
Reviewed October 11, 2015

I stop here for breakfast and also for lunch sometimes.. The owners are great people and have this quaint little place with good food. Smokes his own pork..You can watch the barges or whatever is traveling up or down the river or the trains right...More

Thank Sherry L
Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic breakfast while sitting on the patio overlooking the river. Excellent food and very reasonable. Will definitely stop again when in the area.

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Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere and casual dining. He had a mixed platter, with 1/4 ribs a h BBQ with their homemade sauces and beans and slaw. My smoked turkey sandwich was good but the potato pancake was awesome! Nice stop after camping in Perrot State...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed September 16, 2015

This town was started in the 1800's and I think this restuarant was one of the early buildings. The food and service are good, we had pulled pork sandwiches. If the weather is nice get a table on the porch. Be forewarned that you are...More

Thank Judi-Bill
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Ate there once a few years ago. Drove the bike up from Madison with my wife 2 weeks ago because it was good last time. Closed. What kind of BBQ joing is open from 6-2? Won't bother again.

Thank Brian F
Reviewed September 7, 2015

Not only great food, but the ambienance was spectacular. A view of the workings of Lock & Dam 4 added to the experience. We also had a young waiter who kept us entertained. Nice guy, great place and fabulous food!

Thank Al H
Reviewed September 6, 2015

Always a great cafe to stop at for breakfast on the porch overlooking the Mississippi River as the trains roar past and river boats lock through the dam. Nice hot sauce selection too!

Thank Shannon N
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Jody S
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Response from Matt B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I think it's real potatoes and not a mix but I'm not sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $10
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
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 N Main St, Alma, WI 54610-5500
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Alma
  • Phone Number: +1 608-685-4964
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We serve breakfast and lunch and are knowen for our omelets, potato pancakes and all our smoked meats and fish
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