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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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“pulled pork” (10 reviews)
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600 N Main St, Alma, WI 54610-5500
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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
Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful, tasty, fun meal. Beware of the joyful high school tricksters that work here! A great way to start our weekend!

Thank lsalerno4
Reviewed August 11, 2015

We usually stop here for breakfast a couple times a month and it is always delivered hot and fast,The home made jams-jellies are incredible with the thick toast that is served. The service is always fast and friendly.

Thank JBRochesterMN
Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We arrived as a group of 11 and the accommodated us at two tables. They can really only put about 6 together comfortably. Our orders ranged from breakfast to pulled pork and all was delicious. The German Potato Pancakes alone would bring me back. The...More

Thank Fossr50
Reviewed August 4, 2015

Go more for the experience of a unique local place than for great food. It's diner food but there is a little train that goes around the ceiling every 15 minutes, the real trains are whizzying right next to the place and you have decent...More

Thank 22Travelin
Reviewed August 2, 2015

We ate here during our family vacation. We sat in the screened-in patio overlooking the lock and dam. The service was prompt and friendly. The meals arrived quickly and were very tasty. The portions are sizable and quite filling. The owner cooking in the kitchen...More

Thank RREBELOmaha
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Great service, friendly and fast. Coffee always filled. Our group of 6 enjoyed every bite. The wheat toast was excellent. My husband liked the potato pancakes so much he purchased 3 mixes to go. So nice sitting in the screened porch overlooking the lock &...More

Thank Blancaontheroad
Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

It is a fun place with energetic and friendly waitstaff. I just had an egg and toast. The toast appeared homemade and was delicious. Very reasonable meal at $2. My husband had ribs with hash browns and cole slaw. The ribs had a good smoked...More

Thank TravelswithDave
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Jody S
can you order the potato pancake mix?
August 27, 2016|
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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, Cash Only, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, 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
  • E-mail
We serve breakfast and lunch and are knowen for our omelets, potato pancakes and all our smoked meats and fish
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