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The Pier Restaurant

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401 Bonansinga Dr, Quincy, IL 62301-2569
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was touring with a large group of friends in my Corvette Club. So, we divided into two tables of 16 or so. This sort of thing is always a scramble for the wait staff, even at an upscale restaurant. But, our wait handled everything with skill and good humor. It was appreciated and duly rewarded. I had pasta Alfredo... More 

Thank VetteRunner
Quincy, Illinois
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu is limited, but well balanced. I usually end up with one of the pasta choices. The wine options are pricey, but good quality. Servers are all excellent.

1 Thank Donald D
Quincy, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely setting and great food and service. Ambiance is what is all about. This is a lovely place for lunch or dinner. Staff is very attentive yet allows for time for visiting. The unique setting - actually on a pier over the Mississippi River - ensures that the setting is picturesque and provides good food and good value.

Thank Jan H
quncy, il
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I have enjoyed an occasional lunch in the past, so I tried dinner. Disappointing for the price. I gladly pay for good, fresh menus. This was not the case, however.....

Thank artygrlQcy
Rick C, Manager at The Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry we didn't live up to what you expected I say give it a try again and we will make sure all is right. More 

Owatonna, Minnesota
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

my wife and I went here for dinner nice restaurant overlooking the river, food was good it was rather cold inside so bring a wrap service was fine, not very busy but we were there during the week it is rather upscale but prices not too bad only complaint is it overlooks the river but windows are quite dirty and... More 

Thank retiredguy2014
Rick C, Manager at The Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review we are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. Yep the windows are hard to clean very hard and this time of year we have the surprise hatching of the infamous May Flies so we don't do much until they are done which is usually sometime in September. More 

Kansas City, MO
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265 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We met a few friends for dinner here. The service we excellent as was the food. Topping that off was the view of the river and bridge. It is reasonably priced fine dining. It was a delightful experience.

Thank ajayhawkfan
Rick C, Manager at The Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you we couldn't agree more and are very happy you enjoyed what we try and do for our guest. Hope to be able to serve you again soon. More 

Linn, Missouri
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328 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Our family recently made a visit to the Quincy area and decided to stop and try the Pier again at my recommendation. My husband and I had tried several years back and recommended to our large group. We arrived early for our reservation by accident and were well aware that we would probably have to wait to be seated at... More 

Thank Wolfeaj
Rick C, Manager at The Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review. I apologize for not acknowledging you as quickly as I should have along with a couple of other guest that evening around 7 PM. I was trying to get tables reset as we were a bit short handed Saturday evening. Had a server no show and one call in sick, kind of put us in... More 

Urbana, Illinois
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The view of course, is the first draw - a river town should have a fine riverview restaurant. Built on top of an old train bridge pier, it is safe from floods and what the river could throw surrounding areas. They've even got a ramp to the nearby street in case flooding makes the regular entrance unusable. The service is... More 

Thank Roqzy
Rick C, Manager at The Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review it is always great to have people enjoy what we try and do. More 

Westfield, Indiana
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Loved being on the MIssissippi River and wished we had dined later so we could have seen the bridge lights but we watched boats on the river instead. Restaurant is nice and the Prime Rib is wonderful (hubby had that). I had the Filet and it was cooked too done for me.I could have sent it back but choose not... More 

Thank bevcakes04
Rick C, Owner at The Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Hay bevcakes thanks for the review. I'm sorry you didn't say something about your filet mignon not being fixed the way you like them. We sure would have fixed it and made it right, but we cant do that if we don't know. Anyway we are glad you were here and hope to see you again. More 

San Francisco
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Considering the views and the high quality of the food, the prices are quite reasonable. You can grab a burger here for ten bucks and still enjoy the view, along with a nice salad. Or go higher from the lovely menu. A winner in Quincy.

Thank Martinex
Rick C, Owner at The Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Hay thanks for the great review we are always here and always try to do the best for our guest More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Bonansinga Dr, Quincy, IL 62301-2569
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Quincy
  • Phone Number: 217-221-0020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?