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Pier 500

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American, Bar, Pub
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500 1st St, Hudson, WI 54016
+1 715-386-5504
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Right on the St Croix river and there is a view from the inside as well. Nice outdoor patio which is quite large - room for everyone! Interesting fact - you have to pay parking meters even in the parking lot!! We tried the Szechwan green beans and they are my favorite! Hubby liked them as well. I tried the... More 

Thank Kathy B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the second time we've been here. We knew we had to come back because their patio is like no other with an incredible view. It was a perfect day out and the river was packed with boaters so there was lots to see. It was pleasurable just sitting and watching. Their food was very good as well...just an... More 

Thank Sherrill P
Eagan, Minnesota
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in Hudson on our way through on vacation. We had lunch on the patio. Beautiful patio and views of the waterfront! A lot of flies in the patio which was the only problem we encountered. Not sure if it was due to the humid weather. Lunch was delicious. I had the turkey burger. Will definitely stop again.

Thank Jennifer J
New London MN
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose this restaurant because it was close to the park along the St Croix River. They were very busy as it was right at noon. Our 20 minute wait was worth it as our table had an excellent view of the river with all it's activity. Our charming waitress thoroughly reviewed the menu and our meal was there in... More 

Thank KentNewLondonMN
Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything here is good! Try the new healthy bowls - good idea to add these to your menu! Lot of options at each service. Nice view of the St Croix River. Very busy place - parking sometimes a little difficult, but worth the extra walk!

Thank ganzej
Afton, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly fast service. They don't want you to camp out on their deck with the beautiful view of the St. Croix. Food is classic American fair with decent salads and lighter menu. Reasonably priced.

Thank Robert D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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271 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location is a 5, parking is a bit of a problem on nice weather weekends, but the outside patio has a view that makes up for it all. The menu is a little on the unique side, with Brie Curds, and other things that are good, but not great. The food overall was pretty good, would have been better... More 

Thank mspreh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I regularly take my elderly father here for their walleye dinner. They accommodate us with an area accessible to him, and away from bar. Warm and inviting ambience, plus a patio overlooking St Croix River. Food is always excellent, waitstaff poised and friendly without being over the top. Love this establishment!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
St.Paul, Mn
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very unfortunate experience on 7/15. Arrived at the restaurant a few minutes after our 12:30 reservation but handicapped parking was full so I had to help my 93 year old mother to a bench by the parking lot while I searched for on street parking. It was 12:45 by the time I found parking and we got up... More 

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Pier500, General Manager at Pier 500, responded to this review

Thank you for taking to time to send us your feedback. I do understand your frustration with the parking struggles, however we should not cancel your reservation so quickly. My hope is you would be willing to give us a call and allow us the opportunity to make things right with you. Thank you for your business and feedback, this... More 

Hudson, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, daughter and I planned to have brunch at another Hudson restaurant but when we got there it was packed. We opted to check out Pier 500 and were so glad we did! We were seated immediately at a lovely table on their beautiful patio. The place was hopping but our server was quick to take our drink order.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 1st St, Hudson, WI 54016
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Hudson
  • Phone Number: +1 715-386-5504
We are a gathering place for friends and family, essence of hospitality in casual, comfortable surroundings. We create made from scratch dishes and cocktails with an incredible view of the Saint Croix River from being seated either inside our beautiful restaurant with the wood-fired rotisserie or outside on our patio with a full service bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?