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Open for Dine In, Deck Seating and Takeout. We Do Not Take Reservations for dining. We have a full menu including Fresh Local Whitefish as well as our All You Can Eat Friday Night Fish Fry! Voted #10 in WIsconsin!
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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American, Bar, Seafood
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed November 1, 2022

We had such good food and service we kept coming back for more. They are located at the intersection of the pier and their main street. Could not be better located. Soups and sandwiches were great. They have several specials at every meal. IT is...cozy dining inside in October. They have booths and tables. After you meal walk outside and catch the tour boat or walk down the street and catch the ferry or just walk around downtown.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2022 via mobile

First place we went to for a drink and an appetizer. The bartender was great! He told us the lunch specials. We ordered our food as we sat at the bar. Later that evening we returned for their Apple Crisp Chesecake. Yummy! Would recommend.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 11, 2022 via mobile

We traveled to Bayfield to visit the islands and to meet an old friend . She lives in Bayfield and said it was a good place , she was right . We had drinks and the poutine appetizer, which is big enough for 4 people.... It was delicious and we didn’t need to eat anything else all day .More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2022 via mobile

Gave it only a 2 because of the fish sandwich was paper thin AND way too many flies inside. Wasn't impressed

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 5, 2022

We wanted somewhere with a view and inside dining. Pier Plaza checked both of those boxes. We started with an appetizer of Wisconsin Poutine. It was good. For entree's I had the surf and turf (steak and whitefish) and my husband had the whitefish. My...only complaint is I wish they had given us more time before serving the entries. We had about 2 bites of salad and then they brought the entrees. Things were starting to get cold by the time we scarfed down the salads. The food itself was really good. My steak was done as requested. It was my first time trying whitefish. I don't think I'd order that again as I found it really mushy. The waitress was attentive and brought things right when asked.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022

It was a busy place so we sat at the bar. Food was excellent as was the service. The bartender was super busy but didn't seem to miss a beat. We had the ahi tuna bowl and fish and chips. Both were great.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 17, 2022 via mobile

We stopped here for appetizers after a long day of kayaking and hiking. It's not that the food was bad, however, their homemade chips for the cilantro lime chicken nachos are just that. Chips. I was expecting tortilla chips. Not a lot of shredded chicken...either nor was there any strong taste of cilantro lime flavor. Poutine was ok but I'm not to sure it was brisket they served. Tasted more like a pot roast. It wasn't bad, just didn't give me any inclination to go back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 13, 2022

The burgers and sandwiches were good. The whitefish was good but I wouldnt get it again. The staff was friendly and atmosphere was great. Id eat here again forsure!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

Very unimpressed with the food. Cold potatoes served with fish fry. Rib eye steak dinner not good. Steak over cooked —ordered medium and got well. Also way too much sauce and cheese on top which was cold. Service by May was so so. Disappointed.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022

We just ate there this past week 2 times while in Bayfield. My husband and I have eaten there 3 years in a row and it has been great every time! This place has the best whitefish we have ever had. We get the fish...and chips and the portions are so huge and it is wonderful! The service is always excellent!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022 via mobile

What a view!! What a cute place! What a fantastic waitress! Just came in for a snack and a drink, but everything was awesome! Abbi our server is fantastic! Ask for her…she’s great! Everyone here is super friendly. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2022 via mobile

I ordered the chicken nachos. The nacho toppings were a sloppy mess on top of burned homemade potato chips. The burned potato chips instead of tortilla chips ruined it, but the overall flavor was not good. My husband ordered fish tacos which we always both...enjoy. These were dry and flavorless. Our server was okay, but not super attentive. I noticed that tables around us were getting their salads after their dinners.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

I can't believe all of the people that gave this great reviews. I ordered a beet salad and it came warm! Then the server lied about it (or the cook lied to her) and said that the beets and fennel were sauteed and that's why...it was warm. You would never sautee beets, and these obviously weren't. What I'm sure happened is that they put it under the heat lamp that they use to orders warm until the servers can pick them up and bring them to your table. Then, she asked if I wanted another salad instead. I picked one, but then she came back a few minutes later and asked if I wanted the beet salad, but a cold version of it this time. As if there were two versions. I said I did. It still was not great, but at least edible. I think they should have taken the salad off the bill, but they didn't. My fiancees dish wasn't much better.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

The restaurant was full (a good sign) but there were 2 seats at the bar so we took them. Frank was bartending and was great at his job. Had knowledge about different drinks when we asked and chatted to us the correct amount (some people...ignore or talk too much, not Frank!). We tried the local lemon shandy and a tart cherry cider, both a good choice. We ordered the fish and chips and steak sandwich with slaw to eat. Food was very good. Lots of employees running back and forth. We lucked out with our food choices on this trip to Bayfield. Worth leaving a great tip to someone not only working in the age of many who won't, but also someone good at their job. Thanks!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 9, 2022 via mobile

We were in a hurry to catch the ferry. Had “loaded potato soup” and roasted beet and blue cheese salad. Both excellent and an excellent combination. Staff honored our timing constraints. Pleasant harbor side location. Good selection of beers.

Date of visit: June 2022
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We thank you so much for visiting us not only once but twice!! We are also so happy to hera that you enjoyed the meal and service. We hope to see you again in the future and that you enjoy all your travels.
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I think it is 11AM to 930PM most of the week
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Yes, leashed dogs are allowed on our outside patio!
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