About Pier 500

500 First Street
Hudson, WI 54016
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Pier 500 offers tables with a wonderful view of the St. Croix River and the historic Hudson Pier. We have a private dining area that can accommodate parties up to 30. We pride ourselves on having fresh, house made, recognizable food that consistently exceeds our guests expectations. Pier 500 has built a classic American menu that everyone can enjoy; offering house made soups, a variety of salads, generous sized sandwiches and Burgers, and entrees such as Parmesan Crusted Walleye, BBQ Salmon Fillet, and our Char-grilled Top Sirloin to name a few! Don't forget about our wonderful desserts to choose from!

** WHEN MAKING A RESERVATION USING OPENTABLE PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR PATIO IS ON A WALK-IN BASIS ONLY! ** Your reservation will be for inside dining.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:00am- 4:00pm Everyday

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm -10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm (dinner menu starts at 2:00pm)

Cross Street:
Locust and First

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(715) 386-5504

Website:
http://www.pierfivehundred.com/

Parking Details:
There is a public lot located on the North side of our building. Permit enforced hours are Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm.

Executive Chef:
Scott Foster

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

We have a beautiful private dining area that can accommodate large parties while overlooking the St. Croix River. We do not accept reservations for our outside patio dining.

Pier 500 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Experience

Dined on April 3, 2016

This was my first time dining at Pier 500 and I will definitely be going back! Our water glasses were never empty and the service was very fast. The rotisserie chicken and filet mignon were spectacular as were the sides. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the friendly staff!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

My Favorite Restaurant!

Dined on April 2, 2016

If you want fine dining with pleasant waitstaff and a high-quality atmosphere, I recommend Pier 500! My fiancé and I go here when we are in town for a special occasion and enjoy eating inside and out on the patio. If you want dinner, make reservations or get there around 5, or else it gets packed after that for a while with a longer wait. Salt and Vinegar fries are my favorite!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Meghan

Dined on March 27, 2016

My family has enjoyed many wonderful meals at Pier 500. However, this Easter dinner might possibly be my all time favorite. Our food was delicious. The portions were more than we could eat, food was delicious and our server Pete was great. Highly recommend this restaurant.

food4
ambience4
service5
value5

sunday brunch

Dined on March 20, 2016

Never ending fabulous platters of food that kept 5 young men happy! No one left hungry and everything tasted very good. We will return for the Sunday brunch again.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

GEM OF HUDSON

Dined on March 19, 2016

This place has such an amazing wine list! The food is beyond words. The Brunch is AMAZING! The service is exceptional, knowledgeable and friendly. GREAT outdoor seating over looking the River, but if you want a seat outside call for reservations or show up early! seats go quickly in the warmer months.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Keep going back@

Dined on March 18, 2016

This place is so wonderfull. In a hurry - you got it. Want to sit and relax - you got that too. Very accommodating.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Awesome food and atmosphere!! Salmon an ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

Awesome food and atmosphere!! Salmon and prime rib were fantastic!

food2
ambience4
service5
value2

Great Service! Great View! Disappointing Food.

Dined on February 28, 2016

Our Server was pleasant and helpful, even the snow looked pretty against the river view. I ordered the eggs Benedict...the whites were still runny. Yuk! The herbed hashbrowns were interesting, but not good. I enjoyed the coffee and the company, but the quality control needs an upgrade.

Tags: fit for foodies, scenic view
food3
ambience3
service2
value3

Hopping place on a Friday night

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Dined on February 27, 2016

We went on a Friday night with our family, and even though we had a reservation, we had to wait almost 15 minutes for a table, while other people who walked in after us got seated right away. It's a hopping bar scene, but there were also several families with kids dining there. Our waitress was very nice and attentive, considering it was a busy night. The food was o.k.- standard mid-west fare, but nothing to rave about. We were disappointed that the soup of the day was sold out, and the menu had only a few seafood & vegetarian options (it was a Friday during Lent, so we couldn't eat meat). We have been to Pier 500 before, and this visit was not up to par with our previous visits. I have to add, during the warmer weather, the outside patio is lovely, as is the view of the St. Croix.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

Great waitress when we were seated but h ...

Dined on February 20, 2016

Great waitress when we were seated but horrible service at the bar there were 3 people working behind the bar & we were seated at the bar & it took 10mins for a bartender to greet us & in addition the 2 women that were bartending were never friendly/nice to us.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Nice Environment

Dined on February 20, 2016

We had a delayed Valentine's day observation and chose this location for its closeness to home and to the St. Croix river. Our meals were delivered in a timely fashion and cooked properly. The server was wonderful and she did a fine job in describing what she was serving.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Fun night

Dined on February 20, 2016

We celebrated my sister's birthday with a few of our gal pals and had a delicious meal. The only down side was a rough spot on the bottom edge of the table that snagged the front my brand new rayon/crepe tunic. The manager was very apologetic and credited my meal, however, I now have a top that I need to try to repair. Overall we were all very happy with our girls night out and will most definitely visit again!

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always Great

Dined on February 14, 2016

Food is spectacular. Always stands on its own merits without the chefs trying to byild up an image of the food. The food stands on its own flavorful merits without trying to "foodie" it up.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Date Night

Dined on February 13, 2016

Our server was great. He answered questions about the menu selections and ingredients and helped convince a picky guest to order two items he was unsure about and he loved them both. They accommodated my request on the Open Table reservation for a table by the fireplace.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great reataurant

Dined on February 13, 2016

The food was wonderful and so was the service. We will definitely be back.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Loved it!

Dined on February 6, 2016

Great service, Great food, Great Ambience! We will most definitely go back again soon

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

The food was spectacular- my husband wan ...

Dined on February 6, 2016

The food was spectacular- my husband wants to go back just for the wild rice soup. It was a little noisy, but so pretty inside. We'll definitely be back in the summer to sit on the patio.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Dinner w/friends

Dined on January 30, 2016

Food came very quickly, service was great. Very busy night.reservations got us seated promptly.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent Food

Dined on January 28, 2016

Fantastic food; great sides, but the focus was the perfectly cooked meat entrees.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Love this restaurant! Food is great. ...

Dined on January 28, 2016

Love this restaurant! Food is great. Spacing between tables is great. View is great. Noise isn't too bad. Love it.

food5
ambience5
service5

The prices were great! I can't believe ...

Dined on January 24, 2016

The prices were great! I can't believe we had that much good food for that little. Can't wait to come back in the summer to sit outside!

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

I've always enjoyed my dining here

Dined on January 23, 2016

Outstanding server -- great sense of humor and uber-friendly!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always a great feel and vibe

Dined on January 23, 2016

Highly recommend for any occasion. Great food and beverage selections. Live music on Thursday nights's.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

I proposed to my girlfriend one year ago here

Dined on January 20, 2016

I really enjoyed the hospitality and upbeat and pleasant staff they made our dining more enjoyable. I proposed to my girlfriend one year ago here. They staff greeted us once again with warm smiles. This is going to be our romantic getaway for years to come. Thank you Pier 500 for all that your wonderful staff does and did for us. We drive 57 miles to have more wonderful memories to charish, I'm very happy that we had the opportunity to share them with you. God bless you and all the great staff. Until next time. Thankf you.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I was pleased that they helped me to sur ...

Dined on January 19, 2016

I was pleased that they helped me to surprise my son a sundae for his birthday as I did requested online it worked this year.. Last year I did requested it but it didn't work.. The food and everything was good Thank you

Tags: special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

As always, nice

Dined on January 16, 2016

We met up with family from The Cities for lunch. Hudson is a nice town for food, and Pier 500 is our favorite place to meet. The menu is unique and the food well prepared. As always, out service was attentive.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view
food4
ambience3
service4
value1

Over prices for the quality of food.

Dined on January 16, 2016

Service was good food was good, but paid the same price I pay in the cities for great.

Tags: special occasion
food4
ambience2
service5
value2

Good food but....

Dined on January 16, 2016

Food was fine. Our waitress was great. The problem with Pier 500 is that the bar is very small and there is really no where to sit and wait for your table. They are losing money because most of the people waiting (including us) could not get a drink. They have a room full of games that no one was using. Why not extend the bar and make some money?

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

fantastic

Dined on January 15, 2016

flavors were amazing. the waiter, even more amazing. he knew it all and he was very descriptive and you could tell he loved his job. would def visit there again try the asian chicken salad, any of the veggie bowls, and try the donut bread pudding! some of our favorites!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Food.

Dined on January 9, 2016

Had the pork chops from the woodfire grill and they were perfect!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Thoroughly enjoyable

Dined on January 9, 2016

We only make it to Hudson a couple times a year and love coming here. We love the thin crispy fries, we love the prime rib, the walleye bites and the banana cream pie dessert! It can be a little loud if you are out in an open area by a large group, but if you are in a booth it is nice and quiet. Really love this place and the value for the price is good.

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Great glutn sensitive options

Dined on January 5, 2016

The nachos and banana cream pie -without crust are fantastic

Tags: great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service1
value4

Brunch.

Dined on January 3, 2016

Most of the food was good. Three people in the party ordered eggs Benedict & said it was horrible.

Tags: scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Another fantastic brunch! Always and enj ...

Dined on January 3, 2016

Another fantastic brunch! Always and enjoyable experience.

food4
ambience4
service3

Always a great place for brunch! Menu ha ...

Dined on January 3, 2016

Always a great place for brunch! Menu has a good selection on breakfast options and ambiance is warm and welcoming. Food hit the spot and the service was above average. Definitely worth it!

food4
ambience5
service5

As usual, the food and atmosphere were g ...

Dined on December 21, 2015

As usual, the food and atmosphere were great! A great place for lunch.

food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful spot for girls night!

Dined on December 10, 2015

My girlfriends and I met at Pier 500 for Happy Hour and dinner. My friends were introduced to your Kinky Martini (yummy and just $5 during happy hour!). Our dinner and service were wonderful, as always. Pier 500 is our gang's go-to spot for drinks and dinner. Thanks to everyone for another great experience!

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Great meeting place with special friends

Dined on December 7, 2015

My wife and I and special friends have met at pier 500 several times. Our experiences have always been great. The food and service has always been excellent whether on a busy night or slow night (in the middle of the winter) always consistent.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Blackened Salmon is terrific! Brie chee ...

Dined on December 4, 2015

Blackened Salmon is terrific! Brie cheese curds and Sezuan beans are great appetizers. Banana cream pie for dessert - a modern version like you've never tasted before! Fun birthday spot with friends. Downtown Hudson can't be beat!

food5
ambience5
service5

Food is always excellent.

Dined on December 4, 2015

I'm not a big steak fan, but their steaks are amazing. Tender, tasty and clearly prepared by someone with chef training. The surrounding parts of the meal are always fitting and well presented. Never had a bad meal. There is a bar inside and it can get a bit noisy. Not enough to be bothersome, but if you're looking for quiet, this ain't it. Outdoor patio is great in warm weather. Nice view of the St. Croix river.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view

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