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The Pines

5234 US Highway 51, Mercer, WI 54547-9765
+1 715-476-2933
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“spaetzle” (8 reviews)
“duck” (5 reviews)
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5234 US Highway 51, Mercer, WI 54547-9765
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

1st....all wait people personable and ready to treat you as someone special. We started by a visit to relocated bar room and enjoyed a drink while reserving a table. At our table we are served zucchini bread while waiting for our entrees....of Poor Man's Lobster-Lake...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank boenski7035
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable outdoor atmosphere. Had great hand batter cheese curds and homemade pizza. Good drinks and all servers including owner is super friendly and engaging. Beanbag toss, hopscotch, a fire, and music to keep the kids entertained. Ice cream as well!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CHilkin
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Tried the fish fry a few times hoping that it would get better but sadly it did not. The regular fish dinner, (square haddock pieces) were over cooked in the deep fryer each time. Potato pancakes are sub par and over cooked as well. The...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank htally
Reviewed 21 July 2018

My, the place is changed! Huge bar area....seems to be larger than the dining area...although I suspect that many eat in the nicely landscaped back yard area. The day we stopped there was a light rain (about 6:30ish). There was a duo ready to play...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank elmettehead
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent German food. No reservations but short wait. Inside dining room small and noisy. It was well worth the 50 mile ride.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Donald J S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The Pines is a fun place to go, great authentic German food. Irv usually has entertainment during summer nights. Try the duck, very good!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Harold S
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We sat down around 5pm while it was far from crowded. Actually only 2 or 3 other tables. We both ordered the snitziel which was okay but rather thick and tougher than great snitizel which is very lightly breaded and cut with fork tender. The...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Larry M
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We always feel at home at The Pines. Erv makes you feel welcome and is so laid back, no matter how busy they are. The Beer Garden is a nice addition. They often have music and, if it is chilly, you get a campfire! The...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our party of four had the Friday Night fish fry....for a holiday weekend, it was busy but we were waited on timely and shown to our table for wonderful warm buns and a very moist yummy rhubarb bread. Our fish were tasty, it was the...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank boenski7035
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The Pines had great food and very nice people! It was a cozy and quaint restaurant. My mother was celebrating her birthday and the people there made it very special! Sang to her and brought her a slice of cake! It was a great experience...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Orbitm
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 12:15 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5234 US Highway 51, Mercer, WI 54547-9765
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Mercer
  • Phone Number: +1 715-476-2933
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We are a German restaurant, but also have home made pizzas, wraps, sandwiches and salads. We are open May until Columbus weekend in Oct. We also have live music in our Beer Garden every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Sometimes earlier or longer if the weather permits.
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