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The Pines

5234 US Highway 51, Mercer, WI 54547-9765
+1 715-476-2933
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“spaetzle” (9 reviews)
“german food” (11 reviews)
“beer garden” (6 reviews)
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5234 US Highway 51, Mercer, WI 54547-9765
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Very friendly, owner is a real people person, very kid friendly, nice place to take our grandchildren. They enjoy playing in the outdoor area, bean bags, and dancing to the music, The Pines gets better every year.

Thank kathyscheler51
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We always enjoy the Pines. Their German food is great! The atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable. And Irv plays a mean guitar!

Thank Mark n Debbi S
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My brother who lives in Mercer got reservations for our family for a Friday fish fry. There were 12 of us and we all arrived early so met at the outside bar where there was live music. It was a beautiful night and there was...More

Thank mtp63
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Had excellent dining experience with friends.. Very good service except not being asked if folks wished to have any deserts... and later if we wished to have ice cream, we should get it from the ice cream counter. Friendly staff, reasonably priced. Flatware being used...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My boyfriend and I started coming here when we visit the area to listen to the live music and play bags while enjoying an adult beverage and a bonfire!

Thank KimL219
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Pines does not let you down if you are looking for an authentic German food menu (they also have a full American menu as well.). Three of us shared the ham shank, veal schnitzel, and beef rouladan meals which included spaetzels and red cabbage...More

Thank Humdrumm
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We became fans of The Pines thanks to our friends who have a cottage on Spider Lake. From the outside, it's kind of a low-key looking sort of place, but get there early, especially on a Saturday, because it will get busy and tables fill...More

Thank Hyancinth
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Great place!. Of course there is a wait, but the outdoor garden area was shady and filled with comfy chairs. Great guitar player on stage the night we were there playing lots of John Prine. The schnitzel was great, the speatzel and cabbage were as...More

Thank Havana626
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We actually were at an education benefit in the Pines outdoor area. Very good and music was great. The owners were very generous to allow the food for the fundraiser to be brought in. Great place for live entertainment for the whole famiy. There is...More

Thank Amy11of15
Reviewed 11 August 2016

For years, we only knew the Pines as a sandwich and ice cream shop, then a couple of years ago, they turned the miniature golf area into a beer garden with music several times a week. That is when we noticed the menu in the...More

Thank Jo G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
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