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Pier 290 Restaurant

1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191-9740
+1 262-245-2100
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (13 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (10 reviews)
“potato salad” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191-9740
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An after funeral service reception was held here with buffet foods picked by the hostess. Unfortunately, I have a black pepper allergy and could not eat any of the foods. Many did praise the quality of what was being served. So I had to order...More

1  Thank Blackrose94
Reviewed 8 November 2017

First, well done on the fish fry! Too many restaurants serve an oily batter on their fried fish, but this was perfect! Also had the veggie lasagna with really rich cheese-delicious. You could taste the alcohol in the cocktails which is always a good thing...More

Thank Limey0098
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Love the new winter comfort food menu at Pier 290. Sat outside at the bar and had a great time. The fireplace had a great fire going and the drinks were terrific. The bartender Patti was awesome, she walked through the new menu for us...More

Thank Meddogs
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Great view, great food, good service , good drinks, unique environment for lunch or dinner! Maybe be crowded at times but worth the wait! Set aside some time and just enjoy the experience ! It is a little pricey but worth the price!

Thank tom h
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Drink & dine ON the beach (toes in the sand) or just off the beach around 2 large gas fire pits, or on a deck above the beach, or inside. Views & food were excellent, service friendly.

Thank David K
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Pier 290 is a great place to have dinner with a view. Unfortunately it is quite noisy and wow! expensive. Over $40 for an 8 oz filet with mashed taters and a few string beans. The restaurant is popular, especially the outdoor area with a...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Stopped here for lunch. Food was really good. Service was o.k. The booth we sat in had no cushion left in it, so not very comfortable. Funny smell in the dining area where we were sitting; not sure what that was. Overall, it is more...More

Thank kcarbery
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Food was not edible..Fish Taco was very well done, and fries were borderline burnt. Cole Slaw marginal. Wisconsin cheese curbs a Wisconsin favorite we are told we're not worth eating. Service was marginal..server was over booked with tables. Another management issue. Dinner a couple of...More

1  Thank carolkaras
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Good service. Good French fries. However....we were promised a whole lobster for the $38 roasted lobster plate my wife shared. No lobster coffee cracked, no small fork to dig out had meat, the smoking it shrimp “relish” on top of the lobster was minimal and...More

1  Thank 1Bubba2015
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant. Outdoor seating is a plus. The food is alright. Wisconsin beer paired with cheese curds--a must! Servers are polite.

Thank JanMichael_24
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Questions & Answers
Maryanne R
29 July 2017|
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Response from rnnocs | Reviewed this property |
You can dock your boat if there is room. For Lunch I think a nice bathing suit cover-up would be fine; however, I would not wear a cover-up for dinner.
Anne Gene F
20 May 2017|
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Response from Teri C | Property representative |
Hi Anne, Lunch is served from 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM 7 days a week. We are in the process of adding our new menus online. For now you may view the new menu on our Facebook page!
Eileen D
20 October 2015|
Response from Patrick H | Property representative |
Hi Eileen, The times should be listed just below the lunch menu tab. We serve lunch from 11am - 3pm. We have a smaller menu between 3pm and 5pm and then dinner from 5pm - 9pm. From October 19 through May 15 we are open... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
American, Bar
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191-9740
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Williams Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 262-245-2100
  • E-mail
PIER 290 Restaurant is situated along the western shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, in the quaint village of Williams Bay, WI. A uniquely American restaurant focused on clean flavors, fresh ingredients, and attentive service. PIER 290 is a year round restaurant accessible by land, water, and ice with open air dining in the summer and cozy fire places both inside and out for the winter, all overlooking the waters of Lake Geneva.
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