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Pier 290 Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191-9740 (Walworth)
+1 262-245-2100
11:00 - 21:00
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the opportunity to meet here with another couple for lunch. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. We are looking forward to returning when the weather is warm and we can enjoy the outside seating.

Thank Barb S
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

What a wonderful lunch we had today on the lake! This was our 4 trip back to Pier 290, the food is very good and staff is very friendly and welcoming. And nothing beats the view! We plan to return soon.

Thank Erin B
Gurnee, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great place to grab a cocktail with a date or friends. Nice people with atmosphere for all ages. Pier access on the lake is a definite add. Awesome that they have a pier attendant to help you with your boat docking. No charge for keeping your boat while you eat. Definite must for drinks on Lake Geneva. Food was okay

Thank David1669933
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

On what potentially is the most magical night of the year, this place had all the magic of a roadside diner. We have visited this place before, and enjoyed it, but it has really gone downhill. The waitstaff was clueless. Our chummy, long-winded waiter seemed indifferent to my food intolerances and only reluctantly checked things out with the kitchen. Once... More 

3 Thank ajoygor
restaurantpier290, General Manager at Pier 290 Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, we are sorry we did not meet your expectations for dinner. We take our costumers feedback very seriously. Please feel free to contact me at anytime. thank you 262-245-2100 Manuel De Moya General Manager Pier 290 Restaurant More 

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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great view of the lake and excellent food. Celebrated a birthday lunch. The Lobster Roll was terrific.

Thank Robert S
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

It's December in WI and the circular seating fireplace in the bar is welcoming. Friendly, accommodating staff. Enjoyed appetizers, wine, crackling of wood burning, AND some good blues.

Thank Julie B
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

What a shame. How could a great place go so far downhill? The menu has gone from good to weird. It reads like the dry erase board from a stir fry restaurant. If I want shrimp or chicken or steak or something else I can add them for an extra fee. How original! I usually go out to eat so... More 

2 Thank Mrtod2002
restaurantpier290, General Manager at Pier 290 Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, We are very sorry we did not meet your expectations on your visit. we take our clients comments very seriously and we are always looking for ways to improve. If you want to give me more details of your experience and ways to improve the menu selections please feel free to email me at manuel.demoya@gagemarine.com. Thank you for your... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great view. Good service. Foods OK. But when we ordered a couple snacks, I heard fish tacos. OK, sounds good. Server suggests maybe some potato salad on the side. OK, that sounds good too. Well it turns out the the ala carte two tacos, when paired with an ice cream scoop of potato salad turned it into a $16.00 lunch.... More 

2 Thank JGLVOP
restaurantpier290, General Manager at Pier 290 Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Sorry we did not meet your expectations, we will continue to make changes to our menus and listen to our customers. Feel free to contact us at 262-245-2100 ask for Manuel (GM) and give us more details of your experience since out Bar Tacos are $4.00 each; this way I can correct the bill for you. I hope you... More 

Marco Island, Florida
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267 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Again best setting anywhere-- great lake view Food - disappointed-- beet salad-- expensive Small plate - maybe 2 beets chopped into little pieces Lettuce and sprinkle of cheese - small serving Really???

2 Thank pho2
restaurantpier290, General Manager at Pier 290 Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, We are sorry you did not like the size of our salad, we take our costumers feedback very seriously and we will continue to make changes to our menu. I hope you come back and visit us. Please let me know if there anything I can do next time you come to Pier 290. Sincerely, Manuel De Moya General... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Food was over priced with small portions. I ordered a side salad with bleu cheese dressing. It was chopped lettuce with 3 or 4 pieces of chopped green onion for $4. It came on my wifes plate and they forgot her side of fries which was another $4 side charge. They later brought a separate plate and said to just... More 

1 Thank Rick J
restaurantpier290, General Manager at Pier 290 Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, We are sorry we did not meet your expectations on you visit to the restaurant. We take customer comments very seriously and would like to get more details from you so we can continue to improve and train our staff better. if you want to contact me at 262-245-2100 or manuel.demoya@gagemarine.com Thank you again and we hope you give... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
PIER 290 Restaurant is situated along the western shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, in the quaint village of Williams Bay WI. The farm to fork method is applied to nearly every dish they serve. Working with local partners along with using produce grown in their own garden; Farm 290, the menu is ever changing, focusing on the flavors of the season. Be sure to stop by the Shops at PIER 290. Dine year round for lunch and dinner, indoors or al fresco. Accessible by land, water and ice.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?