Pier 500
Pier 500

Pier 500

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pierfivehundred.com/
  • Phone: 7153865504x
  • 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)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Foster
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Locust and First
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • 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.
A word from Pier 500
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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Pier 500 reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (92)scenic view (79)special occasion (51)good for groups (43)hot spot (39)neighborhood gem (38)great for lunch (34)vibrant bar scene (32)fit for foodies (31)romantic (31)great for brunch (28)kid-friendly (22)notable wine list (10)late-night find (8)Show More
  • Jessie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Best brunch in town! They are also the perfect for a mom's night out! Great food and great drinks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It has been better.....
    ElenaD3LV
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Pier 500 is one of our favorite places. We took our of town guest for a treat. It was anything BUT. We were first seated in a multiple walkway at a table for 4 - barely okay for 2 but certainly not for 3 as two of the chairs were continually bumped by passing servers and patrons. We asked to be moved and they complied kindly BUT ...we shouldn't have been seated there in the first place. We hadn't seen our friend in a year so we were looking forward to catching up but the noise level reached such a crescendo we finally gave up trying to have a conversation. I am very sensitive to noise and had to leave several times. Our pork chops were very dry - I could only manage a couple bites. Table next to us had 5 ill mannered kids. YUCKY experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best pork chop
    Robk
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Pier 500 has an outstanding pork chop. Cooked on a rotisserie and flavored with maple syrup it is the best I have tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pier 500
    Mattb43
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great restaurant, good views. A great place to go for a special occasion or date!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent spot
    Smg1
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food and service. The view of the river is amazing. Try the Gouda nachos! Great local beer list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walleye was very good
    CRSGUY
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Took a business client to this establishment for dinner and we both enjoyed the atmosphere and food. I am a walleye guy from way back and it was prepared very well and complimented with wild rice. Our service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice River View
    Flyfishinggal
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food and service has always been great here. I would suggest to save room for the Banana Cream Pie! I am sure there will be another visit soon to see the Fall colors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    MplsJen
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was FANTASTIC, the staff was INCREDIBLY KIND and the MIMOSAS were AWESOME and only 99 cents before 2 pm on Sunday. Perfect combination!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All great but Lobster Mac BAD :-(
    SafariRomantic
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    All great but Lobster Mac BAD :-(, to make it worse the manager even come over to get my opinion and acknowledged that my Lobster Mac & Cheese had ingredients (cheese sauce etc.) missing. Sadly I wasn't compensated even though I eat only about 1/4 of it, not even a free desert nothing... to bad so sad because all others where great and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    PickyDiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great service and great food. Plan to go back, and highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • local gem
    AftonwanderersVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our "go to" place for a relaxed meal. Friendly, good food, lively atmosphere. The outside dining area is a fun spot on a nice day.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing food!!!
    doubleWOW
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very lovely restaurant!!! My Husband and I were celebrating our annuversary and your reataurant was everything we hoped it would be. Great service and excellent food. Was told to try the Gouda Nachos and they were yummy .Thank you so much, we will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    LOLO
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went to Pier 500 to celebrate a friends birthday. Service, food was excellent. Afterwards we went out on the patio for a few nightcaps. What a great place!! Very comfortable and friendly!! I would defnately frequent...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thank You
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Staff is most accommodating for large groups. Of dining area conference room is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tucked away on the St. Croix
    MNBound
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    As Minneapolis residents, we don't normally get out to the East metro but we did last Sunday and were happy to find this great outdoor dining on the St. Croix River in Hudson, WI--a mere 40 minutes away. Good food, great service, reasonable prices. My wife said the grilled shrimp salad may have been the best she's ever eaten. Lovely place to hang out for a drink or dinner. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining!
    Debbie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was fun sitting outside with a view of the harbor. Our lunch was delicious and our servant was friendly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    AftonwanderersVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We feel lucky to live in the area, and have the ability to drop in anytime.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday the 9th at Pier 500
    Randy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Seating was at 6:15 p.m. as scheduled. Food was good and promptly served. Ordered the banana cream pie for dessert and it was different than expected. Would have like to have been seated on the deck and did not have a view of the St. Croix. We'll be back. Have always been satisfied with the experience at Pier 500. Randy/Shirley Zipf
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and great service
    Zseller
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Searched for a place nearby to where I was staying while in town for a seminar. Since I am fussy about eating walleye due to eating it fresh out of the lake after catching it I was somewhat skeptical to give it a try. Very pleased that I did as it did not disappoint. Had cheese curds as an appetizer and they were outstanding as well The only disappointment for me was that they did not have Grain Belt beer as an option The server was wonderful and engaging. A Cottage Grove native who now lives across the river
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good place to meet friends
    JackVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Extensive menu lends itself to everyone finding something albeit mediocre quality to like at various price points.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Nomad
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Having been in the restaurant business myself for several years, I recognize good service and Anika was perhaps the best server I have ever come across. She was very attentive but not overly so, as we visited with a friend for the first time in over a year. She gave a great suggestion for a white wine and engaged us in pleasant conversation. She did not miss a beat from introduction, to taking our order, to checking back, to dropping the check. Everything was perfectly timed. Thank her for us!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food - Good location
    undone
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    You won't be disappointed with this restaurant. The menu offered a wide range of selections, from burgers to healthy salads. And its all yummy! And what's not to like about dining while overlooking the lovely St. Croix River?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spendy
    DawnWIREDHuberty
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    For one person; it was $43. Quite spendy! The food was mediocre, not great, not bad. Service was excellent, noise level pretty high, but okay. Would I eat here again? Probably not, but it was good to try. My friend loves seafood, that part of the menu is extensive. Outdoor seating is optional and quite filled up when we arrived. Do make a reservation so you can request particular seating. At 5:15 the place was jammed. I used Open Table to book our reservation; easy peasy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MnRiverman
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Excellent food - terrible service. It took 35 minutes after being seated for our table to receive 2 Pepsi's and wine and a total of 2 1/2 hours for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    krueVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We felt like taking a drive last weekend and searched for a restaurant along the way that would accept reservations, since we don't wait for food. Stillwater is always such a mess so we decided to give Hudson, Wi and Pier 500 a try. What a great place! Menu covered all levels of hunger and everything we ordered, from the cocktails to the walleye to the prime rib sandwiches were fantastic and delicious. Service was great and the setting was sublime. While this is not a good place for a romantic dinner for two - very noisy and large tables of loud talkers, everything was spot on for what we were looking for. We will definitely be back to explore the lovely town of Hudson and explore further the menu at Pier 500.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our friends from Europe really enjoyed themselves and we had a great waitress. Desert "Smores" was excellent; they never have had marshmellows as what we have with graham crackers. It met our expectations! Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ..
    Finediner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
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    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    grammy
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great scenic views of the river….lots of activity, but service did not suffer. Great bloody Mary for our brunch. My grandson loved the pool table. My elderly mother thought the noise level was acceptable which many times is too loud at other restaurants. Overall fun experience and the food was delicious. Only one negative, the pricing and selection on the kids menu was deceiving.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, very loud.
    Tickld
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We met family from out of town for a nice dinner. The service was great, very timely and pleasant. The food was amazing, unique, but not too weird, perfectly seasoned and cooked. Loved the food! The background music was unnecessarily loud, and during the time we were there seemed to increase in volume. It was a relief to leave and go outside so we could have a group conversation. We'll probably go back, because the food was that good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites!!!
    Chris
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I am from California and 2 years ago on a trip was told to try Pier 500. I had two great meals there and really enjoyed everything about the place. This time I went to Minneapolis for vacation and made the drive to Hudson with my wife for our 8th anniversary and it was as great as I remembered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall... very average
    JustOk
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Seems Pier 500 is trying to be a lot of things... fine dining, indoor sports bar, and outdoor hot spot for bar area etc. We got there for early dinner during happy hour. Because of where we were seated (in the dining area) our waiter told us we had to pay full price for drinks because happy hour only applied to customers at the bar. We then asked to have a table near the bar area and were allowed that - so we had to move to the bar to take advantage of happy hour drink prices. The food was good even though the portions were quite small for the price. Pier 500 greatly benefits from "location, location, location..." If it weren't located in such a desired area, they'd really have to up their game to compete. Overall... we expected more.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food over noise!
    Good4eatsVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Outstanding food, good service but extremely high noise level. Not a place to have an easy conversation. If you like a lively scene for dinner, this is a good and popular place. Yummy green bean appetizer, excellent walleye and good tenderloin and ribs. Birthday sundae appreciated too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reuniting
    NewportBeach
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This is my third time dining @ Pier 500. The location and atmosphere is great. It is a half way point for us to meet up with those from Minnesota with us coming from Wisconsin. The view is great, the food is good and everyone was satisfied. The chicken tortilla soup was good and hearing from others so was the wild rice. The fish sandwich was good, the bread I think would have been better toasted or grilled, but the walleye was good. I have liked other item choices better that I had on previous visits. But overall was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pier 500 - Last Sat. night
    SirEatsalot
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was our 1st time dining at Pier 500. It will not be our last! The Service and Food was Outstanding. The view of the River was a added plus! The music was a bit loud however not a hindrance to our overall enjoyment of the restaurant! My wife had the Rotisserie Chicken while ordered the Parmesan Walleye- Both were fantastic! I would definitely recommend as a great destination for a Nice night out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ladyprgrmmr
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A great view of the river, though we did not get to sit outside as it was raining. The service was excellent. Very friendly staff. We had the prime rib, and it was very good, and made to our order. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my 5year wedding anniversary
    anniversary
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I had reservations for 7:15 we get their and they tell me some one called and pushed it back to 8 bit didn't know who did it so my party was all there and no one called and I called my husband who was out of state and he didn't do it so I never did find out who did it we got seated finally after talking to the girl two times and we were in a spot that was kinda loud and we had no room around us we weren't small people in any ways so one of the girls had another person's but in her face any time some one moved at the table next to us and another kept getting bumped when people would walk by I really liked my food it was great didn't like when I ordered a side salad that it was $6 for a little salad it was good though I still will come back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • g8venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Will continue to bring all visitors from out of town to this great spot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waited for our table
    JBunny
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I was disappointed that we needed to wait 10 minutes for our table even though we made reservations then we saw open tables when we were seated???
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, slow service
    dani007
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was excellent, chocolate cake is amazing. Services was slow, forgetful, and inattentive. If you make a reservation it will be for inside, they do not take reservations for the patio. Wish I would have been told beforehand.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy!
    ZG93
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We used opentable to make a reservation 30 minutes before our reservation time. Luckily we did because on arriving the resteraunt was packed and there were 20-30 people on a wait. We were immediately sat however. Service was a little slow with the resteraunt being packed, but staff were very accommodating when my girlfriend wasn't feeling well and we asked for our main courses to go. I had the top sirloin with added mushrooms, onions, and a bleu cheese crust. It was very good and cooked to medium well as I requested, however the bleu cheese crusting was more of a complete smothering than a crust, and so was a little strong. Overall our experience was pretty good all things considered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.