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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
7:00 PM
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Pier 106

4.1
356 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
  • Pre/post Theatre
Pier 106 Seafood Tavern is a casual restaurant specializing in seafood; but we surely have something for everyone!

Seasonal fresh ingredients are the focus of all of our dishes. Also featuring 16 tap beers, specialty drinks, and happy hour specials.

For the sunny days there is a 1300 square-foot patio overlooking the Milwaukee River-perfect for enjoying our appetizers and refreshments!

Pier 106 Seafood Tavern is conveniently located in downtown Milwaukee on Wells St. and the Milwaukee River. It is within walking distance to many theaters and concert venues. Reservations are highly recommended on weekends and concert nights.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation


TUESDAY - THURSDAY 4:00PM - 9:00PM
FRIDAY - SUNDAY 11:00AM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(414) 273-7678
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Please contact our Special Events Coordinator, Lindsay Hanson, if you are interested in catering information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Plankinton
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Parking details
If street parking is unavailable, the following parking lots and structures are closest to Pier 106 Seafood Tavern:

724 N. Plankinton-Covered Parking Garage
Public Lots at Wells and 2nd Streets
Rock Bottom Parking Lot
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 356 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.0
service
4.2
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3.8
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

was a strong breeze coming from the vents and we asked to move tables. Waitress was very cooperative and we moved against the wall. Overall food was good as was the service.

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HappyDiners (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The salmon salad was excellent, so tasty and healthy. My husband had the halibut special which he greatly enjoyed. Great service, good happy hour deals. Very convenient prior to theater. We got a table by a window and really enjoyed watching the lights come on in the city at the sky darkened.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food, service and the feel is very romantic.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day with my son. We do a Mom and son dinner night and this was our second Valentine’s Day dinner at Pier 106. Great service!

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AustinB (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Place was pretty nice had a cool vibe to it. Went on Valentine’s Day and they had a special menu and didn’t really want anything from it and they wouldn’t make anything from their regular menu. They also were not doing the half off wine bottles (though the server did make an exception for us) my medium rare steak ended up being very very rare which kinda sucked but service was great and quick I’d probably give it another try.

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mothersday (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was good, but served cold. The waitress says she took the food from the window when it was placed. Not really sure why a person who gets tips would want to give that type of response.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Another tasty meal at Pier 106. I started with the crab dip with artichoke hearts and spinach...yum. My crispy walleye sandwich came with choice of sides that included clam chowder. Both sandwich and chowder were excellent. The chowder had plenty of clam piecesand was seasoned just right. My wife and I love it for several reasons not the least of it is its close proximity to the Rep and the Marcus Center.

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Bmarcques (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Manager was really helpful

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall, Pier 106 had a very pleasant atmosphere and setting for an enjoyable pre-concert dinner. Our server was attentive, polite and professional. The food was a bit on the salty side for our tastes, but still enjoyable. Prices were reasonable, particularly when considering the location. I would recommend Pier 106 as part of a fun evening out in downtown Milwaukee.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

My friend and I both loved this place. The inside decor is gorgeous! Our food was outstanding! We plan to go back soon!!! Definitely recommend! 👍

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

We had a great dinner with friends. Server was VERY friendly and made for an enjoyable evening. The half off of every bottle of wine was a WELCOME addition!!

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was outstanding, the appetizer, soup, and entree all were fantastic. The service by Vanessa was excellent. We hope to come back in the summertime. The only problem with the meal was the cocktails, a gin and tonic and an old fashioned; they were both mediocre

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

sat for over an hour before food was served, server didn't seem to care. better food at long John silver.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The chefs seem to know what they are doing. The lobster bisque, made from scratch that day, was rich and hearty. Batter fried haddock and potato pancakes were seasoned and cooked to perfection.

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Amp23 (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Seafood scampi had one scallop in it and 3 pieces of shrimp

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vipDocC (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

A nice surprise meal. Went there because available near thePerforming Arts Center on an ice cold Milwaukee weekend night. Cocktails, halibut,and salmon were all delicious, creative and nicely presented. Our compliments to the chef!

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TomZ (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

I like Pier 106. This was our second visit in a month, both for pre-theatre meals.
We happened to have Dave as our waiter both times and he was excellent, kept an eye on curtain time for us but we weren't rushed...perfect.
My bride really likes the prime rib sandwich (both times), seafood gumbo was great. We all like the homemade ships. I had the grilled salmon sandwich, unfortunately way too salty with the seasoning. I would have sent it back if not for out theater timing and I'm sure they could have fixed that. Otherwise a really nice place and I like the river view.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I have been to Pier 106 about 5 times before, it's very convent for before or after play and concert dining. This time was New Years Eve but early at 5:15 after a 2:30 concert so it was not busy as of yet. I brought a group of 7 and after reading many of the bad reviews I was worried. None of the bad experiences were anything I had ever experienced. Fortunately everything was as good as the last 5 visits. Fast, friendly service. As we were seated one of our group, that is allergic to dairy, asked the hostess about dairy free and she said she did not know but would check, which she did immediately and came back saying the the chief would prepare most any dish substituting other ingredients or toppings. Even with a group of 7 they did not add a tip to the bill and gave us happy hour prices even though it was not a weekday. The walleye sandwich was good, 2 of the group said the beef short ribs were great. One of the group, that has been there before, always orders the salmon BLT. On the down side the person that had the seafood linguini said it could have been warmer and would have liked more sauce. The calamari did seem tough but the cheese curds were good. We will be back when we are downtown for the next performance.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Good foods and friendly staff. Within walking distance from REP

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Cozy and warm on a very Arctic night. Overall great food and service. We came here after a show at the Bradley Center so we were in no rush. Dayton, our server was prompt and courteous. We waited just a little longer than we should have for our appetizer but the cheese curds were delicious once they arrived. Lobster Mac and cheese was delicious, Wisconsin burger just right, scallops were amazing, and the walleye excellent. We look forward to returning and will recommend anytime.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Loved the location and decor. Right on the Milwaukee River. Too cold to sit outside but inside there is a fireplace that made it cozy for a cold winter evening. The bar staff was very friendly and the cocktails delicious!

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Heather (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

We went on a Friday night to try the fish fry, but the short ribs were calling to me. The fish fry was very good with a very nice batter. The french fries were seasoned very nicely. But, the short ribs were amazing. They fell apart and had a rich sauce. The shrimp and crab fundido was outstanding too. Nice atmosphere and great location if you are catching a show after dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was very good. Our waitress was OUTSTANDING! Very helpful and honest with her opinions on the food and beverage selections. Will definitely go back to Pier 106.

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vipDCgem (Milwaukee)
1.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Please heed the reviews warning about poor service, sadly they are very true. We went to Pier 106 last Saturday evening based on the great location and one block walk to the Pabst theatre. I was somewhat nervous about the reviews on open table that mentioned poor service and a slow kitchen. We arrived at 6:00 pm and were seated at a table, we sat and watched another couple be seated right next to us and waited on immediately. After 10 minutes I went to the hostess station and asked when we would be served. The hostess that sat us said she was sorry and personally said she would wait on our table. After a wait to receive our drinks we then received our clam chowder which was super salty. We waited another 30 minutes and I got up again and explained for the second time that we where trying to make a 7:30 pm show and needed to get our food immediately. After another 15-20 minutes the food finally came out. My wife was so upset and the final straw was the food. My dish was fine the stuffed salmon, however my wife ordered the short ribs, which were dry, tough and still stuck to the bones, absolutely terrible. We finally flagged down the waitress and she said she would comp the entire dinner and apologized for the poor slow service and poor entree. I felt bad and offered to pay for my dinner and she said she would just charge me for the two cups of soup. This was supposed to be a special night, we just wanted a nice causal dinner and to see the Christmas Carol. This experience wrecked our evening. This place needs a professional manager to turn the operation around. Sadly we will never return. My advise deep 6 Pier 106!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was good and it had a few choices for non-seafood eaters. Was not busy on a Friday so service was quick. Cheese curds were excellent! Waitress added 20% onto our bill automatically with only 2 people present - should have questioned this.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

OMG!! The crab cakes will forever keep me coming back. The service was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for a date night with my wife. I enjoyed it so much that I don't even recall if the prices were high or low - it was definitely worth whatever we paid and I look forward to the next visit. - Crab Cake Struck

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a very enjoyable dinner. Would have liked to see a little seasonal decorations . Overall would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
2.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Made a reservation for 6:45 on a Saturday but got there at 6:15 and was happy to wait at bar but they sat us right away. Took 20 minutes for a server to come to our table and didn't have our food until 7:40! We had tickets for a show for 8pm that was only 5 minutes away but we were eating fast. My mushroom risotto was sticky and bland. My veggie of squash and zucchini was green peppers and 3 very tiny pieces of zucchini. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Waited an hour for a reservation. Wait staff at bar ignored you

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

My family and I came here after we saw A Christmas Carol at the Milwaukee Rep, and it was the perfect end to our evening! As an added bonus, it was only a 2 minute walk from the theater! We’ll definitely be coming back!

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