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About Pier 106

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.

106 W Wells St
Milwaukee, WI 53203
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:


TUESDAY - THURSDAY 4:00PM - 9:00PM
FRIDAY - SUNDAY 11:00AM - 10:00PM

Cross Street:
Plankinton

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 273-7678

Website:
http://www.pier106seafoodtavern.com/

Catering:
Please contact Pier 106 General Manager if you are interested in catering information.

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

Pier 106 Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.5

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

74% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Waterfront (14)
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Scenic View (14)
Special Occasion (11)
Cozy (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Casual (8)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Romantic (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

None of my requests were met. I booked online and wanted something more set aside from other people. ( very few people were actually there, so they could have made it happen) also called so I could have had cheesecake brought out after dinner and our waitress didn’t even ask he we wanted dessert. We drove from Kimberly Wi and I reviewed many places and chose pier 106. Would have been nice to have even been offered the dessert I put in a request for.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

I've dined here a few times and the food is consistently very good and the Waite Staff pleasant and knowledgeable. I recommend the Stuffed Salmon and Lobster Mac n Cheese. The location is perfect if you are planning on seeing a show at The Reparatory Theater.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was our first visit to Pier 106, having picked it because of its proximity to the Pabst Theater. Great for us we were within walking distance of the show, but best of all was the dining experience we had...great food and great service. Might have been our first time, but it certainly won't be the last!

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 8, 2017

When we first arrived we were the only patrons and my first thought was oh oh, but was very pleasantly surprised. It was a Tuesday night after happy hour hence the quiet atmosphere. That did change and by the time we left the restaurant had several tables seated. The food was awesome. I ordered a salmon salad with beets, my husband had a burger with a side salad. My husband is a diabetic, they were able to accommodate his requests to alter the menu item he chose. I recommend the apple cider mule. Plus the portions were very ample. I will definitely come back in the summer, enjoy the downtown scenery and look forward to sitting outside by the river.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Overpriced for portions and quality of food. I had the Friday fish fry and got ice cold potato pancakes and the come slaw was awful. Really wanted to like this place bc I picked it but all 4 of us were underwhelned. Best part was the friendly bartender and happy hour specials. Should have had dinner elsewhere.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Delicious! I had tge stuffed Salmon. I only wish it came with a potato side. I really wanted to try the honey cinnamon sweet potatoes but not badly enough to pay extra.
Was glad to see their patio was still open during our unusually warm late October. Some restaurants already took their patios down!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The flatbread appetizer was delicious. The salad was pretty bleak. Nothing more than a chunk of lettuce and a few tomato crumbles.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The location was great for attending a show at the Milwaukee Rep. We thought the food was quite good. The service was good also...our server was very nice. We did just have to let her know that we had to be out to see a show.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nice place and close to Theatre district . Disappointed in seafood menu.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service and as good, ambiance was nice...food was just okay. Main entree dishes were good. Side dishes (potatoes, vegetables) were not good at all.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Best perch fish fry I've ever had. Great tasting prime rib sandwich. Seasoned fries were a perfect side.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great perch sandwich. The fish was done well and the coleslaw on it was a nice touch. Never had it that way before.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The place was busy but not crowded. Waitress didnt seem interested in our table. More concerned with a 5 top that came in after us. Server didnt bring the salad that was ordered. Drinks stayed empty for 15 minutes before waitress came back to check on table and then brought the bread basket. Do not recommend based on this visit.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Came to see John Cleese.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was my and my husbands first time at this restaurant . I had the perch fish fry . It was delicious . The fish was just right and so were the French fries. My husband had the lobster Mac and cheese. He loved it! We both had the pier margarita. They were awesome! We shared the turtle cheesecake.. Best cheesecake ever! Most definitely going back. Also the food is very affordable.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was good but our waitress did not seem very well trained or informed. She did not know all the specials for the day. She did not write our orders down and came back twice to confirm our drink order and food order. The food was served in a timely manner and was very good. When the waitress brought back the payment folder my credit card was not in it. I went up to the counter and reported it and several staff went on a search for it. They found it on the floor - she must have dropped it on the way back to the table. Though the food was very good the total experience was not very pleasureable.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food good service super convenient to shows

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Cheese curds were phenomenal and our bartender was amazing

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was good, but the service was terrible. Water didn't arrive for 15 minutes and then the server was inexperienced and careless. We were served a Manhattan instead of Maker's Mark on the rocks because the server didn't know what the latter was. If they could improve the service, I'd recommend it.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Don't eat here unless you enjoy looking at the other people at other tables while everyone wonders where their food is. Food was sub par but extremely expensive.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The wait staff was great. The food took way too long to serve. The lobster mac was very good, but my guests who had steak stayed they were not tender. Good flavor though. Bar area very noisy which carried over to dining room.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 28, 2017

First time eating at Pier 106. Service was very good. The server said she was new but she attended to us at the right times and was very friendly. Food was presented well and very good quality. Location close to the theaters is a plus.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

It was a gem to find this restaurant open on a Sunday, which is likely the reason there were only a few patrons in the restaurant. It was easy to get a reservation. The food and service were very good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We waited an hour and a half for our food, which was ok. I had the scallops. The scallops themselves were really well cooked and delicious, but the risotto they were with tasted like risotto in Spaghettios sauce. They were out of many menu items and ran out of Spotted Cow (???) in the middle of Saturday night dinner service. Would NOT recommend.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Server seemed preoccupied. Our meals came out wrong, then we waited a long time before we were given the right meals. It was ok, the view was the best from the patio.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

We often grab a meal before the Rep here. We have shared with our friends or dined as a date night. Good food, nice happy hour and prices are reasonable!

Tags: Waterfront, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Business Meals, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We arrived early and that was just fine. We got seated outside and was welcomed by our Server right away. Ordered drinks and Calimari (witch was Great!) We took our time enjoying the river watching the boats go down the river. When dinner came it looked Great and tasted even better. The portion are on the small side.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Extremely slow service, felt like we were bothering them by being there. Food mediocre at best. Seating uncomfortable. Would not go back.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very poor service. Three of five orders were incorrect.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My husband and I made a reservation for before a show. We loved it! Service was good, food was excellent, atmosphere was perfect.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

First time here. Food was a bit pricey, but tasty nonetheless. Our Server, Dayton, was fantastic. A diligent worker who exuded positivity and happiness which made the visit that much more enjoyable. The stuffed salmon was good but seemed to be missing some flavor, while the scallops were super yummy. Worth visiting, for sure.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

I really wanted to love this place even after the lukewarm reviews. Pier 106 has prime real estate along the river, but fails to come through with a full dining experience. The sad part is the staff seems only half invested in their service. We were seated at a middle table in an empty room. If the river is your selling point, why not choose a window table? (Views are only great from the patio.) Said center table spun like a lazy Susan and one chair was broken. We reseated ourselves. As for the food, the cheese curds were great and very reasonably priced. The perch sandwich was good and the prime rib sandwich (aka French Dip) was acceptable. The Ahi tuna was good, but the soba noodles on which it's served were oddly flavored. The steak was tough and tasted a bit off. I think if this place is solely marketed as a drinking and bar-food venue they would be better off. Pier 106 masquerades as a seafood restaurant, but can't quite pull it off.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

The restaurant was closed. They even called to confirm my confirmation, and they were closed. My parents came in to town for my mom's birthday, so I made a reservation here and they were closed. Won't be wasting my time with them again.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Most of the restaurant was reserved for a wedding reception this evening, but we were lucky to get a table and service/food were great. Probably some more noise than normal due to the reception, but still a great experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Service and food are always great. Good selection of beer on tap.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It would be nice if Sunday Funday brunch was also offered on Saturday. We had been in the Third Ward earlier that morning and it was packed with diners. We arrived at the Pier where the menu looked more inviting for Sunday. The brunch offerings weren't all that great but sitting on the patio was enjoyable. Kelly took good care of us and cheerfully answered and questions.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The service left much to be desired. We indicated we wanted to have an appetizer first and order Our entree after we were finished the appetizer. Our server repeatedly asked us if we were ready to order. We finally ordered just to have some peace.
The men's room had two rolls of tp on the floor of the stall. Not very sanitary.
The food itself was fine.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

everybody at the table enjoyed their food, service was great, food came promptly.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch. There were only two other tables of people there. Never a good sign but we stayed the course. We sat right along the river. Boats kept passing by which was fun to watch however there is always a warning horn which can get annoying after awhile.

The crab, spinach and artichoke dip was lovely even the bread bowl they served it in was fantastic. The eggs Benedict was just okay. The ham was too salty. The shrimp and cheese grits with pork belly was short on shrimp - just 3 pieces. It was a tad too spicy having both jalepenos and peppers. It was also like eating a plate of cheese with a few cooked grits thrown in. The pork belly bits were tasty and crisp. The orange juice was good however the pineapple juice surely came out of a can. The coffee was served cold as stone!!! I don't know how the server could pour it out and not realize it was cold.

Won't be back. Will head over to Brunch on the same block instead and just wait an hour like everyone else.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Beautiful perfect location. That's about it. Weak menu, poor delivery and over priced.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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