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Pier 290

4.4
954 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
Live Music | Lakefront Dining
PIER 290 offers a unique opportunity to enjoy lakeside dining on Lake Geneva. Our menu showcases local food and a wine list with producers who respect artisanal techniques. The kitchen is dedicated to making as many items from scratch as possible. Ingredients come from nearby farms, including our own FARM 290 and others, such as Alden Hills Farm, Yuppie Hills Poultry, Hometown Sausage Kitchen.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Open for Lunch and Dinner Wednesday - Sunday
Kitchen open 11AM - 9PM
Sun-Thur: Bar open 11AM - 10PM or TBD (we will stay open as long as people are here)
Fri-Sat: Bar open 11AM - 12AM or TBD (we will stay open as long as people are here)
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Phone number
(262) 245-2100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Walworth
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Parking details
Travel by land, water, or ice. Offering free pier slots, boat valet, and over 100 car spaces with valet on summer weekends.
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Entertainment
Live Entertainment Nightly Friday & Saturday
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 954 People Are Saying
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4.2
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Love this restaurant and on a very bad weather, snow and ice evening it didn’t disappoint.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We loved the view of the lake and the food was great!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Pier 290 was a great place for us to have lunch before visiting the Yerkes Observatory. The French Dip, Fish Tacos, and Breakfast Burgers were great. Great food and service.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was not my first visit to Pier290. I would go back and would also recommend this restaurant for others. Pretty view of the waterfront and the food was good. Disappointed in our service the night we were there, however nothing a catastrophe. Had to remind the waitress of drinks ordered but not received, ask for water refills and silverware but the food was warm when received.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

First time here. Very friendly staff and great service. Food was very enjoyable. Will definitely return..enjoyed the sunset and lake views.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful Easter lunch/brunch with family. Nice variety on menu, waitstaff very knowledgeable and friendly. Beautiful view of lake on sunny day. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A perfect place for ALL occasions! Excellent food, wait staff, views, ambiance!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The smokey grilled pork chop is delicious!!
Great spot to watch March Madneess but be able to retreat afterwards wonderful atmospheric sphere in the dining room for relaxing dinner.
An LG favorite for us:)

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Beautiful view!

Our waitress seemed a little on edge, but otherwise the food was great!

Will be a returning customer for sure!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We all enjoyed the all you can eat fish fry. The boiled and fried fish were both excellent. We loved the potato pancakes! The service was outstanding, wonderful view, great ambiance.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great location. Staff attentive but a bit intrusive. Decor kitschy but with some great early photos in hallway.
Steak average and average value. Bluegill fish-fry touted but average.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My wife's meal was nothing like how it was described in the Menu. Food was very overpriced.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Over-priced for mediocre food. Not impressed. The atmosphere was good, but food, service and cost did not meet my expectations.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food is overpriced for what you get. Service was good, had to send one dinner back because it was very fatty. Could tell just by looking at it.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had a great time at this amazing place, great service, great food and excellent ambiance... will go back there again.. highly recommend...

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was awful sent back cheese board and tuna tartar was fishy definitely not fresh. However the lobster was on special and it was good

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Appreciate being able to choose between lunch or brunch menu on Sunday. Friendly service and helpful with menu choices. Want to go back and try the Friday Night Fish Fry!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We love Pier 290 and the food this time was fabulous and great knowledge of cocktails!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Enjoyed a lovely weekday lunch at this very attractive lakeside restaurant. Fireplaces in both the dining room and the bar area create a cozy, comfortable feeling. We had the Friday Fish Fry (or broiled) special served with fries (or potato pancakes), cole slaw (or applesauce) bread and butter and delicious brandy old fashioned drinks. We can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere and great food. Service was very good!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very good. Will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I found the clam chowder to be watery and over seasoned. I did not eat it and the waitress did take it off the bill, which I thought was great customer service. I had the tiger shrimp which were very tasty. The atmosphere was great. I really enjoyed the old photos in the hallway.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Pier 290 is a wonderful dining destination you have to experience. It is located on beautiful Lake Geneva in Williams Bay Wi, also home to Gage Marine. The restaurant is decorated with many antique nautical piece and the view is Second to none. finally, the reason to go there is the food and drink, which is superb to say the least. During the summer you can dine outside or inside. This is a must do if you are in the Lake Geneva area, consider a reservation at busy times !!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing diner, top quality ingredients resulted in an amazing meal. Dan, our waiter, was attentive without being intrusive. Great dining experience!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

A culinary experience your taste buds won't forget! Carefully hand crafted food that explodes with unique flavors. Definitely my top restaurant in the area (Rock & Walworth counties). Atmosphere and lakeside dining is an added bonus!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is a go-to restaurant for me. It's a bit of drive from home (Woodstock, IL) but is like going away for a mini-vacation. This time we were entertained by 2 eagles - yes, EAGLES - swooping and fishing and landing to lunch on the ice in sight, then fly within 30 feet of the windows to their nest nearby. The food is outstanding and as locally sourced as possible. The prices are a little high, but for the experience, food, service and ambience, well worth it. I lost a bracelet (fairly valuable and to me priceless for memory) which when I called to see if it was here, had been turned in by the worker who found it and was ready for me to come back and pick-up when I could. Honor, ethics and morals are wonderful things to see and experience. Thank you Pier 290! They never told me the worker's name so I could personally thank them, but I left them an envelope thank-u.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I was very disappointed that our reservation wasn't honored, even though we did speak with someone that afternoon to confirm. We were seated in the back area with the plastic sheets and luckily were by the fireplace. We enjoyed our meal and the evening but the ambiance was not nearly as nice as the main dining room.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great for a family night out for dinner. Staff very friendly and attentive; including the Manager that night. Stopped by our table and was very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Came to town for the Winterfest. Loved our experience at Pier 290 and will be back! Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Fantastic food and service. Don't miss out on the "brunch burger".....amazing! View of the lake is gorgeous, even in winter.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful. Such attention to detail. Beautiful room & table. Great bar and live music.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and the service was great as always!

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Our second visit to Pier 290. Date had lobster mac and I had the Beef Stroganoff. Somehow my dish had a large potato in it. Not sure how. Just average food. View great service great. There seems to be an official "children's section" to the far left in the main dining room. Second time we have had screaming kids during the entire meal - even though we were on the other side of the restaurant it is still annoying to let your kid carry on like that. As the mom of 4 there are solutions. Bar is always busy here and this was a winter visit - summer is quite different - very busy. Location here will always draw people in, but better food would seal the deal for return diners.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

I have eaten at Pier 290 4 or 5 times and I am never disappointed. The food is always hot, tasty, and creative; the services is excellent; the drinks don't put you on your face, but they are well-crafted so you don't have to Uber it home. I try to have a different entrée every time I go. We brought a couple friends with us who were also impressed. I will keep coming as long as the quality stays as it is...excellent on all fronts.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Went on New Years Day for the Polar Plunge it was very fun and the restaurant is very nice bar area too!!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve 2017. Good food and service as always. Only hitch was when we arrived we were seated in a tent like area with heaters for warmth . Unfortunately with a temperature of -3 degrees and a steady wind of 5 mph people were eating with their coats on. We asked to be moved inside and after a few minutes we had a high top table Inn the bar area. I was disappointed that when we made the reservation we would have been told about the possibility of the seating arrangement.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Dinner was delicious and the booths are very comfortable! My steak was perfectly cooked, veggies savory and wine excellent.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I know it is very very cold outside, but it was also a bit chilly inside. We were hoping the fireplace in the dining area would've been working. We did receive a very acceptable explanation of why it wasn't on though and understand the circumstances. We did, however, enjoy the fireplace near the bar area - that was very enjoyable, cozy, and liked the seating available. This was our first time here and we would definitely come back again. Our server was very helpful and friendly with a great personality also. The food was good and your restaurant was clean and welcoming! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

My Birthday at Pier 290 was perfect in every way. Food, ambiance, service, the view of the lake and best of all my good friends joining me.
The chicken pot pie seemed to be the winner although the beer cheese soup was excellent as well. Not too heavy, just right.
They let us bring our own cake which was a nice touch.

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1.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Mediocre to say the least. We have been going to Pier 290 for a few years now . To begin with we were impressed with the view ,the food and staff . Last night was the last straw of progressively LESS of everything . We were seated in the outside dinning area with plastic walls and a roaring fire ( the dinning room was empty?). The fire was beautiful but so hot that both my white wine and water were warm . The food was beyond ordinary for $150 for two with 4 drinks . The presentation looked like ‘ school dinners ‘ and the service was nonchalant. Buck up Pier 290 you have lost the plot and become arrogant and sloppy .

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