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About 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.

500 First Street
Hudson, WI 54016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

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)

Cross Street:
Locust and First

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(715) 386-5504

Website:
http://www.pierfivehundred.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Scott Foster

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We have a beautiful private dining area that can accommodate large parties while overlooking the St. Croix River. We do not accept reservations for our outside patio dining.

Pier 500 Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (39)
Scenic View (35)
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Good for a Date (33)
Special Occasion (28)
Worth the Drive (26)
Casual (24)
Comfort Food (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Great for Lunch (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
People Watching (16)
Healthy (15)
Authentic (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Romantic (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Business Meals (13)
Cozy (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Fun (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Seasonal (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Great Beer (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We came for my brother’s birthday and had a wonderful time . Our server went out of the way to make it a special occasion.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous food and atomosphere I’ve only ate there twice due to I don’t live I. Thexarea but love the place and will be my go to place when on the area for dinner

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful food, great ambiance and an intelligent and very informative waiter! Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very enjoyable evening. We will return.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Pier 500 never disappoints for either a quick meal or a leisurely dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fun, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The usually reliable Pier 500 doesn't know how to make stroganoff. For the first time I was disappointed with my meal. My wife's walleye was fabulous though.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I travel quite a bit with a large international firm and it is always a challenge finding good local restaurants. The menu found on the web page of Pier 500 lured us in. We could not have been more pleased. The food, atmosphere and the friendliness of the staff was outstanding. Unfortunately, it was cold and snowing so we could not take advantage of the awesome outside seating that overlooks 1st Street and the St. Croix river. But the open fire place inside kept us nice and cozy. Even if you are staying in Minneapolis / St. Paul, the drive to Hudson, WI will be well worth the effort. Simple put...Outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The Grilled Meatloaf and Lobster Macaroni and cheese were divine.... Rich, decadent, satisfying and substantial. Our server Kerstin was on top of it, everything was taken care of in a significantly above average way. Pleasant atmosphere, clean and welcoming, not too noisy. Comfortable seating. I will be back and share this restaurant with others.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Nice selection, variety but not too much to choose from. Good table presence by waitstaff and management. Food was tasty and timely. French onion soup was fantastic! Only blip was that I wasn’t informed that this soup was an extra charge with my meal. It was offered as a substitute for the soup of the day. Maybe I should have guessed or asked that. Really good soup though, next time I’m going just for the soup!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I was impressed! Will be back soon. Excellent food, exellent sercice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Healthy, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

One word...AMAZING! This restaurant was recommended from a store owner in Stillwater. We happen to have chosen to visit Stillwater during the “Harvest Fest”. (We had no idea) We originally planned on a local restaurant there, but upon arrival knew we would never get in. Everything was amazing!

Tags: Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Casual, Late-night Find, Waterfront, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I made reservations to take my best friend here for his birthday dinner after hiking Willow River State Park. I made reservations so we were seated immediately upon arrival. The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating, the service was quick, food was great and we even received a complimentary birthday sundae. It was raining so we could not eat outside but we would definitely go back again.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Only reason ambience gets 4 stars is because fireplace wasnt on and i was hoping for a little more romantic setting But it didnt really take away from an otherwise perfect experience. Thank you so much!

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was excellent! View of the river was charming. Service was great. Loved it!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My mother went here for her birthday. She was very pleased with her food even though she thought it was a little expensive. The server steered her towards the lobster bisque as it was a special and was just as good as the French onion soup that she loves from here. The only thing I was disappointed with is when I made the reservation is that I put it was her birthday in two different places and they didn’t acknowledge it.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Greeted and welcomed. Waitress extremely helpful. Kindra allowed us ro finish our drinks before plac8ng our order. She offered my wife tastes of Dry Riesling. She checked on us often.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Requested a booth via OpenTable app, well enough in advance, but instead we were seated in a small table next to the kitchen. I asked the hostess to check the reservation, but she said they couldn’t accommodate me. I found this curious, because there were many booths with only two people, so this wasn’t an unreasonable request. Food was decent, but menu seemed quite limited over past experiences here. Can’t say anything stood out, but I’ve had great experiences here for holiday buffets!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Steaks were excellent and prepared to each of our requested doneness, well done and rare. Server was very pleasant and attentive!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 27, 2017

One of the more formal places to eat in Hudson, yet still not very formal. Good venue, great venue with river views and an excellent bar. Food is always very good. Service great too.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great Beer, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

The prime rib was absolutelly delicious!! Also great view to pier and boats in the patio tables.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

They do not accept reservations for the outside patio seating thru open table which was the reason we were going there in the first place. They were able to accommodate us and seat us outside albeit some grumbling from our hostess.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

One of our favorite outdoor (across from park/can see the River) places for brunch. Consistently good service and even better food. Bloody Mary's are wonderful! Just wish we could bring our sweet 4-footed friend with ; )

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food as usual. Extremely loud atmosphere...difficult conversation for 5 at a round table.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Love the atmosphere! We had a reservation and got in right away. We will be going back the next time we are in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food was really mediocre. The nachos was terrible and the hamburger was so so.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I can always count on Pier 500 for great food and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great service. And our comment card was followed up on immediately.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Gouda fondue starter was amazing! Prime rib was luscious! Black cherry creme brûlée was to die for! Only negative was that it was quite noisy in the middle of the dining room.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I've gone here on a few special occasions and the food has been extremely good every time. The sides they give are equally as wonderful as the main part of your entree. If you don't know what to get the rotisserie chicken is always good and you get a lot. The price is on the higher end but it's well worth it to get here at least a few times a year.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Six of us dined on a Friday evening in September. We were in town for a wedding and this was our first visit to Hudson. So glad we had reservations as the place was packed. Downtown Hudson is also very busy with the restaurant and bar crowd. Even though there is a parking lot next to the restaurant and quite a bit of free street parking , it was tough finding a spot. We liked Pier 500 very much. Friendly staff, excellent service, good food, pleasant environment, excellent value.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Quick service so we could make the play at the Phipps.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food is always good. I love the wood-fired chicken. The wait staff is well-trained and
friendly. During the day the patio is a great option. The noise level for seniors can be a problem.
Be sure to ask for a booth it makes it much easier to hear each other.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food has really gone downhill, we came in for brunch and HATE that you changed the brunch buffet, one reason we liked going there is because the family style brunch.
So we ordered from the normal brunch menu.
The service was VERY slow and for the price you received for the meals was not worth the price.
Probaly will not be back, defently sad as this was one of our favorites.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food wasnt anthing special. The location is good, view of the river and outdoor area very nive. I'd stick to happy hour in the future. Dinner is unexciting.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was good, but we were seated near a large party so it was extra loud (this restaurant is generally on the louder side) and the service was mediocre at best and the food was lukewarm.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The salmon in my grilled salmon salad was cooked to perfection.

Indoor ambiance is too loud. Why can't restaurants solve that problem? Not good for conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was my second visit and I would not hesitate to return or recommend it to a friend. The angel hair pasta is excellent with the right amount of spice and texture. We were a party of four with nothing but praise for the food and the service. I was concerned at first about noise when we were seated across from the kitchen but it turned out to be a non-issue and we had no trouble with our own conversations. I would go more often if the prices were not on the high side but it makes for a special connection at especial times.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Comfort Food, Organic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This place is Exceptional! It is very nice and the service is exceptional! The menus is great with fantastic Food! I would highly recommend for any outing such as a date, a friend meeating or a gathering of a group. This place is top notch and second to none!

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our server was fantastic and made us feel special!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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