Pier 500

4.6
2444 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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 24. 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, Blackened 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2444 people are saying
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StillwaterMinn
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food, location and the staff make this such an outstanding place to go.

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ThomasR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ambience was very nice.
The service was above average.
Might need more selection on menu.
It looks to be a favorite place for many diners.

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ThomasE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

seated when we arrived. Food selection good as usual. Parmasean crusted Walleye and blackened salmon were very, very good entrees.

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HannahQ
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pier 500 is amazing the wait staff is so attentive and made my birthday such a great experience so happy to have come here to celebrate. Food was amazing and hot, drinks were fantastic, the place is gorgeous. Love pier 500

MJ
MJEL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining area was very clean and customers were well protected from each other.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was excellent! Polite and friendly. Food was delicious and the drinks were good. The restaurant was clean and tidy. Will be back again.

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redryder
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, food was very good, got seated right away.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deck dining was lovely. Waitress was very attentive. Food choices were really good and each of us were very satisfied.

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AliceM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on their wonderful patio. Beautiful evening. Service and food were excellent and the prices were definitely reasonable. Our friends had never eaten at Pier 500 and were pleasantly surprised.

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JaneV
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The raspberry chicken salad is our favorite. The French onion soup was excellent too.

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Doubled
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean. Friendly service. Great food. Comfortable setting.

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DaleH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can't wait to go back to Pier 500!! The food was amazing and our waitress was very friendly and attentive.

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LisaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. The deck is lovely with great weather. Service was excellent.

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TomH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Courtney our server, was outstanding. Wonderful presence, very accomodating, friendly, and knowledgeable.

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Yum12
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food is amazing and the staff is great.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and delicious food and perfectly prepared! Will definitely dine there again.

JK
vipJillK
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were able to get a table outside on a beautiful day. The meal was outstanding!

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Jene
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful food. Just remember to make reservations

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vipJessicaS
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The banana cream pie was to die for🥰

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SueM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little warm outside. Wish there was an umbrella in the corner table.

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Janny
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was a champion! She had to exert a lot of patience with our table for six. Two of our group were visiting from Virginia, staying in Apple Valley, got mixed up on the time, and came over an hour late. We had no pressure on us from our waitress at all. She was an excellent server, and always had a smile for us. Also, it was Labor Day and the patio and inside restaurant were totally full. Good for your staff who did the best they could!

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vipDAVIDJames
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

consistently good, food was great, restaurant was busy and food was out in 30 minutes.

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vipCALLakeland
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Substandard experience at a normally reliable restaurant. From the start, the host was inattentive and seemed to be bothered when he asked for our reservation, which isn’t a good start. Afterwards, our server took about five minutes to greet us, and managed to not only neglect mentioning being out of a main entree, but to bring an appetizer we’d ordered. The main entrees were also disappointing as well. It will likely be a very long time before I revisit Pier 500 for dinner.

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SandyH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Good
LOVE the Walnut-Chicken Raspberry--etc Spring Salad

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KenB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Ordered the Prime Rib Hash, $14, all meat, no hash, here is an item you could have a low food cost, offer the customer a great value, use a low cost ingredient, potatoes, as a filler and you leave money on the table and the customer feeling ripped off by a small portion size. No wonder restaurants loss money. I think I had three diced potatoes in the whole serving. Crazy. Walked away disappointed and hungry in three hours.

AJ
AprilJ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the pairings within the dish were well thought through.

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clairesmom
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had the prime rib and sea bass special. Both were excellent. Glad we had a reservation as it was packed.

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JoelS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pier 500 has been our favorite restaurant for years, we always go on our anniversary!

What is the deal with the brussels sprout appetizer???????

Everyone I know loves it!!!
Everyone at the table was going to order it, so we skipped the appetizer entirely!!

Lost $$$ and we skipped desert.

LoLo Kitchen has them and they are awesome, Pier 500 chooses to omit a very popular appetizer for what reason? a mystery, even our server Adam said everybody asks about it!!

Joel

PS If this is Katie reading this we talked before.

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TomP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was good. 1/2 sandwich and soup--Lobster Bisque great. Tomato Basil too spicy for the wife

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JodyS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

We were seated in the bar so a little noisier and less ambiance.

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Erika
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went on a date here and our waitress Megan really made the experience so good.

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MargieS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server. Food was perfect!!
Highly recommend

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NikoleL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was phenomenal. Our server was a bit slow coming back to get drink orders. I had to flag her down eventually.

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joelk
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality all the way

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eduardo was a great server. sea bass was perfectly prepared
coconut cream pie beyond compare

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Jessy
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Definitely not what I expected for high-end prices. To put it bluntly it was like a “high-end” Applebee’s. More like a shorts and T-shirt bar. Wife paid $14 for a drink that definitely did NOT taste good. No gin orchid please.

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vipsuebert
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!! Thank you!

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MinnesotaFlash
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a beautiful day, and we were able to get an outside table. Server was excellent, and food was very tasty. Price was a little on the high side, but not over the top. Great place to celebrate a special birthday!

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vipChefeffie
Minneapolis
89 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had the salmon healthy bowl which was good overall. Very seldom do restaurants cook salmon perfectly, but Pier 500 did a super job! On the other hand the grains in the bowl were bland which I think were a result of the vinaigrette only covering a portion of the food in the bowl. I wasn’t sure which ingredients in the bowl were to be served hot, warm, or cold because the food temp of the ingredients was very inconsistent. My husband had the chicken parm meatball sandwich which he found delicious! Service was on point.

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MarieC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had reservations, so we’re seated promptly. Our waiter was good, not too chatty, but maybe it was an understaffed situation. Drinks were good. It took a long time to get our food. Four of us, and they said there was a large party of people which delayed ours. We love this patio and enjoyed ourselves, it just could’ve been a tiny bit better.

FAQs

Pier 500 is rated 4.6 stars by 2444 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.