Pier 500

4.8
2227 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 2227 people are saying
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BarbW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate our 59th Anniversary. The biggest decision was which of the many delicious choices were we going to decide on. We have enjoyed Pier 500 for our favorite dining destination many times. I had the Prime Rib, medium rare; my husband chose the Walleye. We couldn’t have been more pleased!

I cannot say enough about the ambiance, the friendly wait staff & the food choices. You can never go wrong at Pier 500. You must experience it for yourselves!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Meagan was great,fast, efficient, informative and very friendly. We will request her next time we come!

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DavidD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was excellent and the food was outstanding. It was a great experience.

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JenP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic! Many different menu choices. Love this place!

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PaulA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent get away for dinner !!
Order the steak salad or breaded cauliflower.

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Vincent
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having eaten at Pier 500 several times over the years, I find the food always excellent (The last visit I had the Pier 500 salad for lunch - a gray favorite.).The service was the best - the waitress was knowledgeable on the menu, very affable , listened to my requests (Megan was excellent!).
Each table has plexiglass around it - a protective measure they should keep . It keeps sound down and allows for customers privacy. Ambiance changes with seating - outside, tables or booths inside or bar seats. Fireplace for an evening dinner with an excellent wine and accommodating staff. Yes! I am a customer who enjoys being there- thank you to the management and staff.

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GaryU
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food, wonderful view of the river, our main go to restaurant in Hudson.

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Craig
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a typical dinner at Pier 500. Excellent cocktails, appetizer, and entree. And, of course, banana cream pie for dessert. Service was also excellent. They have taken Covid safety very seriously with distancing and physical barriers between tables, and masked staff. My favorite restaurant.

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Erika
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our service was a little slow this visit. We ended up having to cancel our movie tickets, we wanted to go to the theater after dinner. The food was very good though... and the server was very kind!

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Doug
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service made our 20th Anniversary a special night. Thanks!

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LisaH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful for our anniversary dinner together. Great food and amosphere

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LindaR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and great food, but if you plan on using the handicap parking at the back, be sure to call and have them unlock the door.

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ErinW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was very good. My cocktail a Basil Martini was delicious as was my Walleye over Wild Rice, my favorite! Server was exceptional!!!

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JoeG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ethan was our server - excellent! He was professional and attentive! All the servers and employees were pleasant and friendly, food was fabulous! We had the Walleye cakes - excellent! The Breakfast Hash wonderful flavor and texture. The Vegetarian Omelet was cooked just as requested, fresh ingredients and delicious. Thank you! We truly enjoyed out dining experience.

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MelB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We came to get the great pork chops you used to serve...thick and tender. The 2 chops we were served were over cooked, thin tough, and dry. We were asked how we wanted them cooked and told the server medium rare. These were very well over cooked. Very disappointing since we drive and hour and a half to get there. Why have you changed the nice thick tender chops you used to serve.

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LyleS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very busy, popular! Plan on making a reservation. Wonderful location, service, food and atmosphere. We felt prices were a bit on the high side but worth it in the end.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Love this restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Had hoped for the key lime pie for dessert and it was not on the menu yet, so hopefully it will be back this summer.

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GaryH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every employee (hostess, waitress in our situation, servers, manager) we interacted with made our experience great --- we felt they genuinely expressed appreciation for us dining at Pier 500. A very good selection of food to meet any diner's desire and the food tasted great as well. All the open tables were tastefully separately by plexiglass which helped with conversing at the table and as well as protocols to address physical/social distancing due to the COVID situation. Our waitress Megan was fantastic!

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LisaK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was great. Definitely will go back!

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ShelleyM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ethan was the dream waiter of all waiters. We all loved our meals and dessert. All the staff was helpful and courteous. Nice list of Specials, although we ordered from the regular menu.

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GaryU
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding. The plexiglass partitions for our corner table were absolutely perfect since we were celebrating a friend who received her second vax that morning. The partitions also help reduce noise which makes a lunch or dinner conversations way more pleasant. We were Pier 500 regulars before but they way you managed things during COVID were best practice. One more compliment, during COVID you maintained the quality of your food. Something many restaurants did not. Thanks Pier 500 and we look forward to many more lunches and dinners on the deck this summer.

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MichelleS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen was an awesome server. Saw to our every need. Made recommendations for lunch and beverages. The walleye tacos were delicious. My mom had the lobster grilled cheese with tomato basil soup. She loved them both. The mango margarita was yummy as was the lavender lemonade. It was my mom's birthday, Jen brought a birthday ice cream to her. Great experience 👍

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Andre
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally enjoyable experience, including the wait staff! The food was truly awesome!

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vipDonna
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the BEST. Was here the night before too and it was equally as great.

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vipCathyA
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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SheriM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our server was outstanding. My daughter and I had a delightful lunch.

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KarenS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So accommodating with everything from the drink recommendations to the height of the shades. The menu has a great variety and price range. I am never disappointed. I ordered the lobster mac and cheese (gluten free) and my husband had the best steak (filet) he has ever ordered. Fabulous!

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GreigG
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very good, Katie, our server, did a wonderful job and the food was splendid. However, Wisconsin does not require masks and we will not return until masks are not required in the restaurant. We will seek other venues in Hudson that do not require masks. That said, we very much enjoy Pier 500 and consider it a highlight of the week to be able to go there to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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Katie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Food is amazing!

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John
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had lunch there. Great food and excellent service. Great atmosphere and will be back.

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AnniversaryGirl
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We four each ordered something different from each other and couldn't help saying while devouring our meal that it was excellent (walleye dinner, rotisserie chicken, flatbread pizza, salmon dinner). And it was served hot, also, which is nice when it happens. We go to the Pier a half dozen times a year and have never been disappointed. (We should really be going more often!)

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ColleenF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It might have been just not my day for food. I found the bisque tomato soup very spicy
and so thick I thought it resembled tomato sauce. The grilled cheese sandwich was burned and salty. The starter salad was great. Just the right touch of dressing. Of my two companions, Polly had the soup and salad. She just adored the same soup I had and thought the spice and consistency perfect. The salad was great. Nancy had the grilled scallops on rice and raved about how well they tasted. I am happy they liked Pier 500. In
past experience I have always enjoyed their food.

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vipBobK
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous! Great service with a scenic view of the Mississippi river. The walleye was fanstastic!

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vipBabs
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Five people- five different dishes- all outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick and wonderful service. So far always a great experience.

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KaylieH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love their food! The lobster bisque is astounding!

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BrandonM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Time there. Will come back for sure. The prime rib was the best I ever had. Great service also.

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Foodie15
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bloody Mary was spicy and delicious! Healthy Chicken bowl was a perfect lunch. Ordered banana cream pie - phenomenal! Fresh real whipped cream and warm caramel sauce - honestly never had anything better!

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Pier 500 is rated 4.8 stars by 2227 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.