Pier 500

4.6
1330 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Waterfront
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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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)
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Phone number
(715) 386-5504
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Foster
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Locust and First
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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.
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.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We loved it! We make a point of stopping here each time we travel to Minneapolis!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service. We had a group of 4 adults, 2 young children and a baby. Our waitress was excellent at accommodating the children. Thank you!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service. Fun dining venue. Brie cheese curds-- delicious.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This is a great restaurant. We were seated right away. Server came right over to get our drink order and explain the menu.
Service was excellent, was not rushed to eat and leave. Outside seating looked very nice. Across the street is a nice park to walk off lunch/dinner. The park is right on the river.
Well worth the money. Parking lot is right next door.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Went to Pier 500 for a date and it was wonderful! Great food and many options for vegetarians. Good drink menu too

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Anniversary dinner. Everything was wonderful. I love this restaurant. I had French onion soup and walleye bites. My wife had steak and lake. We shared the entree. I had the raspberry mule and highly recommend it. Great service. Place was really busy for a Tuesday night. I think that speaks to the quality of Pier 500.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

5 longtime friends and we all our food. Great scenery and most had never been there. Great for conversation. Would love to go back

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The online reservation service was good...would only say that it was worrisome that I could not specify an outdoor table. Luckily there was openings and we were seated outdoors. Saw on FB the Gluten Free eating Patio post and then ordered the salmon bowl...was super good! Overall it was awesome!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Our waiter, Darin, was great. Food was very good.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Loved the outdoor patio. Staff was great. Izzy was bright and personable...very helpful. We’ll definitely be back next year when we visit from TX.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Excellent service, great view of the River from their deck.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great place to go in Hudson, WI. Friendly, accommodating staff and the best food.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

great food and go to place when in the area. Brie cheese curds are the bst

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Enjoyed our first Sunday brunch/breakfast! Really great food, wonderful service. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We stopped in to celebrate our first date there 8 hears ago and the staff made us feel so special ♥️♥️♥️

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Pier 500 is in a great location with nice views of the scenic St Croix River. The food selection and quality is very good. Despite the popularity of the restaurant and the number of patrons, the service by Isabelle was exceptional.

The park adjacent to the restaurant is a great place to take a short stroll after dinner before driving back to the Twin Cities.

Parking is a challenge during the summer so be prepared to park a few blocks away and bring some quarters to feed the parking meter.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Why when called could I not make a reservation. But went to open table and was allowed to make one? For same day/time. Even though with open table it did it for 2 and I needed 6 and couldn't change it.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

When I made reservations online I indicated that I wanted a table on the patio. When my party arrived we were told the patio didn’t take reservations and therefore we ended up in a less desirable location (on the patio) behind the bar with a view of the parking lot.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The prime rib was excellent, as was the steak. My husband was not that impressed with the Cowboy Burger.

Our waiter was pleasant, efficient, and answered all our questions.

Unfortunately, the overpoweringly obnoxious smell of dead fish from the river (across the street) prevented us from eating outside on the deck.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food is very tasty and served in an appealing manner. Wonderful to be able to look out the window and see the St. Croix River.
Chocolate cake is a wonderful dessert, enough to feed seven people!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great service & food

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Pier 500 is always a great experience. Staff is super friendly and food is fresh with many healthy options!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Pier 500 never fails to deliver great food at a decent price. The wait staff is great and I would highly recomend it.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very good , as always!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a misunderstanding when we arrived as the OpenTable confirmation stated outdoor seating yet we were told they do not take reservations for outdoor seating. However, they quickly found us a table. The waitress was very nice and knowledgeable but they had different people serving the food, with a few mistakes. Overall a very good experience though. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great place. Patio was awesome. People were fun. Would return.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great service. Food was outstanding. I loved the online reservation app.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was great, service was great

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great food, great ambience, great location. Love this place.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Love the new umbrellas on the patio!! Food was amazing, always love this place!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Good meal with excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Everything about the restaurant was enjoyable. The menu offered a variety of combinations and selections. My walleye sandwich was served open face with the option to layer it between the two toasted pieces of bread, both delicious and the wild rice soup was flavorful and not to thick. Salads were adequate topped with a grilled nice size of salmon and perfectly cooked asparagus spears. The key lime pie is a must have to share with 3-4 diners with a unique presentation and just right sour flavor. Our waiter was attentive and occasionally checked in with us.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Would like to see more variety for brunch. You are restricted to one kind of hashbrown. Although very good, I could not indulge due to the ingredients. The service was very good and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and service. I had heard about the Sunday brunch so I tried it and would recommend it!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We enjoyed our food and our server was very attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu and specials.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This eatery was referred to me by 2 different people, so I knew we needed to include it in our girls weekend. We had a great view of the river by a window inside due to the wind, but would love to enjoy the patio on my next visit. Everything was amazing. Our server was great but very busy. He didn't have much time to check on us.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Customer in from out of town and it was fantastic food! Great sitting outside. Only wish the jackhammer wasn't working on the bridge that late!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We enjoyed the restaurant's food and our waiter was very friendly and attentive. The only sour point was the length of time it took for us to get our drinks. I watched our put in our drink orders and then watched him return to the bar at least two more times. I would estimate it took 10 minutes to get two craft beers. It was apparent that the bartenders could not handle the volume of service. It didn't affect our meal, but it was a bit disappointing.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great food at reasonable prices. Lots of options on the menu.

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