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Pier 290 Restaurant

1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191-9740
+1 262-245-2100
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (12 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (10 reviews)
“potato salad” (6 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191-9740
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great view, great food, good service , good drinks, unique environment for lunch or dinner! Maybe be crowded at times but worth the wait! Set aside some time and just enjoy the experience ! It is a little pricey but worth the price!

Thank tom h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drink & dine ON the beach (toes in the sand) or just off the beach around 2 large gas fire pits, or on a deck above the beach, or inside. Views & food were excellent, service friendly.

Thank David K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pier 290 is a great place to have dinner with a view. Unfortunately it is quite noisy and wow! expensive. Over $40 for an 8 oz filet with mashed taters and a few string beans. The restaurant is popular, especially the outdoor area with a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch. Food was really good. Service was o.k. The booth we sat in had no cushion left in it, so not very comfortable. Funny smell in the dining area where we were sitting; not sure what that was. Overall, it is more...More

Thank kcarbery
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was not edible..Fish Taco was very well done, and fries were borderline burnt. Cole Slaw marginal. Wisconsin cheese curbs a Wisconsin favorite we are told we're not worth eating. Service was marginal..server was over booked with tables. Another management issue. Dinner a couple of...More

Thank carolkaras
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service. Good French fries. However....we were promised a whole lobster for the $38 roasted lobster plate my wife shared. No lobster coffee cracked, no small fork to dig out had meat, the smoking it shrimp “relish” on top of the lobster was minimal and...More

Thank 1Bubba2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant. Outdoor seating is a plus. The food is alright. Wisconsin beer paired with cheese curds--a must! Servers are polite.

Thank JanMichael_24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a rehearsal dinner at the pier 290 upper room. The room was elegant offering a view along with a variety of space for our guests to use. The staff was attentive and personable to all the guests catering to all their needs. The...More

Thank george g
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were here just last weekend with a reservation for 12 that was made a month in advance. We got there at 11 and it took them 35 minutes to seat our party. Once we were seated it took an additional 15 minutes to order...More

Thank kmcbi
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Got sick from food here. Do not go here for food. Bad choice for a dinner date. Drinks only. Good for drinks and atmosphere only, not so good for food. Again... if you value your health do not eat here. I live in town here...More

Thank Alister H
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Questions & Answers
Maryanne R
29 July 2017|
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Response from rnnocs | Reviewed this property |
You can dock your boat if there is room. For Lunch I think a nice bathing suit cover-up would be fine; however, I would not wear a cover-up for dinner.
Anne Gene F
20 May 2017|
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Response from Teri C | Property representative |
Hi Anne, Lunch is served from 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM 7 days a week. We are in the process of adding our new menus online. For now you may view the new menu on our Facebook page!
Eileen D
20 October 2015|
Response from Patrick H | Property representative |
Hi Eileen, The times should be listed just below the lunch menu tab. We serve lunch from 11am - 3pm. We have a smaller menu between 3pm and 5pm and then dinner from 5pm - 9pm. From October 19 through May 15 we are open... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191-9740
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Williams Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 262-245-2100
  • E-mail
PIER 290 Restaurant is situated along the western shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, in the quaint village of Williams Bay, WI. A uniquely American restaurant focused on clean flavors, fresh ingredients, and attentive service. PIER 290 is a year round restaurant accessible by land, water, and ice with open air dining in the summer and cozy fire places both inside and out for the winter, all overlooking the waters of Lake Geneva.
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