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Pier 290 Restaurant

1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191-9740
+1 262-245-2100
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
3 days ago
“Mid Week Happy Hour”
2 weeks ago
Closed Now
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191-9740
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Pier 290 on a Wednesday late afternoon for the first time. As we walked in, my friends and I noticed how beautiful the interior was, so I couldn't wait to see the lake view. We grabbed comfy seats around a fire-pit and turned our...More

Thank DaniPickle
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although they have a great nautical themed restaurant and bar, we really like their spacious outdoor dining area overlooking Lake Geneva, with open air tables and a casual lounging area where you can enjoy a relaxing drink with your toes in the sand while the...More

Thank pat m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dinner again this weekend celebrating birthdays with family. Although you make a reservation, you may need to wait to sit outside if that is your preference so be patient, it's worth the wait. Be nice to the staff, and they will be nice to...More

Thank Kris D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best view and the menu has gotten better, but the food is still not as good as it could be for the price they charge. Still don't have a great summer salad choice or good summer sandwich options. Still worth a visit!

1  Thank lilydawn7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This dining experience was unparalleled! Will be back in a heartbeat and will recommend to anyone! We stopped on our way into town and had an early lunch. The view was to die for and the setting was serene and relaxing. It definitely picked up...More

Thank LMIVER0801
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pier 290 has a wonderful view of the lake and is in a nice location in Williams Bay. However the Menu is very limited and way over priced. The Food is Fine but by no anything to rave about. The drinks at the bar are...More

Thank Varkguru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called to make a reservation for 5 of us and were told either 6pm or 730,(Wed night) we chose the 730, couldn't make it there until 615 or so. We showed up about 715 to a half empty restaurant, not sure why we couldn't...More

Thank Piccolo1776
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always make this a stop when we are on the lake. The atmosphere and view cant be beat. We always used to love their food. The menu changed and so did the food quality. The burger used to be great but it looked like...More

Thank brheintgen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere! Beautiful view to the lake. Enjoyed a great afternoon for lunch and a friendly bartender! Food was very good and menu had much to offer! Can't wait to go back!!

Thank TMMac1954
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Nautical theme for decor and pictures from the past to include a Playboy Bunny outfit is a reason to stop. Food is poor. Do not order the cheese curds - nothing more than fried cheese which is very chewy. Menu has few selections and service...More

Thank Pat S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Anne Gene F
What is lunch menu and times served
19 May 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
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
You list a lunch menu but no lunch time hours. Which is accurate?
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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