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Pier 4 Cafe & Smokehouse

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600 N Main St, Alma, WI 54610-5500
+1 608-685-4964
06:00 - 14:00
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Wed - Mon 06:00 - 14:00
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Jefferson, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast and it was wonderful. Everyone was so friendly and the food was really good. My husband really loves their coffee. Sits right on the side of the river and you could see the barges go past and of course that train. Very clean restaurant and prices very reasonable.

Thank KWTW6
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit this year and the food was wonderful both times. Best corn beef sandwich I have had in my life! You have to try it.

Thank bbillmeier
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The omelet was large and loaded with smoke turkey and cheese. The prices were very reasonable and the view of the dam and locks was amazing.

Thank Wayne J
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A friend and I were travelling through town, and stopped in expecting ordinary burger/fries, but wow! Outstanding burgers, and the selection of other dishes including pulled pork, ribs, etc... I am taking my husband back to check this place out!

Thank Kris M
Bloomington, Minnesota
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151 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Another jewel away from big cities. The service was impeccable even though the staff was very young. The food arrived quickly and was the real think, delicious and abundant. We indulged ourselves with a Mississippi mud pie and it was OMG. Great place, great people a must when you're in the area.

Thank PierreLab
Stockton, MN
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We love a good smoked BBQ and Pier 4 delivered! Great sized portions and well priced. In fact we were surprised by the amount we got on each plate for the price. We had been as a group and every one of us loved what we had.

Thank Christopher P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Terrific little BBQ & more restaurant overlooking Old Man River and RR Tracks. Family owned and run, mom does the cooking older kids run the front (could use a little more coaching on remembering things) but good otherwise. I assume dad runs the smoker. Started with deep fried green beans. Very good and enough for 3. They were out of... More 

Thank Steve R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great breakfast at the very busy Pier 4. The food was great, eggs done right, and Zachary did a great job waiting on us (despite giving him a hard time with our teasing).

Thank Catherine M
Winona Minnesota
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were driving down the Great River Road and just stopped at this cafe by chance for lunch. We were very impressed by the reasonable prices and large portions of food! They could charge a lot more being on a tourist highway. We both had the pulled pork, which was very good with their choice of sauces. Their menu has... More 

Thank Dezdanger
Hastings, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We had the smoked Turkey sandwich and Pulled BBQ Pork special. YUM! All smoked on site, baked beans are smoked also. Owner was great to talk with. Love that the sandwich had REAL lettuce, not iceberg. Of note this is Breakfast and Lunch not dinner. Make the stop it is so worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 N Main St, Alma, WI 54610-5500
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Alma
  • Phone Number: +1 608-685-4964
We serve breakfast and lunch and are knowen for our omelets, potato pancakes and all our smoked meats and fish

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?