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Pier 290 Restaurant

) #4 of 9 Restaurants in Williams Bay $$ - $$$, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191-9740
+1 262-245-2100
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible7%
1 week ago
“Prices did not match food and service”
4 weeks ago
“Restaurant with a view but a dissappointing menu and manager”
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191-9740
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to us in order to escape the crowds of Lake Geneva. We wanted to sit near the water but we were seated next to the waitress station and facing a plastic tent wall even though there were tables open near the...More

Thank RMJ H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Good food. Outdoor fire pits weather permitting. By the lake. able to take boat to restaurant

Thank Judie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with a group of friends. There was some reservation confusion upon arrival but it really was not a big deal and likely would have completely overlooked it, if the rest of the experience had been better. The restaurant is very nice on the inside,...More

Thank mdoyle11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a reservation on open table and upon arrival we were promptly seated by the window. Quite a lovely view. Equally promptly the hostess asked for my sister's service dog's(a petite well behaved hawanese) ID which we presented to her. She left with it...More

Thank kioara
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner! Family friendly but not chaotic. Food was amazing! Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. View was nice even on a wet day. We loved having dinner lakeside.

Thank Francesca N
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Have wanted to visit for sometime because of the lovely view but had concerns about after reading recent reviews. Was very impressed with service. All four of us dining were very happy with our dinner choices-great flavor and definitely good portion sizes. Enjoyed the music...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had the opportunity to meet here with another couple for lunch. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. We are looking forward to returning when the weather is warm and we can enjoy the outside seating.

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 6 February 2017

What a wonderful lunch we had today on the lake! This was our 4 trip back to Pier 290, the food is very good and staff is very friendly and welcoming. And nothing beats the view! We plan to return soon.

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great place to grab a cocktail with a date or friends. Nice people with atmosphere for all ages. Pier access on the lake is a definite add. Awesome that they have a pier attendant to help you with your boat docking. No charge for keeping...More

Thank David1669933
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Anne Gene F
What is lunch menu and times served
20 May 2017|
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Response from Barb S | Reviewed this property |
Would agree to check website. Full menu when we were there. May change seasonally?
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, 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
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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PIER 290 Restaurant is situated along the western shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, in the quaint village of Williams Bay WI. The farm to fork method is applied to nearly every dish they serve. Working with local partners along with using produce grown in their own garden; Farm 290, the menu is ever changing, focusing on the flavors of the season. Be sure to stop by the Shops at PIER 290. Dine year round for lunch and dinner, indoors or al fresco. Accessible by land, water and ice.