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Pier 290 Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191-9740 (Walworth)
+1 262-245-2100
11:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Illinois City, Illinois
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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, definitely a touch upscale but not such that it's feels pretentious. The bar service was... More 

Thank mdoyle11
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 and returned after few minutes informing us we were fine. We ordered the deviled eggs(which... More 

Thank kioara
Northbrook, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 about dinner-stayed to listen and settled in around fireplace at bar. Will definitely give our... More 

Thank Lori B
Waukesha, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 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
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
Gurnee, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 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 your boat while you eat. Definite must for drinks on Lake Geneva. Food was okay

Thank David1669933
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

On what potentially is the most magical night of the year, this place had all the magic of a roadside diner. We have visited this place before, and enjoyed it, but it has really gone downhill. The waitstaff was clueless. Our chummy, long-winded waiter seemed indifferent to my food intolerances and only reluctantly checked things out with the kitchen. Once... More 

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restaurantpier290, General Manager at Pier 290 Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, we are sorry we did not meet your expectations for dinner. We take our costumers feedback very seriously. Please feel free to contact me at anytime. thank you 262-245-2100 Manuel De Moya General Manager Pier 290 Restaurant More 

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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great view of the lake and excellent food. Celebrated a birthday lunch. The Lobster Roll was terrific.

Thank Robert S
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

It's December in WI and the circular seating fireplace in the bar is welcoming. Friendly, accommodating staff. Enjoyed appetizers, wine, crackling of wood burning, AND some good blues.

Thank Julie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 50
American, Bar, Pub
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?