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Pier 290 Restaurant

1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191-9740
+1 262-245-2100
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (13 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (10 reviews)
“potato salad” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191-9740
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1 - 10 of 384 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good, nothing extraordinary for the price, except the view. My sister and I shared two meals, fish tacos and a turkey sandwich. If you like a piece of fried fish on your fish taco, don't order this. Kind of a shredded white fish...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food when they opened several years ago, unfortunately we haven't experienced the same quality of food since, we keep trying because you can't beat the venue, we love the atmosphere, maybe just have drinks and skip the food.

2  Thank Chad D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are frequent visitors to Lake Geneva since we own property in Fontana. Never visited Pier 290 but decided to give it a try because of pictures we've seen of the location and a friend had posted pictures of an recent trip. It looked beautiful....More

5  Thank CharlieTangoChicago
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch with a girlfriend. Excellent menu, food was great. Pricey wine list. $12 for smallish glass of a nice Chard. Great service, view of Lake Geneva. You can drive your boat up to their Marina! We will return but have our drinks at home...More

Thank NancyJGustafson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the location on Lake Geneva. Food is good, and service is typically good. But, on really busy night they should staff up just a bit. Prices are just a bit higher than I would expect for the location.

Thank RuthieDon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the chef's special (burger with thick-cut bacon, cheddar and grilled onions). Served with truffled fries--fabulous!. We lucked out and got the primo table for 2 outside with a gorgeous view of the Lake. The only negative was that it was a little pricey, but...More

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has great ambiance. Lots of outdoor seating with great view of the Lake. We have been here before and the food was great. This time it was disappointing--too high of a price for mediocre meal. The service was poor also--had to ask for...More

Thank RealtOr30
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... but that's about it! Our waiter pointed out that nothing on the menu is locally "fresh" and recommended the pork chop, which was ok. We made a reservation and had a not so great table but walked around outside afterwards and enjoyed the lake....More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 14 people for drinks and dinner at Pier 290 on a Thursday night. The service was great the food was spot on and it was the best meal we had all week. Great time and coming back this weekend on Friday driving 30+...More

Thank hipster41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pier 290 has a great ambiance. The nautical theme is really cool and a view of the lake is really nice. We had a reservation for 11 at 7:15 and it was obvious they forgot about it so we waited another 20-30 minutes to be...More

Thank SkipBittman
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Questions & Answers
Anne Gene F
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
19 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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