About Pier 106
Pier 106 Seafood Tavern (Formerly Port of Call Bistro) is a casual restaurant serving delicious dishes focused primarily around seafood, but we surely have something for everyone!
Seasonal fresh ingredients are the focus of all of our dishes that also pair well with any of our 16 tap beers and specialty cocktails.
For the sunny days there is a 1300 square-foot patio overlooking the Milwaukee River-perfect for enjoying our appetizers and refreshments!
Pier 106 Seafood Tavern is conveniently located in downtown Milwaukee on Wells St. and the Milwaukee River. It is within walking distance to many theaters and concert venues. Reservations are highly recommended on weekends and concert nights.
Seafood, American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact Pier 106 General Manager, Stephen Fox, if you are interested in catering information.
If street parking is unavailable, the following parking lots and structures are closest to Pier 106 Seafood Tavern:
724 N. Plankinton-Covered Parking Garage
Public Lots at Wells and 2nd Streets
Rock Bottom Parking Lot
Private Party Facilities:
Pier 106 offers semi-private and private rentals.
Private Party Contact:
Stephen Fox: 414-273-7678x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pier 106 Ratings and Reviews
First time I've been to Pier 106 since i ...
First time I've been to Pier 106 since it was Port go Call Bistro. I was very pleased with the menu options and our server, Averie, was great! She made great food suggestions and was extremely attentive. The night was extra special as we got engaged later that evening. I'm so glad we picked Pier 106 for dinner as it will forever be in our memory of that special night!
Second time I was at the restaurant that ...
Second time I was at the restaurant that day. Lunch found problems with the menu as several items did not meet the chef's standards. Better not served than served and was bad. The evening was with family and friends. Great deck on the river. lovely evening and service was great.
Cioppino had very little fish - mostly b ...
Cioppino had very little fish - mostly broth with not much flavor - asked for bread and they said they would have to make the Naan bread for us. Shrimp bruschetta for appetizer was very good. Wait staff very friendly.
Had a late lunch on Father's Day, servic ...
Had a late lunch on Father's Day, service was fantastic and food was delicious!
Our waiter was helpful in making suggestions. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal.
We sat outside, traffic was a little loud, but need to dine outdoors whenever the weather permits in Milwaukee
The stuffed salmon was cooked perfectly! ...
The stuffed salmon was cooked perfectly! My daughter was happy that the kitchen could accommodate her request for buttered noodles ( not on the menu)...thank you!!! Although the bill was a little more than expected, it will not deter us from returning for a good meal & great customer service.
We went for our daughter's high school g ...
We went for our daughter's high school graduation dinner with family. Our waitress was wonderful-she even brought us dessert free to celebrate! The food was delicious. All of the entres were close to thirty (listed as under 30) and our total bill was $280 with 7 people (7 drinks included). The best part was the waitress tracked us down across the street at the Bronze Fonz with my daughter's gift bag which we forgot. I wish I could remember her name!
I went with four girlfriends. The cockta ...
I went with four girlfriends. The cocktails and food were delicious. I had the stuffed salmon, great flavor, my other friends had this amazing coconut rice and scallops. The only thing that put a damper on a great dinner was how hot it was in the restaurant. It was one of the hottest days of the summer so far and we opted to sit inside because of how humid it was outside. The air conditioning felt great in the front of the restaurant but the back part that leads to the doors to go outside was awful. We were literally sweating the entire meal and at the end just wanted to get out of there because of how uncomfortable it was. Not sure how to make that better but something with the airflow our something needs to be changed because i would recommend to sit in the front of the restaurant to avoid that happening again.
Downtown Dining, never again.
I went for Downtown Dining after hearing poor reviews because I always like to see for myself.
I had the clams and mussels as an appetizer, the lobster as an entree, and the Oreo brownie for dessert. I also ordered two drinks.
The appetizer was probably my favorite thing, and even that was mediocre. When I walked in, the staff seemed fairly lackadaisical. When my food came out, I didn't receive utensils. I had to go to a preset table and get it myself. The entree was probably the worst part. The lobster was completely flavorless, took a lot of work on the customers part to even break apart, and the coleslaw was absolutely disgusting. The brownie that I had for dessert was dry, but okay.
As for my drinks, my first one the bartender only filled halfway and I had to tell him to fill it up completely.
Overall, it wasn't the worst restaurant I've been to, but I wouldn't go back.
Great outdoor dining and close to theaters!
Food was good, service was fair. Waiter never brought me a spoon for my soup. After waiting nearly 10 min, had to get up and find another server to bring me one. He also brought us the wrong check and took a long time to bring ours. Didn't check on us either. He could have been new...not sure. We would return as food was good and loved the patio.
Enjoyed our dinners, will return again
This was our second visit since the reopening of this restaurant at 106 W Wells. We were pleasantly happy with our experience both times, trying different dinners and enjoying our meal choices. We will be back and hope to enjoy some outdoor dinning when the weather warms up. Our servers have been great as well as seeing a hard working hostess that pitched in clearing and setting tables. Observed a hard working group of coworkers.
Decent food, overpriced
The food was hit and miss. They shined with their fried pretzel-crusted fish fingers. The lobster bisque was also tasty, but not sure I would call it a true bisque. I had the crab-stuffed trout special. Husband liked it better than me (and he's picky). His scallops and risotto were mediocre. Scallops were poorly cooked. Crab chowder was unexpectedly Manhattan style. Would have been nice to see that in the menu. We both had creme brulee, which was delicious. Wine was good. The My Kind of Tai was more of an amaretto sour. We also paid $11 for a Disarrono on the rocks, super overpriced. All in all it was decent, but the dishes were overpriced for the quality.
Server rarely checked in on us.
Great little gem in Milwaukee
Found Pier 106 online and booked dinner there. After we arrived early people started filling in around 5 pm, and after dining there I understand why. Great atmosphere, service and most of all food! Portions were perfect, taste and presentation were "spot on" to exceed your expectations. Great little place, don't miss it if you're in Milwaukee.
Could have been better
We decided to try this restaurant since it had changed names recently.
I ordered scallops and risotto and unfortunately my meal was not warm enough and the risotto didn't have much flavor.
My husband ordered the seafood enchiladas and said that they were good but that he wouldn't order that dish again, his meal was at the right temperature though.
NOT HAPPY NOT A SEAFOOD STANDOUT AT ALL
FOOD WAS HORRIBLE SERVICE WAS OK WE ORDERED THE CRAB DIP FOR AN APP HAD HORRIBLE FLAVOR DID NOT FIND ANY CRAB
WIFE HAD LOBSTER CARBONARA HAD ALMOST NO LOBSTER A COUPLE SMALL PIECES CUT UP
I HAD THE SEAFOOD ENCHILADAS WAS SUPPOSE TO HAVE SHRIMP ,SALMON,AND WHITEFISH WHEN I OPENDE THEM UP TO LOOK AT THE INSIDES I FOUND A LITTLE WHITE FISH But NO SALMON OR SHRIMP. WHAT I DONT UNDERSTAND IS IF YOYRE GOING TO BRAND YOURSELF AS A SEAFOOD TAVERN THEN YOU BETTER GIVE SEAFOOD OUT IN THE FOOD. I ALSO ORDERED TWO OYSTER SHOOTERS FROM THE BAR IT LOOKED LIKE THEY TOOK ONE OYSTER CUT IT IN HALF AND SERVED IT THATS JUST NOT RIGHT. I DID HAVE A Voucher THAT I BID ON LINE FOR MY MEAL IT CAME WITH TWO MEALS ONE BOTTLE OF WINE AND AN APP. SO I DONT KNOW IF THAT WAS WHY THE FOOD WAS SO BAD. We love seafood just not here we actually left there and went out to kopps custard and had some great CUSTARD. Just very disappointed in pier 106 will not recommend to any one and will not buy it at auction AGAIN!!!!!!!!
new name, new menu
We love the location and the lay out of this restaurant. We are not as pleased with the new menu. The crab cake was great!. The chowder, good, but too thick. They only fish fry was blue gill, definitely an acquired taste. May come back for the other items on the menu but not the fish fry,
Unfortunately, the restaurant was terrib ...
Unfortunately, the restaurant was terribly understaffed. It wasn't busy at all and they couldn't keep up. Several tables waited a long time before getting any service at all. Once our waitress came over we ordered and waited a long time for our meal. Once it came, everything was cold and undercooked. I really wanted to love the restaurant.
New look, good food
We've been in this location several times in the past few years, with several very different decors and menus. We visited the latest iteration recently. Menu offers a good variety of items, primarily seafood. The food we ordered was very good -- best so far under this roof. We can't wait until it is warmer. The river location is great for relaxed dining. Our server had quite a few tables going, and was upset that we were sitting too long before she waited on us. We came in just at the tail end of the pre-theatre rush. We assured her that we didn't feel slighted, and in fact the service was quite good. This place goes onto the " visit again, often" list.
This restaurant is in a prime location and serves great seafood entrees and wonderful cocktails. The stuffed salmon was a hit. Bouillabaisse was good with a rich broth but should have been served with bread. One miss was the crab dip, light on crab and too mayonnaisey. The decor is lacking and should have an upgrade to match this location and potential.
Skip Pier 106
Pier 106 was only ok. The menu was very limited. Crab cake came out very greasy with too much oil. I attempted to order potatoes as a sidedish which didn't exist on the menu. There was also no bread basket available, only nan. Chicken and roasted vegetables were ok. Dessert featured a tea flavored creme brûlée which was odd. Next time stick to vanilla or a plain creme brûlée when served with berries. The server also didn't pay attention and we were late to our show at pabst theatre which we promptly told her about when we sat down. Disappointing to average way to spend on a Saturday night out to dinner!
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