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About Pier 106
Pier 106 Seafood Tavern (Formerly Port of Call Bistro) is a casual restaurant specializing in seafood; but we surely have something for everyone!
Seasonal fresh ingredients are the focus of all of our dishes. Also featuring 16 tap beers, specialty drinks, and happy hour specials.
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.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Seafood, American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
SUNDAY - THURSDAY 11:00AM - 9:00PM
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 11:00AM - 10:00PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact Pier 106 General Manager 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:
Aleesha Amador: (414) 273-7678
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pier 106 Ratings and Reviews
I have loved this restaurant any other time I've gone, but, for downtown dining, the food was outright terrible. All three of us HATED the food, and it's unfortunate that I place I've highly regarded in the past could serve such horrendous food. Extremely disappointing and a giant waste of money and time.
Went for Downtown Dining Week. This restaurant was on the $35 list, however service was significantly below that level. There was a long wait between courses, but plates were not cleared off the table until the next course arrived. Our server appeared very disinterested in our table. It also took a long time for drink orders to be delivered. New silverware was not provided and I was explicitly asked to remove my fork from the plate so the server could clear the plate. The food was decent to good, but nothing special. None of these issues would be that bad had they not all occurred or had the restaurant been on the $25 list instead.
Went for Downtown Dining week. The food was outstanding. The only thing I would recommend is that each table get an umbrella. My table and the table next to ours came very close to getting pelted by seagulls, if you know what I mean. I wanted to eat inside, but the table they wanted to seat us at was not desirable, so I took a chance on outside. It was very nice, sans the seagulls.
The food and ambiance were great. The service was horrible. It took us more than 2 hours to eat. The waitress didn't know the menu, she didn't know the difference between red and white wine. She came to our table several times and told us the kitchen "failed" and asked us again what we ordered and what we were missing. It was really bad service. I talked to a manager and she said, there is no excuse but there is nothing they could say or do. At that point I would have been giving ever diner a gift certificate begging them to come back. Several tables walked our, they ran out of food. It wasn't good.
The food was very good. We had vegetable soup followed by stuffed salmon. It was reasonably priced. Nice wine list that was also reasonably priced. Service was slow, however, it worked out for us because we had a lot of time to kill. I would go back and try other entrees.
The Crab Tian tasted like canned tunafish.. mushy . Avocado was brown .. the chips we to be GF but they weren't .. had a reaction to them .. ribeye was poor quality, sauce was very salty.. The scallop presentation was just lacking .. prosciutto wrapped asparagus was overcooked and cold ,as was the potatoes . More like supper club banquet food .
I did enjoy the ladies bathroom sink.. very cute.. very disappointed
This used to be Port of Call which was good. Decent mixed drinks and riverside outdoor seating might bring me back, but not to eat. Neither the scallops or the signature "stuffed" salmon (which is not) were anything to write home about. Could have been Red Lobster, which might actually have been better. Disapointed.
Our 1st time at this restaurant. I was with friends having dinner before a show at the Rep. Being Friday, we all tried the perch fish fry. The fish was great..very lightly battered. More than enough food for our dinners. Would recommend and plan to return and try some of the very I interesting items on the menu.
Friends and I stopped here before seeing a show at the Pabst (the theater is right across the street). The food was amazing as well as the cocktails, they have a vast selection of beer, many taps available. It was a little pricey, but that's what you pay for top quality. Definitely will be back again.
Excellent! Would recommend for anyone! They have a great menu, even for picky eaters!i tried the scallops & the crab and guacamole appetizer, and we tried the pier 106 burger everything was done just right... Good atmosphere! You could go either fancy or casual! Pretty cool !!
We purchased the Groupon and really enjoyed the food, environment, and the price for not only the deal but felt it was affordable had we not done the Groupon. We had a very new waitress so our dinner took much longer than expected from ordering our drinks to getting our check and everything in between but was really nice and we understood. Everything was great-definitely a place we'd go again !
We waited over 10 minutes before I went to the hostess to find out when we would see a waitress and it turned out she was taking care of the table behind us but didn't see us.
The coffee was rancid. It tasted like it was brewed a week ago and it even stained the inside of the cup.
I ordered a red sangria and I have never tasted anything so sour.Even my wife tried it and agreed with me.
Second time here, hoping they'd get the food right, but nothing quite up to par again. Salmon BLT has potential, but Ciabatta bun was dry, lobstet Mac and Cheese was bland and few flecks of lobster. Everything we ate was just not restaurant quality. Seem to have a great location and bar with potential but someone needs to revamp food and have quality control. Max the waiter was efficient an apologetic.
I was very disappointed in how your on-line table reservation was handled. The day before our dinner, (at 10:20am) I went online and cancelled a 6:00pm table and was able to re-reserve a table for a 5:30pm date for the next evening. About an hour before our reservation, I received a call that you were booked, so our reservation was no good. Then I called back, I was told that they had not confirmed our reservation for 5:30, which was not true, since I had printed out my confirmation after I had made the reservation the day before. I was told that we could still come, but we would have to wait 10-15 min to get a table. Then I received ANOTHER call that said that they WOULD honor our reservation. We arrived 10 minutes early, and got seated. Our waiter, Greg ( I think) was very good. After we ordered the clams and mussels and they came, I had to alert him that most of the clams, 3 out of about 5, were cooked after they were dead, and many of the mussel shells were EMPTY. He did bring us another order, and again, the same situation. The manager came and apologized and took the cost of them off our bill. His kitchen staff was unaware of how to spot dead clams (they won't open when cooked ) and watch for empty shells being put on the plate. If this is how a seafood restaurant trains its employees....I would NOT recommend this restaurant. Our other food was very good, however, so I will probably be back some day. But our waiter, Greg, was very-very nice and did a great job . "OPEN TABLE"s online service, however, should be re-reviewed as an option to reserve tables...that really STUNK. I will never use that service again, and neither should you (Pier 106).
I enjoyed the food immensely at Pier 106! I thought the wait staff didn't really know how to explain the food or what it was like, but overall I enjoyed a great meal before going to the theater! Everyone I went with had different items and they all looked perfectly tasty.
Mediocre on all fronts, probably would not recommend to a friend or return for a 2nd trip. Service was adequate, prices were fair, food was underwhelming and atmosphere/decor left quite a bit to be desired. Seems like every restaurant that comes into this location struggles, have a feeling this place will suffer the fate of many others.
Had a great seafood meal. Was very impressed with the quality of the food as well as the portion sizes. Almost too much too eat! Waiter was very friend;y and helpful with the menu selections. Not rushed. Were able to have a nice glass of wine before dinner and the spring of the food was perfect. Never felt like I was getting everything at one time.
Outstanding entree of seared scallops with asparagus wrapped in prosciutto on top a cauliflower mush. Very tasty! The creme brulee was heavy on topping and light on base, while the warm apple pie was very good and would have been even better with a small scoop vanilla ice cream. The seafood casserole with clams, shrimp, mussels...was very tasty.
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