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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:
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
$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) 273-7678
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
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.
Bartenders were friendly, they had a nice selection of drinks. We arrived at 6:45 for a 7:15 reservation. We sat at the bar after letter the hostess know we were there. I looked at my watch it was 7:45, I asked the bartender when our table will be ready. He checked with the hostess and came back and said it has been ready and they were waiting for you. Normally I like to be notified that my table is ready if it is.
We ordered quickly but never saw the waiter again. We flagged down a different waiter to find ours so we could order another drink. After the food came out our waiter never came by to see if the meal was good, if needed anything, like the glass of water we both wanted. The meal was great! When we finished eating we again had to flag down a different waiter to get our bill, then I walked up to pay the bill because he never came back.
All said the meal was very good, it was a nice atmosphere but the service in the restaurant was terrible from the waiter we had.
I will give it another chance seeing as the waiter was my main negative about the place.
We wanted to like it so that we'd have another pre-theater dinner option.
The Salmon BLT was very good, but everything else was marginally okay. The dessert was a lame excuse for a dessert - seemed like dried out pound cake with no thought put into it. Probably will give it another try for a sandwich before a show.
Went here for Valentines dinner and they didn't have any specific specials for the evening. It was disappointing to find out they didn't have a Valentine's Day dessert menu either. Also, we ordered the surf and turf and the waiter informed us that the chef was not taking temperatures of the steak this evening. Therefore, the steak cake out well done and I would have liked it rare-medium rare. The ambiance is nice though, much better for a lunch restaurant. Appetizers are priced well!
I went here with my boyfriend for Saturday night dinner while visiting Milwaukee. We stayed at the Intercontinental Milwaukee, which was seriously a 3 minutes walk to the restaurant. Atmosphere, service and décor was excellent. The Calamari appetizer was way too chewy for either of our liking. The breading was minimal, therefore you could really taste the squid as you bit into it. Personally, we did not enjoy that at all. Did not even put a dent in the plate. My stuffed salmon entrée was divine, would highly recommend! My boyfriend ordered a chicken pasta dish (can't remember the name) and he was not thrilled with it. Cheesecake for dessert was good- nothing crazy. Do not believe it was home made or anything. All in all, I would return to order the salmon again. My boyfriend would not return.
We had dinner here before a show at the Marcus Performing Arts. Its close enough to park in the Marcus ramp and walk over and back so you only have to park once and the car is right there when the show is over. They specialize in seafood, but on this night they had a rack of lamb special which was very nice as its not very common and one of my favorites. It was prepared just right, was delicious, and the sides were also very good. Reasonably priced as well. And as a pleasant surprise when we asked the server for a wine recommendation he did not suggest the most expensive bottle which is what usually happens. The dining area is not huge so it has a nice intimate feel. Can't wait for summer to go back and enjoy the outdoor patio which is right on the river. Definitely recommend.
This was our first (and won't be our last) visit to Pier 106. My wife and I went to enjoy dinner before going to the Marcus Center to see The Sound of Music. We saw the groupon and figured we would give it a try. We ordered the Crab and AvocadoTian for our appetizer. It was a delicious 1/2 cup or so of shredded crabmeat and avocado on top of some scallions and peppers served with a few thin, lightly toasted slices of bread. Not too much, but not too little (looking forward to trying the baked brie on our next visit). I ordered the rib eye...my wife the stuffed salmon. Neither was very large, but right for the price...both were delicious! The rib eye was probably 10-12 ounces...well marbled...done a perfect medium rare and served on top of some yummy mashed potatoes and button mushrooms...topped with four large battered onion rings. The salmon was about 6 ounces and mounded full of its crabmeat stuffing...served on top of some crisp zucchini and squash pieces...topped with a lemon butter sauce. Next time...the lobster mac n cheese!!! Everything done well by a true trained chef...not just a cook. We finished our dinner with two pieces of praline cheesecake that were mouthwatering. Our server, Greg was very attentive, helpful, and polite. We look forward to our next visit.
Abbreviated review from a restaurant owner and chef in the Chicago area. Hostess made us wait well past our reservation time with tables available in order to sell us EXTREMELY OVERPRICED $6.50 Bell's Two Hearted DRAFTS. Bartender told us to settle up before we went to our table, although this wasn't the case. JUST TO SECURE A TIP. $23 Stuffed salmon, which has been reviewed here numerous times is NOT STUFFED. It has a glob of mixture placed on top of it like you would mashed potatoes. Probably because the salmon was not thick enough to slice and stuff. As such the parts not covered by the mixture were dry and over cooked. Chicken Saltimbocca (on the online menu) was replaced with Chicken Caprese. Caprese usually denoting FRESH mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. The first two were severely lacking, the fresh basil was non-existent. They used chicken THIGHS instead of chicken breasts, and left the bone in. The pasta served with the Chicken was covered with what best can be described as a doctored cream of mushroom soup mixture. CANNED MUSHROOMS and a stuffed chicken thigh in a dish you're charging $20 for...are you kidding me? I'm not saying it was terrible, but it was definitely not as advertised or in keeping with the anyone's definition of these dishes. Perhaps they believe, and it seems so, they can get away with it in Milwaukee. Another thing, ala carte entrees, no salad, no bread? REALLY? Looks like slow business or the weather is causing some monetary stress here. Bartenders fighting to get their tips, cutting corners (and I'm being nice) on their food items. Severely overpriced drinks. If this place lasts another year, I'll be surprised. The only shining star was our waitress Kim, she was friendly, enthusiastic and extremely attentive. I tipped her and went back and left a couple of bucks for the bartender to assure she'd receive the full tip. Two entrees, two drafts, one soda ...$58, worth about half that. Try somewhere else.
Visited Pier 106 for New Year's Eve. It is right on the river in downtown Milwaukee and was very easy to get to. We were a little early for our reservation so we were seated immediately at the bar for drinks (the martini's are delicious - I recommend the Poseidon one!). After being seated at our table (a little small, but we didn't mind) we order our appetizer and meal. All of our food was wonderful and cooked as we requested. Service was friendly, fast, and attentive. I would definitely eat here again on another visit to Milwaukee and highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for good seafood!
We had been there just for drinks earlier in the year and it looked like a great place for dinner. So we ate there on New Years Eve 2017. We were very disappointed. At 7 PM they were out of scallops and lobster tail - items my wife and I wanted. The thing is, they weren't very busy.
The waiter forgot our salads so when I asked, he brought them right away but then dinner came about two minutes later.
She got the halibut and I got the 4 oz. filet with lobster claws (a substitute for the tails they were out of). The filet was fantastic, cooked to perfection. The lobster was fine but a bit on the cold side and I had to ask for drawn butter. Who doesn't server lobster without melted butter?
Her piece of fish was about the size of a credit card - not just length and width but about as thick. I've never seen such a small piece of fish! She said it tasted fine but nothing special.
So while the meal wasn't anything to write home about, I give props to the waiter for running us down about a block away to return my forgotten cell phone. That was amazing of him to do that.
Bottom line: The food was just okay and the service not very good (except for the phone part). I had two drinks and my wife had one and the bill came to about $115 after taxes. We've had much better meals in that price range at other places.
I was really disappointed in this restaurant. First of all, once the server heard that i wasn't ordering a drink, he didn't seem very interested in serving me anymore. He was less than friendly and actually sort of curt with me.
As for the food, it was average. I ordered the clam chowder which didn't have one clam in it, plus the salmon sandwich which had a very strange seasoning on it and chewy, rather than crispy, bacon. Not at all what i expected from a seafood restaurant.
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