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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
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
The place was busy but not crowded. Waitress didnt seem interested in our table. More concerned with a 5 top that came in after us. Server didnt bring the salad that was ordered. Drinks stayed empty for 15 minutes before waitress came back to check on table and then brought the bread basket. Do not recommend based on this visit.
This was my and my husbands first time at this restaurant . I had the perch fish fry . It was delicious . The fish was just right and so were the French fries. My husband had the lobster Mac and cheese. He loved it! We both had the pier margarita. They were awesome! We shared the turtle cheesecake.. Best cheesecake ever! Most definitely going back. Also the food is very affordable.
The food was good but our waitress did not seem very well trained or informed. She did not know all the specials for the day. She did not write our orders down and came back twice to confirm our drink order and food order. The food was served in a timely manner and was very good. When the waitress brought back the payment folder my credit card was not in it. I went up to the counter and reported it and several staff went on a search for it. They found it on the floor - she must have dropped it on the way back to the table. Though the food was very good the total experience was not very pleasureable.
The food was good, but the service was terrible. Water didn't arrive for 15 minutes and then the server was inexperienced and careless. We were served a Manhattan instead of Maker's Mark on the rocks because the server didn't know what the latter was. If they could improve the service, I'd recommend it.
We waited an hour and a half for our food, which was ok. I had the scallops. The scallops themselves were really well cooked and delicious, but the risotto they were with tasted like risotto in Spaghettios sauce. They were out of many menu items and ran out of Spotted Cow (???) in the middle of Saturday night dinner service. Would NOT recommend.
We arrived early and that was just fine. We got seated outside and was welcomed by our Server right away. Ordered drinks and Calimari (witch was Great!) We took our time enjoying the river watching the boats go down the river. When dinner came it looked Great and tasted even better. The portion are on the small side.
First time here. Food was a bit pricey, but tasty nonetheless. Our Server, Dayton, was fantastic. A diligent worker who exuded positivity and happiness which made the visit that much more enjoyable. The stuffed salmon was good but seemed to be missing some flavor, while the scallops were super yummy. Worth visiting, for sure.
I really wanted to love this place even after the lukewarm reviews. Pier 106 has prime real estate along the river, but fails to come through with a full dining experience. The sad part is the staff seems only half invested in their service. We were seated at a middle table in an empty room. If the river is your selling point, why not choose a window table? (Views are only great from the patio.) Said center table spun like a lazy Susan and one chair was broken. We reseated ourselves. As for the food, the cheese curds were great and very reasonably priced. The perch sandwich was good and the prime rib sandwich (aka French Dip) was acceptable. The Ahi tuna was good, but the soba noodles on which it's served were oddly flavored. The steak was tough and tasted a bit off. I think if this place is solely marketed as a drinking and bar-food venue they would be better off. Pier 106 masquerades as a seafood restaurant, but can't quite pull it off.
It would be nice if Sunday Funday brunch was also offered on Saturday. We had been in the Third Ward earlier that morning and it was packed with diners. We arrived at the Pier where the menu looked more inviting for Sunday. The brunch offerings weren't all that great but sitting on the patio was enjoyable. Kelly took good care of us and cheerfully answered and questions.
The service left much to be desired. We indicated we wanted to have an appetizer first and order Our entree after we were finished the appetizer. Our server repeatedly asked us if we were ready to order. We finally ordered just to have some peace.
The men's room had two rolls of tp on the floor of the stall. Not very sanitary.
The food itself was fine.
Went for Sunday brunch. There were only two other tables of people there. Never a good sign but we stayed the course. We sat right along the river. Boats kept passing by which was fun to watch however there is always a warning horn which can get annoying after awhile.
The crab, spinach and artichoke dip was lovely even the bread bowl they served it in was fantastic. The eggs Benedict was just okay. The ham was too salty. The shrimp and cheese grits with pork belly was short on shrimp - just 3 pieces. It was a tad too spicy having both jalepenos and peppers. It was also like eating a plate of cheese with a few cooked grits thrown in. The pork belly bits were tasty and crisp. The orange juice was good however the pineapple juice surely came out of a can. The coffee was served cold as stone!!! I don't know how the server could pour it out and not realize it was cold.
Won't be back. Will head over to Brunch on the same block instead and just wait an hour like everyone else.
Got to the restaurant for a 715 reservation, was told to wait although tables were open. Hostess seemed overwhelmed. She did sit us on the patio. After 15 mins of waiting and seeing two additional parties being seated after us and served before us we decided to leave and go across the street.
I would never go back and would encourage others to avoid this restaurant.
They absolutely ruined our final evening in Milwaukee. I made reservations for 2 and called ahead to make sure they were received since we have had nothing but the worst service in Milwaukee as a whole since arriving on Thursday. That being said we arrive and they have no servers as everyone hasn't showed up. That being said we agreed to sit and wait for them to show up being promised it would be no longer than 5 minutes- we were then provided one menu to share between two people. So we sat and waited 15 minutes and then got up and left and went to bennihanna because that was the only place that could get us in with short notice. Thanks for ruining our final evening in town.
We went to the bar and got a good drink but once we were seated the same drinks were very weak. Our food took almost two hours to come and the manager apologized saying there was a miscommunication. The waiter looked down so as to not make any eye contact when we were trying to ask for anything. They comped one drink round but we wouldn't have had another round if we weren't waiting for 2 hours. We had a reservation. The lobster bisque was all liquid so I don't know why they didn't call it lobster flavored soup. The fish tacos were cold. We left more than half the food there ,since it wasn't any good. It's too bad because the view of the river is nice.
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