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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pier 106 Ratings and Reviews
What a wonderful place to dine! Dined w ...
What a wonderful place to dine! Dined with friends and each one of us loved our meal. The scallops were amazing! Kudos to our server. He had an awesome sense of humor and was also very knowledgable. Thank you! We will be back and will definitely recommend.
Two couples had dinner recently at Pier ...
Two couples had dinner recently at Pier 106 before a play at the REP. Cocktails were well made. One person ordered jumbalaya; it was nice and spicy with good amounts of shrimp, sausage and chicken. Two seafood entrees were very good, but did not come with a vegetable or any other item, which surprised us. The service was adequate but nothing outstanding. One of us ordered a side salad and it was delivered with the entree. Not a big issue, but the server did not ask if that was preferred. We all commented that the noise level was quite low which allowed conversation at normal voice levels, compared to so many places that are extremely noisy.
Great location and very good value. Ha ...
Great location and very good value. Hard up-sell and unfortunately ignored both my online and live notification that it was a birthday celebration. Bar service was a bit slow, salads didn't come out first and also had to track down the check to get to our show on time. Overall - this could have been an outstanding experience but the service wasn't quite up to par.
I was excited to try Pier 106 on a trip ...
I was excited to try Pier 106 on a trip to Milwaukee for a conference. The location was perfect right on the river and the place was cozy, perfect for a rainy night. Our waiter needed to be asked about specials, he didn't know anything about the walleye or what type of fish it was and, when asked about The wines on the menu, he didn't know anything about those either. I ended up ordering the walleye along with some asparagus (add on) and potatoes. The fish had a thick crust and was very greasy. You couldn't taste the fish at all. Luckily the asparagus and potatoes were good. I also tried the cheese curds but didn't know what I was getting myself into because those were fried too. They were still good, just not my thing. The friend I was with ordered the stuffed salmon and she liked it. Perhaps I just ordered the wrong thing for me. However, I was disappointed with the waiter not knowing much about the menu at all. He was friendly, but he needs to be better trained and try the items in the menu so he can talk about them. If I could do it over again, I would try a different place.
I stopped into Pier 106 looking for a se ...
I stopped into Pier 106 looking for a seafood restaurant close to my hotel to meet my aunt for dinner. They have some creative/unusual choices as well as traditional fare. The environment is casual but nice, with a good sized bar area and a few different dining areas with windows looking out at the river. My food was good and moderately priced. I can recommend the crab dip starter and the pretzel-crusted walleye.
Were at Pier 106 on a Friday night so hu ...
Were at Pier 106 on a Friday night so hubby had fish fry; fine portion size and flavor. Appetizer and my seafood dinner were good. As we were eating our entree a large party of 10 was seated next to us. From that point on our waiter never came back to our table. Did not offer dessert, coffee or after dinner drinks. We had tickets for the Rep so finally had to flag down the manager to bring us our check and collect payment. Totally ruined the experience. I consider both the server and management at fault for this neglect.
This was our first time at Pier 106; my ...
This was our first time at Pier 106; my wife and I were having dinner with another couple prior to attending a show at The Rep, which was very close by. We ordered 2 blue gill fish fry dinners, 1 grilled 8oz filet, and 1 prosciutto wrapped chicken breast. All were the right temp when served, and all enjoyed our respective orders. I had the blue gill, and even though we were there on Friday, the blue gill was not a special, it is a standard menu item. It was one of the best fish fry dinners I have had. The coleslaw was very good, there was plenty of tasty fish, the right amount of fries (for me, but others might want more), and all at the price of $16, which is very reasonable. No specific comments on the other entrees, but no complaints from anyone.
My wife and I dined here before attendin ...
My wife and I dined here before attending a play. My wife ordered Walleye which came heavily breaded and was pretty tasteless. I ordered a Caesar Salad which was okay but then again its hard to mess up a salad like that. After finishing our meals we decided we won't go back.as there's nothing special about this restaurant. There are many more restaurants in Milwaukee that are much better.
We loved this restaurant as Port of Call ...
We loved this restaurant as Port of Call and because it is so close to the theater we keep trying it. The food tasted good but my seafood pasta had only scallops and no shrimp as advertised. When I questioned the waiter he brought me 3 medium size shrimp. My friend had the salmon which she said tasted good but didn't have the artichokes as advertised. I'm sorry this former favorite is no longer for us.
We went on a Friday evening in September ...
We went on a Friday evening in September for my husbands birthday. The table on the river was great. It was a relaxing and quiet atmosphere . our reservations were at 6 and we were seated promptly. The appitiszer we ordered was Callamari. It came out way too fast. I even mentioned this to our waiter. It was overdone & rubbery. The breading was light but tasteless. I expected more from a seafood restaurant. Next for dinner my husband ordered the seafood cajun fettucini. The shrimp were done to perfection, noodles were appropriately aldente and the sauce was really quite good. It had a little kick to it but was not too overpowering. I ordered a steak which was their special that night. Usually when one orders the specials they get a good meal. Not so this time. My steak was over done. I ordered it medium rare and it was more medium well ( I really had to hunt fo rany pink!) Bland seasoning if there was any. I was so desperate for some flavor I was dying to catch the bus boys attention to get some steak sauce or even ketchup at this point. No such luck . I was so humgry after not eating all day I just ate it. Then for dessert we split the Oreo cheesecake- again a very non-descript dessert. Definitely not worth the proce eor the calories! Overall for 5 glasses of wine, appetizer, 2 entrees and dessert out bill was $108.00. Not a good deal for what we got as far as I am concerned. I am not sure I will be back. I did own a restaurant at one time and I understand that any chef can have a bad day, but really the manager never even stoped by our table- which at finer restaurants I am accustomed to. Had he/she stoped to ask about our meal I would have said all of this verbally to them.
Had 6.15pm reservations before an 8pm co ...
Had 6.15pm reservations before an 8pm concert 2 blocks away. Terribly slow service. Our table was given 2 different menus so didn't know which to pick from. Waitress had no tableside manner....very short with us and wouldn't let us finish our sentences before she would walk away. Kept having to send a drink back that came out 3 different ways. One of four dinners was so bad it was not eaten. The others were just ok. The split check was wrong and had to be re-done twice. Took almost 3 hours and missed the opening act. I think you get the picture!! Stay away.
We were really looking forward to specta ...
We were really looking forward to spectacular food when we saw the menu, but that was not the case. It wasn't terrible; just ok. I had the prawns which were really medium sized shrimp with a "fishy" taste. our server kept forgetting to bring things to our table, including the dressing for two dinner salads for which it took over ten minutes to flag her down. We had to also ask repeatedly for more water. Doubt that we'll go back. Again, not terrible but we really just paid for the rivers view.
I surprised my husband with dinner a cru ...
I surprised my husband with dinner a cruise. We sat outside and able to the go by, the bridges lift, people walking by. What a great place. They have indoor seating. Our server was very sweet! The menu was great with lots of choices. We had blue fish fries. Delicious. We walked the river walk and came back to check in for our cruise. We chose to eat at the pier cruise rather than eat on the boat for a dinner cruise. We made the right choice. The night was perfect.
Good food at a great location. Pier 106 ...
Good food at a great location. Pier 106 is located right on the river walk, which makes for a very charming dining experience. Service was good and the food excellent. Portions were a bit on the small size, but well prepared and the presentation was nice. The restaurant has a large lovely outdoor patio overlooking the river and the setting is perfect for a casual dining experience.
We are seafood lovers.. The food at pier ...
We are seafood lovers.. The food at pier 106 was excellent! The portions were large... Almost too much since we were staying in a hotel so couldn't take food home. The service was perfect. And right on the river walk... If not for the windy/rainy day, we could've sat outside on the patio next to the river.
Essentially no wine list only a very few ...
Essentially no wine list only a very few wines on a small card. Waiter had no knowledge at all about any wines even brought a white when we asked for a red. Tables on patio were intentionally placed over puddles of water.
Service was disjointed, waiter forgot th ...
Service was disjointed, waiter forgot things. Food clearly had MSG additives, likely in the sauce on the stuffed mushrooms or the clam chowder. Ambiance was fine, entertainment with the river traffic was fine. The MSG reaction was not.
The food was good, not the salad so skip ...
The food was good, not the salad so skip that one. I had mentioned when I ordered the table to be inside by the window--did not happen. It appears they did not have a note on this. I also said it was an anniversary--they did not have a note on this & when I mentioned this to the server, no reaction--I mean really--how about a scoop of ice cream on the house?
Our first visit and a very pleasant surp ...
Our first visit and a very pleasant surprise! The menu is so interesting that we can't wait to go back and try something else, even though our meals were superb! Very reasonable prices also. And, of course, Great views from the outdoor deck.
Good beer selection, tasty appetizers. E ...
Good beer selection, tasty appetizers. Entrees were all strictly mediocre, so make this your first stop for drinks and apps and then move on to another restaurant for the rest of the meal. The grilled jumbo prawns were nicely cooked but the accompanying peanut sauce was lackluster. The seared scallops were overcooked but the short rib ragu base was yummy. Skip the whitefish, as it has literally zero seasoning and wasn't fresh enough to stand on its own. Service was fine, but not memorable.
I selected this restaurant mainly for l ...
I selected this restaurant mainly for location. It was close to our hotel. We were also doing a night time river boat ride. My wife and I found the food to be very good. She ordered a hamburger of which was cooked to her liking. I ordered the lobster roll. I found it to be tasty. The sandwich itself could have been a little bigger. The overall service was good. We had to wait about 15-20 for our table., due to an overrun with reservations. Our server was friendly. I would recommend.
I use to love this restaurant when it wa ...
I use to love this restaurant when it was Port Of Call. I could always get in and out before seeing a show at the Riverside or Pabst. And the service and food was always very good. This time however under new management they proceeded to overbook their restaurant and because of a change in weather and no more outdoor patio none of the reservations were worth anything. I had even call ahead to confirm the reservation and was not told of the lack of tables due to weather. My friend and i sat at the bar instead, my fish was undercooked and lukewarm at best. They did replace the meal and the bartenders were kind and attentive. But overall the place was over crowded, loud and the food mediocre. I know they can't change the weather.... but storms were in the forecast for that day ( all day) and they are a restaurant that is located right next to 3 major theaters and should have been experienced in providing good food in a 2 hour window before shows start. I might give them a try again.... but the food was not that good.
We dined on their outdoor patio for dinn ...
We dined on their outdoor patio for dinner. Excellent view of the river, cool old buildings and a close up view of their drawbridges. It was a little noisy when it was in operation, with all the bells going off, but really cool to watch! Anyway, the ambiance, food and service were all very good. They have a respectable drink menu, and a full set of dinner options. This place won't change your life, but it is s great place for a date, night out, friendly gathering, or if you just want to eat and drink...
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.
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