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Harbor View Cafe

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314 First Street, Pepin, WI 54759
+1 715-442-3893
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11:45 - 19:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:45 - 19:30
Mon 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Sat 16:45 - 21:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I've had their version of Suppli Al Telefono (aka Arancini) which they call Telefonos and I've had their Stuffed Mushrooms. Both meals came with ample and seasonally varietal side dishes, the portions are generous and the presentation and care taken to prepare the dishes was very well thought out and lovingly done. I have been to many restaurants in Europe,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We frequently dine out and have favorite restaurants, but the Harbor View is at the top of our list. Would recommend the halibut, chicken breast, tuna and salmon. The sides are always exceptional. Only wish they were open in the winter.

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Thank Dianne W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to hear about this place from a coworker. The drive from Mpls to Pepin is always beautiful and worth the time. Super relaxed cafe with absolutely amazing food. This cafe is right on Lake Pepin and they have chairs on the sidewalk out front where you can sit and relax. This cafe is worth trying, no... More 

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Scottsdale
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Yikes. What a surprise this was. In a most unassuming building, this restaurant (far more than a "cafe" was incredible. Not extensive menu for a vegetarian, but gluten free and some dishes available for those non-carnivores. My companions all enjoyed the Berkshire Briased Pork Shank in a divine basil balsamic sauce with mashed roasted root vegetables while I relished pan... More 

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Thank trishdf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went for the crab night ( Tuesday). It was some of the best crab I've ever had. They also had a buffet of vegetables and pasta to go with it. They to were great in taste. Friendly atmosphere. All you can eat.....go hungry.

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Thank Marvin a
Cottage Grove MN
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Asked the people at the bar what was the best thing on the menu. They said the tenderloin topped with mushrooms. It was kind of expensive but sure was good. One of the best steaks I've had in awhile. The mushrooms on top were delicious. The Brussels sprouts were a little hard but the mashed potatoes were awesome. Can't wait... More 

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Thank Steff03
St.Paul
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

An October trip along the river from Minneapolis to the Harbor View in Lake Pepin, Wisconsin is one of those lovely experiences that reinforces why Fall could be considered one of the most wonderful seasons of the year. Although thee Harbor View menu hasn't changed much for the many years we've come, the predictability is something we've actually come to... More 

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Thank MaryAnn S
nw wisconsin
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I had the stuffed mushrooms w linguine and could only finish 2 caps! The sauce was to die for! I loved this meal and think I will have enough left over for 3 more meals! Staff were very, very kind and attentive! Kudos!

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Thank cjpfootloose
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I've eaten at this restaurant annually a few times each season -- for decades. It's a seasonal restaurant, closed during the winter months and two days weekly during the summer season. Located in the small village of Pepin, it overlooks a marina on beautiful Lake Pepin, which is across the railroad track that runs along the avenue. Its reputation for... More 

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Thank Jazzdat
Bloomington, Minnesota, Usa
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59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a must stop on visits to the area. Great food and staff and scenic water views. The chicken dish with garlic was amazing. The fish entrees are too. Very well crafted menu and locally sourced ingredients when available. We enjoyed our time walking around and taking in the views. The staff took great care of us. The wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 - 19:30
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
16:45 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 First Street, Pepin, WI 54759
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Pepin
  • Phone Number: +1 715-442-3893

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?