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Vanilla Bean Restaurant

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812 7th Ave, Right On Highway 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1458
+1 218-834-3714
07:00 - 21:00
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Two Harbors, Minnesota
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

That is all I have to say...Every time I eat here I order the same sandwich. It never gets old. The soup is always good too!!!

Thank 507ayla
Dubuque, Iowa
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

stopped just after bad snow but very friendly and glad to cook for someone try the maple/bacon potatoes which may not look good but my ...with steak...mmmmm other had soup and they made a grilled cheese sandwich for very friendly and needed after a bad drive.

Thank Jim M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I discovered Vanilla Bean about two years ago on a road trip with a friend. We were weary and the road had become dark and a little treacherous so finding a warm, well-lit dining spot was like happening upon an oasis. I had very good memories of the place and wondered if it all had to do with the circumstances... More 

Thank Minutemaid4
Two Harbors, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Aure greeting us when we walked in very pleasant, She is the best waitress I have had in a long time. It was a good experience. She got busy while we were there but never forgot to check on us or fill our water.

1 Thank jackieslove33
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Came for breakfast. There's only about 10 tables and very quaint. The service was good. The food ok. We had pancakes, the egg bacon breakfast and the kids egg bacon breakfast. Not the top of our list, prefer rustic inn.

Thank Doodlebugs2001
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Visited in January and not many restaurants are open every day in the off season. Highly recommend for breakfast and lunch. Haven't had dinner here.

Thank badmotokitty
Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The pastys are the best ever! Service is quite slow, but go whenever you aren't rushed, the food is worth it. We did the New Years dinner and it was just amazing! Three choices of salad-entrée -dessert. I had chicken marsala, it was excellent. My husband had the crusted steak and he could only spare me a bite- it was... More 

Thank bmdressen
Bovey, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We love this little place, the last several times we were here it was breakfast... lovely... they have authentic foods to the area, very good service, my husband loved the coffee, (and he is picky with his coffee!!) This is one of our favorite northshore places to eat!!

Thank shelkathmn
Bloomington, mn
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The Vanilla Bean is a friendly little place, very clean, with really good food and a reasonable price. The lovely pregnant waitress (can't recall her name) was just really nice to us and made us feel welcome and the food was prompt and just right. Prices are about what you would expect--perfectly fair, but not cheap.

Thank claycodc
Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 11 December 2016

My husband and I decided to eat here on our way back home from a day of traveling the north shore. We were hungry and tired! The food was fantastic and the service was amazing! Our server Chelle recommended the Ruben (since I am a Ruben lover) she said I would not be disappointed and wow, she was right! Fast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 812 7th Ave, Right On Highway 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1458
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Two Harbors
  • Phone Number: +1 218-834-3714
Great food is all about flavor. Wake up your taste buds today with a home cooked meal at the Vanilla Bean Restaurant in Two Harbors. Whether you choose our signature oven-baked omelets, Swedish pancakes with lingonberries or our award-winning soups and sandwiches, or pan-seared fish dinner, you'll find great flavor, great value, and great service. The Vanilla Bean is way more than great coffee. We are proud to say that our friendly servers and accommodating kitchen staff are truly the best you'll find anywhere!

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