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Harbor View Cafe

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314 1st St, Pepin, WI 54759-7704
+1 715-442-3893
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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Pepin, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food outstanding as always service great good atmosphere nothing bad great wait staff and bartenders host great watched eagles flying around harbor

Thank Merle r
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here twice, both times well worth the wait. The food is beyond amazing and the service is perfect. Next time I go I am trying the mushrooms.

Thank Mary S
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been frequenting the Harbor View for over twenty years and have continually been impressed by the food experience and service. Typically we make drive from our home in Apple Valley to the Harbor View three or four times a season. The drive along the river is amazing with impressive views of the Mississippi and occasional eagle sightings. The... More 

Thank norby49
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 

1 Thank Mary D
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Dianne W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Sammy0222
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111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 

Thank trishdf
1 review
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.

Thank Marvin a
Cottage Grove MN
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank Steff03
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 

Thank MaryAnn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 - 19:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:45 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 1st St, Pepin, WI 54759-7704
  • 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?