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Vanilla Bean Restaurant

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European, Scandinavian, American
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812 7th Avenue, Right On Highway 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616
12188342219
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Great food is all about flavor. Wake up your taste buds today with a home...
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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  • 58
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 10
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in Two Harbors

We decided to try this place 3 years ago because Bettys pies isn't good anymore, what a pleasant surprise! Prices are kind of high but the food is great, best corned beef hash I've ever had! Great sandwiches too

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Lisa B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Hugo, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were disappointed with the wild rice soup. It had very little rice and the Cesar dressing was lousy.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My fiancé and I headed up the shore to explore and walk our dogs. We stopped in this restaurant for lunch. We had a very pleasant experience and enjoyed the food very much! The cranberry turkey club was delicious. Service was excellent and prompt. We will definitely be coming back again!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We decided to try this place 3 years ago because Bettys pies isn't good anymore, what a pleasant surprise! Prices are kind of high but the food is great, best corned beef hash I've ever had! Great sandwiches too

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Chetek, Wisconsin, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

When we walked in all the staff looked at us and went back to talking around the register. After awhile one finally walked over and told us I would be a few minutes. Which I could understand, if they were busy. But that was not the case. Our party had four people. We ordered 3 salads and a bowl of... More 

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Danbury, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The food was good - I did try the chicken and wild rice soup, which was excellent. My complaint would be that we were not informed when we were seated that they were out of certain items on the menu and as luck would have it, one of the items we wanted they were out of. this was right around... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Four of us had lunch at the Vanilla Bean restaurant. My husband and brother in law both wanted to order the pasty's but our waitress informed us that they were out and maybe would have some more in about 15 minutes. We all ended up ordering the Cranberry Turkey Club and it was delicious. As we are waiting for our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Bean is the best in Two Harbors! Breakfast, lunch or dinner! We started with mimosas and a warm caramel roll and then shared the Knife River omelette, and it was more than enough for two! Tanya our waitress was out standing!! Great way to start out the day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. From UK touring USA and this restaurant ticked all the boxes for us. Thanks Jess for a wonderful meal. I would definitely come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My granddaughter and I ordered the Monday night Burger Basket special for $6. Wow! What a great deal! The burger basket is a great value and was cooked to perfection. Our waitress, Leanne, was very prompt and courteous. We love the new decor and what the new owners have done with the Vanilla Bean. Thanks for another great meal.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Cute little cafe, a place we wanted to hit 3 years ago but couldn't. The wait for food was near an hour and the food was definitely not worth the wait and a bit pricey. All of us were still hungry after we left and put everyone in a bad mood to what was meant to be a nice visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 812 7th Avenue, Right On Highway 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Two Harbors
  • Phone Number: 12188342219

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: European, Scandinavian, American

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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