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Harbor View Cafe

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314 First Street, Pepin, WI 54759
715-442-3893
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:45 am - 7:30 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 140
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This restaurant definitely is a MUST for anyone who appreciates an exceptional dining experience. We were on a motorcycle trip, and decided to spent the night in Pepin so we could finally eat here. My wife summed it up best -- "it's been a long time since I was this impressed by a restaurant". I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
telekon
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant definitely is a MUST for anyone who appreciates an exceptional dining experience. We were on a motorcycle trip, and decided to spent the night in Pepin so we could finally eat here. My wife summed it up best -- "it's been a long time since I was this impressed by a restaurant". I had the pork tenderloin with... More 

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Thank telekon
Weatherford, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Wonderful menu and choices for dining on Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River. Great service, outstanding food, craving the Pesce! Only drawback was no reservations and a long wait to be seated.

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Thank TravelMississippi
Rochester, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

One of my favorites that I just can't stop ordering every time I go is the Halibut in the brown caper sauce.

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Thank Jeffrey G
Manly, Iowa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have been wanting to eat here for a couple of years and finally all of the stars came into alignment. This is not the place you just happen upon driving down a highway, unless you like driving on side city streets in small town western Wisconsin. Just across the road is the Mississippi River, well across the road and... More 

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Thank Bill W
St. Paul, MN
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We've been going here for decades and it remains a favorite. The excellent food, great views of Lake Pepin and good value are still there. It's almost impossible to save enough room for dessert, but it's a must to at least share one of the terrific offerings. The main entree menu changes slightly from season to season but the fresh... More 

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Thank Jandar
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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118 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

You can expect to wait on busy days, but you'll be so glad you did. We went for lunch on a Friday during fall leaf viewing season. We were quoted an hour wait and it was just a bit longer. Their constantly changing menu takes advantage of fresh seasonal foods.The pork tenderloin with Apple onion sauce was wonderful. It came... More 

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Thank kay k
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary at Harbor View and loved it! The server was accommodating and kind. Our food was delicious! We order risotto cakes and a seafood stew. Both were flavorful and good. This restaurant is great for large groups or couples. We also had a wonderful wine too.

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Thank TravelbyV
Stockholm, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

When you are at a restaurant and the kale served as a side is so good you can hardly believe it... you know your in a good place... in fact the vegetable preperation here is the gold standard that all others are judged by in my book. The main courses were wonderful. It's a classic amazing place.

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Thank Tullydad
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We loved everything about our visit for dinner. The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. I had the linguine papalina and the portion was huge. My husband had the halibut and both dishes were excellent. We were lucky and were able to get in a table without waiting but we would have enjoyed sitting outside if we had to wait... More 

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Thank Hazel877
Naples, Florida
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Not much to say, other than we absolutely love to place. Been going for over 20 years. There are new owners from about 7 years ago, food stayed the same, lost some of the friendliness. Tom the original owner was so fun. New owner is a bit crabby but you can easily over look this for a fantastic meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 314 First Street, Pepin, WI 54759
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Pepin
  • Phone Number: 715-442-3893

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm

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