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Harbor View Cafe

314 First Street, Pepin, WI 54759
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Ranked #1 of 7 restaurants in Pepin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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86% Recommend
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English first
River Falls, Wisconsin
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222 reviews 222 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We have dined here a half dozen times over the past 10 years. This is a special place that has no equal. Whenever we are in the area, we choose the Harbor View. Most recently we treated guests from Pennsylvania to dinner here. They agree that it is fabulous. We arrived at 4:15PM on Saturday, and put our name in... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Must be our fifth year and hope to keep coming back for more, just the drive to get there is spectacular driving along the river, the wait outside is a part of the fun. If you DONT l;ike meeting people, talking about your daily adventures and great food this is probably not for you. Casually mention where you are from... More

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Hastings, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The menu is unique, the food choices are posted on a chalk board. We were there for lunch and I wasn't hungry enough for an entrée, so I had minestrone soup; it honestly was the best I've had. Almond cake with Lingonberries was dessert and I shared with my husband, it was enough for both of us and sooooo good!... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I brought my girlfriend and her Mother (they are both from Germany and it was her Mothers first time in USA) to the Harbor View Cafe on a lovely Saturday summer night. I had the Sauteed Chicken with Chipolte sauce. Amazing! I really wish the skins were removed from the roasted garlic but I was later told this is an... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A quick drive from Wabasha, MN Went on a Monday and just a short wait, but had a drink at the bar and studied the menu. The menu changes and is written out for the evening on the chalk board over the bar. amazing flavors and choices! Our food was so hot and fresh! Portions were plenty, we walked out... More

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Ellsworth, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Needed to do something a little special. Decided to take a drive around the beautiful lake pepin to harbor view restaurant in pepin wi. Am glad that we decided to go there. Of course reading the reviews helped us to make our decision. Food was very good. Service was great. Was fun watching the trains go by, and the sail... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Such a nice find! Delicious food. The cassoulet with spicy lamb sausage and pork tenderloin medallions was amazingly delicious! And the beans, kale, and red & yellow peppers accented the dish beautifully. DEFINATELY would order this again. The black bean soup with corn was equally tasty. The roasted pork tenderloin with ginger peach sauce was amazing! Prepared perfectly. And the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had another great meal on Sunday. I have been a customer for many years, and have yet to have a meal that I could make an adverse comment. The service was wonderful, and the kitchen made meals that were not on the daily menu board. I asked for catfish the way Ted (who has been gone... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was my second trip to the Harbor View and once again had a wonderful meal. The wait staff is very friendly and attentive. The food is fresh and prepared from locally sourced ingredients where possible. The portions are generous and priced to offer a good value. Plus, sitting along the shore of the Mississippi listening to local bands perform... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I eat here once or twice a year and am never disappointed. The menu changes but the food is always very good and locally sourced. The staff are very fun. You may need to wait to be seated but it can be fun to sit in the chairs outside and sip on wine.

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