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Harbor View Cafe

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314 First Street, Pepin, WI 54759
715-442-3893
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 128
    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
Excellent Food!

We go to the Harbor View Cafe once a year, the food is ALWAYS fantastic. Some of our favorites are Grilled Chicken with Champagne Grapes, the Garlic Chicken and Garlic dish and the Halibut with the Black Butter Sauce. We have never had a bad meal there ... but be prepared to wait for your table... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
TravelForever57
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Chanhassen, MN
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Chanhassen, MN
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We go to the Harbor View Cafe once a year, the food is ALWAYS fantastic. Some of our favorites are Grilled Chicken with Champagne Grapes, the Garlic Chicken and Garlic dish and the Halibut with the Black Butter Sauce. We have never had a bad meal there ... but be prepared to wait for your table. We got there on... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The cafe was smaller and very busy but we got seats to eat at the bar immediately. The bartender Nicki was busy filling drink orders for every waitress but was super attentive to us and our food order. She chatted with us while filling drinks and we laughed and shared stories. The food was pricy for any other cafe but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited for lunch and had a great time. The food was outstanding as was the service. You can't beat the beautiful view of Lake Pepin. This is a must for tourists and locals alike.

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Pepin, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Food is delicious and unique- the casual ambiance and small town environment makes for a wonderful escape from the hustle of the cities and just a fabulous getaway no matter where one lives. Hours aren't the usual restaurant hours and there are long waits- but on a nice night you can sit outside looking at the harbor of lake Pepin... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Fresh seafood and farm raised products are listed on the chalkboard menu every day. The menu is large considering how small the cafe really is. Our seafood dishes were excellent. The atmosphere is casual, and they are typically only open in the warmer seasons. People wait outside until their names are called from the wait list.

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a destination restaurant run by very talented people although we are fortunate to live close enough to not make it an overnight run. Charming atmosphere, super friendly staff. But the food, oh the food. You can feel the heart and soul of those who create it from the fresh and local shopping to the cooking to the plating... More 

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Rochester
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14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Boat or drive to Pepin for excellent dining. My linguine Papalina was fantastic. My wife had Halibut with black butter caper sauce (a bit strong) was very good. Definitely worth the drive from Rochester or the Twin Cities. They don't take reservations and are busy on the weekends b

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Stockholm, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The grande dame of fine dining on Lake Pepin, the Harbor View has been "worth the trip" for decades. Many fine offerings, a lot of them using locally-grown ingredients, served up by locals, many of whom have been fixtures at the restaurant for years. Comfortable and welcoming, patrons show up in fancy dresses or blue jeans and enjoy the people-watching... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The pasta dish I had was to die for; never have I seen so many mushrooms or so much cheese!! I would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for large, delicious portions!

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Harbor View got 3 stars from me because they do magical things with meat and fish. If you are looking vegan food- forget it. If you are a vegetarian- save your money. They offer 3 vegetarian entrees, even in the dead of summer with Wisconsin produce available by the truckload. Black bean fritters with rice, cheese stuffed mushrooms over linguine... More 

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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
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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