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Harbor View Cafe

314 First Street, Pepin, WI 54759
715-442-3893
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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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English first
Kennewick, Washington
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158 reviews 158 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We hadn't eaten here in at least 15 years but have wanted to get back for quite some time. We finally made it. The restaurant is across the street from train tracks and a marina with the Mississippi River as the focal point. Our table was next to the front window so we had a great view. Trains about every... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The entrees are made from the area's best and freshest ingredients. There is a great variety of pasta, fish and meat dishes served daily as well as a generous dessert menu. The restaurant resembles a library--there are shelves of books throughout the interior. If you are seated by a window, you will have a view of the harbor of Pepin,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The reviews are spot on. The food is spectacular. We had the cucumber soup and I was shocked at how hearty it tasted. The lasagna was so authentic as the noodles already melted in your mouth. Baked salmon with a wonderful buttered mustard sauce. Get to the harbor and tag the chalkboard. It's a must stop if you are anywhere... More

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Red Wing, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Arrive early to get your name on the list as no reservations are accepted and enjoy the outside seating view of Lake Pepin, Harbor, and Awesome Power of the BNSF TRAINS heading North and South on the BNSF Wisconsin line. Grab a glass of wine next door or beer and enjoy the local music outside. Onced seated enjoy the library... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Walked in not knowing what to expect. Upscale pub grub perhaps? Found a very interesting and creative menu accompanied by a solid selection of local and other wines. Selections across the menu stand as far above 'pub grub.' There is a sense for building on traditional presentations to provide a bit of difference and distinction. That works well with the... More

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our lunch (portions were dinner-sized) in early June was truly outstanding. I had buffalo short ribs cooked in red wine -- rather like boeuf bourguignon. The short ribs were beautifully browned and, although buffalo is very lean, they were very tender. The balance of the seasonings was wonderful. The portion, which included pureed potatoes and fresh asparagus, was very large.... More

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Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We've been going to the Harbor View for over 30 years... It just keeps getting better. Ate there tonight with our family and we all commented that the food was the best we've ever had! It's such a treat to eat out at a restaurant where not only the food is great but the service and atmosphere is too. Keep... More

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eau claire wi
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great food. Not cheap but worth the price get there by 4:15 to be seated at the first seating. Great desserts. Everything is fresh and made from scratch. Bottles of wine much cheaper than by the glass. Been coming her for 30 years never disappointed

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Lake City, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Harbor View is one of the best restaurants around! Their food is always amazing! My favorite is Sauteed Chicken Breast with Linguini! It has an absolute amazing view! I recommend going for lunch because Dinner's at the Harbor View can be kind of a wait.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had a very nice meal, but the average entree price of $20+ dollars and the $9 glasses of wine were a bit of a surprise. Definitely a nice venue for lunch, but not an inexpensive lunch by any means!

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