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Harbor View Cafe

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314 First Street, Pepin, WI 54759
715-442-3893
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Today
11:45 am - 7:30 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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 5
    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
What a great area, great restaurant

couple of weeks ago discovered the Pie Company in Stockholm (5star!) - they recommended we head down river for dinner - so we came back and did just that. So very, very glad we did. We hear that there can be long waits, but this early in the year must be better. From the bread to the last bite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Charles B
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

couple of weeks ago discovered the Pie Company in Stockholm (5star!) - they recommended we head down river for dinner - so we came back and did just that. So very, very glad we did. We hear that there can be long waits, but this early in the year must be better. From the bread to the last bite of... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Our favorite restaurant opens for the season March 13th. The food here is wonderful. It's always fun to see what is on the menu which is the blackboard above the bar. Also, always fun to chat with the bartenders. A fun experience.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This small place is located in Pepin Wisconsin off Hwy 35 across from the Marina. The food varies from day to day and is always excellent. If you don't like waiting this isn't the place for you as waits can be one to two hours but worth it. We always enjoy visiting with others at the bar during this time.... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My lunch at the restaurant was just delicious. The quality of food and service is just as good for lunch and dinner. Presentation of the entrees is superb. Needless to say the food is delicious. Atmosphere is interesting and out of the ordinary. Views of the river are unique and beautiful.

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Minneapolis, MN
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32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Perfect for a fall drive/day trip. Waited about 30 mins for a late lunch on a perfect October Saturday. Food was excellent (cat fish and a chicken dish). Interior was fun and unexpected. Only complaint is high price of some fish items coming from distant locations. Deserts looked great but we were too full to try them!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Since they don't take reservations and it was a perfect fall day, we were told we wouldn't be seated for at least an hour. After leaving our name, we drove around taking in the beauty of the fall colors. When we returned we ordered a glass of wine & sat outside in the sun for an additional half of an... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice location and view! Very unique decoration! Great food! My husband and I stopped there on a Sunday, during our road trip on Great River Road Scenic Byway and the restaurant was extremely busy, so be prepared for long wait. We waited 45 minutes for a table, plus 15 minutes for the waitress to come to the table and another... More 

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Waterloo, IA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Visited in October with husband and 8 year old daughter. We were lucky and got a table at the front windows with the great view of the harbor. We all loved the meal, even our 8 year old! It was really a nice, quaint place to eat!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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68 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We made our annual trip to Harbor View last night. What more can be said that hasn't been said already? As usual and as expected it was superb. It will close for the season soon so then we begin our winter hibernation away from fine dining. But we shall return.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The lineup of usually-filled Adirondack chairs along the front patio pretty much says it all. You show up, give your name, sit out front overlooking the marina and the Mississippi, and wait for your table. In our experience it's always been worth the wait. Service is good, food is excellent, and pretention is totally absent.

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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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