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“Things are changing here” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Harbor View Cafe

Harbor View Cafe
314 First Street, Pepin, WI 54759
715-442-3893
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Ranked #1 of 7 restaurants in Pepin
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Northfield, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Things are changing here”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We have been going here for over 20 years. Today we had a very poor experience and when we voiced our concerns we were met with indifference. The wait staff was not attentive (I had to get up to get the pepper mill for the salads while they stood and did nothing). The food was undercooked. We told them we were going to give a less than stellar review and we got "Go for it" as a response. This is a surprise and disappointing. This used to be a very nice place for good dining. It is now just another restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Portions are shrinking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

We've been to the Harbor View many times over the years. The food is always wonderful with many creative offerings. One negative is the portion sizes are smaller than in the past. For example, the chicken breast dish always contained 3 nice size breastss. Recently they are serving 2 very small breasts. The lasagne serving is also smaller than in the past. Prices have not gone down however. This can limit customers, especially for customers who have experienced the larger portions.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Big city cuisine in a small river town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

MY husband and I shared a wonderful dinner at Harborview while on vacation across the river in Wabasha. A delectable lamb curry and rare lamb chops, both sophisticate flavors, with an impressive wine list. Excellent friendly service.

Visited May 2013
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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fancy Fare served with Flare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I guess you can tell I like to rhyme? Anyway, we asked for a recommendation from our host, Richie, at Turning Waters BB&A in Wabasha, MN, and Harbor View was among the first places he recommended. They don't take reservations, and Pepin, WI is a popular little touristy spot in the warmer months, so you'll probably have to wait for a bit on a weekend, as we did, but the menu has something for everyone; the portions are sizable, and you won't leave hungry even if you pick one of the lower-priced meals.

Visited May 2013
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Maple grove, minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Always excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is our go to place when we want excellent food and service in a comfortable atmosphere. After many many visits we have never been disappointed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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