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Vanilla Bean Restaurant

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812 7th Ave, Right On Highway 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1458
+1 218-834-3714
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited in January and not many restaurants are open every day in the off season. Highly recommend for breakfast and lunch. Haven't had dinner here.

Thank badmotokitty
Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pastys are the best ever! Service is quite slow, but go whenever you aren't rushed, the food is worth it. We did the New Years dinner and it was just amazing! Three choices of salad-entrée -dessert. I had chicken marsala, it was excellent. My husband had the crusted steak and he could only spare me a bite- it was... More 

Thank bmdressen
Bovey, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this little place, the last several times we were here it was breakfast... lovely... they have authentic foods to the area, very good service, my husband loved the coffee, (and he is picky with his coffee!!) This is one of our favorite northshore places to eat!!

Thank shelkathmn
Bloomington, mn
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Vanilla Bean is a friendly little place, very clean, with really good food and a reasonable price. The lovely pregnant waitress (can't recall her name) was just really nice to us and made us feel welcome and the food was prompt and just right. Prices are about what you would expect--perfectly fair, but not cheap.

Thank claycodc
Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

My husband and I decided to eat here on our way back home from a day of traveling the north shore. We were hungry and tired! The food was fantastic and the service was amazing! Our server Chelle recommended the Ruben (since I am a Ruben lover) she said I would not be disappointed and wow, she was right! Fast... More 

Thank freyastribes
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Second time visiting this place. Pleased again with the delicious food and beverages. This place does get very busy on a Sunday so if your in a group larger than 6 come prepared to wait for a little bit (15 mins or so).

Thank Koala B
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449 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Came here at 8:30 pm, a half hour before closing, with a coupon from the lighthouse in town. The waitress and chef were very friendly and conversational. I had their pasty, which tasted very very good. I've had pasties before, but this one was easily the best one I've ever had. What made it sooo tasty was the really good... More 

Thank Tigerman777
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Stopped in for something to drink and enjoy company. I don't drink coffee, but those with me did. They enjoyed the coffee and service was fast.

Thank Anijo
Chaska, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Almost to our destination at Beaver Bay, we stopped at the Vanilla Bean Restaurant for lunch. It was the perfect pause to refresh. It was a snowy day, so warmth was appreciated. First we each enjoyed a special drink. I had a Hazelnut Latte which provided me with enough luscious sweetness to last a long time, given that I avoid... More 

Thank Mona A
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We were in desperate need of grabbing a bite before heading back to the Twin Cities with the kids. The main drag seemed a bit touristy and so we were expecting a long wait but were pleasantly surprised that the restaurant was mostly empty and was catering to a local elderly crowd. We ordered from the Oktoberfest menu and other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 812 7th Ave, Right On Highway 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1458
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Two Harbors
  • Phone Number: +1 218-834-3714
Great food is all about flavor. Wake up your taste buds today with a home cooked meal at the Vanilla Bean Restaurant in Two Harbors. Whether you choose our signature oven-baked omelets, Swedish pancakes with lingonberries or our award-winning soups and sandwiches, or pan-seared fish dinner, you'll find great flavor, great value, and great service. The Vanilla Bean is way more than great coffee. We are proud to say that our friendly servers and accommodating kitchen staff are truly the best you'll find anywhere!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?