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Vanilla Bean Restaurant

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812 7th Ave, Right On Highway 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1458
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hopkins, Minnesota
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped on our way up to Tofte, MN in September for a wedding. The service was a little slow which was tough for us since we needed to make a quick stop but the food was decent. I loved the coffee they made as well as the Cranberry Club Sandwich!

Thank MrsRosenow
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had wonderful, friendly service from our wait staff Sunday afternoon 10/16/16--she was authentically interested, kind and caring. The food is excellent. The food is unique enough without being too edgy. When you're in the mood for home comfort with a twist. Examples: Grilled cheese with Gouda or Pepper Jack or more and many toppings to choose from. 3 Bean... More 

Thank Lynn_Minneapolis
Rugby, North Dakota
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel manager recommended this place, within walking distance. We were surprised to find half the menu is German foods. The prices were moderate, and the service was great! A very friendly atmosphere. Would definitely stop here again.

Thank Kathy B
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here early for breakfast on Saturday morning while we were staying in Two Harbors, and ended up coming back again on Sunday it was so great. We got there before 8 both mornings and didn't have to wait, but the line was starting to form after 8. The service was very friendly, even when it got busy, and... More 

Thank KayBee218
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast and coffees were good, but we waited for over an hour to get our food after ordering. It took a while to get a server to our table after finally being seated, and then we were told after almost an hour of waiting for our eggs and toast that a large table had placed an order right before us.

Thank MidwestTravelers2
San Angelo, Texas
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the name of the restaurant. We went for dinner after visiting the Split Rock. Perfect little place. The food and service was fair. I really liked the coziness. A good find on our way home.

Thank rockyrocky2
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The breakfast food at the Vanilla Bean was amazing. The staff was very friendly and kept our coffee cups filled as we waited for our food. We loved the baked egg omelets, french toast, and pancakes. Gets crowded on weekends, so be prepared to wait. Wish we had this restaurant in our town!

Thank marilyn g
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a warm and welcoming restaurant if you are visiting the North Shore area. The food was delicious -- generous serving of French toast served with pure maple syrup and also a jar at your table of homemade strawberry jam. The eggs were served with hash browns that were hanging over the edge of the plate!!! Don't drive by!

Thank Kathy U J
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic breakfast, good coffee, and friendly customer service. Busy little place almost bistro like, very high quality food well worth a little extra time. Not your local greasy spoon kind of diner...nope. Real food, prepared fresh, and very good. Can't wait to try them for lunch.

Thank Doc B
Andover, Minnesota
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this amazing restaurant because of it's ratings and reviews on TripAdvisor. Loved their "Thin Finns" as we called them as kids......really crepe style pancakes with lingonberries. Amazing! Everyone had very, very good breakfasts. Definitely will be back again.

Thank ISUmom_Minnesota

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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: 12188343714
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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