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“Amazing food; great view”
Review of Harbor View Cafe

Harbor View Cafe
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Pepin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing food; great view”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

We arrived after the traditional lunch rush on a week day we were seated immediately. The lunch portions are HUGE (none of us finished out meals), but the food was AMAZING. We had a table overlooking the lake; it was perfect! The wine selection was extensive and the service friendly.

Visited August 2012
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Oakdale, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fine dining with a quaint cafe atmosphere”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

This was our first visit but we will definitely be back! The food was phenomenal! We were seated immediately but were prepared to wait. Bring cash or checks and be ready to wait as there are no reservations. The view is fantastic and the train is only mildly irritating. My husband had the scallops and I had the sea bass. Both were the best we had ever eaten! The portions are huge so splitting a meal might help defray the cost.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Wonderful, not to be missed! (fair warning: cash or checks only)”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Our first (of many to come!) visit, wonderful home cooking elevated to the next level. Salmon, beef tenderloin, both delicious, and our server could not have beenmore gracious, helpful or accomodating. Highly recommended!

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Our perennial pilgrimage!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This place has served some of the best fare these past 32+ years! I am especially partial to their seafood dishes, the pesce and halibut are some of my Faves! Their wine list also will offer some pleasant surprises... Awesome location overlooking the picturesque PepIn Wisconsin harbor. I advise you the take the time to linger, maybe even loiter, on the street with a drink of choice both before and after the main feast! You won't be disappointed. PS: our family is now "second generation" patrons of this gourmet establishment, as we have introduced our adult children to this fantastic treasure. We have savoured many a memorable sunsets over the years at this place. You won't be disappointed if you are one to appreciate the finer things life has to offer!

Visited August 2012
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Amherst, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing dishes”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Had the braised pork shanks, a simple dish with a very rich, flavorful sauce. Grilled swordfish was perfectly done.

Visited August 2012
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