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Harbor View Cafe

314 1st St, Pepin, WI 54759-7704
+1 715-442-3893
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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314 1st St, Pepin, WI 54759-7704
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been coming to this restaurant for over 10 years. We make a day of it since we must travel some distance. The ambiance is very pleasant with trains passing by and views of Lake Pepin. Over the years the food pricing has risen...More

Thank 2Blondboys
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going here for 8 years and the food is amazing! The service is great but make sure you check their hours and get there early. The wait for a table can be a bit long.

Thank Jessica Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We finally made it to the Harbor View. It was a huge disappointment. I had the curried cauliflower soup (which was fabulous) and linguine with mushrooms and pancetta in a cream sauce. The flavor of my entree was amazing--delicate and complex. It was ruined by...More

Thank beachlover761
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at the Harbor View Cafe in Pepin, WI on Friday for lunch. We were there at 5 minutes to 11 am - they were open at 11. The place filled up almost immediately, the locals obviously know what a fantastic find this is. Lots...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife’s company was in Pepin at Villa Bellezza Doing hair and makeup for a bridal party so i decided to drive down with her from Minneapolis for the day to be able to take in some Pepin views and small town charm. During my...More

Thank Kozanno
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Without question one of the best restaurants in the mid-west.The ONLY place I am willing to wait an hour plus. The food & the service are always top notch. My only complaint is that always run out of the entrees that I am looking forward...More

Thank Steven V
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My boys and I were looking for a place for lunch and I saw all of the reviews so we headed there after being at the National Eagle Center. When we walked in, I was a little worried, it seemed a bit tight to have...More

1  Thank DDPage33
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I don't know how they do it, but Harbor View Cafe delivers every time, year after year. This is a favorite stop for those traveling the Great River Road and it's worth whatever wait required. Put your name on the list and walk along the...More

Thank eatplaylove
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I will start by saying this is not for my first trip to this cafe. Back when it was featured on a Twin Cities Morning Show and in the mid-80's I went with family. I enjoyed it more then than now but I am not...More

1  Thank Tamara D
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We went with another couple, and were shocked at the prices, and more shocked when meals arrived. Three of us were served rice with the main course-- certainly nothing like Photos which showed two side dishes. Fourth dinner was a vegetarian lasagna with a fancy...More

1  Thank drb803
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 1st St, Pepin, WI 54759-7704
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Pepin
  • Phone Number: +1 715-442-3893
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