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Harbor View Cafe

First and Main, Pepin, WI - (715) 442-3893
Described as Norwegian with a Mediterranean accent, the Harbor View's specialties are soulful renditions of northern European fare that epicures usually consider bland. Like Norwegian meatballs -- rugged spheres of meat served in a sour cream sauce infused with an eye-opening measure of cardamom and sided by pickly red cabbage. Cod fish cakes are known as “The Bishop’s Fish Pudding,” after proprietor Paul Hinderlie’s grandfather, who was, in fact, a Norwegian Bishop.
76% Approval Rating (17 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"First, a warning: you cannot make a reservation at the Harbor View Café, and if you plan to eat at any normal mealtime, weekends in particular, you will have a long wait for a table. The good news is that the town of Pepin is a charmer and has many interesting stores ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

First and Main, Pepin, WI
(715) 442-3893

http://www.harborviewpepin.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Summer, Fall, Spring
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
The Bishop's Fish Pudding: one of the great upper Midwest meals, named after the chef's grandfather, a man of the cloth.
"The Bishop's Fish Pudding: one of the great upper Midwest meals, named after the chef's grandfather, a man of the cloth."
Michael Stern





Definitely not your ordinary meatballs. Note the wonderful red cabbage in a cup on the side. This meal is a good example of the only kitchen we know that is accurately described as Norwegian with a Mediterranean accent.
"Definitely not your ordinary meatballs. Note the wonderful red cabbage in a cup on the side. This meal is a good example of the only kitchen we know that is accurately described as Norwegian with a Mediterranean accent."
Michael Stern


Jane occupies a booth at Harbor View. Note the literary decor. The walls are lined with books -- really, really interesting books!
"Jane occupies a booth at Harbor View. Note the literary decor. The walls are lined with books -- really, really interesting books!"
Michael Stern


A great destination for travelers along the eastern banks of the upper Mississippi River
"A great destination for travelers along the eastern banks of the upper Mississippi River"
Michael Stern



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