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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
07:00 - 21:00
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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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460 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 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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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 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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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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 

Thank BuckeyeinWI
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

My wife and I stopped in on a recent Monday evening. Our server, Auri (I hope I spelled your name correctly), was very friendly and attentive. Our meals were very good. And to make things even better, it was during happy hour! We were happy!

Thank David F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner on a Sunday night and the food was so delicious that we had to try their breakfast on the way out of town the next day. Such a pleasant surprise and we will definitely return.

Thank ethelwoods
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Ate here two nights while I was here for a workshop. Service was pretty good, but the food makes up for it. Enjoyed enough to eat there two consecutive evenings!!

Thank Teresa H
North Saint Paul, Minnesota
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

What a great find! We stopped for breakfast on a recommendation. Everything at our table was delicious ! Home made jam, good hearty toast, great pancakes with more blueberries than usual. Make sure you order the wild rice porridge , even just to share with your table. It is fabulous!!!

Thank Pam988
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Cute little place with friendly staff. Had a grilled chicken sandwich on gf bun and hubby had a pasty with their special apple pecan baked beans. Good stuff!

Thank Lisa M

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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
US$7 - US$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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?