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Vanilla Bean Restaurant

812 7th Ave, Right On Highway 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1458
+1 218-834-3714
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“omelet” (24 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
812 7th Ave, Right On Highway 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1458
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by after a long drive in hopes that it would accommodate six hungry people. This place provided a good meal with gluten free options. A shout out to the servers and cook for make our visit a pleasure.

Thank BigFamily88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our must stop restaurants in Two Harbors. Great breakfast and dinner. New management took over the restaurant a few years ago and food quality and service has improved a lot. Some of the meals are really good (I love the cranberry wild rice...More

Thank Karissa E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at Vanilla Bean about 10:30 am, put our names on the list & waited outside with other people. After everyone was seated, some grudgingly so because their name was "accidentally" crossed off and they had to ask again, we were finally the last...More

Thank P J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been wanting to make it here for many years, but have been hitting the wrong times! Finally was able to make it for breakfast on a return home from the Wisconsin Dells. My son and I had breakfast which we both enjoyed. He...More

Thank Behhna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a cute little cafe right on highway 61. The parking is limited and fills up quick on busy summer weekends.

Thank KatieZ995
Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Katie! We hope you can stop in again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best coffee shop on the north shore. Stop in and have piping hot cup of joe and one of their fresh bakery goods. It's a must if you are heading up or down the shore!

Thank MNDoubleB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not go here. Extremely poor service with staff that are unqualified, as no manager was present to return our drinks (chai tea latte) that tasted completely awful. Staff could not refund us our money for the returned drinks, as manager was not on site.More

Thank Rhianna N
Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Rhianna, you spoke with my manager on duty (Aure) when you returned and she informed you of our store policy. Our policy is myself or my store manager are the two people who administer any necessary refunds. We do not work 24hrs/7days week, so we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The list of food represented the area with wild rice, cranberries, nuts, and maple syrup in a lot of the items on the menu. We ate there twice and tried four items on the menu; the Norwegian crepes, the Scandinavian breakfast, the wild rice porridge,...More

Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Barbara, thank you for the wonderful review! We hope you an visit again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Super happy we decided to stop in for lunch on our anniversary trip to Two Harbors. EVERYTHING about our lunch was perfect and we loved our server Connie!!

Thank michaelmJ5277KC
Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate your business. Happy Anniversary!

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Members of my family waited 50 minutes and was not served. Other customers were waited on, got their meals, but not my family members. Do you have a policy against serving Native Americans?More

Thank Keely D
Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Keely, this is a grossly inaccurate review. Your husband and daughter were served by my staff, but chose to leave before their food arrived. My manager looked back at their ticket time and it had been 25 minutes for their food to be prepared. In...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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
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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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