About Us

Great food is all about flavor!

Since opening our doors in 1998, our Mission has always been to create fresh, flavorful food, proudly served to friends and visitors in a casual, welcoming atmosphere with friendly hometown service. Wake up your taste buds today with a home cooked meal at the Vanilla Bean Restaurant in Two Harbors, and now open in Duluth! Our new Duluth location at 1608 Woodland Ave in the Mount Royal Center is open daily from 7AM to 8PM, Monday through Saturday, and 7AM to 4PM on Sundays!

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.

Our criterion has stood the test of time. The restaurant has become a North Shore destination. We’ve had customers drive all the way from the Twin Cities on a Sunday morning just to have our oven-baked omelets! 

 Even though the menus are refreshed seasonally, the crisp pan-sautéed walleye and fresh Lake Superior herring have been favorite entrées since the Vanilla Bean opened. Our signature Chicken Wild Rice soup won the “Best Soup Award” from Minnesota Monthly readers. Another regional award winner is our popular dessert – caramel pecan bread pudding with home made caramel sauce. In 2011, we brought home the Two Harbors Winter Frolic Chili Cook-off First Place Trophy for our delicious Pork Tenderloin Black Bean & Green Chilies Chili.

There’s nothing so satisfying as hearing customers tell us they’ve eaten all over the world and our food is some of the best they’ve ever tasted. The comment we hear most often is how flavorful our dishes are. So, in the words of our own customers, we invite you to stop at the Vanilla Bean Restaurant and “Experience the Flavor!”

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

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