Where to Eat in Lake City: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Ying Subia

Lake City is a city in Goodhue and Wabasha counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It lies along Lake Pepin, a wide portion of the Mississippi River. The population was 5,063 at the 2010 census. Most of Lake City is located within Wabasha County with only a small portion in Goodhue County.
Things to do in Lake City

1. Harbor View Cafe

314 1st St, Pepin, WI 54759-7704 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 715-442-3893
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 270 reviews

Harbor View Cafe

Reviewed By Mark C - Chanhassen, Minnesota

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 of wonderful seafood on the menu, an impressive wine list for a place this size and at reasonable prices and tasty deserts.

2. Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery

N2049 Spring St, Stockholm, WI 54769-5520 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 13 +1 715-442-5017
Excellent
48%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
12%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 109 reviews

Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery

Reviewed By Poisonwells - Johannesburg, South Africa

Four of us for a late breakfast had a variety of things to eat. The people we were with were well known to the proprietress and this element of local life made things amusing. I can seriously recommend the hash and the coffee, quite an exceptional meandering of tastes.
You can sit inside or outside, outside is very pleasant indeed. The lavatory is clean although just possibly a little tricky if you were in a wheelchair?
There's a contiguous sort of shop area and an ice cream place, which we were advised to visit but for some utterly misguided reason, didn't.
If you're passing through Stockholm, I'd go here. If heading south on the main road towards Wabasha, turn left and it's just up on the left.

3. Stockholm Pie & General Store

N2030 Spring St, Stockholm, WI 54769-5523 Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards American Lunch SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 715-442-5505
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

Stockholm Pie & General Store

"One of the 18 Legendary Pie Shops in the United States" USA Today "One of the 50 best pie shops in America, best in Wisconsin" Delish Extraordinary pie in such a charming spot! Famous for our pie, you will also find delicious lunch items, all made from scratch - homemade bread for our sandwiches, amazing pot pies, savory pies and quiches. Even a delicious marinated veggie salad! Delectable espresso drinks from our barista featuring Illy coffee. Tasty ice cream, floats and cones too! (don’t forget the a la mode!) While you are here explore our charming General Store - filled with exceptional selections of award winning cheeses, jams, jellies, local foods, chocolate, artisan brews, wines and spirits - all Wisconsin made! Named "1 of the 100 best places to eat in the U.S." by Roadfood . Gourmet said that our Double Lemon pie was "one of the 53 best things they ate" Newly expanded store, free Wifi and out door seating, Come visit soon!

Reviewed By Michael W - Belmont, Massachusetts

On our drive back to the Twin Cities from Lacrosse, we stopped in for a piece of the famous pie. I had Apple, with a crisp topping. $6 for a slice of pie, in a very small town in rural Wisconsin, seemed pretty ridiculous. But worse yet was the amount of sugar dumped into this poor slice of pie. Granted, the serving was large. But the sugary taste was horrible. It was hard to even notice that it was apple filling. Luckily I did not ask for ice cream, or whipped cream, on top !

4. The Railhouse Grill

800 W Lyon Ave, Hwy 63 at North 8th Street, Lake City, MN 55041-2166 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 5 - SGD 33 +1 651-345-5762
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 232 reviews

The Railhouse Grill

Featuring fresh cut salads, Fresh ground burgers, wood-fired pizzas, warm specialty sandwiches, creative pastas, dinner entrees, weekend dinner features, full bar, and attached coffee shop and lounge with weekend live music. Breakfast Tues-Fri at 7:00am, Sat-Sun at 8:00am. Coffee Depot opens at 6:00am Tues-Fri and 7:00am Sat & Sun. Both businesses closed Mondays.

Reviewed By deepwoods - Minnesota

I was looking for a coffeeshop on the way through Lake City on a cold day. This location was one of the few we could find. The south side of the building is the coffeeshop/restaurant. Choices are similar to a Caribou or Starbucks. The roll and pastry selection is great (try the glazed lemon poppyseed muffins). However, the only creamer selections are the fake stuff. Come on folks, if you are shooting for a quality atmosphere, ya gotta do the little things!
Comfortable seating scattered about, a selection of games in one corner, an electronic "fireplace", must be wifi from the number of millenials glued to their electronics, and plenty of windows, the place is comfortable. I could do without the large screen TV on the wall, it detracts from the rest of the ambiance....

5. Rustic

212 S Washington St, Lake City, MN 55041-1036 Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast +1 651-345-2284
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 40 reviews

Rustic

Reviewed By 7lenny7 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

I love this place. The folks who work here makes some excellent sandwiches and they truly care that you enjoy it. I do wish they were open more hours but it's open most of the times I want to go there. Super friendly staff and fantastic food!

6. The Coffee Depot

800 W Lyon Ave, Lake City, MN 55041-2166
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

The Coffee Depot

Reviewed By Susan G - Florida

It fantastic to finally have a great place in Lake City to hang out and relax with friends. Great menu of coffees and snacks to choose from.

7. Lake House on Pepin

1702 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake City, Minnesota Lake, MN 55041-9050 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 651-448-8500
Excellent
38%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Lake House on Pepin

Reviewed By stacyknoll - Baraboo, Wisconsin

If I could give this restaurant a zero, I would. We were very much looking forward to going here per the reviews. When we got there we were seated right away. Twenty minutes went by, there were 2 waitresses in our section and not one of them even offered us water. People after us were being helped and even though they clearly saw us there, they did nothing. We finally got up and left. It was ridiculous!!

8. Gelly's Pub and Eatery

W12128 State Highway 35, Stockholm, WI 54769-6121 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Pizza, Bar, Pub Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 715-442-2023
Excellent
43%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
11%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

Gelly's Pub and Eatery

Gelly's is the only full bar in Stockholm! We're open for any meal of the day with daily specials. Friday, come try our lightly battered Atlantic cod! Friday and Saturday we offer Swedish pancakes and real Wisconsin maple syrup for $5. Sunday brunch is available from 9-noon. Don't forget to try our homemade bloody Mary! May all who enter as guests, leave as friends!

Reviewed By Hannah O

Food is great. Waitresses are awesome. However, The owner, Rebecca Pope, is the worst, most unprofessional business owner I've seen in my life. She cannot run the place nor treat her employees professionally. I've seen it and I don't even work there.

9. Chickadee Cottage Cafe

317 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake City, MN 55041-1552 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 16 +1 651-345-5155
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Chickadee Cottage Cafe

Chickadee Cottage Cafe, Lake City, Mn On the Great River Road

Reviewed By MNGal66 - Kenyon, Minnesota

Nine women friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our luncheon date at the Chickadee Cottage Cafe. That's what it is, a cute cottage, lovely decorating and beautiful flowers in the gardens outside. We were there for lunch which they start serving at 11 a.m. (breakfast is before that time) We got there early as we were concerned we would not have time to enjoy our meal and make our next event, which was a paddle boat ride. It was no problem, as they had our table all ready. We ordered our drinks and the gals shopped a little, that's right, they have lots of cute things for sale, and we were allowed to order a little early, which turned out time wise just perfect. Most of us had their famous chicken salad, which is served with 3 slices of banana bread. MMMMM. Everyone agreed everything was delicious. The service was just great too. We will do a special ladies luncheon again soon.

10. Homemade Cafe

809 3rd Street, Pepin, WI 54759 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 16 +1 715-442-2428
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 66 reviews

Homemade Cafe

Wonderful cafe with great food including breakfast, lunch, dinner and homemade desserts, New owner, New Menu, New Hours. Open Year round.

Reviewed By JanandCaptainRob - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Since we cannot say enough good things about the Homemade, we just tell you that the Crabcakes and Eggs we had for breakfast yesterday was stellar. Everything here is homemade from scratch with skill, creativity and love. And be sure to have a piece of pie.

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