Who doesn’t love pie? Whether you prefer a warm slice of apple pie with ice cream or a cool cream pie, there is probably a pie out there for you. So, why not take a trip where you can enjoy many great pies all in one place? In Minnesota, that place is Two Harbors. This small town has many delicious pie restaurants. Some are well-known and others are off the beaten track, but they all have one thing in common: they serve amazing pie. Together, they make Two Harbors a contender for the next pie capital of the world.
Located just north of Duluth on Highway 61, this town of about 4,000 people is a popular destination for day trippers from across Minnesota.
Aside from its tasty restaurants, Two Harbors draws visitors because of its stunning natural beauty. With two gorgeous lighthouses, its location right on Lake Superior, and the stunning Gooseberry Falls, it's no wonder people love to visit.
Betty's Pies is by far the most popular pie place in Two Harbors - and perhaps in all of Minnesota.
This restaurant has a retro diner vibe with great service - and an even greater view. The restaurant is located along Highway 61 with a world-class view of Lake Superior. The entire menu is great, but few leave Betty's Pies without dessert. Diners can choose from a huge menu of pies - both cream and fruit - and can even add ice cream to make it a la mode. You won't be sorry no matter which of the homemade pies you choose.
Address: 1633 Highway 61, Two Harbors.
The Vanilla Bean Restaurant is known for its amazing wild rice soup, but don't skip out on dessert.
Vanilla Bean has been around since 1998. Since then, it's become a noted North Shore hotspot for breakfast and brunch, even earning awards for its wild rice soup and caramel pecan bread pudding. But the restaurant is no slouch when it comes to good pie. All of the flavor that goes into their mouthwatering breakfasts and soups goes into its fresh-baked fruit pies and fresh-made cream pies. A rotating selection of pies means you're always in for something new when you visit.
Address: 812 7th Avenue, Two Harbors.
For a restaurant with a small-town feel, try out Judy's Cafe.
Two Harbors has a few restaurants with a small-town feel, but Judy's Cafe may be the best. Tourists who stumble into this restaurant are lucky to experience a busy restaurant brimming with locals. And the food is good, too. Judy's serves up classic staples that are sure to please any palate. Breakfast is served all day, and the menu also includes burgers and walleye. Don't skip out on dessert. The menu is large, full of variety, and absolutely delicious - not to mention affordable.
Address: 623 7th Avenue, Two Harbors.
For a pie experience with a super cozy feel, check out the Rustic Inn Cafe.
Here is another of the most popular pie places in all of Two Harbors. Located along Highway 61 with a phenomenal view of Lake Superior, this cute restaurant is sure to knock your socks off. The log cabin exterior gives it a true North Shore look, and the inside is cabin cozy. Take your time choosing your meal - there are a
lot of great options - and stick around for a sweet treat after the main course. No matter which pie you choose, it's going to have you coming back again and again. Address: 2773 Highway 61, Two Harbors.
Have you ever been to any of these tasty pie restaurants? Would you add any to the list? If you want to turn your day trip into an overnighter, check out our article about the
Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast in Two Harbors.