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Portal Peak Lodge Store & Cafe

2358 Rock House Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Portal
Price range: $10 - $25
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Columbia, Missouri
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244 reviews 244 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I've enjoyed many meals here--bkfst., lunch, supper, on several visits for about 20 years. Yes, the menu is limited. Yes the prices are more than you'd pay at Denny's (see any Denny's in town?). Just getting the supplies here is more expensive than for most places. Yes, it is small and basic, but that's the charm--still, it has some pluses--wine,... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There is simply no other place to eat in Portal. During their busy times the restaurant can be crowded but they try mightily to please. I particularly like that when you are with a group you can order ahead making their service more efficient. The food, with a Mexican emphasis is good.

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Morro Bay, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

As folks have said, it is the only place to eat in Portal. So ratings shouldn't be compared to a "4" in more urban environments. It is simple in a sense, but I think that is what makes it taste so good. I do love subtle sauces and the like, but these are basic burgers. And very tasty! A little... More

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New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

quaint store with surprises like Himalayan salt, good beer, good wine, and chili cheese fritos.... seriously though, they have the little things you may have forgotten and a decent cafe when you dont feel like cooking or are tired of sandwiches.

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Richmond CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is the only place one can eat in Portal. Thank goodness the food is excellent. Very casual. Lots of birders.

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Bristol
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Terrific friendly service, simple but delicious food, great place to eat - the cobblers are the best!

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Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We've birded the Chiricahua's several times and usually stay at one of the cottages with kitchens and prepare our own meals. But this trip we ate one night at the Portal Store. My wife had the BLT, my son and I had the Santa Fe sandwich. All were very good. We all had the excellent peach cobbler. The prices in... More

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Sundre, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We spent two weeks in and around the Rodeo/Portal area of New Mexico/Arizona in Mar/Apr of this year and had ate breakfast, lunch and supper at this restaurant several. Loved the small country feel of the cafe. Always good food and great service. Saw our first herd of Peccaries in the parking lot. Try the cobbler; blueberry, cherry & peach... More

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Warsaw
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The burgers are really great as are the home made tortilla chips. This place is a must if you're in Portal !

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Tucson, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The store was well stocked which is great since it is the ONLY one in town. The service was okay. The restaurant was average, yet better than what I had expected.

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