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Ala Carte Cafe

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225 Madison St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-1142
419-734-9939
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Great Small Town Cafe

Port Clinton is in the heart of Lake Erie's Walleye and Perch country, so there are always dozens of fishermen in town. And beginning at 4:30 in the morning, every day, many of them gather here for huge breakfasts and boxes lunches to take on the boats. The place has great service; you no sooner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Chicago
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Port Clinton is in the heart of Lake Erie's Walleye and Perch country, so there are always dozens of fishermen in town. And beginning at 4:30 in the morning, every day, many of them gather here for huge breakfasts and boxes lunches to take on the boats. The place has great service; you no sooner sit down than a server... More 

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Fishers, IN
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24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We ate here three mornings in a row because it is open early; the waitresses are friendly; the food is good and not expensive and the service is fast. What more could you ask for? Wish we had been there for lunch or dinner since they have home made pie. We had simple breakfasts (eggs, toast and coffee) and we... More 

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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Fine little cafe serving breakfast and lunch. Very friendly staff providing fast and friendly assistance. My breakfast this morning of eggs and corned beef hash was very good. Prices are more than reasonable. I look forward to a return visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is where you want to go if you want a breakfast that will keep you full for most of the day and you'll do it for under $10 per person. When ordering you hash browns keep in mind that a full order is enough to feed two people. My wife always gets the blueberry pancakes which she thoroughly enjoys.... More 

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Marblehead, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Great place for Sunday breakfast. Wow they serve breakfast all day.! Small cafe but service is good so you don't have to wait long for a seat. Large tables so bring a group or join others and make new Friends.

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Oregon, Ohio
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Good place to eat breakfast. Good food , good service ,and good price. Located in town and staff was friendly.

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Ohio
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great breakfast and super low prices. The locals eat here !! You may have to wait a couple of minutes, but it is worth the wait.

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Camden NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My husband and I walked to the Ala Cart both mornings we stayed in Port Clinton. Absolutely delicious food - especially the grilled cinnamon bun! Friendly wait staff, super clean, and mostly all locals the days we were there - which is always a great recommendation!!

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Canal Fulton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

good food and service. If you go away hungry it will be your own fault. Home made pastries, yum. It is just a little place so be prepared for an intimate dinning experience.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were in town on vacation and were looking for a place for lunch. There were 8 of us in our group. We were waited on right away and got our food quickly. Good sandwiches and large servings. I got a patty melt and it was very good. Fried bologna sandwich was good with HUGE slice of bologna . Friendly... More 

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  • Address: 225 Madison St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-1142
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: 419-734-9939

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