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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Good breakfast for a fair price.

Every couple years when I return to Port Clinton I stop in for breakfast. It is comforting to find that the food and service are still good. I had the corned beef hash, eggs, toast and coffee and it was cooked as I requested and served with a smile. In an era where it is common to find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Dan K
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Every couple years when I return to Port Clinton I stop in for breakfast. It is comforting to find that the food and service are still good. I had the corned beef hash, eggs, toast and coffee and it was cooked as I requested and served with a smile. In an era where it is common to find inconsistent quality... More 

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Thank Dan K
Dayton, Ohio
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62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Clearly meeting our expectations for a scrumptious brunch in a local, home town cafe, this diner was a perfect choice. The ambiance is nostalgic; the service a bit timid but attentive; the bountiful meal was delicious. I chose corned beef, served divinely crispy with over-easy eggs on top. My daughter's Farmhouse Omelet was engorged with veggies and bacon. My wife's... More 

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Thank SteveMartin2014
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast. Service was good food was hot and fresh. Standard diner fare. Very nice hot cup of coffee.

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Thank shelmarvkate
Grove City, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Having gone there several years ago, it became the return place whenever we and the family visited the area. The food was always good and the prices very reasonable. This visit allowed us to share table space with a very nice family and they blessed us when they bought our breakfast.

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Thank lela033
Batavia, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We went on a Sunday morning, and liked it a lot. Diner atmosphere, really good food and fast service, but lots of people packed in. Nice casual experience.

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Greensboro
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This Café was recommended to us by the locals for breakfast. It's a small Mom and Pop restaurant with a down home feeling. The food was very good. the sausage patties were huge.

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Thank Larry P
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Locals diner providing a hefty meal for a fair place. Nothing to write home about but warm service and good food. Worth a stop if you're in the area and need some good food.

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Thank ilovemashedpotatoes
Erie,PA
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Was recommended by the hotel clerk. Very busy little restaurant that only serve breakfast and lunch. We were lucky to be able to walk in and get a table as they were very busy but even still order was served within 10 minutes, which I thought was very good considering that the place was full. They challenge you to eat... More 

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Thank ODAerie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Awesome mom and pop type of place to eat breakfast, but the space was limited and impersonal because of the size but definitely worth the 20 min wait

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Big breakfast! The pancakes were great and the homefries were wonderful! Most important, the service was the best I have had in years. They made me feel as if I was at home. They were tremendously busy and probably really stressed but they did not show it! Coffee was good and hot and again, they made us feel right at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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