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3260 NE Catawba Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-3168
419-797-3260
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Coffee, Good food

Excellent cappuccinos and a wonderful menu selection, a great stop for a bite and beverage. Recommend: The pizzas. Can't go wrong. A good cappuccino can change your day too. Their espresso based beverages are great. Can get a little busy in there, but a good place to stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
Commander_Emily
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Port Clinton, Ohio
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Port Clinton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Excellent cappuccinos and a wonderful menu selection, a great stop for a bite and beverage. Recommend: The pizzas. Can't go wrong. A good cappuccino can change your day too. Their espresso based beverages are great. Can get a little busy in there, but a good place to stop.

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Ohio City, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great service very time we come here. We stop on our way to the Miller Ferry. Great chocolate chip and lemon scones!

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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is so good - the bread, the wraps, the meat, the beans , the sides. I've had everything from a veggie wrap to a super meaty Reuben and never been disappointed. The ingredients are fresh. There's also a fun little store attached to it and they do catering.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Tried Rudder's for breakfast and enjoyed it. Good coffee, strudel, and muffins. Croissant egg sandwich pretty good also, but I'll probably try scones next visit. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Looks like they have nice deli selections for a lunch stop. Enjoyed browsing the gift shop areas after eating.

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Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Good menu, great food (try the Turkey Reuben), and excellent line-up service. Easy drive to Catawba Island State Park, an excellent site, by Moore's Dock, for a picnic--food by Rudder's. In May, enjoy your lunch and be entertained by the Blue Herons around the Dock!

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised to find this deli in the area. The quality of food and selection was on par with delis in bigger cities. The staff were very accommodating to my food needs. Highly recommend it!

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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145 reviews 145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The foggy morning crossants were excellent. Loved them. The patio outside made a great dining area with our dog.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Dropped the kids off at Cedar Point and found this gem looking for a place for lunch. Wonderful atmosphere with great food, friendly employees and plenty of unique gifts to browse. First time visitor and they got me for a repeat performance next time this way. Highly recommend!

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Northeast Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

A quaint deli with an amazing menu. Lots of interesting choices and a few old standards. Outside patio is a perfect spot to enjoy lunch and drinks, gift shoppe has a great selection of nautical itens, kitchenware, and gourmet foods. Some of the gift items are a bit pricey, but there is something for everyone in a broad range of... More 

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Mostly a soup and sandwich type deli. The sandwiches are good and you can customize them. The soups are homemade. They have baked goods. While waiting for your lunch to be prepared there is shopping for specialty and gourmet food items. A few steps from the restaurant is a cute gift shop of unique items.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3260 NE Catawba Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-3168
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: 419-797-3260

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

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