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Don's Portside Cafe

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303 1st Ave S, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9141
360-642-3477
Today
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Better than we expected.

Don't let the looks fool you. Friendly service. A bit pricey, but the portion were good sized. The food was good, too. Not many places to eat in Ilwaco, and this one is only open for Breakfast and lunch.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
LDK22
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Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Don't let the looks fool you. Friendly service. A bit pricey, but the portion were good sized. The food was good, too. Not many places to eat in Ilwaco, and this one is only open for Breakfast and lunch.

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is what most people call a hole in the wall, greasy spoon type of place. It is small, and very clean. We had lunch there, and it was delicious. Lots of locals eat there.

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The Villages, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

2 small piece of French Toast $7.00 weak coffee $2 only good thin was they had free WiFi. Service was good.

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Kenmore, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Fisherman a breakfasts at 5am. Pretty standard port breakfast but also lots to look at while eating. They have some sort of gift shop/garage sale in the back that was amusing.

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SE Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stopped for lunch. The building and interior are a little tired, but the food was great. I had the chowder and my wife had the crab cakes. Both were excellent. We also shared an order of onion rings which were also great. We were very pleased (and they discount the bill 5% for cash). We would eat there again... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We have been going to Ilwaco for many years. The Portside is always a good place to eat breakfast or get a cup of coffee before heading out to fish. Doesn't look so good inside or out, but the food is good and reasonably priced.

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Deer Island, Oregon
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112 reviews 112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Our favorite breakfast of eggs, hash browns and toast perfectly prepared and served. There is even a "Garage Sale" room in the back of the cafe!

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In the Shadow of Mount Rainier
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We ate here mid-day on Friday (8-24-12), only because no other Ilwaco, sit-down restaurants were open at the time. This place was a dive. Sorry, but it's true. There were five in our party. Three in our party ordered The Captain's Plate (I think that was the name), which was the most expensive thing on the menu ($19.95). My daughter... More 

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Central Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

I ordered a small pizza. One side was burnt and the other was under-cooked. The server was pleasant. Prices were average. Decor was reminiscent of my grandmothers house... if she were really into boats.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 303 1st Ave S, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9141
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ilwaco
  • Phone Number: 360-642-3477

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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