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303 1st Avenue S, Ilwaco, WA 98624
360-642-3477
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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
    3 of 5 stars
Maybe hit and miss?

Really nice people. Family owned and operated. I liked our server so much that I wish I could rate this place higher. The problem is that 3 of the 6 people in our party were unhappy with their food. My daughter loved the pancakes, my dad was happy with his chowder, and my tuna fish and chips were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Dingfamily2015
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Really nice people. Family owned and operated. I liked our server so much that I wish I could rate this place higher. The problem is that 3 of the 6 people in our party were unhappy with their food. My daughter loved the pancakes, my dad was happy with his chowder, and my tuna fish and chips were great (thick... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This little cafe is open at 4 am during the fishing season so you can grab a bite before heading out on a charter. They can pack you a sack lunch as well. They have good, diner fare. Pleasant folks.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We grabbed breakfast to go while we stayed at night across the street at the Col-Pacific Motel. The menu is what you would expect for a small town diner, and the prices are decent. Was a little surprised by the up-charge for ordering our food to go. None the less, would like to dine here again to see if we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very good, portions are large, prices average for the area. Nice place to eat and relax after a morning fishing for Salmon.

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Yacolt, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at the cafe because it had what appeared to be locals dining as well as "out of towners". We had to leave our dog in the car while we had lunch and it was sunny and warm so I was very aware of the time we were spending at lunch. And that was the problem. Sat down at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We all had a breakfast of our choice. Eggs were done perfectly, my buttermilk biscuit was good, bacon good, but a little greasy, I really enjoyed the red potato hash browns.

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Burnaby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I went there for breakfast. I found the food okay. I had an omelette. For what I got, I found it to be high priced for a local eatery. I don't think I would return. I didn't find the food that outstanding.

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Fall City, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great food, great service....new management, who really seem to care and want this charming little place to succeed. I've been coming to this place for years, and have never been disappointed. As one of the other reviewers remarked, don't be fooled by the exterior....it's a little gem of a place!

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Olympia, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about The Portside Cafe

Address: 303 1st Avenue S, Ilwaco, WA 98624
Phone Number: 360-642-3477
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ilwaco
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
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 303 1st Avenue S, Ilwaco, WA 98624
  • 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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