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The Portside Cafe

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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
marianne g
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Burnaby, Canada
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Yacolt, Washington
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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The Villages, Florida
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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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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