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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
Dining options: Breakfast

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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
Delicious breakfast in a quaint little town

The food was the star here. Atmosphere was like a basic diner and service was attentive but minimal. This family is doing a great job. Recommend the platter cakes and bacon!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Puyallup, Washington
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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The food was the star here. Atmosphere was like a basic diner and service was attentive but minimal. This family is doing a great job. Recommend the platter cakes and bacon!

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Had the special and the half order with him. I just like the size or amount of food they served versus the way too much food. Everything seems fresh and well made and our server was very nice. Fairly priced.

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is one of those places where you need to time your entrance. The food is good if no one is in a rush, as we never are, and we let them know. The tuna we had was fresh and a little over cooked but better than undercooked fish that can make you very sick. Had that happen with tuna... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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