We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Portside Cafe

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
303 1st Avenue S, PO Box 189, Ilwaco, WA 98624
13606423477
Website
Improve this listing
Today
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: We are a small family owned cafe, serving breakfast and lunch. We strive...
We are a small family owned cafe, serving breakfast and lunch. We strive for the home-cooked taste and feel of a small town cafe. With fresh baked bread, homemade jams, hand spanked burgers. and locally sourced seafood, we strive for quality and taste. Stop in and you might find a local fisherman with a fish tale or two!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 23 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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
ksv73
,
Puyallup, Washington
Add Photo Write a Review

23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Ocean Park, Washington
Level Contributor
27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Now it's blue with a cool neon sign. Heart meals. Deb opens up at 4:00AM for Fishermen and makes box lunches. We came for breakfast and all 4 of us didnt leave hungry. Lovely menu full of scrumptious food .

Helpful?
Thank Jonathan C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The ladies that own the place are so nice and the food is really good too. A real feel of small town diners of days past. This is a great place to go for brunch. No one leaves hungry. You are good until dinner.

Helpful?
Thank Dan B
Gig Harbor, WA
Level Contributor
65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

If you're in Long Beach it is well worth a short drive to Ilwaco to have breakfast here. Indeed a "basic diner" with friendly service. New owners but same longtime cooks that keep folks coming back here. Excellent array of breakfast items, good prices. We had the Half--2 eggs, bacon and an excellent platter pancake with marionberry syrup.

Helpful?
Thank DJDouglass
Puyallup, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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!

Helpful?
Thank ksv73
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

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.

Helpful?
Thank Nad S
Port Clinton, Ohio
Level Contributor
105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Bob R
Eugene, Oregon
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Dingfamily2015
Kennewick, Washington
Level Contributor
444 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank OutdoorBoomer
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank BChamp73
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank c b

Travelers who viewed The Portside Cafe also viewed

 

Been to The Portside Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 303 1st Avenue S, PO Box 189, Ilwaco, WA 98624
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ilwaco
  • Phone Number: 13606423477

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

We are a small family owned cafe, serving breakfast and lunch. We strive for the home-cooked taste and feel of a small town cafe. With fresh baked bread, homemade jams, hand spanked burgers. and locally sourced seafood, we strive for quality and taste. Stop in and you might find a local fisherman with a fish tale or two!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Portside Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?