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American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Jamaican
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Reviewed September 9, 2021

Usually I just love going to the Puffin. Today took Grandson there and we both agreed if that was our first visit we would not go back. My 2 piece "fish and chips" were meager rations at best. Pieces of fish were smaller than waffle...fries served. Had to ask for tarter sauce that should have came as a side right on plate, instead there was a cup of Lemon sour cream. I'll go back but it might be awile.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed February 19, 2021 via mobile

Floating eatery with great food! Great location. Good staff. Highly recommend this establishment. Just wish they were open for breakfast!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed September 22, 2020 via mobile

Halibut sandwich was hot and delicious. Cooked JUST to perfection and not a second longer. I didn’t really expect such a cute little place that is actually floating on the river to actually have perfect food. But they do. And the margarita? Flavorful and, uh,...let’s just say you can taste the tequila. Best I’ve had north of Tiajuana. Fine service, too!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 31, 2020 via mobile

Fish tacos, halibut battered fish tacos. Nicely battered with a side of battered okra chunks. Very good. Some good beer choices, too. Very busy staff. Had to wait a while to be seated in mid-afternoon though worth it. Boaters and jetskiers pull right up to...the side and hop out to eat.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Great place for drinks and appetizers. Great view. The location is the thing and the drinks are good but the food needs work. The halibut is delicious and we highly recommend the fish tacos.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 21, 2019

Heard about this place from a friend. Good food and drinks. The best thing about this place is the location. It sits right on the dock. The decor is simple and funky (skeletons), pretty sure I saw a relative on the wall. Good place to...meet friends.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed October 30, 2019

The food was excellent, service was fast and friendly, but they were not overly busy at the time we were there. Good sized portions, most of us could not finish our plates. Young children can pick a prize out of the pirates treasure trunk after...the meal. The 2 reasons I gave it a 4 was it was kind of spendy- for 7 of us the bill was almost $150.00, and that was w/o alcohol. Secondly, it was a bit tricky to find as you have to go through some other businesses parking lots to get to it, and the walk down to the restaurant had ramps, but they were steep and a bit slippery from the rain.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019

Friendly staff, good food. We had a nice time. Kind of hard to find. Park in the Park parking and walk down to the water.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2019

Our GPS had a lot of trouble with the roundabouts in Camas, we had to ask for help. We were told that the halibut fish and chips were great, but I thought they were pretty greasy, and I am not a fan of waffle fries....The site on the river is quaint, and I am sure they have other good entrees, but I think the fish and chips at The Island Cafe across the river are a lot better. Just my opinion!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2019

Cute cafe on the water with great service and good food. I had the appetizer coconut shrimp which I shared because there were 7 shrimp which is more than you usually get at other happy hour spots. My husband had the pork nacho and it...was huge - he took over half home. The waitress was pleasant and we enjoyed being on the water!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

I brought my active aging group of walkers to eat at the Puffin on a Friday. We arrived early about 11:15 just after opening. I had called ahead and said my group could be about 20 earlier in the week. The hostess recommended we bring...cash to better accommodate the group, we made an effort to do that. When we showed up the group had actually grown to 27. The manager greeted us with so much disrespect and basically told the group that she has so much business on a Friday she really didn’t need our business. We had messed everything up by bringing more people to the establishment. One older gentleman needed to sit inside due to health problems, he was made to feel completely unwelcome. I actually asked her to stop telling everyone in the group what an imposition we were that day, she was making people feel uncomfortable. I’m writing this review because every member of my group felt not welcomed and uncomfortable at the Puffin. 27 people will tell their friends about this horrible customer service. She told me at the end of our day we could come back in the winter and have the whole place. We won’t be returning. They added a 20% tip for the group which I don’t mind. However, one gentleman said that was an insult to how he was treated.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

Good food at a reasonable price with a great view. My wife had the soup for lunch which they warned would be hot but she enjoyed. I had the pork tacos which were good and two were enough for lunch. Our friends each had the...2 piece fish and chips which they enjoyed. Drinks were good and would try again.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Good food, great location, great atmosphere! Hubby and I live to come here to get nachos and a bucket of Corona while watching the boaters come and go. The wait can be a while at times but they have chairs on the dock and serve...you drinks while you wait. You really can't go wrong!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Great location on the water ... fish tacos with fried okra the best! Recommend the Mai Tai or Cadillac Margarita. Cheerful, young staff. Gets busy on nice days and evenings and service slows up a bit... don’t be in a hurry! Enjoy watching the boats...go in and out and Jimmy Buffett !More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

Great food! Service is good. Crowded at times. Watching the people on the water is very entertaining.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Puffin Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5