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The Portside Cafe

303 1st Ave S, PO Box 189, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9141
+1 360-642-3477
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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303 1st Ave S, PO Box 189, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9141
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Across the street from Col Pacific motel and opens at 5 AM. Food is fine, but needs a little deciphering -- flat cakes are Swedish pancakes, and there are two hashbrown options -- ask the waitress to explain. That said, food was fine and service...More

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Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Terry K
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Ok, if you like prepackaged food repackaged and slopped on plates, this may be the place for you. Clearly gravy was canned, sausage was preformed and the biscuits from a box. I suspect everything came from Costco, however that wasn't the problem. The lack of...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank mghtycthul
Reviewed 17 May 2017

There were only two other diners in the restaurant the Friday morning my husband and I were there. Those two were talking VERY LOUDLY, so we didn't have the best experience (we could barely hear each other), but my platter cake was delicious. My husband...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank TukeMom
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Their food is awesome. Their pancakes sure out of this world. Friendly staff great atmosphere. I don't have anything else to say about it it's just a great place to go I don't have anything else to say about it's just a great place to...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Had a wonderful Breakfast at the Portside in Ilwaco, Wa. The owner (young lady) was very helpful regarding what to eat and how it was cooked. My wife was in seven heaven with her O'Brien potato's and I really enjoyed the Oyster omelet. The menu...More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Often times I will look for a cafe or greasy spoon in a small town we are passing through and am often disappointed. This was not the case at The Portside Cafe. We all ordered cheeseburgers and from the first bite till the last, the...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Roger N
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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 16 July 2016

My wife and I had read fairly good reviews so we decided to have lunch. We were "greeted" by a girl with no smiles, no verbal greeting, just a point to where to sit. The table, silverwear and floor were dirty. Burger had no personality...More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Small, local spot. Not fancy, but great, friendly staff. We were on a road trip, staying at the Salt Hotel. Had a great breakfast before heading out on the road.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank JDH_AustinTx
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This was the absolute worst food I have experienced on the Peninsula. I had chicken strips which the menu said was 2 pieces for a small or 4 pieces for a large. What arrived were several little chunks of greasy breaded dark meat. It was...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Toni W
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch. After all, the locals go there, must be good. It's right in town, before the port and easy parking out front. Ordered the sandwich, pastrami. It came on a delicious french roll big enough for two people. Very good! Had the...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Glenn B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 1st Ave S, PO Box 189, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9141
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ilwaco
  • Phone Number: +1 360-642-3477
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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!
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