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Ala Carte Cafe

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225 Madison St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-1142
+1 419-734-9939
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Cleveland, Ohio
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132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in here for a late breakfast and were able to sit right away at the only table that was available. Our waitress immediately asked us if we would like to try home made coffee cake. She brought out two different kinds to choose from. She warmed it up for us and we had it with some really good... More 

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Thank Lora C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

All reviews are true, oversized portions, amazing taste. Quick, friendly service. Thought I would get sausage and bacon, oh my sausage was plenty!

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Thank Tami G
Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small diner is the perfect place to get great service and food. Coffee is the best. The breakfasts are really substantial and tasty.

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1 Thank Baypoint
Port Clinton, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great local place... Friendly, fast and great tasting.... Must visit. This place is a busy place because the word is out that it is one of the top places to eat breakfast in the area.

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Thank goldentales
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ala Carte is a small and simple restaurant, open only until 1 p.m., frequented mostly by locals, but as a visitor, we found it to be delightful. The staff is very friendly and the food, though an ordinary selection, is really good, especially their Belgian waffle for breakfast and their perch and BLT sandwiches for lunch. This is a worth... More 

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Thank dltwings
Akron, Ohio
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I know many guests enjoy many breakfast choices and have favorites. I cannot pass on their home fries and breakfast sausage - homemade in every way. Portions are plentiful so you might want to split the potatoes. The excellent coffee is poured often by friendly servers that add to the family style atmosphere. This is a busy local favorite but... More 

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Thank Joe Z
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were staying at the Island Hotel and decided to skip the free breakfast for a more "local" experience and headed up the street to the A la Carte Cafe...and SO glad that we did. This is a classic diner...small in size, quaint in a small-town way, complete with a counter (where you could eat if you choose) and tables... More 

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1 Thank Karen H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a very tiny restaurant, was full when we arrived, wait was not long, they got them in and out fast. Breakfast was excellant, staff was friendly and attentive. We will go back when in this area.

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1 Thank WERNER V
Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Service was attentive and we had coffee in our cups always. The home fries were like momma used to make.

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Thank Beth C
Delaware, Ohio
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Omelet a little dry, gravy kind of bland. Great service, good prices. Very small inside. Huge helping of hashbrowns!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Madison St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-1142
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 419-734-9939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?