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Puffin Cafe

14 S a St, Washougal, WA 98671-2163
+1 360-335-1522
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (14 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
“calamari” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Jamaican, Caribbean, Seafood
$$ - $$$
14 S a St, Washougal, WA 98671-2163
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant floating on the Columbia River. You can access it by parking and walking or by boat. Good food, good drinks..good fish and chips and salads. You can't go wrong with just about anything on the menu. I found it to be a little...More

Thank C8166ZKpauls
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

A great meal at a friendly dockside cafe on the river. We had several types of seafood, fries, salad, slaw, key lime pie. All were good but the calamari was just outstanding. Tasty (and strong) selection of tropical drinks. Eddie (sp), our server, was exceptional....More

Thank beautifulsouth
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Puffin is not your ordinary restaurant. It's located in the Port of Camas-Washougal on the dock. Great food and fun for all. The menu is uniquely thier own with plenty of surprises the returning guest. Some things are beyond HOT, and others are wonderfully...More

Thank larrym0527
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Have been to a couple other wharf cafes so didn't expect much. Was,however, delighted with the setting,tropical decor,reggae music etc.. Enjoyed a quiet Monday lunch.I bet this place is hopping with boaters and cocktail crowd on weekends/summer evenings. Interesting cocktail list and menu.Expected burgers and...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Met friends for drinks & dinner on a warm August evening. Decided on the Puffin due to its location on the water. So glad we did! Drinks were really good, not watered down. The food was very tasty & staff was super friendly as well...More

Thank Gayle D
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We went in during the recent heat wave, at about 5pm on a Friday night and the place was moderately busy. The choices for seating were either outside in the direct sunlight, or inside where there is no air conditioning. We opted for indoors, thinking...More

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is the cutest little restaurant ever ... on a floating dock! I had fish tacos and the fish was so fresh and so yummy. Service was great! I felt like I was on va action in Hawaii!! Check it out!

1  Thank 11thchild
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

At the suggestion of the Best Western hotel staff we walked the 5 minutes to this Columbia Riverside restaurant. So glad we tried it! An hr wait without a reservation but we people watched to our heart's content and also enjoyed seeing all manner of...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Your on a well secured dock surrounded by large sail and motor boats. It is a quite place to visit and have dinner and drinks.

Thank Dudley H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is such a great place to go on a sunny day. Sitting outside is best. It is a little crowded, but worth it to be so close to the river. The menu is a bit limited but I have enjoyed everything I have ordered....More

Thank cougarcathy S
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 S a St, Washougal, WA 98671-2163
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Washougal
  • Phone Number: +1 360-335-1522
Unique floating location on the Columbia River at the Port of Camas/Washougal with views of Mt Hood. Gets very busy on the sunny days, best time to avoid a wait list is on the rainy days.
Open year round, closed on major holidays.
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