Port Cape Girardeau Restaurant and Lounge
19 N Water St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, United States
Review №1

Great place to experience in historical downtown on banks of Mississippi. Burgers, barbque and burgers. Great food with wonderful staff. Highly recommend on the levy.

Review №2

Celebrated Donna's Birthday with her sister, niece and nephew at the port

Review №3

A Downtown Cape Girardeau family-ran taple. From the appetizers (aka "Port Plates"), to the BBQ (it's all slow smoked in house, and all delicious), to the breakfast (their corned beef hash, with their very own corned beef, is the best I've had), you really can't go wrong with anything on this menu! Combine that with the great service, and this is one of my favorite places in town for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks.

Review №4

Good food and professional staff. The prices are reasonable.

Review №5

My kind of place. Good food, great atmosphere and history with a connection to Grant. The food was good and the perfect portion where you don't feel like you over ate but you feel highly satisfied. I would highky recommend this place.

Review №6

The food was good. However, the service was atrocious. Empty dishes stacked high, beverages taking forever to get refills. It's almost like the waitstaff was non existent at times. Very unfortunate.

Review №7

My server was very nice but took awhile to come around. My burger was very over cooked. Buns were almost burnt.

Review №8

Love their Pig Chips! Have it every time we visit. Had the Water Street Melt it was awesomeHowever their chairs are a little on the beaten path. Mine was about to fall apart. Hopefully they will have some replacement soon

Review №9

Its Port! that's all ya need to know. I'll have a scotch soda tall and a steak dinner! Love y'all

Review №10

Bill, the bartender is great.My margaritas were perfect.

Review №11

10/10, Stan at the bar was awesome. The smoked wings with white BBQ sauce on the side are to die for. Amazing, will be going back like tomorrow. ️

Review №12

Staff was very nice but service was poor and slow. Waited almost 30 minutes to order.

Review №13

The food was great n service was just as good.

Review №14

Just got carryout. Port Cape never disappoints. Original ribs and bbq shrimp were phenomenal. (ps, Belaires never disappoint. )

Review №15

We took our daughter and boyfriend here for dinner and had a good time and good food, we will be back to try out different things on the menu.

Review №16

Atmosphere is very nice and the food was absolutely fantastic..

Review №17

Usually has pretty good service. Great bar with happy hour specials, and the food is classic cape Girardeau. A must visit!

Review №18

This place is awesome. Food delicious. Waitress very friendly and helpful with the menu. The broccoli soup was GREAT! Will come there on my next visit.

Review №19

Awesome dinner! First time I've been here and the food was excellent! Got to try poutine fir the first time and had a delicious burger with a fried egg on it. Can't to try everything else on the menu

Review №20

Always a great sit down place to enjoy some of the best BBQ anywhere. Love their ribs. Can't say enough good things about that strawberry butter. That's stuff should really be regulated. It's absolutely sinful. Great wait staff and the atmosphere is great.

Review №21

Good food. Nice ambiance

Review №22

I love the history of this building and that I can enjoy it while having a great meal served by friendly staff! The dining room was open for seating, by the way, when I visited on June 23.

Review №23

Large extensive menu. BBQ is average at best but bar area has live music and extensive beer list with all sorts of local beer. Large plate of bread has unique strawberry butter that is complimentary. Had the suasage plate that was highlight of meal with brisket and pimento cheese sandwich. Brisket is more like tough roast beef. Friends had pulled pork sandwich very generous well seasoned another had pork steak that was perfectly cooked but fatty with lots of sauce. Final meal was ribs that were dry and beans needed a few more hours in the pot. Cool historic buildings - great bar - average food

Review №24

Very nice resturant as nd the food was great

Review №25

Very good food! Came here as a recommendation from our Airbnb host and everything we got was delicious!!!!

Review №26

Food is good view and atmosphere is awesome I'd go back for sure

Review №27

It was good, but idk if it lived up to the hype

Review №28

Excellent food and atmosphere!

Review №29

We had the Tuesday buffet and everything was delicious. Ribs were "fall off the bone" tender, the pulled pork was amazing and loved their potatoes! Worth every penny for sure.

Review №30

I'm not particularly a barbecue fan but we came here on a business dinner and the meat was really tender, the mashed potatoes were amazing, and the icecream bar with waffle cones was a nice finish. We came on a Tuesday with the all you can eat buffet.

Review №31

HIGHLY RECOMMEND. The port has a casual atmosphere. We tried there new beer a blue berry ale by big money brewery one of the best fruit infused beers i have had. We got the sunday lunch buffet the greens were outstanding flavors. The meats were just as good. Our severs name was Russel, he made it a perfect experience.

Review №32

Amazing food and nest little nook to relax for bit. good drinks. good vibes. ask for the pug chips. they are AMAZING

Review №33

First time to visit this great local restaurant. We tried the bootheel burger and the poutine, both dishes were very filling and cooked well. Can't wait to try it again soon.

Review №34

Best food in town. Po Boy is awesome! Can't go wrong with the Pork Tenderloin.

Review №35

I ordered chicken wings,waited over a hour and received the wrong order, I was at a gas station when they called me to return the food, who wants food that has traveled with a stranger,? No apology for my time or noth! The wings were hard. .Who received that food that road with me across town?, A stranger said it happened to him, and they reimbursed him for waiting and he kept his food.

Review №36

Great food served in US Grants Civil War headquarterd. Ice Cream parlor and great bar as well. Really good, interesting dishes.

Review №37

Love coming down to the river.

Review №38

Great service. Food amazing. Large portions. Strawberry honey butter out of this world.

Review №39

Great food, great service! Buffet Tuesday and Sunday!

Review №40

It was excellent. The River Burger was ...The Pig Chip, Loaded fries was on point. Thank you for a great lunch. I will be returning. I'm a happy customer

Review №41

I love the Piggy Chips and the buffet! It's a great historic-feeling place to eat after a walk by the river. It's literally across the street from one of the gates!

Review №42

Awesome food and ppl

Review №43

Cool location. Great food and menu. Lots of options. Hard to choose. Went with the Smoked Ribeye and it was delicious. The Belaire potatoes were awesome. Staff was friendly. Will be back!

Review №44

I loved it! Best shrimp and grits ever! Best marguria! Thank you James!

Review №45

Food is best in capeStan the man great bar tenderI been going there 30 years

Review №46

Quality of the food has gone down, but the prices are going up.

Review №47

This is my favorite place to eat. The Pig Chips are to die for. It's a appetizer. For just $10.00 it's a meal in its self for one or 2 people. The stuffed mushrooms are delish. Now the BBQ is always my fav.

Review №48

All top level cuisine while staying in a very moderate price range. Also the bartenders pour like they know ya

Review №49

If you're in cape it's a must visit. So much history there. Right on the river front. The BBQ is hard to beat.

Review №50

Some of the best catfish around, and you just can't beat the Belaire potatoes

Review №51

Great food, service, and decor

Review №52

Just an awesome place to go

Review №53

Great hospitality.

Review №54

My husband and I loved it! The original rib dinner was perfect with tender yet on-the -bone meat, great bbq sauce, and we recommend the side of belaires. I had Port Cape's famous barbecue with plenty of blended in delicious bark with grilled asparagus hot and perfectly cooked. After the meal we enjoyed the sunset along the river's bank. Wonderful meal!

Review №55

Depends the day. Some days you will get decent service and the BBQ will be very good. Other days you will think the place is self service and that there must be a serious poker game going on somewhere. The food even the non BBQ items tends to be good. However , sometimes you can tell it was just reheated which is why port cape will get 3 stars. It is a shame because it has a lot of great history in the place. It has also has an awesome location on the Mississippi river. It just hasn't been what it used to be.

Review №56

Wonderful food, try the pork loin! Pleasant waitress (ask for Joy) nice atmosphere. Will go back!

Review №57

The food is solid, but there is better BBQ in town. The pork in my sandwich was very tender but a bit bland. The spicy vinegar sauce was flavorful. The mac and cheese was just okay and cold in one spot. Our service was friendly but a bit slow.

Review №58

Great barbecue with the feel of a place where you are a regular, even if it's your first time.

Review №59

Food was awesome, Great Atmosphere, my only complaint was the service was a little slow, were in the Bar area for dinner which was only maybe 1/3 full of diners and yet service was slow on ordering and getting refills an additional drinks, but saying that they were still very professional, Oh and one last Item the rolling chairs need to eithe be repaired or replaced the bottoms are out on most, as we switched out about 6 before we gave up and dealt with them, will not sit in that area again till that's done

Review №60

The bleu cheese burger was fantastic. Good service. Great ambiance. Love the old chairs with wheels!

Review №61

Love the atmosphere and the bartenders. Doc has a great crew there. Every time I go, I feel welcome and part of the group. A great place to hang out.

Review №62

I've been here several times and I've always had a positive experience!

Review №63

Great drinks and casual place to relax just not much entertainment or very busy

Review №64

Nice place for good food. Had the Pig Chips. They are wonderful but we ordered them before we realized it was all you can eat catfish night! Catfish was really good, not overly salty. Had dessert to go.

Review №65

Neat atmosphere, good service, good food!

Review №66

Always good food!

Review №67

Very Nice!!!Had no idea they had such good food.been there once or twice during the day so I thought it was going to be typical tavern food.Had a nice salmon with asparagus and a baked potato.Turned out really good for a first date!!!

Review №68

Very good!

Review №69

The service was great, it was slow so I got to talk to the bartender a lot and she was super awesome! The grilled chicken flatbread was absolutely fantastic! Always loved this place and 10/10 would recommend to anyone.

Review №70

My omelet was fabulous. The coffee is really good. The waiter and server were very nice! I would definitely recommend!

Review №71

I hadn't been in years and had a very good experience going back. My husband's first time there and he loved it. The red BBQ sauce is just Frank's hot sauce, it's not good at all unless you like pure hot sauce. Other than that we were very pleased with our food and visit.

Review №72

Very nice and picturesque

Review №73

Fantastic! Good food and neat historic building in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Review №74

Nice place with a great bartender. Had a few beers with some great service. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

Review №75

I've had Port Cape's catering before and it's always been great. This was my first dine-in experience. Prices are high but the quality is as well. Their steaks are some of the best I've had and the service is good.

Review №76

Nice place with a great bartender. Had a few beers with some great service. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

Review №77

Phenomenal location, great food!

Review №78

Food took forever and nothing hot.

Review №79

Sunday brunch buffet was reasonable. Tasty entrees.

Review №80

Best BQ i ever had live there sause cery confortable place so nice

Review №81

Great food

Review №82

Great food and business, all around. Great vibes. Plus learn about one of THE historical landmarks of our river town.

Review №83

Everything looks good on everyone elses plates We have been waiting for almost 40 minutes for our food and don't know where our waitress is. Wish us luck

Review №84

Take out needs work,over an hour after we called it in when they said 30 minutes

Review №85

The food was delicious. I had never tried strawberry butter and it was amazing. Also you have to try the Belvedere potatoes. I believe that was the name of them. I highly recommend them.

Review №86

Went there last night for my first time, and it was absolutely fantastic! Best service, family friendly owners, and dinner was excellent!

Review №87

This place is a winner. The smoked wings with white barbecue sauce is a treat for the tastebuds. The salmon bruschetta is unbelievably tasty and light. The bartender/server hars top notch customer service. Great place to chill and listen to music!

Review №88

Great place to eat. Wonderful BBQ. We have enjoyed Easter and Mother's Day brunch here several times!!!

Review №89

Everything great as always. The mushrooms on the app menu were phenomenal

Review №90

Great historic building right on the river. Menu has a good variety of entrees and sides. Food could have been hotter but was otherwise good. Loved the house made fries.

Review №91

I really enjoyed my visit here with my mother for her 60th birthday. The food was great and so was the service. Their wings are amazing and so was their pork steak!!

Review №92

We had a rather large party (14) on a Friday night. They put us in a private room. Service and food were great. Only one issue: $7.00 for 1 bottle of beer. Ouch! I won't make that mistake again.

Review №93

Very good food. I recommend the po' boy fried catfish, calamari and shrimp. Barbecue Ribs are the best in town. Great location right across from the Mississippi River mural, flood wall and Levi.

Review №94

Good selection of southern food, service a little slow.

Review №95

Good sandwiches, slow service

Review №96

Had the salmon, grilled asparagus, and special recipe potatoes--EXCELLENT! Service was impeccable. Charming place!

Review №97

Good food. Always busy but when the food is that good it is expected

Review №98

Excellent Breakfast. Best Biscuits and gravey

Review №99

Great Food, service, atmosphere.

Review №100

Great happy hour deals! Try the pig chips

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  • Address:19 N Water St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 573-334-0954
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–9PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–9PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–9PM
  • Thursday:11AM–9PM
  • Friday:11AM–9PM
  • Saturday:11AM–9PM
  • Sunday:11AM–9PM
Service options
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Great beer selection:Yes
  • Great cocktails:Yes
  • Great wine list:Yes
  • Live music:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Food:Yes
  • Food at bar:Yes
  • Happy hour drinks:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Hard liquor:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Seating:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
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