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Driftwood Restaurant

63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
+1 781-631-1145
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fried dough” (9 reviews)
“pancakes” (8 reviews)
“hash” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 am - 2:00 pmAll hours
American, Diner
63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This isn't a restaurant, it's an institution. It's the townie hang out. Good for breakfast, lunch too. Try the lobster roll, clam roll or clam chowdah.

Thank Grizlette
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Hidden secret of the locals who crowd in for daily breakfast, especially on weekends. Everything is deliciously homemade and the fried dough is not to be missed. Super casual and seating is close together, usually a long wait. Cash only. No reservations.

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

No, it's not housed in a converted rail car, but the vibe and the food are classic American diner. Plus, it's a favorite hangout for the locals. Omelets were better than average, coffee good, strong, refilled on cue ... even a gruff but good natured...More

Thank hankbauer
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Breakfast that are great. Surroundings are true Marblehead, just 50 ft from fishing dock. This is NO frills but good food. Not fancy but down to earth. Some weekends there can be a line out the door as the place is small.

Thank David K
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Second time in Marblehead and this place is a must. Local place for chat and coffee. Food is great, well priced and served with a smile. Love it

Thank Hilary A
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Locals love this very small breakfast place! We had no wait but hit it just right as not five minutes later there was a line out the door! Breakfast was very good and service was excellent.

Thank sybeab
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Sent here by locals, as the best breakfast to be found in miles. The food is excellent, as is the coffee. Tight seating in a little old house, with terrific table service. What a find!

Thank RovingJohnUSA
Reviewed 9 August 2017

very basic place, been there forever. Get their seafood right off the boat about 50' away. Can't beat that. Gets crowded especially lunch time and early dinners. No credit cards, bring cash.

Thank roger h
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We went to the Driftwood for breakfast on a Saturday morning and had a wonderful meal. The food was inexpensive, good for the most part, and came quickly. The waitress was efficient and quite personable. Not a fancy place by any means, but we really...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great pancakes, eggs and hash! Small place but quintessential new england eatery. Another local go to place.

Thank mjme11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: +1 781-631-1145
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