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Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge

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$$ - $$$
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179 N Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-9800
+1 503-436-2439
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Victoria, Canada
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No surprises here either way. The service was excellent. Our meals were good and very fresh. The decor is old and tired with those hard wood chairs. Clean. The fire out front brings you in and while you won't be overly impressed, you won't be disappointed either.

Thank TucsonGrant
Escape L, Manager at Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Hello TucsonGrant! Thank you for sharing your feedback! We really appreciate your great rating and candid review. While we are thrilled to hear we don't disappoint, we really would like you to be impressed. We look forward to our next opportunity with you! More 

San Juan Capistrano, California
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273 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here after a long day of traveling from Portland to Astoria and the Haystack rocks at Cannon Beach. I was super excited to try their clam chowder as it was rated the 2nd best chowder by Willamette Week. It is good but I would not say it's that great. I do love the friendly service. We ordered onion... More 

Thank qhunnyb
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always fresh, and delicious! Anything you order on the menu, you can count on it being prepared to delight your palate.

Thank Elvin and Doree... D
Escape L, General Manager at Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

We love seeing 'the best'! Thank you! We are so glad to read we've delighted your palate, and we really appreciate your confidence in us. Thank you for being a loyal guest, we'll work on absolutely outdoing ourselves on your next visit! More 

Coupeville, Washington
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were not hungry, so we decided to share a French dip sandwich. The server brought out the split sandwich on two plates at no extra charge. The half sandwiches and chips were delicious. The service was excellent.

Thank 218bowen
Escape L, General Manager at Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, and for the wonderful comments. We look forward to serving you again! More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love cannon beach and love this restaurant. We walked in and was greeted immediately. The waiter was very friendly and had a nice conversation. Our food was great, oyster sandwhich, shrimp sandwhich. Overall great exoerience. Only one downfall, limited menu with syrict timelines for lunch dinner.

Thank Tammy G
Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here a couple times while on vacation @ Cannon Beach for lunch and dinner. Good food, especially the Crab Cocktail and Steamed Clams. Good small restaurant atmosphere, good wait staff. A little pricey for what you get, but hey its Cannon Beach so everything is overpriced. I would recommend this place to anyone. It's not great, but good and... More 

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Eugene Or.
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly service, delicious and fresh food.........prices were fair, cozy atmosphere, in a good location in the center of town.

Thank rambleral
Calgary, Canada
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had oysters Rockefeller and clam chowder to start followed by the salmon in a dill sauce. The food was really good, large portions for a reasonable price. It was really busy so we sat on the bar side. Our server was fantastic, you can tell she genuinely loves her job.

Thank Oceanbound80
Langley City, Canada
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was late September and we were spending the night in Cannon Beach on the way to New Port Oregon and my wife and I were hoping to eat at the driftwood Restaurant and Lounge. We checked with them earlier in the day to determine whether we needed to make reservations. We did. The nights were getting a bit chilly... More 

Thank DonCar65
Escape L, General Manager at Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Hello DonCar65! Thank you for sharing your experience! We loved reading your description and are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back for another 'Appy Hour' soon. More 

Seattle, WA
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152 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Driftwood has the most delicious New England style clam chowder ever! Believe me, living in Seattle and having visited may coastal towns on the East and West coasts, I've tried a lot of chowders. The Driftwood wins.

Thank LoveNewAdventures

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 23
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 179 N Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-9800
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Cannon Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 503-436-2439

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