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Sweet Basil's Cafe

271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
+1 503-436-1539
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (14 reviews)
“osso bucco” (12 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved this little restaurant in Cannon Beach. Even though we stayed in Manzanita we would do the drive to eat here. The food has a Cajun influence and their Etouffe was genuine. Great service, good wine and beer selection and pie for dessert....More

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

After 3 weeks travelling we needed some real , good quality cooking. No more hamburgers, no more steak, fish or standard fare, and we found it. The restaurant is small, but the chef and assistant cook everything after its ordered. Look at the menu...interesting food,...More

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Some of the best New Orleans style cuisine in the world. Hands down the best place in Cannon Beach but they could compete with ANY restaurant in and around New Orleans. Prices are great, the desserts are fantastic and they are attached to a wine...More

1  Thank Dave B
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your gracious review. We will be 10 years old this August and from day one have strived to offer our guests the best we can. It's most gratifying when our guests truly appreciate our efforts....More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Talk about limited seating, this one is for real. The great part about this little place is the food is excellent. Every dish made to order fresh making this a diamond in the rough. Not cheap but worth a try.

1  Thank Rosterhold
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Tks for your positive review. Yup we are small but in the good season our deck is open to enjoy which really helps. Tks agsin

Reviewed 8 April 2017

The food is excellent and fresh and creative. Stellar service. We didn't think it was possible to get a great meal in Cannon Beach but Sweet Basil's proved us wrong. But don't take my word for it, try it yourself. I promise you won't be...More

1  Thank michellerenee77
Reviewed 7 April 2017

What an incredible meal! Starting with an incredibly warm reception for a family with a child and dog in tow. On a beautiful patio with hummingbirds buzzing around us. With a salad so fresh and perfect it was an instant favorite, a polenta with perfect...More

2  Thank cattrav
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We spent a few nights in Cannon Beach at the end of March, and we thoroughly enjoyed the carefully prepared food at Sweet Basil's. Crab cakes were delicious, as were the bison meatballs. Service was just right, we felt relaxed and would have gone back...More

2  Thank VEH1
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thanks so much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed you enjoyed your visit with us and yes we're still on our winter hours for another couple of months. Again, thanks

Reviewed 30 March 2017

We got there early, so had no trouble getting a table. The waitress was waiting on all tables, so the service was a bit slow, but she was VERY nice and helpful. The food was amazing. We shared an appetizer of bacon wrapped dates (SOOO...More

2  Thank Michele M
Reviewed 19 March 2017

An evening without rain and a meal beyond compare.John Sowa is a genius with bayou flavours as well as a wide array of diverse styles and cuisines.I had the Chicken and Sausage gumbo 🤗 it was like a hug from the Chef. Lisa had Etouffe...More

1  Thank Kerry M
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

First I want to thank you for your positive review. I'ts always gratifying to hear from guests who enjoy the meals I prepare. In addition I'm happy Nellie was able to take care of your requests and overall service. I hope when or oif you...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

Deeelicious dinner. My wife and I elected to go with the chef's specials offered that evening. Oh my. So glad we did. My halibut over a beautiful bed of vegetables surrounded by potato slices was divine. My wife's shrimp and grits was ridiculously delicious with...More

2  Thank Pilgrim350
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We are coming to town tomorrow. Will you have live music Thursday, the 21st?
21 April 2016|
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Response from djinscottsdale | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Thursday, in March, and they did not have music. I suggest calling the restaurant to find out
Do you have gift cards?
29 November 2015|
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Response from Mrsilverfox | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry your message just got to me. But yes we have Gift Certificates that can be made out in any denomination, You can pick up at the cafe or call and we will mail it out. Thanks for contacting us John Sowa
Can you seat 10-12 people for lunch?
16 October 2015|
Response from Mrsilverfox | Property representative |
Yes with an advance notice but we only can provide adjoining tables or a small section. We do not have a table large enough for 10 or 12. Let us know when and what time. If you call us at 503- 436-1539 ask for me...John Tks... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 13
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Cannon Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 503-436-1539
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