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Sweet Basil's Cafe

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271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
+1 503-436-1539
Wed - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying our meal was excellent! Best crab cakes, polenta, and bacon wrapped dates! The wine selection was great as well. Seating is extremely limited so make sure you come early or else you'll be eating outside freezing. On another note-I wanted so badly to leave 5 stars for this cute place, but the WAITRESS was one... More 

Thank Ana H
Enumclaw, Washington
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great place for lunch or dinner. Out of several restaurants we ate at in Cannon Beach, this was the best. Fresh veggies.

Thank Enjineer
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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. This is a place we would eat at every time we are in the area.

Thank Susan H
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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, spicy or not and a really good small wine list. We've been there 2 nights... More 

Thank Peter S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 bar. A good selection of beers as well.

Thank Dave B
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this review

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. A sincere thank you. Chef John Sowa More 

Cannon Beach, Oregon
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank Rosterhold
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this review

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 More 

Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
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 disappointed.

Thank michellerenee77
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 texture and flavor, a cake so warm and chocolatey and not too sweet. I wish... More 

1 Thank cattrav
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 if it had not been closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in March.

1 Thank VEH1
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this review

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 More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 good!), jambalaya, and crabbed-stuffed portobello mushroom. All were wonderful.

1 Thank Michele M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
American, Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?