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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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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (14 reviews)
“gumbo” (11 reviews)
“pork shank” (8 reviews)
Closed
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
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1 - 10 of 462 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Decided to try Sweet Basil, but the Creole touch too spicy for me. Mrs had the Crab Cakes that were of good portion and flavor. I tried the Pulled Pork Sliders and found them too spicy and the lettuce or cabbage layer different and not...More

Thank Bert M
Reviewed 1 week ago

7 of us dropped in for a mid-afternoon lunch. We were promptly seated together and the hostess was very accommodating. The food was delicious. My favorite was the Italian Herb Tuna Melt. Just the right amount of food and so wonderfully flavorful. I would definitely...More

Thank pkchristensen
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and your positive review. I'm happy your party enjoyed their lunch and hope you will return when in Cannon Beach John S Chef/Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sweet Basil is a different restaurant having a very eclectic atmosphere and ambiance. The restaurant was very clean and the staff very friendly. They have wooden tables and chairs with light cushions, bench seats and bar stools. The backs of the some of the bench...More

Thank lynchburgfoodie542
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your nice review and am happy you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope you'll return when in town again Regards John sowa Chef/owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening at the Sweet Basil Cafe, sitting outside in the garden, listening to some beautiful music, and eating a delicious dinner of crab cakes and salad!

Thank Marg D
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us and your positive review. We're happy when your happy. Tks John S Chef/owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

High quality ingredients, unique but not weird items, delicious! Lots of menu options, as well. They do close between 3 - 5, which isn't stated in their hours.

1  Thank Emily J
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write about your visit and your positive review. Hope you'll return when in town again John S Chef/owner

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

On our first trip to Cannon Beach, we had dinner at this unassuming establishment tucked away at the end of the street. Yes it's crowded, and yes it's loud, but the food is SO GOOD! We were surprised to find a cajun influence to the...More

Thank Ming Z
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you, It's very satisfying when we hear from guests who enjoyed our efforts to present them our choices for a memorable evening. John Sowa Chef/Owner

Reviewed 14 September 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner at Sweet Basil. We arrived about 6:20. We were graciously greeted, and told there would be a short wait, which it was. Sweet Basil is a small place, and dinners are prepared individually. Everything proceeded at a reasonable pace –...More

Thank JohnT6519
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thanks, I'm always pleased to hear from our guests and their experiences at the cafe. Thanks for coming in and spending an evening with us and hope you will return on your next visit to Cannon Beach John Sowa Chef/Owner

Reviewed 10 September 2017

very nice and pleasant owner and staff, made us feel so welcomed and the food was excellent, would go back

Thank Sheryl M
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for your positive review it's always great to hear we did good. John Sowa Chef/Owner

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Second time here and this time my wife asked to put some spice and heat in the seafood jambalaya and it turned out absolutely exceptional. Service was great. We asked for a bottle of wine from the bar and the Chardonnay was chilled to perfection....More

Thank Fredrik G
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review and I'm happy you enjoyed your visit. Also, yes try the nights special when here I usually try to highlight different ingredients than what's on our menu. John S Chef/owner

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We ate there a couple of nights ago, had the seafood jambalaya, which was superb! On the strength of that experience we canceled our reservation for this evening at a different restaurant and went back to Sweet Basil. We had the crawfish etouffee. Again fabulous!...More

Thank daverip
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for your very positive review. We always appreciate it when our guests enjoy their visits. Glad you had a chance to try our etouffee john sowa chef/owner

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Teresa B
16 July 2017|
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Response from Connor O | Reviewed this property |
The patio is dog friendly. It is not under construction.
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Nursej843
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
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rubygirl72
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
Offering a healthy choice at the coast. Many vegetarian and Gluten free options. House smoked pork and meat options also available. At dinner Cajun/Creole dishes are featured plus local Northwest ingredients. Live music nightly in the Wine Bar.
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