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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sweet Basil's Cafe
1. Cajun trained
" Cajun cooking at its best!"
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2. The Osso Bucco
" My entree was the Osso Bucco, oh so good!"
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3. Seafood Jambalaya with Crab
"Excellent seafood jambalaya"
Mark W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My main reason for choosing a restaurant is food. In this aspect, Sweet Basil’s passed with flying colors. The food was fantastic. The portions are big and choice ingredients are plentiful. The chef/ owners let you know ahead of time that it is a bit...More

Thank Rick H
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. Really happy you enjoyed our food and efforts to offer fresh ingredients that just take time to prepare. Sorry to hear about the "surly" part, I'm trying to figure what happened as I usually hear...More

Restaurant's Favourite
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

3  Thank Fredrik G
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

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 5 days ago

Chef John loves to cook... and he is very good at it! A Brooklynite who trained in New Orleans, he knows his way around traditional American food-- my wife had a turkey/bacon/other good stuff special that she loved-- and Cajun creations like the perfect seafood...More

Thank David M
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks David for your review. Its always great to hear "we done good"! Glad you enjoyed your visit and your return to CB. Tks again

Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop by here when we go to Cannon beach. We ordered the mushroom panini and it was quite good. Service can be better though

Thank bctjunk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gracious service, wonderful wine recommendation, excellent seafood. Atmosphere is eclectic and warm. Very pleasant experience, best meal we had in Cannon Beach.

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

Hi, thanks for your great review of your experience at Sweet Basils. I'm always please when we perform to what you deserve as a guest. Hope to see you on a return trip to CB. John Sowa Chef/owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a hard time trying to decide what to order. There are SO many great options and service was excellent.

1  Thank Beaverdam213
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived about an hour before closing. The evening musicians were just packing up and the dining area was quieting down, but we continued to receive friendly service, and although we waited a little long for our meal, when our dishes arrived, they were fresh...More

1  Thank familytravels220
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. I'm certainly glad you enjoyed our evening and service, we certainly try our best. As for decor, oh well, I was just going for quaint but many people call in funky? LOL Thanks again hope you will return...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Reading through to the end of this review will give you a terrific tip on getting the best meal deal in Cannon Beach. Sweet Basil's Cafe is well worth the extra few steps off Cannon Beach's North Hemlock Street. The Louisiana decor and music immediately...More

2  Thank Cleon P
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We love all of the food at Sweet Basils. It’s all well done and it never disappoints. The Crawfish Etoufee is brilliant with a rich and deep tasting rou. The pot pie is delicious. We live in cb and love eating here. The only downside...More

3  Thank Shelley E
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This small and very casual restaurant is off the beaten path, and deserves an appreciation for the small staff, with carefully selected and freshly prepared menus. Small plates, tapas, and fine wines with very personally prepared plates is worth a visit. We repeat this with...More

Thank memaw1936
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

thank you for your review. I'm a little confused as it seemed you enjoyed your visit, the staff and food but only gave one star which is the lowest rating which really hurts our overall ratings? Did we do something that didn't meet your standards?...More

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7 January 2018|
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Response from KHForever | Reviewed this property |
For us as business owners, lacked customer service & a clean environment. We felt on this day at least, the employees didn't enjoy serving customers. Just another day at work. We have higher expectations because of our... More
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.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 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
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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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