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The Surfside Restaurant and Lounge

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$$ - $$$
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88416 1st Ave, Driftwood Shores Resort, Florence, OR
+1 541-997-8263
07:00 - 21:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were told we couldn't have a reservation in the evening for a party of 5, that we had to have 7 people or take a reservation at 10am for our Thanksgiving dinner. Then when we got there we were escorted up stairs to what was clearly tables set up temporarily for the occassion and the placement of tables was... More 

Thank jen1444
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Terrible service on 23rd, food mediocre so we cancelled reservation for Thanksgiving dinner. The only person to treat us like guests was a server named Scot. The host was arrogant and rude. Only one vegetarian offering. Note fine dining thats for sure. We won't be back.

1 Thank Marsha F
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Surfside is a nice restaurant located in Driftwood Shores Resort in Florence. The best part about this place is the view. It sits right on the beach and is a good place to view the ocean. It is also a good place to view the sunset. The service here was good, and the food was good. Neither stood out too... More 

Thank Rocky7474
Vancouver, WA, USA
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a hotel and restaurant. My wife and I had breakfast there and were very impressed. It is worth the extra drive off of Highway 101. The view was fantastic and the decor was first class. I had a smoked salmon benedict.... about $12. Fantastic! We have had breakfast at a few other places in Florence, but will come... More 

Thank golfnut71952
Blue River, Oregon
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I ate lunch at the Surfside Restaurant last week. In spite of the poor reviews, we know it is one of the few places in Florence (if not the only) you can watch the surf from your table. We spoke to the manager who told us it has been under new management for a month and their... More 

Thank artsy57
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Only once has the food here been good. Our last meal was cold. Cold toast, hashbrowns, pancakes, sausages. If it wasn't for the great beach location, we'd never go again

Thank Ian E
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Unfortunately, we can't give this restaurant a good review. We were guests at the Driftwood Shores and thought it would be a good place to eat. When we entered there was a pretty rough smell in the foyer and it seemed musty. We looked at the menu and did not see anything that looked comparable to the high prices. I'm... More 

Thank asawyer79
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We checked out the menu while riding the elevator to our room at Driftwood Shores. It seemed a little pricey. We went to breakfast there instead of in town because it was just down stairs. The town of Florence was not very close. The server was very attentive and congenial. The food was excellent. I had the veggie omelet with... More 

1 Thank jncwise
Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This place is truly a gem - location, location, location. I cannot wait to return. The view is absolutely breathtaking; just can't get better than this. Seating at the window! Comfortable. Again...just HEAVENLY. Wow. I would have been ok with just average food to be honest, just to take in the sights. But the excellence just kept unfolding. Our waitress... More 

Thank Kim C
Eugene, Oregon
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I ordered tempura style halibut. It was ok; the fish was not especially tasty, and it was not light and airy like tempura. The French fries that came with it were quite good. My friend had pork chop, mashed potato and broccoli. The pork was dry with a tasty sauce that was a little skimpy and the vegetables were very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88416 1st Ave, Driftwood Shores Resort, Florence, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +1 541-997-8263

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