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Driftwood Restaurant

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American, Diner
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63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
781-631-1145
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5:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
To understand Marblehead, eat at the Driftwood

Marblehead is a complex series of contradictions. Located on a peninsula, it is 20 miles as the crow flies from Boston yet and hour to drive. It is arguably the birthplace of the Marines but has little outward military presence. It has the age of Salem but little of its colored past. It has the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Mark R
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Arvada, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

They serve breakfast all day. Simple choices; omelettes, eggs any style, French toast, pancakes, choice of meat and bread. CASH ONLY. Very pleasant wait staff, quick service. Try the banana pancakes, yummy. Reasonable prices

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Thank jkmcpa
New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Simple is best here. Straight-forward American-style breakfast at a cheap price. The place is small; the staff are busy; therefore, this is not the place to hang around and socialize. It's pefect for getting a hardy breakfast and strong coffee. Great find!

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Thank Foggi8
Paoli, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Normal faire for breakfast, served fast and hot. Cash only location but the meal cost is very reasonable.

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Thank Eric C
White Plains, New York
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We ate at the Driftwood 3 times during our week in Marblehead. Yes - it does feel like the place will tumble down over your head (my son's comment) but the food is freshly prepared, served by capable ladies with a great sense of humor and tastes like mom's home cooking (my mom is a great cook!). On the weekends,... More 

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Thank VkmV04
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Marblehead is a complex series of contradictions. Located on a peninsula, it is 20 miles as the crow flies from Boston yet and hour to drive. It is arguably the birthplace of the Marines but has little outward military presence. It has the age of Salem but little of its colored past. It has the feel of Cape Cod in... More 

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1 Thank Mark R
Kirkland, Washington
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The whole place feels like it's about to fall down. The stools are crooked, the counter is slanted, and the floor is uneven. It's awesome. We sat at the counter and had brunch, sort of. My husband ordered off the lunch menu and I had an omelet. The food is straight up old style diner fair. The coffee is good.... More 

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Thank JackieV92
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The food was good but you have to wait between 30-45 minutes on the weekends. Food is good and fairly cheap but very cramped place.

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Thank Jake c
Utah
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152 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This cash only restaurant is very good. We stopped by for breakfast and really enjoyed out meal. Very small on the inside but cozy. The food is good and the service was good too.

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Thank Wiskerlikins
Rowayton, Connecticut
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Open from 5:30 am to 2:00 pm this is the place to go for breakfast and lunch. Wonderful staff, great food and lots of local color... you never know who you might end up sitting next to.

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Thank PopeyeCT
Gunnison, Colorado
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I'm only reviewing this restaurant because it was enthusiastically recommended to us and was a big disappointment. Typical breakfast menu, not particularly good, but tolerable. Wish I had eaten at home.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: 781-631-1145

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 am - 2:00 pm

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