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Driftwood Restaurant

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63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
781-631-1145
Today
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Good

I have eaten here over the years. Pretty darn good. Its pretty good. Its ALL about the Location though. But The Landing IS Better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Roberta L
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I have eaten here over the years. Pretty darn good. Its pretty good. Its ALL about the Location though. But The Landing IS Better.

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Salem, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you want to run into locals this is where you go, the town meeting spot. I like the Driftwood Egg and english muffin with honey mustard sauce on it. Breakfast is the meal to eat here in my opinion, but locals are there every day for lunch. You never know what actor or famous person you might run into... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Breakfast and lunch only. Though it is a bit tight on seating, the food is very good and always nice to see the familiar faces of the wait staff. They are professional and experienced and know how to treat people. We go there for breakfast and its one of the only places in the area that doesn't give you greasy... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the place in Marblehead if you want the " Breakfast Works" More coffee, pancakes with a smile as the service is provided. It is a landmark that has been serving breakfast for years.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Its a really small breakfast and lunch stop. The food is good and cheap. Love that every Sunday morning they make fried dough but be ready to stand in line outside. Its just outside of the parking lot downtown Marblehead walk outside and there is the harbor!

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I grew up in Marblehead. The Driftwood has always been a go to place. If you are visiting it is a must stop. Cheap good food. Weekends the fried dough is a must. My kids are probably 5th generation diners at our favorite breakfast and lunch spot anywhere.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A favorite...don't look for anything healthy or high end. But what they do is good and simple. Breakfast is great.

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Durham, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is your standard bacon eggs sausage pancake kind of place. If getting juice always order the large. Good service in this small old harbor side building. Drafty on cold mornings. Blueberry pancakes and the eggs are all good choices.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Too many times people ask that a restaurant be more than it is... This is just a very good, local breakfast place (think Diner without the Worcester Dining Car Streamliner)...They'll poach eggs without a sneer, have a great mustard sauce for their eggs, massive blueberry pancakes, combined with reasonable prices and cordial service... Whatd'ya want? Foie gras?...

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Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

After reading the excellent reviews for the Driftwood we bypassed the coffee and muffins at the in the give the Driftwood a try. Unfortunately we didn't feel the same as many of the reviewers. We found the Driftwood to be just average. The service was very good, prompt with the ordering and coffee refills. The average part was the food,... More 

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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: Diner
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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