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Driftwood Restaurant

63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
781-631-1145
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Ranked #8 of 51 Restaurants in Marblehead
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Sep 15, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We'd heard and read about this place, the shabby chic, the place locals eat, the queues to get in, the great food - all true - it has charisma, charm, lovely, helpful staff and great food. This was my first taste of clams - strips apparently, they were OK, I'm glad I tried them - I like to try everything... More

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This little joint serves a great meal. Might have to wait for a table, and take cash, All of the food is good as we have visited here on several occasions.

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Washington, Pa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A hidden gem in Marblehead! Very pricey restaurants around the corner. Had the best fried clams, French fries and cole slaw for only $7.50! Fish & chips were similarly priced and excellent! Will definitely go back for breakfast!

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Wales
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

a genuine old American diner for an early breakfast before whale watching - the real deal. delicious food and friendly service

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Cranford, NJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This place has the best breakfast in Marblehead. I was here 3 years ago and wanted to come back the moment I knew I was going back to this area. Today, I had the blueberry pancakes which were fabulous and huge. They were loaded with fresh blueberries. The side of sausage was 4 links and tasty. The coffee was ok... More

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West Covina, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I had breakfast here every morning I was in Marblehead. The service, the portion size, the taste of the food, everything was excellent.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A local favorite. Right a the town landing where boats abound. A classic breakfast spot out of the 1950s. Mobbed on weekends. Try the fried dough -- have cinnamon and powdered sugar with it. Coffee is always good. Down-home, simple and worth a visit. Full of locals. Opens with the birds.

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Glasgow
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

You must try the above, really good. It is where the locals go & I think it is the only place for "breakfast". Diner feel with good fast service, no pretensions just honest food.

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Sheffield Lake, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Small restaurant that looks just like something from a movie set in a sea-side town in New England. It is where the locals go for breakfast! Only open form 6:00 a.m. - 2:00. Good breakfast and friendly service. Give it try...you will feel like you stepped back in time :-)

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The Driftwood is the place the "locals" go for breakfast. It has that family feel and if you're a regular, the friendly waitstaff (especially our good friend, Jan) will have your drinks ready as you walk in the door. The chocolate chip pancakes are a great treat but if you want something on the healthy side, they offer a beautiful... More

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