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Driftwood Restaurant

63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
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Ranked #7 of 51 Restaurants in Marblehead
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

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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Windsor, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Growing up in Marblehead many many years ago before it was a tourist mecca, the Driftwood was a great local place for locals and good food. Recently we had the opportunity to be back in Marblehead for an afternoon and went to the Driftwood for lunch which was pleasing to experience the same great food and service. Fish and chips... More

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Saint Augustine
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went there with my son. They raved about breakfast and it was well deserved. The blueberry pancakes were among the best I have had. Their fried dough was a big hit. The prices were very reasonable. This is a classic small town locals joint. No decor but great food.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Address: 63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
Phone Number: 781-631-1145
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
Cuisine: Diner

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