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All 51 Marblehead Restaurants

Driftwood Restaurant

63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
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Ranked #8 of 51 Restaurants in Marblehead
Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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
29 helpful votes 29 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Additional Information about Driftwood Restaurant

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

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