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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: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    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
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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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I loved the food but the employees could have been nicer I could also give some advise for the rug The eggs the crispey bacon are great I would recommend it.

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boulder, co
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Based on trip advisor reviews, my husband and I went to the Driftwood for lunch. The place is a dump. We would've left immediately but, again based on reviews, we expected the food to make up for the lack of ambiance. It didn't. We each ordered a fish entree, my husband the scallops and me the scrod. Both were deep-fried,... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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227 reviews 227 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It's possible that breakfast rates four-plus stars, but lunch here was terrible. My wife had the scrod plate and I did the scallop plate. Both were breaded and deep fried. That was the perfect way to ruin scallops and the scrod wasn't much better. After lunch, I used the toilet that was upstairs through some of the worst filth I've... More 

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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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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24 reviews 24 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
81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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