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Sweet Basil's Cafe

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Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Sandwiches, Healthy
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271 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, OR 97110
+1 503-436-1539
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 136
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cajun at it's finest

As locals love going for jambalaya and gumbo and again tonight we were not disappointed. Thanks John.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Michael T
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Cannon Beach, Oregon, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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250 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cannon Beach, Oregon, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

As locals love going for jambalaya and gumbo and again tonight we were not disappointed. Thanks John.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Visited Sweet Basil's cafe on the strength of the trip advisor reviews and we weren't disappointed! The clam appetiser was delicious as was the entree seafood jambalaya. Wonderful to see into the open kitchen have no idea how they produce such delights in such a small space everything that came out from the kitchen looked wonderful . Would definitely go... More 

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Seattle
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Off the beating track within a small shopping area, looked very small from the outside. The staff was very friendly ... the food prep area was open ... the atmosphere was pretty relaxing and the food was very good. That said, the restaurant is quite cramped and it did get very busy and crowded after we got there. As we... More 

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We enjoyed the cheese platter prior to our meals. Crab cakes were delicious and the salmon was amazing. Great service and nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Boise, Idaho
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Off the main drag, this little spot is wonderful. Great food turned out by two chefs with a bit of a cajun style. Food is plentiful and excellent, service is good, full bar and live music. Will stop here every time I go to Cannon Beach.

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The crabcakes here are the best we've ever had. This is such a charming, tucked away, little restaurant ... so happy we found it. Our waitress was friendly and helpful; she really took the time to make sure we got what we wanted. The excellent jazz group playing in the next room really topped off a most enjoyable evening.

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Boulder
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Sweet Basil's has a Thursday night special for 2 people: share an appetizer, soup/salad, entree and dessert plus a bottle of wine..all for $59..and we could order anything we wanted off the regular menu! The food was extra special and delicious. Our appetizer of prawns was not just the typical prawns with cocktail sauce but rather prawns and sliced bananas... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took advantage of a special night in Cannon Beach to celebrate Mardi Gras. Live music, étouffée, jambalaya, topped off with flaming Bananas Foster. (There were lots of other choices we didn't get to sample.) It was our first visit to Sweet Basil's Cafe, but it won't be our last. But we probably won't be there again on a Tuesday... More 

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I visit often and have asked John to cater for my gallery events. I'm always happy to recommend Sweet Basil's to out of town guests and visitors in my gallery. I know that they will enjoy the great food and friendly welcoming atmosphere.

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This tiny little restaurant down a quiet little alley serves up some of the best food in the state of Oregon. With a live band and a wonderful bottle of wine, it made our trip memorable and will be coming back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 271 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, OR 97110
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Cannon Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 503-436-1539

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 13
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Sandwiches, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?