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Driftwood Restaurant

American, Diner
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63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
+1 781-631-1145
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food wonderful service definitely would return and recommend to friends I travel to Marblehead once or twice a month and will return here

Thank lOvedningot
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

It's okay I've had cheaper and much better tasting meals for less at other places wouldn't recommend.

Thank Kai J
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you like going to local favorites with lots of character, this is a great place. My husband has fantastic memories of going here for years. The food wasn't bad but not outstanding either. I had an egg, bacon and toast special. The bacon was cooked very well and the toast had just the right amount of butter. It did... More 

Thank DianeMAustin
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Perhaps this is a go to for locals because they would care less about visitors. Waited half hour to sit. Went to sit the rude waitress said I'm MORE concerned about the two guys that have been waiting ... they came in 20 minutes after us !!!!! She then dropped a cup when picking up a table proceeded to kick... More 

Thank Missy C
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189 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Went here because of reviews on trip advisor. They only serve breakfast and lunch, they are not open for supper. But they do a excellent job at breakfast at a fair price. I had eggs, sausage, pancakes with coffee included for 8 dollars and the wife chose same breakfast but had home fries in place of pancakes. The food was... More 

Thank RandyHodge
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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We had wonderful memories of this place after our last visit a few years ago, but this time the food was only average. The atmosphere is still authentically funky, and the location is great, though, so it's still worth a visit as long as your expectations are not too high. The only thing I recommend NOT ordering are the potatoes... More 

Thank olive2eat
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Have lunch and breakfast here fairly regularly. Very busy in season. Food and atmosphere make it a good place for visitors to rub shoulders with true old timers from town. Very quaint building and small inside. Fast service and quality food.

Thank capril30
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Had been here about 10 years ago and nothing has changed - guess that could be good or bad! Still a small, rustic house with open windows and fans for cooling on this hot day. Tight seating but found a table before the crowds started to arrive. Good, basic breakfast for us: omelets, potatoes, toast, bacon, coffee, even juice included.... More 

Thank annivcoupleGeorgia
Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

You know you are in New England when you come across such an authentic greasy spoon as "driftwood" This place will take you back to the analog world, before technology was invented. This place caters to locals, most are avid fisherman. Don't bring your cell phone, it's forbidden!

Thank XRhea
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Tiny little cottage with a long line of hungry people waiting to get inside. It is worth the wait, the food is good local breakfast and the waitresses really work hard to get everybody their coffee and food quickly. The corn beef hash is a must – one of the best I have ever had. The hash is great paired... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: +1 781-631-1145

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