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Driftwood Restaurant

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63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 2:00 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Elaine G
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked to this local place one morning and thankful to arrive before the crowd started to line up waiting for a table. Yummy yummy blueberry pancakes although my companion said the same thing about the apple pancakes which resembled a Dutch baby apple in taste. Definitely worth a repeat visit.

Thank BvH62
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last day of our vacation we decided to eat at the local dinner. It was recommended to us by some residents of Marblehead. It is definitely your local dinner in look and value. Great food at a very reasonable price.

Thank Charley21
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best breakfast in Marblehead hands down. One waitress covers the entire restaurant. I have never seen anyone move as fast as she does serving people. Great hash with poached eggs.best value on the north shore.

Thank VitaUsa
West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We ate on Saturday morning. The place was full of locals: families on their way to little league baseball and old timers catching up on the news of the week. It is a small place and only accepts CASH. They offer basic breakfast fare at a very good price.

Thank Mary E
Singapore, Singapore
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

For some reason we can't understand. Ordinary food at best. Friendly staff and fast service. Good prices, even. Your omelet is made using non-dairy creamer (ugh!) and the onions in mine were not cooked. The rye toast was good though. I have been twice and was disappointed both times. It is a tradition here, for some reason, and the locals... More 

Thank William S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

My wife and I had breakfast the two mornings we were in Marblehead and really enjoyed the friendly staff and great food. The first day we ate early and were glad we had as it was a Sunday and when we walked by at about 9:00 following a walk there were 6-8 people waiting outside to be seated. This appears... More 

Thank CincinnatiVictor
Arcola, Texas
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for breakfast. Lots of locals here to learn about what's happening in Marblehead. Fairly typical diner offerings. Seating is relatively limited so choose your timing accordingly.

Thank Bruce R
Missoula, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The Driftwood serves breakfast all day, but closes at 2:00 so be sure to get there early. It is a sweet small cafe; staff are lovely and the food is very good.

Thank elaine s
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a must try for breakfast and many agree because often people will be lined up waiting for a classic American breakfast.

Thank Liz A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
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: 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?