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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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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
London, United Kingdom
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Asheville, North Carolina
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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 17 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 85 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free Options, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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?