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Sweet Basil's Cafe

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271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
+1 503-436-1539
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

At the recommendation of a local Shop owner we enjoyed an amazing dinner at Sweet Basil's. We loved everything about it: the cozy decor, the wonderful service and most importantly the scrumptious dinner. The crab cakes were by far the lightest, yet most flavorful I have ever had and, while hesitant to order the recommended Crawfish Pie, we were delighted... More 

Thank sallieo428
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delicious, nice staff, fun live band. This was a great date night restaurant. We will definitely be back when we are in town.

Thank brittondills
Mt Hood Territory, Oregon
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant atmosphere, very nice staff and service, but the food did not meet our expectations. Live music great addition.

Thank mpm55
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy spot! Make a reservation if you have more than 4 people. Nice wines by the glass and a good assortment of local beer. Food was okay, my partner had the pot pie and it was a little bland and the pastry was not browned. I had the pork shank on polenta but polenta was hard to find and over... More 

Thank FrancineP
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Sweet Basil - the outdoor patio, great wine list, amazing crab cakes, salad, cool band in the wine bar - fun & warm servers & interesting chef/owner. Wish we could come back weekly! Cool vibe.

Thank MarieK450
Spokane, Washington
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, fresh food. Small menu but something for everyone. Friendly staff. Visited twice during our stay. First time was for wine and appetizers. After checking out the menu we knew we wanted to come back for lunch!

Thank Nancy S
Montville, New Jersey
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201 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While shopping in town I went on Trip Advisor to see what was near me and decided on Sweet Basil's Cafe. The inside is pretty simple with a small visible kitchen, but the food was fresh and very good. We had the soup of the day and the chicken salad. I would definitely recommend.

Thank Karen H
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy intimate atmosphere. Live music. Friendly staff. Funky/homey. I prefer the room with the bar in it as that is where music plays too. Lovely Rex hill Pinot noir! Fabulous crab cakes and the special was a halibut seafood stew. Wish they had at least one non-pie option for dessert as I am not a "pie person". Delicious hazelnut coffee!... More 

Thank KMB4766
Eastern Washington
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

What a nice little place: unpreposessing and accommodating, they have a small, fresh menu, surprisingly excellent desserts, and a nice wine selection. To top it off, live music (GOOD live music) if you're lucky!

Thank Rezgirl
Miami Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Well, well, well! This town is a sweet find and so is Sweet Basil's Cafe! What a gem! Locally sourced food, organic, etc, the best staff, great music and wonderful healthy food! Yes to the clam chowder, yes to crab cakes, and yes to the strawberry rhubarb pie! The location is sweet and quaint! I can't say enough about the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $13
American, Wine Bar, Soups, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Cannon Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 503-436-1539

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