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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
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
American, Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sweet Basil's Cafe
1. Cajun trained
" Cajun cooking at its best!"
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2. The Osso Bucco
" My entree was the Osso Bucco, oh so good!"
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3. Seafood Jambalaya with Crab
"Excellent seafood jambalaya"
Mark W
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11 - 20 of 511 reviews

Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

Some of the best food I've ever had. We were going to go Castaways because it was highly recommended, but the wait was over an hour, so we tried our second choice, Sweet Basil's. It's a small place, but the food was Amazing! I can't...More

3  Thank Patrick M
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2017

Thanks for your nice review and I'm happy you had a chance to dine with us. I guess it was to be! thanks again John Sowa chef/owner

Reviewed November 16, 2017

My wife had the mac/cheese with crab and I had the seafood jambalaya. Both were delicious. The jambalaya was excellent but spicy so be warned.

3  Thank ORState
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thanks so much for your positive review. It's always great to hear we did good! Hope to see you again. JohnSowa chef.owner

Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

There is a reason this gentleman won Iron Chef!!!! The Clams Mateo were absolutely amazing! The special of the night Crab Mac n cheese was very rich, creamy, and the texture of the crab as it rolled across my tongue made me smile. The Crawfish...More

2  Thank Troy H
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Thanks much for your positive review. It's always great to hear when our guests enjoyed their visit. John Sowa chef/owner

Reviewed November 14, 2017

This restaurant has an outstanding array of delicious feed. The seating is limited and seating is tight but really ends up being a gourmet treat when you receive your meal. We had a dinner there one evening and lunch there next day. This absolutely will...More

2  Thank 297lawrencen
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thanks for your nice review. It's always great to hear we did good! Hope to see you on a return visit to Cannon Beach John Sowa chef/owner

Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had a lovely time today tasting six different wines and four different kinds of cheese. The wine bar area was dark and funky. We really liked it. The menu looked yummy and can't wait to go try a meal.

Thank vmlittlefun
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Thanks for your review and hope to see you back

Reviewed November 8, 2017

The food here was fantastic! Ate lunch here on our girls weekend away. Everyone ordered something and we all shared the food was so good. If the special is Jambalaya definitely order it! Chef specialty!

2  Thank Amy B
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed our jambalaya. Hope to see you again when you return to Cannon Beach

Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We arrived for lunch & was greeted promptly since the establishment was still slow. We ordered the special, turkey thanksgiving sandwich. The sandwich was fresh & we enjoyed our meal. However for us the customer service lacked hospitality, overall cleanliness of the restaurant was not...More

Thank KHForever
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Really don't know how to respond. Liked the sandwich, greeted promptly but lacked hospitality? Then overall cleanliness ? Bathrooms are cleaned twice a day, we vacuum morning and afternoon, wipe down tables, dishwash our dishes and utensils, wipe down all our counters so I haven't...More

Reviewed October 21, 2017

Decided to try Sweet Basil, but the Creole touch too spicy for me. Mrs had the Crab Cakes that were of good portion and flavor. I tried the Pulled Pork Sliders and found them too spicy and the lettuce or cabbage layer different and not...More

Thank Bert M
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

I'm sorry you were disappointed on your recent visit to the cafe. I try to offer a happy medium on spice level and try to keep it on the mild side. With any of our cajun or creole dishes there is a certain spiciness thats...More

Reviewed October 16, 2017

7 of us dropped in for a mid-afternoon lunch. We were promptly seated together and the hostess was very accommodating. The food was delicious. My favorite was the Italian Herb Tuna Melt. Just the right amount of food and so wonderfully flavorful. I would definitely...More

1  Thank pkchristensen
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Thank you for dining with us and your positive review. I'm happy your party enjoyed their lunch and hope you will return when in Cannon Beach John S Chef/Owner

Reviewed October 13, 2017

Sweet Basil is a different restaurant having a very eclectic atmosphere and ambiance. The restaurant was very clean and the staff very friendly. They have wooden tables and chairs with light cushions, bench seats and bar stools. The backs of the some of the bench...More

1  Thank lynchburgfoodie542
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Thank you for your nice review and am happy you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope you'll return when in town again Regards John sowa Chef/owner

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Mrsilverfox
January 6, 2018|
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Response from KHForever | Reviewed this property |
For us as business owners, lacked customer service & a clean environment. We felt on this day at least, the employees didn't enjoy serving customers. Just another day at work. We have higher expectations because of our... More
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Teresa B
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Response from Connor O | Reviewed this property |
The patio is dog friendly. It is not under construction.
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Nursej843
April 20, 2016|
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Response from djinscottsdale | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Thursday, in March, and they did not have music. I suggest calling the restaurant to find out
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:30 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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Description
Offering a healthy choice at the coast. Many vegetarian and Gluten free options. House smoked pork and meat options also available. At dinner Cajun/Creole dishes are featured plus local Northwest ingredients. Live music nightly in the Wine Bar.
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