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“Get the Stan Special”

Driftwood Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 57 Restaurants in Marblehead
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Get the Stan Special”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

The Driftwood is a lunch spot that fits in perfectly with the historic waterfront neighborhood. Nothing fancy here, just a good solid choice with very friendly people to serve you. The Stan Special is named after my father -in-law and consists of tuna with lettuce and tomato on dark bread. I don't know how many of these he ate but he went there religiously for over 40 years.

  • Visited December 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“The Breakfast Place in Marblehead”
Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

We were lucky enough to stay in Marblehead before the Heads of the Charles in Boston. We found the Driftwood on morning one and from then on breakfast was sorted. Friendly and great food. A highlight of our stay.

Visited October 2013
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Peabody, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“small town friendly”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

The decor is cluttered and random but the food and service is great. Fried dough on the weekend can sometimes cause long lines. All the usual breakfast fare served quick with friendly conversation. Lots of regulars make this the place to be. You get to know the waitresses by name. Jan has been there since we can remember and we love to have her wait on us.

  • Visited October 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good local flavor”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

You don't come here for fabulous food. it's a tiny, greasy spoon with decent prices considering it's in Marblehead. The ambience is full of locals in the early morning and if you plan on going there for on weekend morning, you should be there very early or late morning-borderline brunch timeframe if you don't want to wait long. It's cash only and if they have fresh chowder that day, it's pretty good. If you're traveling alone or with one person, sit at the bar.

  • Visited October 2013
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Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The early birds get the worms!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Perfect at any time, but most convenient for an early start (opens at 5:30 am!), the Driftwood serves good breakfasts at faire price. The service is fast and efficient. Few minutes walk from the Marblehead Summer House.

  • Visited August 2013
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