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“Great family dinner”

Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #11 of 50 Restaurants in Cannon Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $23
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was my first visit to Cannon Beach and this restaurant topped an already great experience. The food tasty and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this place.

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Thank Brian954
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

First the good: the best clam chowder we've ever had (and we eat clam chowder a lot, everywhere) and the onion rings were fabulous. The bad: our group had four different entrees and one was worse than the next. The crab sandwich was on a soggy English muffin drowning in too much cheese, and the crab smelled and tasted fishy. The po'boy sandwich with oysters also smelled fishy and tasted like the oysters were not fresh. The fries were bland, undercooked, and soggy. To top it off, two of us who had the crab sandwich had to make a long bathroom stop on the way home and had an upset tummy for hours. Recommendation: if you go, stick to the chowder and onion rings.

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Thank Patt H
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Escape L, Manager at Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy that you enjoyed the chowder and onion rings, but disappointed that we failed to meet your expectations with the other menu items. We will use your input to look into inconsistency issues with these food items. Thank you again for your time.

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was our first (but not last) visit to Cannon Beach and on our first evening there was walking after dinner and just managed to walk by Driftwood. We liked what we saw from the outside and came back the next day for dinner reservations. Now, this is a popular place, outside dining, nice view from the deck, this has it all going on, for a laid-back beach town. Kyle the manager could not have been nicer, making suggestions on how we might assure ourselves of an outside table. The food was good, staff were nice and the setting could not have been more relaxing. We got an outside table and sipped on some wine, ate a lovely fish dinner (the Salmon with dill is excellent) and settled into life along the beach. Yes, we would go back, it's a laid back casual restaurant so don't go dressing up...Casual beach dining doesn't get much better than the Driftwood in Cannon Beach.

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Even in August it can be quite chilly in Cannon Beach. It was 58 degrees the afternoon we stopped in, the low clouds keeping the damp and cold. We were lucky to find a seat by the large fire pit and were very comfortable. It is a community fire pit so just join a group and you will make new friends.

You can eat by the fire pit as well as drink, but since the serve alcohol no children are allowed on the outside deck, but dogs are very welcome.

We had wine and appetizers while we sat there meeting people from Massachusetts, Minnesota, Louisiana and Portland. Felt like we were at a cocktail party.

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Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We were able to enjoy our lunch sitting outside with our dogs. This is a major plus for us. The waiter had a great attitude and took good care of us. We both had fish and chips and the meals were good. The last time we were here they had a terrific special, but, alas, that only happens in the off season, bummer. We will be back.

Thank karen g
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