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“Kind of Weird Atmosphere”

The Surfside Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #28 of 94 Restaurants in Florence
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Experience an all new way to indulge at the Surfside Restaurant and Lounge while you dine overlooking the spectacular Pacific Ocean. Located at Driftwood Shores Resort, Surfside Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner seven days a week and features a Pacific Northwest Cuisine. Gaze out at the ever changing ocean, relaxing with a refreshing cocktail and your favorite entree while waiting for a sunset that will take your breath away. Planning a special celebration or occasion? Driftwood Shores Resort has a variety of oceanfront settings for cozy parties of five or corporate events for up to 120.
Eugene, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Kind of Weird Atmosphere”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Food & drinks were good & the view was terrific. There were some regulars at the bar that made us feel out of place.

Visited November 2010
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Florence, or
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great View, Good Food, OK Service”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

The Surfside at Driftwood Shores is the only ocean view restaurant in Florence and the room has recently undergone a renovation and restyling that makes it quite comfortable if somewhat sterile. Being Florence residents we have eaten at Surfside several times and we find the place consistent in providing good but not great food, at reasonable prices for what is provided. Our only criticism concerns the training of the wait staff. While the staff is very friendly -- if perhaps a bit too familiar -- and the service quite efficient; at a restaurant with this ambiance the server should know how to properly serve wine.

  • Visited September 2011
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Folsom
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great food with a view at a good price”
Reviewed September 22, 2011

The service was good the view was great the food and drinks were priced very reasonable, If you are staying here you won't find a better value than the dinning room.

  • Visited September 2011
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Zurich
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice view, great food, unique service.”
Reviewed September 19, 2011

It is (I might be mistaken) a neo 70th style restaurant. The food offer was not exceptional but the quality very good.
But our evening made a very nice and unique elderly service lady. We felt so very welcome like we were regulars.
And the awesome view over the wind driven beach on sunset was just wonderful.
We took our breakfast there the next morning which proved our impression from the night before.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Ozlover1023
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Franklin
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food, greater service!!”
Reviewed September 8, 2011

Our family visited the restaurant two times during our 4 day stay in two condos. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The biscuits & gravy are the best we've ever eaten. And I'm quoting myself & my brother-in-law! The breakfast foods were delicious. For dinner one night the family dined here and there was one snafu. The server brought pork chop instead of lamb for one of our guests, but other than that the service was very good, the food was excellent and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is NOT looking for fast food and is willing to wait for your food to be cooked. This is more of a fine dining experience and not so much a bar & grill type place, so be prepared to spend a bit of time while your delicious food is cooked to your liking!

  • Visited September 2011
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