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The Surfside Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #30 of 94 Restaurants in Florence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
St. George, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
433 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“they are back”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

A few years ago they had a good chef and waitstaff and then the chef got a better offer. New chef tried to fix what he believed was wrong and destroyed the place. He was replaced with another who changed it again and we stopped going there. Now about 3 years later we tried it again. New chef is doing a good job. Food is tasty and well presented. Waitstaff is better (but not great) and view is still best in Florence. Clam chowder is Mid-Atlantic style (thicker than New England and thinner than Carolinas and Georgia). Well presented and Breakfasts are good and all is reasonably priced. My only complaint is the room was about 60 degrees with the air conditioner on. We,and other tables, complained and the waiter went looking for a key to the thermostat which was finally located as we waited for our bill. We will go back but also take a coat with us and hope we can leave it in the car

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank eremitic
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seattle, wa
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Pretty good food, pretty good service, awesome view!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

First off, I must provide a recommendation to the Surfside Restuarant management - please change out your picture shown here in your listing. The burnt english muffin with lettuce and crab salad definitely isn't very attractive, and doens't make me want to rush right over for lunch.

I ate here a couple of times during our recent stay, and it was definitely fine - nothing spectacular, but it was a good value for the money. Nothing spectacular, but given the beautiful view, and the close proximity to my hotel room, it was a nice option for lunch and dinner. Service was good - no complaints.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank hi-wanderer
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Oregon Coast
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We went to the Surfside for lunch yesterday (Thursday). All three of us ordered the steak sandwhich. We'd had it before and it was pretty good at that time. Yesterday, however, was a different story. First, our waitress was not very friendly, almost to the point of being rude. When 2 of us asked of we could have something other than the french fries, we were told there would be an extra charge. We weren't adding anything, just wanted something that was offered as a side on many of the other lunches. We said to skip the fries and just have the sandwhich. No price reduction for that. It took a long time to get our meals..the service was very slow. The waitress asked if any of us would like ketchup or horse radish. I said yes to the horse radish. That took almost 10 minutes to get. Cold sandwhich by then. There was so much fat on my steak, I had to cut almost 1 third of it away. Needless to say, I won't be going back there very soon. The scenery is beautiful and it is a clean, well kept restaurant. Too bad the food and service is lacking.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank disneymomOregonCoast
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Emmett, Idaho, United States
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very nice meals”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We had both dinner and breakfast here. Both meals were very good. Service was prompt. Views of the beach from the tables were great.

Visited March 2013
Thank Kathy B
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Medford, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Poor indifferent service”
Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

We stopped at The Surfside for a drink and appetizers around 5pm. Since my son was with us who is 19 we couldn't go in the lounge so we asked to use a table in the restaurant, as only a few were occupied. The staff would make no accommodation for us saying that all the tables were booked until 6:30 in the entire restaurant. He decided to walk back to our house which was nearby and we stayed for a drink and then left. During that time - the tables remained empty. Would not recommend this place to anyone who cares about customer service

1 Thank helm93
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