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Sweet Basil's Cafe

€€ - €€€American, , Cajun & Creole
271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
+1 503-436-1539
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

High quality ingredients, unique but not weird items, delicious! Lots of menu options, as well. They do close between 3 - 5, which isn't stated in their hours.

1  Thank Emily J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our first trip to Cannon Beach, we had dinner at this unassuming establishment tucked away at the end of the street. Yes it's crowded, and yes it's loud, but the food is SO GOOD! We were surprised to find a cajun influence to the...More

Thank Ming Z
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, It's very satisfying when we hear from guests who enjoyed our efforts to present them our choices for a memorable evening. John Sowa Chef/Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our dinner at Sweet Basil. We arrived about 6:20. We were graciously greeted, and told there would be a short wait, which it was. Sweet Basil is a small place, and dinners are prepared individually. Everything proceeded at a reasonable pace –...More

Thank JohnT6519
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, I'm always pleased to hear from our guests and their experiences at the cafe. Thanks for coming in and spending an evening with us and hope you will return on your next visit to Cannon Beach John Sowa Chef/Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very nice and pleasant owner and staff, made us feel so welcomed and the food was excellent, would go back

Thank Sheryl M
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive review it's always great to hear we did good. John Sowa Chef/Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here and this time my wife asked to put some spice and heat in the seafood jambalaya and it turned out absolutely exceptional. Service was great. We asked for a bottle of wine from the bar and the Chardonnay was chilled to perfection....More

Thank Fredrik G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there a couple of nights ago, had the seafood jambalaya, which was superb! On the strength of that experience we canceled our reservation for this evening at a different restaurant and went back to Sweet Basil. We had the crawfish etouffee. Again fabulous!...More

Thank daverip
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your very positive review. We always appreciate it when our guests enjoy their visits. Glad you had a chance to try our etouffee john sowa chef/owner

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The two telltale signs (in my opinion) of a dirty restaurant are the menus and the washroom. If both of those are dirty, then chances are the whole place isn’t very clean. When we got there, we got handed these paper, ripped, food-stained menus. On...More

3  Thank Connor O
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We ate lunch at this restaurant. The menu looked appealing and the surroundings looked very comfortable. They have an excellent out door deck as well as indoor seating. We were asked to wait about 10 minutes so that they could catch up. We actually waited...More

1  Thank hshah1
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Very good food in a funky little place. Very nice waitress. My food was quite rich (crab stuffed portobello) and I would have liked something like a cracker or bread to counter that. Not sure they even have that, though. Husband had crab cakes and...More

Thank mamamary5
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This place has a romantic atmosphere, and on Friday's has live music with a very small group of musicians. The menu seems a little pricy at first, but it worth every cent! We have been on a trip for a few days and the chicken...More

Thank Margaret T
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Teresa B
16 July 2017|
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Response from Connor O | Reviewed this property |
The patio is dog friendly. It is not under construction.
20 April 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
28 November 2015|
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Response from Mrsilverfox | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry your message just got to me. But yes we have Gift Certificates that can be made out in any denomination, You can pick up at the cafe or call and we will mail it out. Thanks for contacting us John Sowa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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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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