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Sweet Basil's Cafe

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271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
+1 503-436-1539
11:30 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I were looking for a good quality dinner place, without breaking the bank. I had the Crab stuffed Portabella and my husband had the awesome Pork Belly Burger. Both had flavor galore. We can't wait to go back again on our next trip there.

Thank Patti G
Eugene, Oregon
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although there are lots of vegetarian, organic, gluten-free, locally-sourced, non-GMO options, especially at lunchtime, this little gem earns its rating for classic Cajun cuisine. Excellent seafood jambalaya, shrimp creole, crawfish ettoufe, crawfish pie and two kinds of gumbo make for tough decisions. A superb pork shank over cheesy polenta and killer crab cakes make the dilemma even more serious. Often,... More 

Thank Mark W
Lakewood w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat dinner here every time we are in Cannon Beach. My husband loves Cajun food and they do it very well. He has never been disappointed. They have gluten free and vegetarian options. I had a crab stuffed portobello that was outstanding. They also have wonderful live music on weekends. Don't miss this special restaurant

Thank Pam L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A cute little place tucked around the corner with a great culinary selection. The wine was excellent. The service was wonderful. I had the bison meatballs and they were probably the best meatballs I have ever had. I also had the white bean soup and really enjoyed it. I noticed they had vegan and gluten-free options too. My husband had... More 

Thank Phil S
Westminster, Colorado
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our favorite meal in Cannon Beach and should be ranked #1. Thanks to Trip Advisor we learn of this wonderful restaurant. We love Cajun and Creole cooking and this place was authentic. We enjoyed the crab cakes and crawfish etouffe. And chocolate pecan pie for dessert. All excellent! Lots of charm, romantic and great service. Wish we lived... More 

Thank Karen R
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We lucked out, had beautiful Oct 29 evening. So we walked the town and window shopped all the restaurants. Sweet Basil's seemed perfect, casual reasonable price and great selection. We ordered three topaz and then shared the gumbo....all were awesome. Wine was spend but our total bill was $60. There was a Halloween costume contest and nice music group. Highly... More 

Thank richallen97225
Olympia, Washington
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104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

On a recent drive down the Oregon coast, I stopped in Cannon Beach specifically to eat at this restaurant. I had checked out the menu & was looking for vegan. The restaurant itself is quirky and the food was good but my server was a little sour, which put a bit of a damper on the meal.

Thank Kim H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We dined here for the first time last Friday night after seeing it in a Travelocity article. We arrived early and were seated at a nice table by the window, and in front of the open kitchen. We started with the Shrimp and Artichoke Heart appetizer which was very good, the sauce was a bit spicy for us tho. My... More 

Thank syrahgirl
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

At the recommendation of a local Shop owner we enjoyed an amazing dinner at Sweet Basil's. We loved everything about it: the cozy decor, the wonderful service and most importantly the scrumptious dinner. The crab cakes were by far the lightest, yet most flavorful I have ever had and, while hesitant to order the recommended Crawfish Pie, we were delighted... More 

Thank sallieo428
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Delicious, nice staff, fun live band. This was a great date night restaurant. We will definitely be back when we are in town.

Thank brittondills

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
American, Wine Bar, Soups, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?