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Driftwood Restaurant

63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
+1 781-631-1145
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fried dough” (9 reviews)
“hash” (3 reviews)
“clam roll” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner
63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really good breakfast and lunch place at a great price! It's been a place where all the locals go for as long as I've lived here (45 years!). Perfect location in Old Town Marblehead, by the waterfront. Cash only, so be prepared~but it won't...More

Thank mcwoman47
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Ok so if you are heading to the driftwood and you aren't a breakfast fan don't fret, I am not a breakfast fan myself. I get the bacon and cheese omelette whenever I go and it is sooo cheesy with no shortage of bacon. The...More

Thank Riley B
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Massive eggs!! Great coffee real value prices can’t chose another one!!! We ve there for a regatta every morning gad breakfast at driftwood without doubt.

Thank Fede C
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The Waterfront Building is old, and leans and creaks. The windows rattle when the wind blows off the Harbor. Perfect.....This is whata Breakfast place is supposed to be!! But the coffee and food is fresh and hot with quick service. The prices are very reasonable....More

Thank faboulousjimmyz
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This isn't a restaurant, it's an institution. It's the townie hang out. Good for breakfast, lunch too. Try the lobster roll, clam roll or clam chowdah.

Thank Grizlette
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Hidden secret of the locals who crowd in for daily breakfast, especially on weekends. Everything is deliciously homemade and the fried dough is not to be missed. Super casual and seating is close together, usually a long wait. Cash only. No reservations.

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

No, it's not housed in a converted rail car, but the vibe and the food are classic American diner. Plus, it's a favorite hangout for the locals. Omelets were better than average, coffee good, strong, refilled on cue ... even a gruff but good natured...More

Thank hankbauer
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Breakfast that are great. Surroundings are true Marblehead, just 50 ft from fishing dock. This is NO frills but good food. Not fancy but down to earth. Some weekends there can be a line out the door as the place is small.

Thank David K
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Second time in Marblehead and this place is a must. Local place for chat and coffee. Food is great, well priced and served with a smile. Love it

Thank Hilary A
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Locals love this very small breakfast place! We had no wait but hit it just right as not five minutes later there was a line out the door! Breakfast was very good and service was excellent.

Thank sybeab
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: +1 781-631-1145
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