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Driftwood Restaurant

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63 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3258
+1 781-631-1145
Today
05:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 05:30 - 14:00
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great pancakes, eggs and hash! Small place but quintessential new england eatery. Another local go to place.

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Thank mjme11
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Driftwood is the place where many fishermen come to have breakfast. The food is basic but good, and it can get very crowded with the inevitable wait times. Staff is friendly and it is a fun experience, as long as you are happy wiht a truly local place to hang..

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Thank MRV_VT
Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I love Driftwood. Been going since I was a little kid. It's tiny, the whole building is crooked, but who cares. Bring your cash because I'm pretty sure they still don't take plastic. Great pancakes. A super local spot so although tourists visit frequently, the long time locals really run the joint. It's a classic and it's an institution so... More 

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Thank Elko11
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Great food wonderful service definitely would return and recommend to friends I travel to Marblehead once or twice a month and will return here

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Thank lOvedningot
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016

It's okay I've had cheaper and much better tasting meals for less at other places wouldn't recommend.

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Thank Kai J
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you like going to local favorites with lots of character, this is a great place. My husband has fantastic memories of going here for years. The food wasn't bad but not outstanding either. I had an egg, bacon and toast special. The bacon was cooked very well and the toast had just the right amount of butter. It did... More 

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Thank DianeMAustin
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Perhaps this is a go to for locals because they would care less about visitors. Waited half hour to sit. Went to sit the rude waitress said I'm MORE concerned about the two guys that have been waiting ... they came in 20 minutes after us !!!!! She then dropped a cup when picking up a table proceeded to kick... More 

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Thank Missy C
VERONA
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208 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went here because of reviews on trip advisor. They only serve breakfast and lunch, they are not open for supper. But they do a excellent job at breakfast at a fair price. I had eggs, sausage, pancakes with coffee included for 8 dollars and the wife chose same breakfast but had home fries in place of pancakes. The food was... More 

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Thank RandyHodge
California
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90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We had wonderful memories of this place after our last visit a few years ago, but this time the food was only average. The atmosphere is still authentically funky, and the location is great, though, so it's still worth a visit as long as your expectations are not too high. The only thing I recommend NOT ordering are the potatoes... More 

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Thank olive2eat
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Have lunch and breakfast here fairly regularly. Very busy in season. Food and atmosphere make it a good place for visitors to rub shoulders with true old timers from town. Very quaint building and small inside. Fast service and quality food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
05:30 - 14:00
Monday
05:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
05:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
05:30 - 14:00
Thursday
05:30 - 14:00
Friday
05:30 - 14:00
Saturday
05:30 - 14:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?