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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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Gladstone, Oregon
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199 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We stopped in for take out, I had a pesto veggie wrap, filled with roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, cucumbers, spinach and other goodies, soo yummy and very filling. Came with a small portion of vinegary cole slaw that was very good and multi grain chips. Just what I needed after a weekend of fried seafood and heavy chowder. Hubby... More 

Thank Oceantoes
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I'm happy that your experience was positive. It's especially great to see the concept work where Vegetarians and Carnivores can enjoy dining together. Hope you'll come back to see us. Chef John More 

Modesto, California, United States
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

There are a handful of restaurants within walking distance in downtown Cannon Beach, we visited Sweet Basil's Cafe at the recommendation manager at "The Waves". I am glad we did, we were seated directly in front of the kitchen and were able to see chef "John Sowa" in action. This was our first time at this lovely little cafe and... More 

1 Thank NorCal A
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and I'm happy you enjoyed your visit with us. I'll be sure to thank the Waves for referring you. Sorry about the "music" volume, I will discuss the volume with the band. Please come back to see us on your next visit. Chef/john More 

Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Came in from other tripadvisor reviews and was happy to see a full restaurant on a saturday in december. they were able to seat me immediately where i shortly placed an order for the vegetarian pot pie. after a long day in the rain, it was filling and warm + it had good flavor and hit the spot. One star... More 

Thank Colleen F
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and visit. Unfortunately at times our small kitchen gets bogged down if guests arrive all at one. I assure you we are working on a remedy. I'm surprised about the waitstaff situation and can only think that it might have been due to a rush and they at times really try to be as quick... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for dining with us. I'm happy the hubby liked our Pork Bell Burger. We created it for one primary reason....to wow you. Guess it worked. Thanks Chef/John More 

Eugene, Oregon
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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 

1 Thank Mark W
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Mark for your great review. We'll keep the quality going and hope others appreciate it as much as you. I'm working on some menu changes that will bring a few more Creole dishes to enjoy. This summer we're planning on outside BBQ and more of our own smoked choices. Thanks again Chef/John More 

Lakewood w
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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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28 reviews
18 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 

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Olympia, Washington
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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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, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?