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Sweet Basil's Cafe

271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
+1 503-436-1539
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crawfish” (16 reviews)
“tapas” (15 reviews)
“étouffée” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
CUISINES
American, Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sweet Basil's Cafe
1. Cajun trained
" Cajun cooking at its best!"
daverip
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2. The Osso Bucco
" My entree was the Osso Bucco, oh so good!"
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3. Seafood Jambalaya with Crab
"Excellent seafood jambalaya"
Mark W
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11 - 20 of 507 reviews

Reviewed 8 November 2017

The food here was fantastic! Ate lunch here on our girls weekend away. Everyone ordered something and we all shared the food was so good. If the special is Jambalaya definitely order it! Chef specialty!

1  Thank Amy B
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed our jambalaya. Hope to see you again when you return to Cannon Beach

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived for lunch & was greeted promptly since the establishment was still slow. We ordered the special, turkey thanksgiving sandwich. The sandwich was fresh & we enjoyed our meal. However for us the customer service lacked hospitality, overall cleanliness of the restaurant was not...More

Thank KHForever
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Really don't know how to respond. Liked the sandwich, greeted promptly but lacked hospitality? Then overall cleanliness ? Bathrooms are cleaned twice a day, we vacuum morning and afternoon, wipe down tables, dishwash our dishes and utensils, wipe down all our counters so I haven't...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Decided to try Sweet Basil, but the Creole touch too spicy for me. Mrs had the Crab Cakes that were of good portion and flavor. I tried the Pulled Pork Sliders and found them too spicy and the lettuce or cabbage layer different and not...More

Thank Bert M
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

I'm sorry you were disappointed on your recent visit to the cafe. I try to offer a happy medium on spice level and try to keep it on the mild side. With any of our cajun or creole dishes there is a certain spiciness thats...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

7 of us dropped in for a mid-afternoon lunch. We were promptly seated together and the hostess was very accommodating. The food was delicious. My favorite was the Italian Herb Tuna Melt. Just the right amount of food and so wonderfully flavorful. I would definitely...More

1  Thank pkchristensen
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for dining with us and your positive review. I'm happy your party enjoyed their lunch and hope you will return when in Cannon Beach John S Chef/Owner

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Sweet Basil is a different restaurant having a very eclectic atmosphere and ambiance. The restaurant was very clean and the staff very friendly. They have wooden tables and chairs with light cushions, bench seats and bar stools. The backs of the some of the bench...More

1  Thank lynchburgfoodie542
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you for your nice review and am happy you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope you'll return when in town again Regards John sowa Chef/owner

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We had a lovely evening at the Sweet Basil Cafe, sitting outside in the garden, listening to some beautiful music, and eating a delicious dinner of crab cakes and salad!

1  Thank Marg D
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for dining with us and your positive review. We're happy when your happy. Tks John S Chef/owner

Reviewed 20 September 2017 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.

2  Thank Emily J
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write about your visit and your positive review. Hope you'll return when in town again John S Chef/owner

Reviewed 14 September 2017 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

1  Thank Ming Z
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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

1  Thank JohnT6519
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

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 10 September 2017

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

1  Thank Sheryl M
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

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

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Mrsilverfox
6 January 2018|
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Response from KHForever | Reviewed this property |
For us as business owners, lacked customer service & a clean environment. We felt on this day at least, the employees didn't enjoy serving customers. Just another day at work. We have higher expectations because of our... More
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Teresa B
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Response from Connor O | Reviewed this property |
The patio is dog friendly. It is not under construction.
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Nursej843
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Meals
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
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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Description
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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