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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
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!"
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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"
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121 - 130 of 511 reviews

Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We heard this restaurant was the best in town, but because of In-attention we couldn't confirm praise. On a slow Saturday with at least 75% of tables available and 2 servers working, after 10 minutes of waiting for acknowledgment, we just moved on. The waitress...More

1  Thank Carlton B
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

My husband, mom and I stopped in for lunch. I was excited to try this restaurant based on the description on the website and menu being all about knowing where your food comes from and the chef changing the way he viewed food. However, lunch...More

Thank Elicia B
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

Well, I'm sorry you were disappointed. But for people reading your review I would like to explain what you ordered. The vegie melt is on Dave's bread and many times we save the"heal" because it has all those seeds and good things lining the whole...More

Reviewed 10 July 2016

We had originally wanted to try Castaway's based on great reviews but they were full, with a two hour wait, so we tried Sweet Basil's Cafe and are glad we did. What a charming little restaurant! The open kitchen is right near the front door,...More

Thank dnewman2014
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Stumbled across this restaurant and so glad we did. Several good gluten-free choices that were actual dishes...not just dishes without sauce or whatever. We had an eggplant appetizer that was delicious! The crab-stuffed portobello was also delicious, as was the salmon Oscar special. Then we...More

Thank March06_56
Mrsilverfox, Chef/Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Thank you for dining with us recently and enjoying your visit. I'm happy we were able to offer you Gluten Free choices that tickled your palate. Again thanks for your review and hope you'll again in the future. John Sowa chef/owner

Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We tried Sweet Basil's Cafe based on TripAdvisor ratings. Food was excellent and outdoor seating was nice on a pleasant summer day. Definitely recommend it for lunch.

Thank kbhanson3
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Thanks so much for your positive review and visit with us. Its most appreciated regards, John Sowa

Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I was served a small portabella mushroom with crab and melted cheese, a few tablespoons of fresh lettuce on the side, that looked like it was hastily prepared, but tasted ok, but after 45 minutes of waiting, then physically chasing the server from one end...More

1  Thank Gailaga
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Ah,I see you made it over to tripadvisor after leaving the same review on Google. As I responded before I sincerely apologize for any delays in service. AS explained we have a terrible shortage of help available, but do the best we can. On certain...More

Reviewed 29 June 2016

We enjoyed a couples dinner here recently and the halibut was FABULOUS! They also had live music (Two Crows Joy) which was great ~ not too loud and we were able to still have conversation while enjoying the tunes with our FABULOUS dinner! My husband...More

Thank MommaVino
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a great place to hear Maggie Kitson and the Katz play their New Orleans style jazz, blues, rock in a small venue....get there early because it is small and unless you are eating dinner you won't get a seat. The food is good...More

1  Thank Deb R
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The lunch menu at Sweet Basil's offers wraps, sandwiches, rolls, and salads with a nice selection of wines for all tastes. The atmosphere is relaxed. Images on the wall celebrate New Orleans Jazz. At night, life music is provided. We enjoyed a delicious sweet crab...More

Thank Cowboybuckaroo
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Sweet Basil's is DELISH! Don't go if you are in a hurry....everything is made fresh, from scratch when you order. We have tried almost everything on the menu and it is all excellent. I love the flight of wines available in the afternoon. Highly recommend!

Thank misopiso88
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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
Teresa B
15 July 2017|
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Response from Connor O | Reviewed this property |
The patio is dog friendly. It is not under construction.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 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
  • E-mail
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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