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The Surfside Restaurant and Lounge

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88416 1st Avenue, Driftwood Shores Resort, Florence, OR 97439-9112
+1 541-997-8263
07:00 - 21:00
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Miami, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I ate dinner there tonight. Excellent service, attentive to our needs and delicious food. The view of the water from our table was priceless. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Gail B
Bend, Oregon
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

I've eaten here a couple of times, and I have to say that while the food is "alright", the price is quite high - and it's directly because you're right on the ocean. It can get quite hot in the late afternoon when the sun drops below the rooftop, so lunch or a very late dinner at/after sunset is best.... More 

Thank billbreneman
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were staying in Florence overnight as part of a road trip. To be honest there wasn't much choice of where to eat so we ended up here. We had a lovely view of the sunset on the beach but the food was really mediocre. The whole restaurant really needs updating as it was really old fashioned. With its position... More 

Thank brummie_chris
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Had family in the area that recommended this place for dinner. Never made it for that meal but we had breakfast there one morning. The omelets were unbelievable. A little pricey but worth it. Good service. And you just can't beat the view (picture)

Thank quahtime
Denver, Colorado
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160 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We came in to have a drink before a function and the bartender wanted nothing to do with making drinks for anyone! He was totally overwhelmed. My husband tried to come back for a glass of wine for me but he waited over 20 minutes and the bartender was visibly mad about the volume of orders. We were at a... More 

Thank thehighprincess
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were told we couldn't have a reservation in the evening for a party of 5, that we had to have 7 people or take a reservation at 10am for our Thanksgiving dinner. Then when we got there we were escorted up stairs to what was clearly tables set up temporarily for the occassion and the placement of tables was... More 

Thank jen1444
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Terrible service on 23rd, food mediocre so we cancelled reservation for Thanksgiving dinner. The only person to treat us like guests was a server named Scot. The host was arrogant and rude. Only one vegetarian offering. Note fine dining thats for sure. We won't be back.

1 Thank Marsha F
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Surfside is a nice restaurant located in Driftwood Shores Resort in Florence. The best part about this place is the view. It sits right on the beach and is a good place to view the ocean. It is also a good place to view the sunset. The service here was good, and the food was good. Neither stood out too... More 

Thank Rocky7474
Vancouver, WA, USA
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a hotel and restaurant. My wife and I had breakfast there and were very impressed. It is worth the extra drive off of Highway 101. The view was fantastic and the decor was first class. I had a smoked salmon benedict.... about $12. Fantastic! We have had breakfast at a few other places in Florence, but will come... More 

Thank golfnut71952
Blue River, Oregon
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I ate lunch at the Surfside Restaurant last week. In spite of the poor reviews, we know it is one of the few places in Florence (if not the only) you can watch the surf from your table. We spoke to the manager who told us it has been under new management for a month and their... More 

Thank artsy57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88416 1st Avenue, Driftwood Shores Resort, Florence, OR 97439-9112
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +1 541-997-8263

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?