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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sweet Basil’s Cafe offers a good mixture of quality food, friendly service and pleasant ambiance. We particularly enjoyed having a guitarist singing during our visit.

Thank Beata F
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Second time here and this time my wife asked to put some spice and heat in the seafood jambalaya and it turned out absolutely exceptional. Service was great. We asked for a bottle of wine from the bar and the Chardonnay was chilled to perfection....More

4  Thank Fredrik G
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thanks for your review and I'm happy you enjoyed your visit. Also, yes try the nights special when here I usually try to highlight different ingredients than what's on our menu. John S Chef/owner

Reviewed 5 days ago

We have come to Cannon Beach for years. For the past several years we have had dinner at Sweet Basil's. John, the Chef/Owner is a delight. We love talking with him and certainly enjoy his Cajun dishes. We live in Arizona now, but every year...More

Thank Claudia R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to Sweet Basil's for lunch for many years now and have never been disappointed. The clam chowder with salmon is really good. We've also enjoyed the pork with cheese sandwich, the panini with salami, the crab role, and crab melt, to name...More

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the mood for Cajun with a local twist, check out this cafe. As a vegetarian, I don't usually eat Cajun, but this place offers a couple of entrees that allow for meatless substitutions. If you have young children, this is likely...More

Thank hungryteacher
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came across this great little place while walking around Cannon Beach. Sweet Basil's has a lovely little courtyard for outside dining and a small, split interior with the bar on one side and just three or four small tables on the...More

Thank The Wandering G... G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweet Basil’s Cafe is a hidden gem. The deck allowed us to have our dogs; however, the interior restaurant and wine bar looks most inviting. Our lunches were the crab/artichoke hot sandwich and an open-faced avocado and veggie sandwich (highly recommended by the server). Our...More

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place. Good food, nice service. It’s small so best to arrive early. Licence laws different from UK so we had to switch rooms as our teen was only 18. The food was great, Nd well worth seeking out.

Thank Hazel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phenomenal food, great for friends, couples and families. Enjoy indoor dinning or great outdoor patio seating with live music in the evening. The night we dines service was slow but we were not in a hurry and the food was worth it.

Thank AlishaRae_SunSeeker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been a year since eating at Sweet Basil's and we recently had dinner here. As in the past, the food was very good with plenty of menu selections. The service was good. We ate outside and enjoyed music (singers/guitar) and had a very...More

Thank Shaymur
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7 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
16 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, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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