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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 good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (15 reviews)
“osso bucco” (12 reviews)
American, Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved it! Live music, staff extremely kind and helpful, lovely outdoor seating area, creative chef - food out of this world! Going back for our second dinner.

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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 1 week ago

What a great find :) Inside and outside seating, and if you are lucky a table near the chef. John and his staff move as one in the kitchen. It is quint, and we had good service. We had the Bison and Bacon meatballs, which...More

Thank 319marie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. We enjoy dinner out when traveling. This restaurant has several pluses. It is classy. The wait staff is excellent. Ask for Shea she was our service person. The chef, JOHN, creates meals that are so terrific you can not ignore his specials, Highly recommend....More

Thank filacres
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with few of my business colleges to Sweet Basil.s for dinner to be very disappointed, slow service, arrogant stuff, and the food was over cocked or less than expected. I order wild salmon and vegy, the salmon was overcooked, like a piece of...More

Thank IPTours
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found Sweet Basil on accident in Cannon Beach. After visiting here for over 10 years, knowing that there is an Iron Chef in Cannon Beach is amazing. The food was a culinary experience that one would expect in New York at a Michelin restaurant....More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yum, delicious. Just the right portion. Quaint atmosphere. Off street parking. Not a lot of seating space, but we arrived at opening and were seated and served promptly.

1  Thank Michael A
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Tks for your review, its always gratfying when our guests enjoy their visit. Come see us again. John Sowa Chef/owner

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

While most will say that the Wayfarer Restaurant and Stephanie Inn in Cannon Beach are the premium dining places, the Moroccan stew and gumbo at the Sweet Basil can top anything on the coast for sheer taste pleasure. The prices are more reasonable as well,...More

1  Thank Ivan B
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We visited Sweet Basil's on Memorial Day. The wait staff were warm, and welcoming. My Bahn Mi sandwich was the best; pork belly Nirvana! Chef John was there and happily answered my barrage of questions. Five Stars. Will be back for sure.

1  Thank Debra L
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Wonderful meal, very friendly service. The seafood jambalaya was exceptional, as was the grilled wild salmon. My son loved the chicken pot pie. All meals were very decent sized portions. Beers were very fairly priced. The restaurant also had live music which was a great...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 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
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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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