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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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“tapas” (15 reviews)
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"
Mark W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After hearing some good reviews, decided to give it a try. Long and short is simply this is just another north coast restaurant trying to be trendy. As several have noted, service is slow and as I experienced, practically non-existent. After being served we did...More

Thank Ronzo4600
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I read every review mostly positive and then mot so positive. I'm kinda confused by your recent review or maybe I'm just misunderstanding some comments.I'll try to respond to your comments as best I can. 1. "another North Coast restaurant trying to be trendy" Well...More

Restaurant's Favourite
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

3  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 3 weeks ago

My husband I came here last November 2017 for our 20th wedding anniversary and loved it! Had dinner there tonight (April 2018) and it was fabulous! Enjoyed their Osso Bucco tremendously! The prices for this area were very reasonable. 10% discount for cash. Highly recommended!!

Thank Sherri N
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thamks for your review. I' m glad we added to your special day last year and again recently. Hope to see you on a return visit to CB John Sowa chef/owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent from start to finish. Thursday two-for-one is a great deal, but come early. Service is a little slow, so prepare to savor.

Thank Timoan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My main reason for choosing a restaurant is food. In this aspect, Sweet Basil’s passed with flying colors. The food was fantastic. The portions are big and choice ingredients are plentiful. The chef/ owners let you know ahead of time that it is a bit...More

Thank Rick H
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. Really happy you enjoyed our food and efforts to offer fresh ingredients that just take time to prepare. Sorry to hear about the "surly" part, I'm trying to figure what happened as I usually hear...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chef John loves to cook... and he is very good at it! A Brooklynite who trained in New Orleans, he knows his way around traditional American food-- my wife had a turkey/bacon/other good stuff special that she loved-- and Cajun creations like the perfect seafood...More

Thank David M
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks David for your review. Its always great to hear "we done good"! Glad you enjoyed your visit and your return to CB. Tks again

Reviewed 17 April 2018

We always stop by here when we go to Cannon beach. We ordered the mushroom panini and it was quite good. Service can be better though

Thank bctjunk
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Gracious service, wonderful wine recommendation, excellent seafood. Atmosphere is eclectic and warm. Very pleasant experience, best meal we had in Cannon Beach.

Thank Chris A
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hi, thanks for your great review of your experience at Sweet Basils. I'm always please when we perform to what you deserve as a guest. Hope to see you on a return trip to CB. John Sowa Chef/owner

Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We had a hard time trying to decide what to order. There are SO many great options and service was excellent.

1  Thank Beaverdam213
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We arrived about an hour before closing. The evening musicians were just packing up and the dining area was quieting down, but we continued to receive friendly service, and although we waited a little long for our meal, when our dishes arrived, they were fresh...More

1  Thank familytravels220
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you very much for your review. I'm certainly glad you enjoyed our evening and service, we certainly try our best. As for decor, oh well, I was just going for quaint but many people call in funky? LOL Thanks again hope you will return...More

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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.
21 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • 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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