Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge

179 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach
(503) 436-2439

Recent Reviews

Anne Haugen

Excellent food and very attentive staff! One of the best steaks I've had, good drinks, delicious sides!The Only thing that keeps it from being 5 stars is the prices ? for a little tavern type restaurant its Very pricey. A place I could only visit a couple times a year, but I definitely will come back!Parking: One way parking lot but definitely enough spotsWheelchair accessibility: Ramp leads up to the front door and the restraunt is one floor and has normal tables you can fit a wheelchair at.Dietary restrictions: They have some gluten free options and given how attentive the staff are, im sure they could help with other dietary needs!

Johnna Posey

Went here for clam chowder as a server at another popular restaurant recommended it. The clam chowder and bread bowl was amazing. My husband got chicken fettuccine and said it was great. Great portions. The staff was really kind as well. We sat inside and loved it.

Marion NYC

Oysters were ridiculously delicious! This place is A great place to have a meal when you are in the Cannon Beach area. Heck I would even say it’s worth driving to his place. I highly recommend the Willapa Bay oysters raw or fried. Either seems to be very tasty and creamy. I also suggest the clam chowder in a sourdough bowl. I had the Dungeness Crab sandwich and the Po’Boy sandwich and both are equally good! Service was friendly. Beach access is around the corner so you can take a stroll after dinner too. I definitely suggest this place! So delicious! They have indoor and outdoor seating too.

Madeline C

Service was wonderful- they were quick and friendly. The food was good but quite expensive comparatively. My partner got the crab roll and it was overflowing with crab meat and the baguette it came in was really good. I got the ribs, they were tender and fell off the bone but most of the flavor came from the thick bbq sauce. They allow dogs on their outdoor patio.

Abby K.

Delicious food! Very accommodating to our four children, even though very busy! We had oyster shooters, which had a spicy but tasty sauce. The Clam Chowder was so flavorful and fresh! Simple kids menus-fairly priced. Each adult had a version of steak-sandwich, sirloin and salad. All were large and plates full. Perfectly cooked! We were checked on often. You can tell this team is well appreciated and taken care of and they reciprocate that with their customers! Highly recommend!

Fernando Campos (FlyHighStunts)

My group came here after a nice trip to the beach nearby. The drinks were good and the food was better. I had the seafood stew. It was delicious. My girl had the white bean and ham soup in the bread bowl. She liked it. Our other friend had the halibut fish and clam chowder soup. I liked the clam chowder. And our other friend had the rib eye. That was yummy.

Lola L.

Whenever we come to Cannon Beach, we always come to Driftwood. The food is really good and the atmosphere is super cozy. We always get a reservation because it's super crowded and busy there. The food quality is wonderful, and so is the wait staff. I really love this place, and I recommend if you want some good dinner!

Phuong O.

This place is alright, plenty of places to park in the back and the side, we ordered the clam chowder soup, fish and chips, and the ribeye steak sandwich. Soup was flavorful but the crackers were staled, fish chips were full of meat but soggy, there were pieces of crunchiness but over all it was soaked in oil at the bottom. Ribeye steak sandwich was something we didn't expect, thought it would be more shaved and chopped up but it's a whole dang steak lol. Hard to bite and chew off, it definitely had flavor but we didn't like the texture.

Chelsea Correa

Cute little restaurant in a cute little downtown area. They allow dogs on the patio, but it's a small patio so be cautious. The food is good quality, obviously need to have the seafood since you are so close to the ocean. The waiter when we went was very nice and she checked on us often enough.

Scott K.

My wife and I had dinner at the Driftwood in July 2022. The food was delicious and the service was great. We sat at the bar and were provided with wonderful service from Jeanette. She was so friendly and helpful with ordering. The onion rings were delicious. We also ordered the claim chowder, a salmon caesar salad, and fish & chips. We enjoyed the entire meal. Thank you for a great night in Cannon Beach.

Brian O.

Outstanding restaurant. The food and service were both excellent for our party of six. The onion rings are a must and the fish & chips is also awesome. I didn't love the clam chowder but it was still fine. Great place!

Honest Joe Reviews

Very impressed.Inside and outside dining available, and if you've a quiet dog you can have them while dining outside.Staff was very prompt and polite. We ordered a calamari appetizer and had no sooner finished it that our bead bowl clam chowders arrived, perfect timing.The chowder was excellent. The bowls keep it hot and it wasn't too peppery. The sourdough bread bowls were themselves very good, almost sweet. I was very surprised when we asked and they aren't made from scratch in house. They get them from Franz in Portland.The prices are on the high side but in my opinion you're getting what you paid for. I would absolutely return here to try out their dinner menu.

Peter M.

No. Absolutely not. This is a joke of a restaurant and this place should be ashamed of itself for how horrible the food here is. Absolutely awful. For being this close to the ocean and the food here is pathetically amateur! Total rip-off coming here 2 *'s for the oyster shooters

Chris C.

Meh. Chain restraint flavor and quality at higher end prices. Steak salad was 80% romaine lettuce and the steak chunks were flavorful but lacked texture. The salad would've been much much better if they charred the steak a bit, then added some raddigio (sp?) and arugula. My wife got shrimp salad and barely touched it. Kids got grilled cheese, which was essentially Texas toast with American cheese. If we could get ab outside table and have some downtown ambience we would temper expectations and return. But won't dine inside again. Service was great.

Krista T

We really love this place. The food is consistently spot on and the service great. The patio is dog friendly. Their clam chowder is a favorite of our when comparing all the chowder around. Their fish dishes are generous portions and very fresh. The drinks are great as well. Definitely worth a stop!

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