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Big Wave Cafe

822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
+1 503-368-9283
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (26 reviews)
“halibut” (56 reviews)
“crab cakes” (42 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place for breakfast. Wish they still had the french toast croissants, but we understand why. We always enjoy the coffee and the service is pretty good. It is a relaxed place so don't be in a hurry, relax, you are on the coast.

Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband, daughter, and I had dinner here last night. We were greater quickly by a nice woman, shown to a table, and service was prompt and efficient. The crab cakes were super good, the accompanying Chipotle aoli was awesome, but go slow if the...More

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 6 days ago

$18 is very expensive for a routine order of fish-n-chips, even if it was halibut. The clam chowder was just normal, barely above a can of Campbell's. Service was decent, but it doesn't make up for food quality.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was average and serving size ample. They were busy as many businesses were closed as it was after Labor Day.

Thank joanck
Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually go to Big Wave for breakfast and were surprised to walk up and see a sign that they no longer serve breakfast. We decided to try again for dinner, which we hadn't done since the previous owner sold the place. We showed up...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for four nights in Manzanita and had one breakfast and two evening meals here. It is slightly, a walk of half a mile, out of town but well worth the effort. We discovered it by chance when a number of other places were...More

1  Thank Roger D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We felt very welcome by Carolyn and then we had our dinner.we had the favorite crab cakes,the scallops, the halibut and the coconut shrimp. Everything was excellent and the portions were very generous. The feel of the place was also very comfortable. Easy to recommend....More

Thank Schwick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to the Big Wave after a tiring day driving up the coast. We wanted something quick and this was within walking distance of our coast cabin. My wife opted for the steamer clams and a salad and I had a cup of...More

Thank ECL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in to grab some lunch while exploring the Oregon Coast. Thought some oysters and cold beers would make for a nice pre-walkabout snack. Unfortunately, the Big Wave Cafe is over priced and not at all worth the money. We also had poor service. I...More

1  Thank elizabeth m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there to have a light lunch, because I wasn't really hungry but then I saw something interesting listed on the Chef's Specials board that one wouldn't find on the menu, a Shrimp Melt. Seems simple but this was an amazing sandwich which was...More

Thank oatografia
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Questions & Answers
Jim A
2 August 2017|
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Response from Julia353 | Reviewed this property |
We did not need reservations. Needed reservations at farm to table, Blackbird.
24 August 2016|
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Response from Globetrotter1051 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know
Scott S
28 November 2015|
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Response from Chere F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes they serve beer and wine =) hope you enjoy your meal !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Manzanita
  • Phone Number: +1 503-368-9283
The Big Wave Café is a casual theme dock and farm to table restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner.
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