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Big Wave Cafe

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822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
+1 503-368-9283
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Boise, Idaho, USA
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We ate here a couple times during our Manzanita visit in June, 2016. Both times the meal of local seafood was great. Both our servers did a nice job, and we will definitely return when we next visit Manzanita.

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56 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and so glad we did! The chowder was very good and so were the burgers! If you get a salad I highly recommend the Marion berry vinaigrette it was fabulous! Very friendly staff!! Will definitely return!

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Thank Sharon F
Redmond, Oregon
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We land in Manzanita fairly regularly, over the years we have completely bypassed the big wave, thinking it was a "diner" style of restaurant. A couple of nights back we decided to try it out because an acquaintance had said the food was pretty good and reasonably priced. I wasn't very hungry so I just ordered the crab Cocktail for... More 

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Dundee, Oregon
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

You can't beat the clam chowder here. A very nice serving and delicious. The fries were very good also.The halibut was flaky and perfectly cooked. A little noisy, but tastefully decorated.

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Thank Janlee S
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times, and it's good enough for breakfast and lunch, although it's quite expensive for a family. Wish it were tastier, because Manzanita needs a place that's suitable for children, which this is except for the food and price!

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Thank Ann E
Brian W, Owner at Big Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Greetings Ann, Thank you for visiting our restaurant. Our goal is to always exceed guest expectations and I am sorry we didn't meet yours. We take feedback seriously and work hard on our goal of improving every week. Our prices do reflect our goal to source fresh, local products cooked to order and they do cost more. Our focus in... More 

Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We toured the northern Oregon coast for 5 days and this was our best meal in all! The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. We will return!

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Thank jkkeidel
Seattle
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Terrific food in what looked like a roadside diner, but turned out to be a really lovely experience. Food wonderful; decor, ambiance, service too. Other customers all seemed to be having a fine time at lunch-- all kinds of folks-- tourists, locals, fishermen, hikers. Will definitely eat there again--it's memorable!

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Thank Lilacmay
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This trip just had breakfast; nice scramble, fresh fruit, crispy bacon. Four of us in the booth, all enjoyed the service and food.

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Thank sandi482015
Roseville, Minnesota
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

While driving down Hwy 101on the Oregon coast..had a wonderful surprise with this cafe. We loved the coziness of the the interior and the very friendly staff. The Clam Chowder was amazing thick, tasty, and rich! The Manzanita Salad was huge and could easily serve 2! We were delighted with this restaurant and wish we lived in the Northwest and... More 

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Thank Mary Kay V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Friendly service and great food. Enjoyed the Halibut fish and chips from previous trip. Going back today for chowder and fish and chips, can't wait!

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Thank Chris W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
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
Description
The Big Wave Cafe is a casual themed restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. We offer daily specials with a focus on local, fresh seafood.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?