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Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge

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1190 Pacific Drive, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 (Gower)
503-436-1108
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 95
    Average
  • 45
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Busy Place

Right off the bat, YOU NEED TO MAKE RESERVATONS, (we were there on a Friday night and it was a hopen place). This was the second time we had their food, (the first time was last year and we had take out) this time we took friends with us. The Clam Chowder is what brought ME BACK!!!!!! Every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
SuzanneLG
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Gresham, Oregon
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

When we stopped by and asked if they had a happy hour, the staff reacted strangely, pausing and then saying they have one "by request" between 3 and 5 pm. After we requested our happy hour, they provided a drink and appetizer menu. Appetizers were half-price and generous, but it is all fried food. Beer was priced at reasonable happy... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We stay next door at the surfsand resort and at various times of the year. Yes It was spring break and I did notice they had more staff....but still lacked the service for the prices and the experience they claim. Got there within the first 15 minutes of opening....had to ask for coffee refills, had to stop my waiter. Not... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Right off the bat, YOU NEED TO MAKE RESERVATONS, (we were there on a Friday night and it was a hopen place). This was the second time we had their food, (the first time was last year and we had take out) this time we took friends with us. The Clam Chowder is what brought ME BACK!!!!!! Every one ordered... More 

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Jeremy T, Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

WOW, thank you very much for the wonderful review! We were so pleased to read how much you enjoyed our clam chowder. Thank you for your loyalty and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Logan, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The food was quite pricey but delicious and worth it! We tried this restaurant from the recommendation of our hotel. It did not disappoint. The best meal from our entire trip.

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Jeremy T, Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Wayfarer during your trip to the Oregon Coast and for writing such kind words! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

southwest oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The service was great but the food was mediocre. I ordered the fish special and just wasn't impressed. It was a bit bland. The clam chowder was pretty good but I didn't taste many clams.

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Jeremy T, Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in the Wayfarer while in Cannon Beach and for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We were disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your entrees. Please give us another try next time you are on the Oregon Coast. More 

Tacoma Washington
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The first thing we noticed was the very dirty windows. We asked for our favorite wine which they did not have so we looked at the wine list and noticed that their prices were very high. Our dinner was just O.K. This place is a clip joint so prepare to get you wallet out. Their are better restaurants in Cannon... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Never written a restaurant review before but feel others should be spared this "experience". Started with a crab cocktail. The crab appeared fresh but was completely over whelmed by horse radish sauce. This was followed by crab cakes which were inedible-couldn't cut with my fork and difficult with a knife. Rubbery and bitter tasting. Sent them back, which I never... More 

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Jeremy T, Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to the Wayfarer. We were sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meals with us. Our Chefs source all their ingredients locally and we make our entrees from scratch. We hope you give us another try when visiting Cannon Beach. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The restaurant is right by the beach. We loved the ocean view and the seafood was delicious. Expensive but worth it.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Although this restaurant was pricey compared to other spots in the area, the view from the front window was wonderful and the service was great. There was a good selection of wine. For my main meal, I had the halibut, which was nicely prepared and quite tasty. For the price, it was not an exceptional meal. But if you want... More 

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Jeremy T, Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review! We were happy to read you enjoyed our fresh Halibut as well as your service and our wonderful view of the beach and Haystack Rock. We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Richmond, Canada
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

With the exception of shredded sauteed brussel sprouts, dinner was not particularly memorable, and was expensive. But the wine was excellent, the server very nice, and the view and ambiance hard to beat. Best to make a reservation for dinner so that you can enjoy a view seat and the sunset. We also ate breakfast at the Wayfarer; again the... More 

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Jeremy T, Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Wayfarer while visiting the Oregon Coast recently and for taking the time to write about your experience. We were pleased to hear you enjoyed our fresh, local fare and hope to see you again when you return to Cannon Beach. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1190 Pacific Drive, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
    (Gower)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Cannon Beach
  • Phone Number: 503-436-1108

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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