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Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge

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Chowder
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1190 Pacific Drive, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 (Gower)
503-436-1108
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 318
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    Very good
  • 99
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pretty beach views, good food

The price is right, the service is good. The food is what you'd expect for the price. The food was better then ok. And I think a 4 star rating is about right.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
JenniferMay2015
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Noosa, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Noosa, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The price is right, the service is good. The food is what you'd expect for the price. The food was better then ok. And I think a 4 star rating is about right.

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The Dalles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

As an anniversary gift, our son and his wife reserved a table for us at the Wayfarer Restaurant. We had a corner booth with a beautiful view of Haystack Rock and the ocean, the food was superb, and our waiter made sure that we had excellent service. We couldn't have had a nicer dinner! We had the grilled halibut and... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Walked in right off the beach, without reservations, and felt warmly welcomed. Great service, great choices. The four meals we had were excellently prepared. Recommend the clam chowder and the halibut dishes. Oh, and the view of the beach was great.

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

Thank you very much for choosing the Wayfarer while visiting Cannon Beach recently! We were thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed all "four" of your meals with us. Please do not hesitate to call for a dinner reservation to catch one of our gorgeous sunsets next time you are on the Oregon Coast. More 

Virginia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We were there for my birthday. We had driven over 2300 miles over 8 days just so I could spend my birthday in Cannon Beach. I wanted to have dinner at Wayfarer because they had a view of Haystack Rock. When I made my reservation, I made a special request asking for an ocean view table. I really didn't think... More 

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

First of all, thank you so very much for making Cannon Beach and the Wayfarer your Birthday Celebration destination! We were happy to read how much you enjoyed your entire experience from the food to the service and appreciate the incredibly kind words. Thank you, again, and Happy Birthday!! More 

portland, oregon
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128 reviews 128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat at if you like good ocean views. We were there for lunch, however, the prices were more like dinner menu prices. We chose clam chowder and I was surprised at how large the bowl of chowder was. It was extremely tasty - the clams were tender and plentiful with just the right amount of potatoes and... More 

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

We were pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our homemade Clam Chowder, and we thank you in advance for the future recommendations! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

Bend, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great location with views of Haystack Rock, superb service by wait staff (Kati), but disappointing meal. My clam chowder and salmon entree were very good -- chowder one of the best I have had. However, my spouse's meal was sub-standard -- her fried calamari was dry, overcooked and tasted far more of the breading than the calamari. Her mushroom ravioli... More 

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Freeland, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This used to have the most delicious clam chowder on the west coast, but this year it has been changed and is not nearly as good. That was the big draw and now it is gone. The restaurant is nice and the food OK but expensive. There are other better places in Cannon Beach.

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Greeley, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a really, really nice restaurant. Especially for a special occasion. The food is outstanding as well as the service. It was my birthday and they served my dinner on a special plate. Fun.

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

Thank you for sharing your birthday with us while visiting Cannon Beach! We were pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Wayfarer. See you next time you are exploring the Oregon Coast. Happy Birthday! More 

Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Came here on the last night of our vacation. Dropped in on a busy Saturday night with no reservation and they accommodated us very efficiently. Best meal of our entire vacation and the staff know their menu choices. Special admiration goes to the hostess for handling an EXTREMELY rude and demanding large party that showed up with no reservations and... More 

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

Thank you very much for the kind words! We DO have an amazing staff that takes great pride in going above and beyond when it comes to guest service and hospitality. Thank you, again, for letting us know how much you enjoyed your visit at the Wayfarer. More 

california
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

we usually have at least one meal at the wayfarer every time we visit cannon beach. this is a fairly large facility with tables well spaced. some of the tables have a filtered view of the beach. suzanne's normally a vegetarian while i'm a steak and potatoes guy, and the wayfarer is able to please us both. the food is... 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
  • Cuisine: Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?