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Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge

$$$
Chowder, Soups
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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
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 356
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  • 251
    Very good
  • 119
    Average
  • 52
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  • 27
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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
great views and food

really great service with terrific views and very good food.we spent 2 nights and this was by far the better

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
louis8160
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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pinehurst, nc
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Wayfarer has a nice view of the beach, excellent food ( including breakfast), fair prices , and a pleasant ,well trained staff. It also has parking available . It is a standout in the Cannon Beach scene. Reservations are necessary and I suggest you do so at least 24 hours before and ask for outside or a window seat. Outside... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The place was busy so we were hopeful. Menu looks great. That's the good news. The bad news is the kitchen is not able to execute on a set of delicious sounding dishes. The Pinot Noir Salmon had no trace of Pinot or any other flavor. The side vegetables were plain and uninspiring. I'm hoping we caught them on an... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

really great service with terrific views and very good food.we spent 2 nights and this was by far the better

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Holyoke, Colorado
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Loved this place! Very nice waitress, wonderful view, and great food! We sat out on the patio to eat our supper. Our food was amazing!! Can't say enough good things about this. It is a little pricy, but we'll worth it!

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boston, ma
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We walked up to this restaurant after walking out to Haystack Rock. There was a bit of a wait for a patio table, and the hostess was less than friendly. We were seated promptly, and then sat and watched waiter after waitress pass us and not stop. We were about to leave when a waiter that we hadn't seen came... More 

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Vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Hubby just loved his chicken and mushroom meal last night. Great waiter who was knowledgeable on gluten free options - wonderful GF crab cakes - and absolutely gorgeous desserts including two decent GF options. Keep it up Wayfarer - will be back sometime for sure. This is a pricey place - but well worth the splurge. There is a patio... More 

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Oregon, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were a party of seven. My brother made the reservation in person and reports that the staff were truculent and patronizing. When we arrived, we were led to a table set for six and barely adequate for that number. When we pointed out that we were one short, they produced another place setting, making the seating really crowded. We... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Good service and menu suggestion. Honest fare, some tables have great views of the ocean and the rock. A very pleasant experience given the limited choice in Cannon Beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a fine meal here and the home made desserts are to die for. The Rex Sole is superb. The home made ice cream sundae was excellent!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Leading large groups of people can sometimes cause problems with service getting meals. This was not the case at Wayfarer with their efficient and pleasant staff. Our meals were excellent. Recommendations would mostly include fresh seafood and fish, prepared creatively and to diner specifications. Good wine list and bar selections. Desserts are sinful.

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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, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?