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Big Wave Cafe

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822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
+1 503-368-9283
Today
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Big Wave Cafe is a casual themed restaurant open for breakfast, lunch...
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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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy meals

The halibut fish and chips were excellwent. The fish was lightly breaded, not deep fried. The french fries were just "ok." The clam chowder was very good. My only complaint was that the service was a bit slow. They seemed to have plenty of staff, but most hung out by the bar area talking with those... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Kimberly M
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were in town for a wedding and stopped for dinner at the Big Wave Cafe. We were there on a busy Saturday night, but didn't have to wait longer than 10 minutes for a table. My husband and I shared the Dungeness crab appetizer. The crab was so delicious I didn't even need cocktail sauce. I had the Manzanita... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The halibut fish and chips were excellwent. The fish was lightly breaded, not deep fried. The french fries were just "ok." The clam chowder was very good. My only complaint was that the service was a bit slow. They seemed to have plenty of staff, but most hung out by the bar area talking with those patrons. At the bar,... More 

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WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Limited dining options for dinner in Manzanita if you do not want pizza or mexican so we walked to Big Wave after reading all the positive reviews. It did not disappoint. Very good food and service. Not cheap, but not outrageous. We got clam chowder, the salmon special, a burger, fish and chips. Everything was very very good. We would... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited the Big Wave during a very busy coast weekend. The restaurant was packed. The Host estimated our table wait time to be about half an hour. The entire wait time was closer to 45 minutes. The wait was worth it. We had the 10oz Prime Rib Special for $17. The flavor of the meat was awesome. The meal... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We happened upon this place and we were so glad we stopped! My husband's salmon was perfect and I had a lovely, generous crab Louis salad. Even the side of garlic bread was flavorful. Great service from Travis. Very unpretentious atmosphere with quality ingredients. Reasonably priced. Hope we are able to return!

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Rockaway Beach, Oregon
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food here is fresh, and oh so yummy ! I have taken all the family here to eat, and everything was delicious ! The wait staff is friendly and fast. The place it self is very clean. We love the breakfast, lunch and dinner. Will be eating here often. =)

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited twice in our five day trip to the area. We were seated promptly both times. Everything we tried was delicious, especially the crab cakes. I also had the crab salad, simple yet delicious.

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New Albany, Indiana
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stopped here on our drive along the cost without knowing anything about it. It is more of an upscale place which we didn't expect. It was extremely crowded for the middle of the afternoon...it isn't a big restaurant and it was full. I don't think they were prepared for the crowd at this time of the day. The waitress... More 

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Camano Island, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Wow. Wish we could have eaten here more than once. I took a photo of the stuffed french toast. I never take food photos. We also had the seafood omelet. They have a Chipotle hollandaise that was amazing. Not spicy at all, but flavorful. Great coffee, service was great and what a clean, organised restaurant. Will make this a spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

OMG this food was amazing! The absolute best clam chowder I've had. Everyone loved their choices, even the kidlets. The atmosphere was wonderful, loved how it was set up and decorated. Can't wait to go back for seconds!

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Additional Information about Big Wave Cafe

Address: 822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
Phone Number: +1 503-368-9283
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Manzanita
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?