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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, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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Visitor rating
  • 124
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 35
    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
Every meal was Good

Staff was friendly, food was above average and the location was great. Clean family restaurant with decent prices. We will stop in again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Clayre T
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Vancouver, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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261 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Denver, CO
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This place tries snd so you have to be fair on that front. Good service and fine food. The ambiance would be aided by Turning Down the Radio! The steaks were ok but not crazy amazing. The place needs a Chef Ramsey visit but it is an ok place. The entryway was awkwardly smalL. I wanted a valium.l

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North Yorkshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Staff were welcoming. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent, well presented, very tasty and a huge plateful that lasted us all day.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Staff was friendly, food was above average and the location was great. Clean family restaurant with decent prices. We will stop in again.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Manzanita is small. Still, after being told by our motel that this was one of the two places to go for a special dinner, I was surprised to have to ask for two replacement dishes. One order came with the incorrect type of potatoes (Frys instead of baked). The other was Medium-cooked steak when Rare was ordered. Both were rapidly... More 

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Escondido, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Can't remember what we had but it was good. Thought it was just a little on the high price side but maybe that's what they charge in the tourist (although this was not a cheezy-type type ) coastal towns. Locals where eating there so must have been good.

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Lacey, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had breakfast twice at the Big Wave while staying in Manzanita. The portions were generous so we ended up skipping lunch altogether. The food was great. The pancakes were big and fluffy. We'll definitely come back.

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Manzanita, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I have eaten many times over the years from breakfast to dinner. I really enjoy the new owners that took over a few years ago. The food is great and so is the service..If you are ever in Manzanita a great place to stop by.

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Shelton, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Every time we come down the Oregon coast we make sure we stop here to eat. Their food is amazing and the service is very friendly and they are sooooo nice! Restaurant is very clean and atmosphere is pleasant and cheerful. We just went back again this year and loved it again!! So glad their still there!!

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were surprised and had a good meal of fresh rock fish prepared with a little originality. The house wines are OK at a good price. Nothing fancy but a nice meal overall.

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

BEsides the coffee spots and the bread bakery spot, this really is the only spot (in winter months that I know of) in Manzanita to get a full breakfast! Nice staff. cool woody interior. Good portions.

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children

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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?