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Big Wave Cafe

822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
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Ranked #6 of 19 Restaurants in Manzanita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

We've been here a few times, years apart, and will definitely eat here again when we get back to the coast. It's more than you'd expect from a "café" but it's not a fine dining experience. The place was perfect for really good family meals, and we usually eat here twice during our 1 week vacations. We've had everything from... More

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Port Orchard, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Great food, Staff is very attentive, wonderful environment. My wife had a soup - very rich and delicious.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Today, based on a recommendation, my partner and I went to breakfast at the Big Wave Cafe. It is nicely decorated and appeared clean and fresh. There were a grouping of antique style tables in the middle of the space with booths along the edges. I had the crab eggs benedict with country potatoes which was delicious. There was plenty... More

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Warrenton, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to breakfast Saturday at 11:30 am. The service, food and overall experience was excellent! My husband loved the eggs Benedict and 10 year old son ate every last bite of the pancakes. Our waiter was very attentive and patient with kids. We will be back!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We ate breakfast here. It was a fairly busy Saturday morning, but we were seated promptly. They gave the toddler crayons and a kids menu immediately. The food came out fast and hot. I had excellent bacon. I asked for it crispy and they delivered. It was the best bacon I've had at a restaurant in a long time. The... More

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Salt lake city, Utah
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We only went there once! It was ok. It's NOT 'foodie' food by any means. Don't expect much in the way of food or service- it's just a cafe. It's ok.

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Boise, Idaho
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The decor is nothing special, but the food is really good. We were told that this is where the local go to eat, and we believe it.

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Portland, OR
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

to get that quality a meal so reasonably priced. There were four of us. Three ordered separate seafood entrees, and I ordered the Friday special, prime rib, because I wanted to complement the wine selected by one of the other diners. We shared entrees with forkful trades. The beef was good, but next time, I'll order anything from the fresh... More

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Hinckley, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

don't even stop here we came in with a group of 8 and it took over an hour to get our food. service was very slow. we watch people come in after us, order, eat and leave before we go our food and it wasn't that busy at all. the food was just OK.

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Nehalem, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I'm a local, but i've never eaten here for lunch or dinner. I decided to come for lunch with my mother in law. It wasn't very busy, which is good. I ordered a 10oz rib eye steak, rare, which came with a salad, french fries, and veggies. I also ordered sauteed mushrooms on top of the steak. The salad was... More

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