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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 - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, 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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 123
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Great Place

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
topasna
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Manzanita, Oregon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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255 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Manzanita, Oregon
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Portland, OR
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I just got back from eating dinner here with my son and had to hurry up and write a review. This isn't my first time eating here. The staff and service are always great. Super friendly people. The crab is from the town just south of Manzanita. My son had the steamed clams. He's not one to rave about food... More 

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Phoenix
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited Manzanita,Or for the first time and had one of the best breakfasts ever! The first meal was their 2-2-2, bacon,eggs, and French toast and it was great. The French toast was thick, and the marrion berry syrup wad scrumptious. The omelets were also wonderful, and we decided to come back for dinner. I had the halibut, fresh and... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Choosing a dinner spot in Manzanita can be tough, but we're glad we settled on the Big Wave. The portions were quite large and everything was delicious. The prime rib was cooked perfectly to order, and the crab Louie was huge! Be sure to save room for the peanut butter pie; you will not be disappointed. The only drawback was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had an underwhelming dinner at Big Wave Cafe. The pricing for 7 scallops was very low as was the pricing for the 10 oz. Rib Eye steak. However, we would have much rather paid more and gotten a well-prepared meal. The scallops were initially undercooked, not seared well on both sides. They were likely not seared in a pan,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Best crab cakes I've had anywhere hands down. Spicy chipotle aioli sauce was sooo good. And, I love that you did different vegetables than most restaurants... brussel sprouts, carrots with charred garlic and scallions. I could have eaten a big bowl of vegetables all by themselves. Definitely stopping back by when I'm in the area.

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Buhl, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Of the three restaurants we ate at during our stay in Manzanita, we found Big Wave to be the best. The food was great and reasonably priced, and importantly for us it was very family friendly. It can be hard to find good places to eat when you have three small children like we do, so Big Wave was very... More 

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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?