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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
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
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
Daphne, Alabama
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69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

We were told by a waiter in Newburg about this place and are glad we drove out to the coast to explore the area. The seafood was as fresh as it gets. We ordered lunch from the appetizer menu. The clam chowder was the best I have ever eaten and the crab cakes were second to none. We also had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here on a Friday night after driving down from Seattle. I was very surprised to see the overall rating on trip advisor. We were sat within a minute of walking in the door - the restaurant was 3/4 full with several larger parties of 6 to 8 people and the booths were all full. The longest wait was for... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I happened across Big Wave Cafe a few years ago--just looking for a place to eat on the way to the beach. Ever since then, I plan on stopping for crab cakes if I'm in the area.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 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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Additional Information about Big Wave Cafe

Address: 822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
Phone Number: 503.368.9283.
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Manzanita
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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