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822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
503.368.9283.
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Ranked #6 of 19 Restaurants in Manzanita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
Nehalem, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

every server at the "pass" breathes on it before it gets to you. I and others in my group have mentioned it several times, but they don't seem to care so we stopped going. Otherwise if you enjoy having strangers breathe on your food (can you say spread the flu/colds), it is very good. From the homemade hamburger patties to... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We spent 2 days there and dined twice for lunch yesterday being our last day. Your servers did not prioritiize and were easily distracted and they were less than engaging to us newbies in town. They were carrying on with they're own personal conversations and your grand son was on using his iPhone on the job.while we were sitting at... More 

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Beaverton
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stopped here on Dec. 27th about 11:30 in the morning. That’s important because it looked like the only open restaurant in town and because the hostess asked us if we wanted breakfast or lunch. We said breakfast, which may have been our mistake. Cons: Eggs were cold for both of us. Small waffles were cold. I had ordered an... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great food great service and big portions at this nice north Oregon coast restaurant! Everything on the menu looks good. We went for breakfast and had a very nice meal on a cold coastal morning. Enjoy -

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Daphne, Alabama
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69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Ridgefield
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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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Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Albany,
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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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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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