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Big Wave Cafe

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822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
+1 503-368-9283
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 36
    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
Excellent food

The food here is fresh, and oh so yummy ! I have taken all the family here to eat, and everything was delicious ! The wait staff is friendly and fast. The place it self is very clean. We love the breakfast, lunch and dinner. Will be eating here often. =)

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Sandford W
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Rockaway Beach, Oregon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Woodinville, Washington
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We happened upon this place and we were so glad we stopped! My husband's salmon was perfect and I had a lovely, generous crab Louis salad. Even the side of garlic bread was flavorful. Great service from Travis. Very unpretentious atmosphere with quality ingredients. Reasonably priced. Hope we are able to return!

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Rockaway Beach, Oregon
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food here is fresh, and oh so yummy ! I have taken all the family here to eat, and everything was delicious ! The wait staff is friendly and fast. The place it self is very clean. We love the breakfast, lunch and dinner. Will be eating here often. =)

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Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited twice in our five day trip to the area. We were seated promptly both times. Everything we tried was delicious, especially the crab cakes. I also had the crab salad, simple yet delicious.

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New Albany, Indiana
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stopped here on our drive along the cost without knowing anything about it. It is more of an upscale place which we didn't expect. It was extremely crowded for the middle of the afternoon...it isn't a big restaurant and it was full. I don't think they were prepared for the crowd at this time of the day. The waitress... More 

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Camano Island, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Wow. Wish we could have eaten here more than once. I took a photo of the stuffed french toast. I never take food photos. We also had the seafood omelet. They have a Chipotle hollandaise that was amazing. Not spicy at all, but flavorful. Great coffee, service was great and what a clean, organised restaurant. Will make this a spot... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

OMG this food was amazing! The absolute best clam chowder I've had. Everyone loved their choices, even the kidlets. The atmosphere was wonderful, loved how it was set up and decorated. Can't wait to go back for seconds!

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Manzanita, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I'm a local. This is our "go-to" place for an evening dinner. In my experience, the dinner seafood specials are wonderful, especially the "simply salmon". Nothing fancy, nothing to disguise the wonderful taste of fresh-caught salmon. Dinner typically comes with a side salad, which is romaine hearts with a few garnishes, nothing special at all. Their bleu cheese dressing, however,... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had a delicious dinner at Big Wave Cafe in late May. It was not crowded, but there were several tables taken and only two servers. We had an amazing multi-tasker as our server and he juggled various tables very efficiently while we were there. I had the crab cakes and they were outstanding and the vegetables were fresh, local... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Simple salmon seems to be everyone's favorite. It's cooked perfectly and comes with a generous fresh salad, a slice of garlic bread, veggie of the night,and a side. Lots of food, so you don't mind paying the price!

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Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We brought friends from California this time. They were as impressed as we have always been. We had fish and chips, oysters and halibut. All were very good. The French fries were also excellent. The setting is nothing to brag about but the food is great. The service was also very good.

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Additional Information about Big Wave Cafe

Address: 822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
Phone Number: +1 503-368-9283
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Manzanita
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
Cuisine: American

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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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