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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 - 8:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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Visitor rating
  • 123
    Excellent
  • 83
    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
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Fun beers and fresh seafood make this a place to remember in Manzanita Inspired: the fish Atmosphere: basic Food: crab cakes were good Service: good Return: yes

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
450 reviews 450 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Fun beers and fresh seafood make this a place to remember in Manzanita Inspired: the fish Atmosphere: basic Food: crab cakes were good Service: good Return: yes

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Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were lucky enough to eat here on the first night of our vacation. We had the coconut prawns, salmon and crab cakes-all were delicious, especially the crab cakes. It was wonderful-thank you!

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Kalama, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

On our second trip to Manzanita we found this restaurant and wish we found it last year. Went for supper and I had the liver and onions,(which was done just like in the mid-west, perfectly ) my wife had the grilled Columbia river salmon and she said it was fantastic! Stopped for breakfast before we left and it was great... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Good food, but a bit expensive. Very few other restaurant options in Manzanita on a Monday/Tuesday. Friendly service, and very we enjoyed our meal.

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Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

4 of us tried the fish and chips on a saturday. We were all hoping for juicy fish and chips but these were thin, had a strange taste and were very dry. One in our party said they seemed like they were frozen. Breadcrumb batter made them seem even more dry. I coulndt even eat mine and was charged for... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Stopped in for lunch and was surprised at the good food in this cafe. I had the Rueben and my husband ordered the Crab cakes. The corned beef was wonderful, tender and moist. The cakes were large and full of crab not fillers. Great fries and fresh sauteed veggies. Will defiately be back!

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Dousman, WI
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Had a great breakfast here on 9/28/13. Very nice decor and friendly service. Would deifnitely eat here again.

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Scarehaircare
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I had high hopes for this place after reading the previous reviews. Excellent staff, and the food was great. Our party of 7 ordered grilled halibut, the salmon special, fried seafood platter, and one of the best French dip sandwiches ever. All meals except the sandwich came with salad. The only thing that keeps this review from a great rating:... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Server was very friendly and accommodating. Servings were generous and tasty and surroundings were pleasant.

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

We ate here for lunch and breakfast, the food is average, service is quite good, the staff at least smiled and make you feel welcome. For the choices you have in area this is probably your best bet.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?