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“Excellent Happy Hour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge

Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge
1190 Pacific Drive, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
503-436-1108
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Ranked #18 of 42 Restaurants in Cannon Beach
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Gower
Seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Happy hour was a great deal! We loved the clam chowder, rockfish sandwich, and iceberg lettuce wedge. Service was a little on the slow side both times we went but still very friendly. One odd thing was that they don't have shades on their top windows, so as the sun was setting, many diners had to deal with the sun in their eyes.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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SEATTLE
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Nice View, service was so-so”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Ate breakfast here. Good food, nice presentation, nice portions, service was marginal, excellent view.

Visited October 2013
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Townsend, DE
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“Excellent food, perfect ocean view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Oregon Coast with Haystack Rock is the ultimate view at Cannon Beach and the best place to dine and have this view is at Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge. Earlier in the day, we stopped by to make reservations and requested an ocean view.

When we arrived for dinner, our ocean view table was ready. We first encountered this lovely restaurant four years ago for lunch, and it is still the best place at Cannon Beach.

The Wayfarer Restaurant is lovely with large windows providing natural light and awesome ocean views during the day. The high ceilings and beautiful lighting makes the evening dining quite enjoyable. The restaurant is spotless, including the restrooms.

For our meals, we had Oregon Hazelnut-Seared Rex Sole for $22.00, Wild Mushroom Chicken for $26.00 and Beer Battered Fish (Alaskan halibut) & Chips for $25.00 I had the Wild Mushroom Chicken and every was cooked to perfect. The chicken was juicy and served with delicious, sautéed wild mushrooms in a white wine and garlic, with yummy whipped potatoes and green beans and carrots. All the meals were cooked to perfect.

They have more than ample parking and employ an exceptional wait staff. The restaurant opens at 8:00 am daily and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Visited September 2013
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Eugene, Oregon
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“Not up to expectations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The restaurant came recommended. Salmon was over cooked. Chowder is acceptable. Bison was just OK. Family restaurant so do not expect a quiet meal

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Calgary, Canada
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“Lovely restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This restaurant has a lovely view of Haystack Rock. Unfortunately, there are really only three or four "front" tables. If the view is important, be sure to reserve. (We didn't. Sigh.)

The food and wine were definitely above average. There were four of us. One said the halibut was the best he ever had. I had sole which I really enjoyed. From the waitress, we learned that the chef was a bit of an expert with mushrooms. I tried the mushroom appetizer which is not on the menu---darn. I would like to have experimented at home. It was delicious, and my "take home" box reheated wonderfully.

The restaurant is definitely "pricy," but I think it's part of the vacation. We'll reserve next time.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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