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“Stop in at the Big Wave” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Wave Cafe

Big Wave Cafe
822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
503.368.9283.
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Ranked #6 of 19 Restaurants in Manzanita
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.
Chicago, Illinois
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“Stop in at the Big Wave”
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

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect”
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!

Visited November 2013
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Kalama, Washington
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wish we knew about it last year”
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 also. We will be back next year and plan to eat more meals there.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Good food”
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.

Visited October 2013
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Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
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“dry fish and chips”
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 them anyways. The salad was good, but we only had a couple days on the coast and i am still hoping for some good fish and chips.

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