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Big Wave Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Big Wave Café is a casual theme dock and farm to table restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

We checked Trip Advisor once again, looking for restaurants that served some vegetarian as well as burgers/seafood. The food was fresh and there were so many choices especially for seafood. The Manzanita salad and garden burger were a hit.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 397virginiac
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Big wave cafe is a fine food establishment conveniently located adjacent to a very attractive Canabis establishment. Most of the clinics are hole in the wall operations but not the Oregon Coast Medical and Recreational Canabis emporium. Hmmm I wonder if there is a co-pay?...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 960rh
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Right at 101 in Manzanita. Great food and a good Cabernet. We had the Westbrook Cabernet that was really good for a moderately priced Cab. My wife had the Scallops that were very good. The Fried Oyster appetizer was really good and the oysters were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 18, 2018

I missed the boat on this seafood restaurant. There is some pretense of superiority about this eatery that I clearly am missing. It's called a "cafe" and I'm good with that. Bare bones atmosphere, institutional grade tables and booths, exactly what you'd expect in a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WrightKross
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We loved Big Wave. From generous and delicious salads to tasty Veggie Burgers with scrumptious Sweet Potato Fries to fabulous fish tacos, Big Wave's menu hit every spot at the table. We would definitely stop again at this convenient and attractive Manzanita Cafe.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank IggyMo
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Lovely place: not fake coastal kitsch, but modern, clean, appropriate decor. Terrific food, and a friendly, not canned, sincerity in greeting us.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert_and_Patti
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

It rarely happens that what appears to be a roadside dinner is in fact a foodie destination. Best clam chowder and fried cod sandwich I have ever had, followed by great apple pie. Delicious, hearty, quality ingredients. Can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TGN_50
Reviewed November 22, 2018

The calamari and clam chowder were both very good. The scallops were cooked perfectly. Yummy marionberry salad dressing.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Idahobeachgal
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I enjoyed fresh lightly breaded oysters and my guest had the most tender razor clams ever. Salads were fresh and french fries home made. They also offer steaks, burgers and homemade cakes and pies.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank anna t
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The food was really good, but it lacked a little. The Marionberry Pie was excellent. You have to go early because they close early. The wait staff was good and they were very friendly. The salmon wasn't the best. It seems to be the best...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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August 1, 2017|
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Response from Julia353 | Reviewed this property |
We did not need reservations. Needed reservations at farm to table, Blackbird.
August 23, 2016|
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November 27, 2015|
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Response from Chere F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes they serve beer and wine =) hope you enjoy your meal !
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