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Big Wave Cafe

822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
+1 503-368-9283
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (61 reviews)
“crab cakes” (51 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the food! Very fresh seafood. Had fresh oysters to start & they were amazing. My husband & I both had ahi tuna with gnocchi which was delicious. Kids had fish & chips which they enjoyed. Service was fast. We visited on a Wednesday night...More

Thank VancouverSwedey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To me, a restaurant stands out for either quality of food or the service provided. I found both to be exceptional here. My fiance and I were hiking and scouting locations for our wedding the following day and showed up well after they would normally...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place with FRESH, FRESH fish and seafood. As you enter there is a blackboard listing the fish of the day, where it was caught and when - most the same day. We split the dungeness crab cocktail and it was heaven....More

Thank kjcosco
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I both had specials. He had the chinook salmon and I had the tuna. Both were served with risotto and broccolini. They were excellent. The kids had fish and chips and they were delicious too. The adults each had an Oregon IPA....More

Thank NicholeF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please take the time to stop here. This is a family owned restaurant. Everyone is so pleasant. The food is so fresh and tasty. I had freshly caught lingcod and the prime rib sandwich was tender and delish. We will be going back for breakfast.

Thank Bclinton60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The absolute best food out of our 9 day trip down the Oregon coast including Seattle and Portland! I almost want to cut and paste a review that was written by someone else ( review title “The real deal!” July 31,2018 by Heywoodya) recently as...More

Thank Mojy2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for an excellent meal on the Oregon north coast, it’s hard to beat the Big Wave Cafe in Manzanita. After a bit of research on TA, my wife and I stopped in for a late lunch midweek and are very happy we...More

1  Thank Heywoodya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to the coast was highlighted by our visit to The Big Wave Cafe. Great food, awesome service. Well worth the premium prices. Among the best places where we have eaten on the Oregon Coast.

Thank CPG3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chowder, crab, fish of the day, oysters, clams-Yeah we ate it all. We stayed and Nehalem bay state park for a week and ate here 2 x for dinner. The seafood is fresh,sooo yummy and the service is the best you'll find anywhere on the...More

Thank papasn0w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner for two. Good beer and wine list. Guided by waitress. Did not look at menu. We had deviled eggs with crab for starter. Great flavor mix. Then very fresh cohoe salmon and albacore tuna right off the boat. Each came with risotto and broccolini....More

Thank drjbob
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Jim A
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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Response from Globetrotter1051 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know
Scott S
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
The Big Wave Café is a casual theme dock and farm to table restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner.
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