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Big Wave Cafe

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822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
+1 503-368-9283
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best food! We were told 'it's where all the locals go' and we weren't surprised after sampling the crab cakes, corn chowder, salads with a big choice of dressing, sauteed fish... Fast service, friendly servers, and the chef does the rounds of the tables for a lil' chit chat. Well worth a visit, and don't forget the truly smooth Oregon... More 

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Eastsound, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Salmon and spinach omelet was terrific. Great coffee, good service. Anyone can have a great breakfast at the Wave! PS, sourdough toast was killer, I suspect the French Toast might be very good.

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JBLM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for breakfast each day during our stay exploring the Oregon coast. It was family friendly. Great ambience and price was reasonable. We would go there again.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here for our brunch on our way down the coast and had one of the best brunches ever. The waitstaff were very laid-back, but polite & friendly, and the food arrived faster than we expected considering how freshly made it is. Love the coffee, too. We'll definitely be back.

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Pacific City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were driving down the Oregon coast, and wanted to choose a different place for dinner. I read the Trip Advisor reviews, and so we stopped at Big Wave Cafe. What a treat! All the fish is fresh and local. I had tuna caught that day by the owner, prepared as a teriyaki. Superb! My husband loves steamer clams, and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place. The crab cakes were divine! It was worth coming just for that. The other entrees were good too, but the crab cakes are definitely the star attraction.

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Western Springs, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I were there mid-week late in May 2016. I had the crab cakes and they were excellent. My wife had the cod and thoroughly enjoyed it. I also had a seafood soup that I thought was well balanced. When we were there, the seafood selection was limited mid-week but would have been more robust towards the weekend.... More 

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Thank huddlehat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's seafood themed, with great omelets and good coffee. The place is neater than the typical backcountry dining facility. Service was friendly and prompt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family reunion to celebrate matriarch's birthday brought family from across the country. This restaurant made all 9 of these diners very happy. By all means, go!

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Goderich, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best takeout in a long time. I took back a grass fed perfectly cooked steak!. Tender and savoury AAA+

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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 - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?