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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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bees
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

All the dishes are tasty, portions are good. Friendly, clean comfy.......the fresh fish stands out. Breakfast is solid, dinner too.

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Thank zebees
Olympia, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always try to stop here on our coastal trips! This time didn't disappoint! Their breakfast special included prime rib hash....was soooo good!

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Thank rsrosinbum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose Big Wave by recommendation of our motel. We were not disappointed. Crab Cakes-Excellent, Crab Louie-Excellent and French Dip-Awesome!

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Thank Mark C
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Big Wave Café is an interesting restaurant. I have stayed in the area on business trips over the years, and passed it by until this past week. A friend and I went to Manzanita for a couple of nights and we decided to go there for dinner. The outside of the restaurant gives little clue as to what the... More 

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Boise, Idaho, USA
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate here a couple times during our Manzanita visit in June, 2016. Both times the meal of local seafood was great. Both our servers did a nice job, and we will definitely return when we next visit Manzanita.

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Thank Golf_Scuba_Eat
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54 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and so glad we did! The chowder was very good and so were the burgers! If you get a salad I highly recommend the Marion berry vinaigrette it was fabulous! Very friendly staff!! Will definitely return!

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Thank Sharon F
Redmond, Oregon
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

We land in Manzanita fairly regularly, over the years we have completely bypassed the big wave, thinking it was a "diner" style of restaurant. A couple of nights back we decided to try it out because an acquaintance had said the food was pretty good and reasonably priced. I wasn't very hungry so I just ordered the crab Cocktail for... More 

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Dundee, Oregon
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

You can't beat the clam chowder here. A very nice serving and delicious. The fries were very good also.The halibut was flaky and perfectly cooked. A little noisy, but tastefully decorated.

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Thank Janlee S
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times, and it's good enough for breakfast and lunch, although it's quite expensive for a family. Wish it were tastier, because Manzanita needs a place that's suitable for children, which this is except for the food and price!

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Brian W, Owner at Big Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Greetings Ann, Thank you for visiting our restaurant. Our goal is to always exceed guest expectations and I am sorry we didn't meet yours. We take feedback seriously and work hard on our goal of improving every week. Our prices do reflect our goal to source fresh, local products cooked to order and they do cost more. Our focus in... More 

Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

We toured the northern Oregon coast for 5 days and this was our best meal in all! The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. We will return!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?