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Big Wave Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
+1 503-368-9283
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Roseville, Minnesota
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While driving down Hwy 101on the Oregon coast..had a wonderful surprise with this cafe. We loved the coziness of the the interior and the very friendly staff. The Clam Chowder was amazing thick, tasty, and rich! The Manzanita Salad was huge and could easily serve 2! We were delighted with this restaurant and wish we lived in the Northwest and... More 

Thank Mary Kay V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly service and great food. Enjoyed the Halibut fish and chips from previous trip. Going back today for chowder and fish and chips, can't wait!

Thank Chris W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For lunch we had an unbelievably good seafood! The giant halibut sandwich is accompanied by extra crispy fries. The clam chowder is loaded with bacon and potatoes for a delicious add on. Dinner features halibut, salmon, and tonight is Sat. so prime rib is also on the menu with homemade marionberry pie for dessert. We will be back!!!!

Thank DewPortland
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the past we used to eat at a restaurant farther in town, but they are no longer serving dinner (new management, I believe). Based on other reviews we decided to try the Big Wave Cafe and we're certainly glad we did. We'll probably dine here ever time we're in Manzanita. I had the fish and chips which were simply... More 

Thank Larry T
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended to us by friends who are more familiar with Manzanita. The service was very friendly, the clam chowder was fantastic, and the halibut was *incredible*. Seriously the best halibut fish and chips we've had.

Thank Dawn S
Gladstone, Oregon
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147 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in and ordered cups of clam chowder and split a burger and fries. Everything was great, tasty burger! I have to say the clam chowder is about the richest creamiest I've ever had, tastes almost like there is sour cream or cream cheese in it, not floury roux-like. I LOVED that but my hubby doesn't like things cheesy... More 

Thank Oceantoes
Astoria, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for breakfast with a family member. Service was slow. Waiter wasn't focused on customers and never seemed to be out on the floor. Poached eggs were cold. Sausage Mcmuffin style item was greasy and flavorless and the potatoes must have be left to cook since 6am they were so overdone. Had hope for so much more.

Thank She O
Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This local cafe style restaurant has the best seafood we found on the Oregon coast. Everything is freshly caught. I highly recommend the halibut fish and chips and crab cocktail.

Thank Diane2515
Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent grilled salmon dinner with good service - friendly and timely - in a nice setting - not fancy, just right for a small, coastal town.

Thank CraigCHS63
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in Manzanita and decided to try them for dinner after reading the reviews. It was a great meal with good service. We appreciated their willingness to prepare prawns for my husband without the coconut. He loved it. My meal was excellent too .

Thank Kwwebb1212

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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
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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