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Big Wave Cafe

822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
+1 503-368-9283
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“prime rib” (25 reviews)
“halibut” (51 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't let the outside of this little place fool you. The service and food is fantastic! We ordered fresh crab and it was perfectly prepared. The clam chowder was excellent as well. On this last visit (we've eaten here several times) it was crazy busy...More

Thank April Krueger V
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've eaten breakfast here a few times when my girlfriend and I have stayed in Manzanita and we've had a great experience every time. Food, staff, and restaurant are wonderful!

Thank Badnaer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food! Fresh! Great friendly service! Seafood was very good! Homemade desserts.....key lime pie was very tasty!

Thank m w
Reviewed 1 week ago

First meal during a trip to the coast, so you have to try seafood. Razor clams came with a very tasty brussel sprout side dish (not what I would have expected, but very good). Oyster shooter special was fresh and flavorful. We were there mid-afternoon...More

Thank Soccer2Mom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our breakfast at Big Wave was a great start to exploring the Oregon Coast. Our group raved about the variety and interesting breakfast items. Supper was good also.

Thank Julia353
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place for all meals. Breakfast is excellent. Had lunch today with the biggest coconut prawns I have ever had ! Very friendly staff and just an overall good vibe and value.

Thank mmac1824
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to eat here when it was owned and run by a friend. The menu hasn't changed much. It used to be our favorite local breakfast/lunch/brunch spot. Best offering is the hot turkey open-face sandwich special on Wednesdays. Good baked sweet goods by the...More

Thank reverpacific
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I stayed in Manzanita and tried Big Wave for dinner. Simply amazing. The sea bass had been caught earlier in the day and was served with roasted brussel sprouts and a potato, my daughter had a big juicy burger. The service was...More

Thank mary m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant twice for breakfast, and both times I had the eggs benedict. It was amazing. I wasn't sure about the spinach and tomato on it, but the sauce was incredible. It had a bit of bite to it so I figured...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stoped by here with family that we were visiting, the food was great across the table (5 meals) I had fish and chips they were delicious! Service was very good, however, the prices here are a little high. Be prepared for the bill. Lunch for...More

Thank Mike T
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Are they dog friendly?
August 23, 2016|
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Response from Globetrotter1051 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know
Scott S
Do they serve alcohol?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
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
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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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