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Rising Star Cafe

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92 Rorvik Rd, Wheeler, OR 97147-0037
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very special place. Superbly conceived and prepared food, relaxed and responsive service, a fine wine list, and good background music. A quirky setting in a quirky, little town (pop. 350) offers one of the finest dining experiences available on the Oregon Coast. Find it.

Thank Fletch W
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going to the rising star cafe was a Great experience, met great people and had great food! I would recommend it to anyone who gets a chance to go.

Thank gijoegijoe
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely world class fare in a teeny dilapidated house just off the main road in a sleepy town... WHAT A GEM! Food is amazing. Choices as generous as the portions. People welcoming and friendly.

Thank orport
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant may be small, rather spendy, and not accept credit cards , but had superb food and service. Not to be missed. The chef will even make a vegan entree upon request.

Thank allenstew
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343 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Some locals introduced us to this "hole in the wall". We had just been in Seattle for supposedly the "best food" in the PNW. They are wrong. It is on the North Coast of Oregon. Outstanding salmon on a bed of vegetables for me; first rate raw-ish tuna for my husband. Our friends joined us with one salmon choice, and... More 

Thank PMJC
Ilwaco, Washington
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Before I begin I need to say that I went here with my girlfriend. We had two meals, two deserts and bottle of wine and one after dinner drink. It came to $150 with tip. I never know what to say on the cost. I don't think this was too much for such a nice dinner and romantic evening with... More 

Thank ilwacohawk
Silverdale, WA
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I really didn’t know what to expect from such a small place and, honestly, from the outside I didn’t have high expectations. Once inside the quaint dining room, the music and the smells coming out of the kitchen changed my expectation level. It smelled heavenly! The wait staff was very pleasant and accommodating, and the menu for that Thursday night... More 

1 Thank Whiteflash7
Tampa, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Rising Star Cafe was by far our favorite place to eat on the coast! The food was all locally sourced, extremely fresh and delicious!! This place is a MUST!! Be forewarned it is tiny so make a reservation in advance.

1 Thank Shawn Y
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is the best meal you will have on the Oregon Coast. Period. The restaurant is quaint with some outdoor seating on a lovely deck adorned with flowers, passion vines and shrubbery. During the summer and especially Friday and Saturday, the little space fills up quick so make a reservation! When you walk in you will feel like you are... More 

1 Thank Celia H
Nehalem, Oregon
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I have been to this restaurant several times over the years and written good reviews online as well. However, when we showed up on Saturday night for a menu that we finally were interested in w/o reservations the owner actually came out of the kitchen PUT HERE HANDS ON MY HUSBAND AND PUSHED HIM OUT THE DOOR! As locals that... More 

Thank TravelnTracey
RonaldMinsch, Owner at Rising Star Cafe, responded to this review

We do the best we can people. Please take note. every negative review is by someone who was angry, and upset because they could not get their selfish way. It's a shame lying is okay. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Rorvik Rd, Wheeler, OR 97147-0037
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Wheeler
  • Phone Number: 15033683990

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?