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“Sadly, a bad experience.”

Wayfarer Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 50 Restaurants in Cannon Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Gower
Description: The cuisine at the Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge is simple, unembellished northwest fare, highlighting the best the region has to offer. We feature the freshest seafood available in the Pacific Northwest, allowing us to provide an intriguing collection in flavor, texture and variety. Our menu features great ingredients, grown, raised and caught by people who share our passion and commitment to serving great food. Their bounty is featured on this evenings menu.
1 review
“Sadly, a bad experience.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

A green salad was almost wilted in its dryness, clam chowder was delivered barely lukewarm, chicken breast was overlooked, and an otherwise promising crimini mushroom sauce lacked a real flavor to compensate. Accompanying vegetables were similarly undistinguished and almost cold. Quite simply: badly institutional.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Lee G
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CannonBeachMan, Owner at Wayfarer Restaurant, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Good morning. I just reviewed your recent experience and I must share that I am mortified and would love for our team to have the opportunity to address your concerns and see how we might get you back for a renewed experience. We have been operating the Wayfarer in Cannon Beach since 1983, and although we don't hit a home-run every time, it is our sincere goal that you leave satisfied and feel there was value.

Please forward to us your contact information so that we can learn the best from this experience, or you can call me directly at 503.436.8003

Ryan Snyder
Owner - Wayfarer Restaurant
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Seattle, WA
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“View restaurant missed the boat”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

I can't review the food because after being seated by very discourteous and indifferent (read: snobby) staff and looking over the menu of very heavy items, I left.

Visited May 2013
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WAManager, General Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
I am sorry that your experience with the staff was not favorable and that the menu was not to your liking.

So Sorry,
Wayfarer Management & Staff
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Delta, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Early May Getaway - Inventive Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We wandered in for dinner on a warm sunny evening in early May and was blown away by the inventive menu. A special appetizer platter with jerk pork and coconut croquettes was delicious. I was not too hungry so I had the Iceberg lettuce salad as a main and it was crispy fresh, lovely bacon and creamy dressing. My husband's salmon was flavorful without being overpowered in sauce. Cocktail list was scrumptious, the wine list was fantastic and pairings were encouraged-which I always appreciate! Our server was attentive without being intrusive. Desserts looked amazing although we were too stuffed to enjoy them...the couple beside us said they were fantastic! Afterwards a barefoot walk on the beach, what could be better?

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank BrenSask
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WAManager, General Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
So nice of you to note how inventive the menu at the Wayfarer is, the chefs have put a lot of love into developing it. All of our dressings are house made as well as the deserts which are amazing.
Many Thanks,
Jerry W. Martin
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Anniversary Dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

We had high hopes for this restaurant, but the food was rather bland. It was alright - not fantastic. The view from the tables was much better than the food.

Visited May 2013
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WAManager, General Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
I am sorry that your meal did not meet your expectations. It is a challenge for our chefs to make dinner for up to 300 people for dinner and please everyone’s taste. They will gladly spice any meal to a guest specification.

Thank you,
Jerry W. Martin
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Grapeview, Washington
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555 reviews
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“Great Lunch on the Deck”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day in May so sat on the outdoor deck with a view of the ocean. What a great lunch! My wife had the halibut, which she said was excellent. I had several small plates, including clam chowder, caesar salad, and crab cakes; all of which were also excellent. Our waiter Nick was great...very attentive but not overly intrusive while we were eating. Thought the wine and the overall bill for what we had seemed a bit pricey, but considering how good the meal was, I still give it a rating of 5.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Jim B
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WAManager, General Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Sounds like a great selection of food, we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal. Our staff is pretty amazing guests. We look forward to having you back.

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