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“Great menu, great food, nice staff!”
Review of Big Wave Cafe

Big Wave Cafe
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Manzanita
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Graham, Washington
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great menu, great food, nice staff!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

When traveling down 101 through Manzanita, a stop at the Big Wave is a must! Prime Rib on the weekends are a favorite. They always have yummy specials and house made desserts. It is a must-do for us in Manzanita!

Visited December 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly service”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Big Wave, on Hwy. 101, not right in town, serves good, basic cafe food in big portions at a fair price. At a recent lunch, the house salad has both lettuce and arugula (locally grown). The meatloaf sandwich was made with a recipe supplied by our server (beef and sausage), and had an impressively thick slice of the meatloaf. The burgers and the Reuben were equally generous. The staff dealt cheerfully with a 2-year-old kid who, I'm afraid, created a bit of a mess. The greeting is always hearty and the customer is always right. A friendly place.

  • Visited December 2012
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Manzanita, OR
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“You have got to try the Carmel Blu Dip sandwich!!!”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

The best French Dip sandwich EVER!!! They put carmelized onions on a pile ot roast beef topped with Blue Cheese on a Chibata bun with au jus to dip! Oh my Goodness!!! It was so good! I have never had such a delightful French Dip before!

The service was excellent. Our server, Carol, was so sweet and attentive. I wanted a salad instead of the French fries that my sandwich came with and she was happy to indulge me.

I will go back to the restaurant time and again! Nummmmmmmy is all that I can say!

  • Visited December 2012
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Astoria, Oregon
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220 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“its ok”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

the food is good and plentiful, nothing to write home about though. Its often also very chilly in there. Service is sketchy, hit or miss. All in all, a convenient place to grab a bite. Not a destination for us.

Visited November 2012
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Thank oregonoma4
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Cannon Beach Or
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Full service,Great food, Friendly efficient service”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Living part-time in Cannon Beach we have enjoyed several breakfasts, lunches and dinners since our first visit just over a year ago, often with friends and have found The Wave to be a gem among restaurants on the Oregon north coast. Walking through the door the friendliness of the staff is immediately apparent and this carries over throughout the meal. The owners Brian and Carol have assembled a wonderful team making this a restaurant you want to return to. This evening among the entrees we devoured the Salmon fajitas stood out; 2 days ago at breakfast the Crab Benny was a showstopper. Try The Wave, you'll love it.

  • Visited December 2012
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