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“Great food and great service”
Review of Big Wave Cafe

Big Wave Cafe
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Manzanita
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food and great service”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We ate here 2 times during our stay in Manzanita. They have the most amazing stuffed French toast, it is definitely a great place to eat. We got in and out in about 45 mins, didn't have to wait forever for our food. I also liked that even though it came so fast, our food was perfect temp and great quality

Visited September 2013
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Gresham, Oregon, United States
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5 reviews
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“Just plain good food”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Yeppers, My family eats here often. The menu is great with a good selection of local seafoods also to include prime rib. My favorite is the Grilled Salmon in simple seasonings. I have a weakness for the raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
The owners and staff are always friendly and helpful with the menu selections.

It is just a great experience for dining.

  • Visited September 2013
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Roseburg, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“grat eats”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Good customer service. Understand sea food. Great sandwiches. Large groups O.K. Tasty, good potions. Fair prices. Sat. eve. busy, long time to get food. Also, clean and well maintained, Will be regular stop on coast trips.

Visited September 2013
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North Carolina
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good food, poor service . . .”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stopped here for lunch on a busy Sunday afternoon and enjoyed watching 2 very efficient waitresses at work. Unfortunately, they were not assigned to our table of four. A young man seated us and then forgot us for 16 minutes (we timed it). Our drinks were delivered and we waited another 10 minutes before our order was taken. The food was delivered in a reasonable amount of time by a second young man. He also brought the checks and got my stingy 10% tip, my first in several years. Looking back, it's likely that the management had not made clear who was assigned to our table. We all agreed that the food was well prepared and quite tasty. Better service would have earned a "Very Good" rating.

  • Visited September 2013
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Gresham, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Consistantly Good”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

My family and me eat at the Big Wave every weekend. The service is always excellent. The servers are always pleasant and helpful. The food is always prepared as requested. We have had almost every item on the menu as well as the specials. The salmon is the best and the halibut special with avocado and garlic sauce is to die for. The prime rib is cooked to perfection. The raspberry vinaigrette dressing is a delight. Wow for the desserts. We look forward to our weekends because we go to the Big Wave.

  • Visited September 2013
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