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Big Wave Cafe

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822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
+1 503-368-9283
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We toured the northern Oregon coast for 5 days and this was our best meal in all! The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. We will return!

Thank jkkeidel
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Terrific food in what looked like a roadside diner, but turned out to be a really lovely experience. Food wonderful; decor, ambiance, service too. Other customers all seemed to be having a fine time at lunch-- all kinds of folks-- tourists, locals, fishermen, hikers. Will definitely eat there again--it's memorable!

Thank Lilacmay
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This trip just had breakfast; nice scramble, fresh fruit, crispy bacon. Four of us in the booth, all enjoyed the service and food.

Thank sandi482015
Roseville, Minnesota
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

While driving down Hwy 101on the Oregon coast..had a wonderful surprise with this cafe. We loved the coziness of the the interior and the very friendly staff. The Clam Chowder was amazing thick, tasty, and rich! The Manzanita Salad was huge and could easily serve 2! We were delighted with this restaurant and wish we lived in the Northwest and... More 

Thank Mary Kay V
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Friendly service and great food. Enjoyed the Halibut fish and chips from previous trip. Going back today for chowder and fish and chips, can't wait!

Thank Chris W
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162 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

For lunch we had an unbelievably good seafood! The giant halibut sandwich is accompanied by extra crispy fries. The clam chowder is loaded with bacon and potatoes for a delicious add on. Dinner features halibut, salmon, and tonight is Sat. so prime rib is also on the menu with homemade marionberry pie for dessert. We will be back!!!!

Thank DewPortland
Vancouver, Washington
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

In the past we used to eat at a restaurant farther in town, but they are no longer serving dinner (new management, I believe). Based on other reviews we decided to try the Big Wave Cafe and we're certainly glad we did. We'll probably dine here ever time we're in Manzanita. I had the fish and chips which were simply... More 

Thank Larry T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The restaurant was recommended to us by friends who are more familiar with Manzanita. The service was very friendly, the clam chowder was fantastic, and the halibut was *incredible*. Seriously the best halibut fish and chips we've had.

Thank Dawn S
Gladstone, Oregon
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199 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stopped in and ordered cups of clam chowder and split a burger and fries. Everything was great, tasty burger! I have to say the clam chowder is about the richest creamiest I've ever had, tastes almost like there is sour cream or cream cheese in it, not floury roux-like. I LOVED that but my hubby doesn't like things cheesy... More 

Thank Oceantoes
Astoria, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Came here for breakfast with a family member. Service was slow. Waiter wasn't focused on customers and never seemed to be out on the floor. Poached eggs were cold. Sausage Mcmuffin style item was greasy and flavorless and the potatoes must have be left to cook since 6am they were so overdone. Had hope for so much more.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?