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Big Wave Cafe

822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
+1 503-368-9283
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (26 reviews)
“halibut” (57 reviews)
“crab cakes” (44 reviews)
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822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was outstanding. Oysters were perfect. Crab was delicious and fresh. All the desserts were devoured. A winner.

Thank FLtravellers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not quite a 5 due to the ambience but the food is very solid. I had a bowl of clam chowder and it was very filling. Could be a meal for a small appetite. Followed by the halibut fish and chips which was freshly made...More

Thank memgb2000
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

I ate at the Big Wave with a group of friends. The menu had good variety for those who wanted burgers and those who wanted seafood. My razor clams were excellent. They also had a good beer and wine list. After a great walk in...More

Thank Taradancer
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We ate there with family .. a big group .. they seated us and we had great food and a good time.. even the kids .. but a bit pricey

Thank Traveleggg
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Manager at the hotel recommended this spot - it was one of the only places open that night - and it greatly surpassed our expectations! It's humble exterior houses a cozy atmosphere with wood accents, a fireplace, and simple, stylish decor. We were treated to...More

Thank bblanchard161
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We went here two more times on this last visit to the coast. We also ate at several other places, but this is still the best in the area.

Thank robert15065
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived hungry after a 5 hour drive. We are both seafood lovers and we had a hard time deciding what to order from the intriguing offerings. We had sashimi tuna which came with green beans sautéed in butter and steamed clams in broth over...More

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I had the opportunity to dine at this establishment with a local hotel owner and after driving past this restaurant for several years, I was excited to see how it was. What a delightful restaurant! It was clean, had a nice ambience, decent menu, and...More

Thank Whiteflash7
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The only thing missing is a view! Do not let the traditional restaurant look of the outside and the fact that it sits right on the hi way fool you... Once inside you will be treated to marvelous local, regional and exotic seafood. Excellent service,...More

Thank Wildchinook
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Crab cakes are on point Steamer clams were fantastic The crab cocktail....please somebody get me a couch and a glass of scotch Well done Chef Brian Service is as good as could be.

Thank Jeff G
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Jim A
2 August 2017|
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Response from Julia353 | Reviewed this property |
We did not need reservations. Needed reservations at farm to table, Blackbird.
24 August 2016|
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Response from Globetrotter1051 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know
Scott S
28 November 2015|
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Response from Chere F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes they serve beer and wine =) hope you enjoy your meal !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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 Café is a casual theme dock and farm to table restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner.
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