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Big Wave Cafe

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822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
+1 503-368-9283
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perhaps it was the appetite enhancers. But I really really really enjoyed breakfast here. It's the sort of hearty, genuine place that oozes goodness. I had the surfer scramble. It was well made, had quality ingredients, and was served by a warm and friendly waitress. It was devoured in seconds. Really enjoyed the super thick and perfectly done toast. Want... More 

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bees
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All the dishes are tasty, portions are good. Friendly, clean comfy.......the fresh fish stands out. Breakfast is solid, dinner too.

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Olympia, Washington
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always try to stop here on our coastal trips! This time didn't disappoint! Their breakfast special included prime rib hash....was soooo good!

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Thank rsrosinbum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Big Wave by recommendation of our motel. We were not disappointed. Crab Cakes-Excellent, Crab Louie-Excellent and French Dip-Awesome!

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Thank Mark C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Big Wave Café is an interesting restaurant. I have stayed in the area on business trips over the years, and passed it by until this past week. A friend and I went to Manzanita for a couple of nights and we decided to go there for dinner. The outside of the restaurant gives little clue as to what the... More 

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Boise, Idaho, USA
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We ate here a couple times during our Manzanita visit in June, 2016. Both times the meal of local seafood was great. Both our servers did a nice job, and we will definitely return when we next visit Manzanita.

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Thank Golf_Scuba_Eat
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and so glad we did! The chowder was very good and so were the burgers! If you get a salad I highly recommend the Marion berry vinaigrette it was fabulous! Very friendly staff!! Will definitely return!

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Redmond, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We land in Manzanita fairly regularly, over the years we have completely bypassed the big wave, thinking it was a "diner" style of restaurant. A couple of nights back we decided to try it out because an acquaintance had said the food was pretty good and reasonably priced. I wasn't very hungry so I just ordered the crab Cocktail for... More 

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Dundee, Oregon
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

You can't beat the clam chowder here. A very nice serving and delicious. The fries were very good also.The halibut was flaky and perfectly cooked. A little noisy, but tastefully decorated.

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Thank Janlee S
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times, and it's good enough for breakfast and lunch, although it's quite expensive for a family. Wish it were tastier, because Manzanita needs a place that's suitable for children, which this is except for the food and price!

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Brian W, Owner at Big Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Greetings Ann, Thank you for visiting our restaurant. Our goal is to always exceed guest expectations and I am sorry we didn't meet yours. We take feedback seriously and work hard on our goal of improving every week. Our prices do reflect our goal to source fresh, local products cooked to order and they do cost more. Our focus in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?