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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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

My wife and I had dinner here . Friendly waiter, good service. Food was very good and reasonable. We ordered Salmon which was done just right .

Thank Bill C
Fort Mill, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The food was very fresh and excellent with large portions. In fact we didn't eat again until dinner much later. The service was excellent as well. .

Thank cknorzer
Honokaa, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Sometimes you can be surprised by a restaurant you know and love. Tonight's dinner was one of those times. My husband and I go to Big Wave several times a year and have never had a bad meal. The staff is always friendly and welcoming. We usually go on Friday nights for prime rib, which is always great. Tonight I... More 

1 Thank Deborah T
Damascus, Oregon
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Everything was very good! The food, the service, the cleanliness of the place.....everything! Would definitely go here again.

Thank ADJD
Seward, Alaska
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Food is exceptional! Very reasonably priced too. Clean and welcoming. We ate lunch here and if ever in the area again will definitely go back.

Thank Tina K
Portland, Oregon
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172 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

So, we like restaurants that are friendly, locally owned and service the customers pleasantly and professionally. Add good food and you get a winner. Well, The Big Wave Cafe is all of that and more. The owner/chef came out to check on how we liked are meal. Foods that were fried were done so correctly, clean, hot oil done perfectly.... More 

Thank elgreco251
West Glacier, Montana
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

As soon as we walked in, we were impressed with the setting and atmosphere of the restaurant. There was a board listing all the fresh seafood and where it was from. Prices were reasonable and the service was impeccable. The seafood was excellent from the crab cakes, to scallops, to the Captain's Platter. The menu had a good variety and... More 

Thank pioinfo
Oregon City, Oregon
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71 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Stopped by for breakfast this morning before coming home after a week camping nearby. We walk in and are asked if we would like a booth or a table, we select a booth. As we sit I notice the vinyl of the seat cushions was cracked and peeling. Not a huge deal I guess but if you're running a restaurant... More 

Thank Ron Z
Beaverton, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

The food was fabulous but the waitress was in the wrong business. She left us mid sentence several times to answer phones and yell questions to another woman who spoke in whispers about charging us more for an avocado sauce as opposed to a cilantro sauce but didn't want us to know. She didn't realize I could hear her. The... More 

2 Thank elf15
Brian W, Owner at Big Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our restaurant and providing us with some very valuable feedback. Our goal is to always exceed customer expectations and in your case we fell short. I will cover your review at our pre-shift stand up meetings all this week to remedy this type of behavior. I am sorry we failed to deliver and would like an... More 

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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Food was so good! Service was great. Seriously I am a picky seafood eater and I had the halibut and it was amazing. Best clam chowder we have ever had. A little pricey but well worth the money! Can't wait to go back!

Thank bentleythebloodhound

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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?