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Big Wave Cafe

822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
+1 503-368-9283
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (25 reviews)
“halibut” (53 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We focused on great fish entrees, but they have a broader Menu (but I'd recommend sticking with the wonderful fish). Seated fairly quickly on a Friday night even tho there seemed to be a lot of people waiting when we arrived

Thank Greg F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The halibut fish and chips: THE BEST tasting and cooked fried halibut I've ever had. My dinner companion says that her razor clams were very good and while not the best she's had, she'd happily get them again. The main courses redeemed the place. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clam chowder and crab cakes are her recipes, and are the best on the coast. Rarely order anything else. My wife chose halibut tonight with a baked potato and broccoli that she enjoyed. Portion was so large that she brought one piece if fish and...More

Thank Kevan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had six in our group for dinner at Big Wave Cafe and were all pleased with what we ordered. We all had fresh fish and it was more than enough to share, as a couple in our group did. The key lime pie, eclair...More

Thank Micolski2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't let the outside of this little place fool you. The service and food is fantastic! We ordered fresh crab and it was perfectly prepared. The clam chowder was excellent as well. On this last visit (we've eaten here several times) it was crazy busy...More

Thank April Krueger V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten breakfast here a few times when my girlfriend and I have stayed in Manzanita and we've had a great experience every time. Food, staff, and restaurant are wonderful!

Thank Badnaer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food! Fresh! Great friendly service! Seafood was very good! Homemade desserts.....key lime pie was very tasty!

Thank m w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First meal during a trip to the coast, so you have to try seafood. Razor clams came with a very tasty brussel sprout side dish (not what I would have expected, but very good). Oyster shooter special was fresh and flavorful. We were there mid-afternoon...More

Thank Soccer2Mom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our breakfast at Big Wave was a great start to exploring the Oregon Coast. Our group raved about the variety and interesting breakfast items. Supper was good also.

Thank Julia353
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place for all meals. Breakfast is excellent. Had lunch today with the biggest coconut prawns I have ever had ! Very friendly staff and just an overall good vibe and value.

Thank mmac1824
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Response from Globetrotter1051 | Reviewed this property |
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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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