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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” (51 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
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11 - 20 of 518 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Leisurely and very pretty drive from Astoria to Portland on 101 South. Decided to stop here for lunch - from the outside it doesn't look much but when you walk in you're hit by the bustle of a very busy, lively and extremely well run...More

Thank LeDinnerlady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in the area 3 days and I ate here 3 times. 2 breakfast and one dinner.the owners son and his girlfriend were super welcoming as was the father when I returned. FOOD was really good and the homemade pie was so worth eating...eggs...More

Thank victorianclipper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although a little pricey, the halibut fish and chips were excellent and came with a tasty salad. Local wine was flavorful too. Friendly service and nice surroundings made it a very good experience.

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manzanitas is a lovely, small, enchanting community, with lovely restaurants and other amenities. We go here each year over other more popular destinations.

Thank sputnamcsb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third or more dinning experiences at the Big Wave. It seems to get better each time. Their specialty is wonderfully prepared fresh fish dishes. Their Calamari is the best we have wee have had, and order is every time. Likewise, the pan...More

Thank Eataly01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came in with my significant other and my baby to have dinner on Friday night for the prime rib special. I have been coming to this place for over 20 years and this time was AWFUL. My prime rib was mostly fat and had...More

Thank Amanda H
Brian W, Owner at Big Wave Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to provide us with valuable feedback. We cover all reviews both good and bad at our monthly training sessions and use them to identify areas of opportunity. If you change your mind about returning, please feel free to reach out...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a perfect place. Everything from the service, to the outstanding food. We enjoyed everything. Halibut was cooked perfectly, it could not have been better. And the desserts were mouthwatering. Hats off to the entire place, you guys are all rockstars!

Thank suesbearyunique
Reviewed 6 May 2017

My husband and I stopped for lunch at this restaurant on our way down the coast due the reviews. The place is clean and open with an enjoyable ambiance. At the time we were there, it was only about half full and we were seated...More

Thank Elle1968
Reviewed 5 May 2017

My wife and I were searching for a restaurant out of Cannon Beach and went for an explore. We headed south on 101 and came to Manzanita and before us on the right side of the road was Big Wave Cafe. It was near closing...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Their choices are well curated. Not a huge menu, but what they do they do very well. We stopped for brunch, had the Eggs Benedict with sides of sausage and it was great. It's the first place you'll come to when turning onto the main...More

Thank Dan J
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Are they dog friendly?
24 August 2016|
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Response from Globetrotter1051 | Reviewed this property |
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Do they serve alcohol?
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
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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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