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Big Wave Cafe

822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
+1 503-368-9283
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (26 reviews)
“halibut” (53 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A fine breakfast with , good service, steep prices. I understand thats this is a vacation community so plan to dig deep for your meal. With this in mind I am sure you not be disappointed.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We are from Boston and know good fish. So when we ended up at the Big Wave Cafe (thank-you Trip Advisor) we felt we'd died and gone to heaven. How many restaurants have a chalk board when you enter with the fish and where it's...More

Thank niniBoston
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really good food, great service, interesting specials, nice environment. We've been coming to Manzanita for almost 20 years. It's so nice to have a restaurant like this, which honestly, would flourish wherever it was located because they know what they are doing, they care and...More

Thank jokepoacher
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is really well-run. The food is delicious. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend the crab louie salad and the fish and chips. Oh, and get the pie!!!!

Thank Erica728
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was some of the best food I have had in a casual setting. Even the normal cafe fare (fish n chips, Reuben) was prepared to gourmet standards. I don't think you could get better food if you paid twice as much in a fancy...More

Thank robert15065
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice little restaurant with a big menu and great service! Hubby opted for their fresh seared, sesame-crushed ahi and I went for the steamed clams with a cup of chowder. The chowder was excellent, but the broth for the steamed clams a bit bland...More

Thank EcoLogic2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast, was really impressed. Conveniently located right off 101. Great coffee for starters! I had the crab and shrimp omelette which came with fried potatoes...delicious! I was surprised at how much crab and shrimp were packed into the omelette. Also impressed that...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two meals here, both excellent. Breakfast: Salmon omelette, fruit plate (heaping) and eggs with hashbrowns. Dinner we had baked halibut and steak with mushrooms. Area Marionberry pie. On the pricier side, but worth it.

1  Thank Barbandan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable atmosphere with a coast vibe. We were a group of 4 adults & 1 8 year old. We had a variety of dishes over our 2 lunches we ate there. Great fresh seafood most of it local but all listing the place of origion....More

Thank John E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After going to another restaurant that had 3 cars in the parking lot, we decided we should try the place that is busy. We definitely made the right decision. The wait time was minimal as we were a small party. The service was great. The...More

Thank mbgear
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Jim A
1 August 2017|
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Response from Julia353 | Reviewed this property |
We did not need reservations. Needed reservations at farm to table, Blackbird.
23 August 2016|
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Response from Globetrotter1051 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know
Scott S
27 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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