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Big Wave Cafe

822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
+1 503-368-9283
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
“halibut” (47 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
822 Hwy. 101, Manzanita, OR 97130
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

. We visit the Oregon coast twice a year and discovered the Big Wave on our last visit in the Fall. Since we enjoyed it so much then we really looked forward to a return visit this April. Both times we had the Prime Rib...More

1  Thank LindaCH07
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

While visiting the N. Oregon Coast, my wife mentioned that a friend suggested we try Big Wave Restaurant in Manzanita. It was easy to find, just off the highway. Inside, I was pleasantly surprised at the appearance. It was comfortable and had locals as well...More

1  Thank Aeroman089
Reviewed 12 April 2017

After finally being seated at a dirty table, the waitress got an attitude when we asked if she could please wipe off whatever sticky residue was on the table. The water glasses had chunks of something in them. That should have really been our first...More

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

Angie, Thank you for visiting the Big Wave Café and providing valuable feedback. You should never be sat at a dirty table, ever get a server with an attitude that is anything but positive or receive a dirty water glass. I see you are local...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is our go to place for breakfast when we visit Manzanita. Everything is of quality here. Sleepy Monk coffee is to die for. My only complaint is the chairs are uncomfortable in dining area so it's worth it to wait for a booth. We've...More

1  Thank birdnerdPDX
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We have had several meals here and for the most part it's been consistently good. The pricing for seafood entrees are reasonably priced, as an example the halibut dinner at around $21 is an outstanding value considering the quality of the dinner. This is casual...More

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Popped in here after staying at Rockaway beach the night before and stopped here for breakfast on our way up to Seattle. A nice friendly welcome,seated with water immediately (a big plus for me) and menus. We both didn't feel like a big breakfast so...More

1  Thank hippyausiesmelbourne
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

By the name and exterior location i would have thought this place was different. Our large party of 8 originally went to a nearby bar to eat but our kids weren't allowed inside. They recommended this place. I loved everything about this place from the...More

1  Thank kkowala
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We all got the Fish and Chips and boy were they good. It was a cold day and the warm fire was a blessing as well. Thank you

Thank amykO2504LE
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My family and I went there to eat lunch, and there was another family ahead of us waiting. We waited for about ten minutes, no one greeted us or the family that had been waiting longer than we were. They told us that there were...More

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

Thank you for visiting the Big Wave Café and providing us valuable feedback. Our goal is to always exceed guest expectations and in your case we failed. Our weekend greeter had a family situation and was unable to work. We agree with you that guests...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Our favorite in Manzanita! Especially when dining with our family. It's perfect for those cozy nights at the coast, dining by yourself with a good book, an energetic and cozy couples dinner, or a family foodie affair! Enjoy mom-and-pop ocean to fork goodness in an...More

Thank WhereverYouMayRoam
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Are they dog friendly?
24 August 2016|
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Response from Globetrotter1051 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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.