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“Great Restaurant”
Review of Big Wave Cafe

Big Wave Cafe
Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Manzanita
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Big Wave Café is a casual theme dock and farm to table restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Once or twice a year we visit Manzanita and we always have a meal at The Big Wave. Visited again in March and was glad to see there were no changes and everything was as expected - EXCELLENT. It was busy (Spring Break), so "Dad" was in the kitchen, "Mom" had all her pastries done and was nowhere to be seen, Son, General Manager looked after our table and even offered the receipt for his berry salad dressing. Excellent selection of Seafood. Don't change anything, and, don't sell or retire!!!! See you later this year.
Rae & Carole Bailey
Qualicum Beach, BC

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

we thought all the food we ate was delicious. Try the house marionberry vinaigrette on your salad... we wanted to buy a bottle, but they didn't sell it! the platter is all deep fried but a very light batter so nice and not heavy. Crab cakes wonderful. It was very tasty because it was filled with crab, etc.. not just a lot of crumb/cracker filling... perfect balance of spices/onions etc. the marion berry pie with tillamook ice cream is a perfect way to end the evening. The pie crust is very light and a perfect crunch topping. Atmosphere easy going, waitress new (Sadie) but very helpful and quick to come over if we had any questions. We didn't try the salmon, crab, or lobster w/wagyu beef but feel it would be excellent.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Not wanting to get into the hassle of Cannon Beach on Easter weekend, we drove south to Manzanita and TA had given a good rating to this roadside cafe. The six of us (two youngsters) had a ten minute wait but the greeter checked on us twice with an update (she saw the kids). This attention to the customer was great and led to a fine meal with a wait person, LaRae, who could not have been more attentive.

Fishtale was the beer selection with grilled halibut, scallops, burger and chowder all around with grilled cheese for one kid, toss in two glasses of wine and the $120 tab was reasonable and a good value.

The halibut was $10 less than a restaurant in Cannon Beach and the serving was better.

As I left I told the manager, "We found you by accident but will return on purpose." Ample parking, easy to reach and a good place to send your beach vacation money...wisely.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here with family on a Friday night, got a table pretty quick despite a full restaurant, every table was taken, a great sign! I had the best grilled halibut, like the best grilled halibut I’ve ever had!!! Our server was the waitress and she was a great waitress !! The side salad was really nice and big. The baked potato and green beans were delicious too. All three of us enjoyed our meals and we will be back!! We vacation nearby several times during the year, we will be back!!!! This restaurant is In my top three for halibut!!!

Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We had a delightful lunch, with vino, at this restaurant. The halibut was prepared just right, the wine was perfect and the service was friendly and attentive.

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