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“The Quest for the Best Chowder”

Wayfarer Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 50 Restaurants in Cannon Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$80
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Gower
Description: The cuisine at the Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge is simple, unembellished northwest fare, highlighting the best the region has to offer. We feature the freshest seafood available in the Pacific Northwest, allowing us to provide an intriguing collection in flavor, texture and variety. Our menu features great ingredients, grown, raised and caught by people who share our passion and commitment to serving great food. Their bounty is featured on this evenings menu.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“The Quest for the Best Chowder”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We're looking for the best chowder on the Oregon Coast. This one was a 9.8 on a scale of 10! And the halibut was great. A restaurant with food this good should use tablecloths.

Visited July 2014
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Thank judithsaxs
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Jeremy T, Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant, responded to this review, 27 July 2014
Thank you for stopping at the Wayfarer while visiting Cannon Beach recently! We were happy to hear you enjoyed our house made Clam Chowder and fresh Alaskan Halibut. We look forward to your next visit.
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Vancouver, Washington
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Excellent Seafood, Excellent View”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I loved the Wayfarer. Both seafood dishes we ordered were great. They local wine list was a plus and the service was great. Add in the view, and you have an ideal place to eat while in Cannon Beach.

Visited July 2014
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Jeremy T, Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant, responded to this review, 27 July 2014
We were happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at the Wayfarer recently, and thank you for taking the time write such kind words. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Exceeded our expections!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Just had an absolutely wonderful lunch at The Wayfarer. The window view of Haystack Rock was unbeatable. The food was superb. Best crabcakes ever in my life! Halibut fish was perfect, firm, moist fish in a delicious light beer batter. Service was impeccable. We will definitely return!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank ig4f
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Jeremy T, Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
We wanted to thank you for stopping in the Wayfarer on your recent visit to Cannon Beach, and also for writing such a wonderful review! Our Chefs take great pride in our fresh Dungeness Crab Cakes (gluten free!) as well as our wonderful beer battered Alaskan Halibut Fish & Chips and were happy to hear you enjoyed both. We hope you stop in again soon to enjoy our new lawn seating outside with a spectacular view of Haystack Rock.
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Cleveland, OH
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Too expensive for an average experience”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

The view is the only reason to come to this place, and it's only great if you get one of the few seats right by the beach. Otherwise, the restaurant is small. Our waiter was hard working and tried hard to be extremely pleasant. However, when we walked in there was a 10 minute wait. We sat by the front desk to wait, and in that time several people who appeared to think highly of themselves approached the front desk and tried throwing their weight around. Well, it worked. They were sat ahead of us and we were seated at the last available corner table between the bustling kitchen and front desk. It was fine until our bill (3 beers + 3 soups and salads) arrived - $90. This was a disappointing experience. We only went to this restaurant because we stayed at the Surfsand and were too tired to walk down to the city center, however, there are better options for a better price to be found elsewhere in Cannon Beach.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Kris S
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Jeremy T, Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
We recently extended our outdoor seating to include an unbeatable view of the beach and Haystack Rock, and we were happy to hear you enjoyed our addition as well as your service. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience, and we hope you stop in again when visiting Cannon Beach.
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best view in town!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The food here is delicious and the view cannot be beat! It's right on the ocean and really beautiful. I have had breakfast and happy hour here and both were wonderful. I would definitely return.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Megan D
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Jeremy T, Manager at Wayfarer Restaurant, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to the Wayfarer, and thank you for the kind words! We do have a spectacular view, and we were happy to hear you enjoyed our view of Haystack Rock as well as our fresh local fare. See you again soon. Cheers!
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