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“Friendly atmosphere, good food.”
Review of Big Wave Cafe

Big Wave Cafe
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Manzanita
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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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5 reviews
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“Friendly atmosphere, good food.”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Breakfast was good, very filling and had plenty of leftovers (still delicious the next day). Price was a little high but that's to be expected in a beach town. Our waitress was very pleasant and the berry syrup was awesome.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Crab, halibut, salmon - oh yes”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

When on the coast you should grab every chance to eat all the seafood you can get your hands on, and this is a place that will help you do just that. Great Crab Louis - ask for the thousand island on the side so you can add just a little to the large pieces of fresh fresh crab. A full platter of crab garnished with tomato, carrots, hard boiled egg and a piece of yummy garlic toast if you have room. Their special, a fish and chips made from salmon was over the top. We assume they serve salmon filets and use the "left over" smaller pieces for this dish ... but whatever. They are lightly panko'd and then deep fried for a wonderful meal. The grilled halibut - a generous size - was lightly seasoned, just a little more lemon needed and a wonderful meal. Are staying here for a week and can't wait to go back for more of the same.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank PMJC
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Good place to eat”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Good food and friendly service. Restaurant was clean and well lit. Right off of Hwy 101. Glad we came upon it after a road trip from North Seattle.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Kaulana S
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
“Brief stop in Manzanita”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Prior to our road trip, we researched great places for seafood and Big Wave Cafe was mentioned. Turns out the reviews were right on point and the service of Renee was great too. We had the seafood platter, chowder, salad and beers. The rest of our weekend we compared all other food to the Big Wave. Definitely a destination for dining.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Roos D
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good food and friendly service”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We had 'take out' burgers and chips which were very good. Service could not have been more professional or friendly.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Deeb1955
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