Big Wave Cafe

822 Laneda Ave, Manzanita
(503) 368-9283

Recent Reviews

Michael Slayton

Very enjoyable experience. Great server, delicious dinner and a fun stout beer. Rare Prime Rib was perfect, excellent clam chowder, a great burger and tasty fries. These folks do a great job from start to finish. We look forward to a future visit !!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Clam Chowder, Tsunami Burger

Jair Castillo

SI ERES LATINO .. PIENSALO MUY BIEN AL IR AQUI A COMER. ... I stopped to eat with my family at this place. The food was delicious, the place was nice, but what I didn't like was that. The waiter comes to your table and literally throws the menus and cutlery in the corner of the table...they don't accommodate them per person. The food arrived and I was just starting to eat when my waiter asked if we were planning to eat dessert with the check on hand!!! That made me uncomfortable and so I answered no .. the waiter's response was... Here I leave the check, there is no rush!! We no longer enjoy food. and we paid... they never offered us more drinks or a box to take the food ....but at the tables next to us the service was different... they did give them the time and the service well... I want to let you know that I have the education and the money to eat anywhere with my family... the message for the owner of this place will be .. that having a food business is not only about having good food and a pleasant place... it is Acquire employees who know how to do the job without classifying people. unless your system is that way with hispanic people. .

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Valerie Donahoe

We really like this place. The crab louie is delicious. The manzanita salad was good. In my opinion, it needs some fruit and red onion to round out the flavors. But we always enjoy our food!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 4

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Clam Chowder, Eclair Pie, Halibut Sandwich

Kim Chi

First restaurant we tried on our first visit to Manzanita. Server was nice, atmosphere is a bit lack luster. Seafood is fresh but prices are definitely high. Oysters here for example are $41 for a dozen, where as is Portland they’re on average $32 for a dozen. No draft beer. $8 for a can of cider. I overall wish the town had more food options.

Atmosphere: 3

Food: 3

Service: 5

Joel Fitzgerald

Had the blackened lingcod sandwich specialthat was advertised on the whiteboard. Asked the waiter the fish he said it was battered, came blackened on a soggy cheap hamburger bun with tiny order of fries for $20. Fish was good.

Atmosphere: 3

Food: 3

Service: 2

John Sherwood

Dinner came while we were still eating salad and soup. As a result, dinner.got cold. Dinner should never be served before a guest has finished first course.

Atmosphere: 3

Food: 4

Service: 2

Dana Cummings

Excellent food and service

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Andrea Hopkins

Our first time here...the server was super sweet and the food....well it was delicious. We asked what the servers favorite was and she said she would eat the salmon tacos everyday if she could....and we agree! My son got some Tillamook ice cream with whip n sprinkles after his meal...and his excitement says it all.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 4

Service: 4

Phillip Toynton

Food was okay - halibut was dry.Expensive meal for okay.Service was excellent.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 3

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Clam Chowder, Halibut Fish and Chips, Halibut Sandwich

Heidi Parkington

My husband and I ate here on a Monday night so it was quiet.Everything was super fresh. We had a small steak and it might be the best I've ever had. Perfectly cooked and I rarely eat steak. The seafood was very fresh. We had the crab starter and added shrimp to our salad. Also had halibut.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Simone “Katia” Murphy

Absolutely loved it. The key lime pie ? was authentic. Most try... the amazing employees were great and smooth. Food was very good. The halibut was just right . The halibut sandwich was just as good .

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Shannon Ray

The Veggie burger and fries were worth the $16.50. It's always nice when there are vegetarian options. They also had a pasta Primavera with olive oil or butter.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: French Fries

John Taylor

Had the fish and chips, it was great.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Halibut Fish and Chips

Mark meidra

Been going here since 1996-97 when the Cross’s bought it. A young family owed restaurant that I loved going to and support. I’m gonna go there this weekend ???

Alex de la Torre

Ate here in June 2022. Had the fish and chips. Was delicious. Service was quite friendly as well. However, I had to take a star away because the prices are awfully expensive for such a casual place. Would recommend if you are willing to spend the extra dough.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Halibut Fish and Chips

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