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The Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge

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1191 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
The Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge is located on the oceanfront in Cannon Beach. A favorite of locals and visitors alike, the Wayfarer offers seasonal northwest cuisine, personalized guest service and unique views of the Pacific Ocean and Haystack Rock. The Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner beginning at 8 a.m. daily. Local, coastal and memorable, we look forward to seeing you soon! REQUESTS FOR CERTAIN TABLES OR LOCATIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED. WE DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE OUR GUESTS UPON ARRIVAL.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1191 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Liz206
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends Celebrating 60th & 70th Birthdays. Everything was fabulous from social distancing to service to best seat in the house! Thank You all for everything🙌

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This is a place to eat with kids and not so much a place for a couple to go.
The food is okay, not great, the service is friendly and a couple of tables have views of the beach

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vipBarbH
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maddie, our server, was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Our salmon and halibut were cooked perfectly, had a tasty blend of vegetables and sauces, and were beautifully presented. We shared a blueberry pineapple crisp that was delicious. It was not too sweet, the crumble was crisp, and there were plenty of flavorful blueberries. It was a lovely place to celebrate our 30th anniversary.
The restaurant and staff were practicing appropriate CDC guidelines including wearing masks, social distancing, and sanitizing surfaces and hands.

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ckeljo
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best filet ever. The crab cocktail is to die for and Robert is a great server.

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JoeMac
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Surprisingly good food - best meal in Cannon Beach

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CollierD
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food is decent, view is better if you’re lucky to get the table.

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vipJeffreyC
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service

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HalM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and beach view. Great location! Would go back

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vipMagoosmeals
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Perfect for families looking for something a little special after a day at the beach. Staff warm and welcoming.

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KathyW
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The setting is beautiful, oceanfront. The food is very good, not great (except the Haystack dessert is incredible!) The Covid-19 precautions were excellent. It was our first restaurant outing and we felt safe.
The biggest problem we had was the service. Our waiter kinda ruined the evening for us (my husband's 70th birthday). There was a table of 6 that he doted on and truly ignored us. Our food did not come as ordered, he'd disappear, or rush by our table without checking, so many times we had to ask other servers for help. I could go on, it was just bad.
The good news is we went back for breakfast a couple of days later. Our waitress was great and the whole experience was much better.
I've recommended this restaurant before, not positive I'd do it again.

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MichaelZ
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We made online reservations easily. The food was amazing! Beautiful view of Haystack. Our server was good, but wasn't very informative. If he had told us there was crab cocktail available we would have ordered it. Also, he was not very descriptive when it came time for dessert. We had a very nice dining experience!

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KathrynC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. When I made the reservation I mentioned it was our anniversary. Our waitress greeted us with Happy Anniversary and our dinner was served on special anniversary plates. Cheesy but made the experience that much more special.

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CindyD
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch - the food was great, the view was fantastic, and the wait staff did a fantastic job of ensuring that tables were sanitized between groups. We had reservations; it was awesome to be able to come in and have our table ready.,We will definitely do this again! ❤️

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Connief
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of a variety of good food to choose from. Outstanding clam chowder if you want a great taste. All the servers are friendly and attentive. Awesome salad dressings to go with your salad with dinner. Great view and your reservations always work. Can't say enough good things about the place.

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CarolH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Had a reservation requesting window table as we were celebrating a special occasion. None available so were seated elsewhere. One opened up within minutes of us being seated. We asked to move and hostess said no. No new diners came in so we asked our server, who was able to get us the table. Menu was limited, for obvious reasons as we were dining just as Phase 2 was going into effect, but we ordered the steak and while it was cooked to perfection and was very tasty, the asparagus and potatoes accompanying them were plain. No seasoning. No nothing. I used the butter from the bread to make the potatoes palatable. The steak was also very small for the price. Because our options were very limited for dining, we chose the Wayfarer. On our next trip to Cannon Beach, probably won't come back.

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timk
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Obvious that they have been accustomed to a packed house due to their location and have not made customer service a priority - in this new covid world they need to go above and beyond. We went for a birthday and were treated like it was not a special day or a priority what so ever, and that was with only a few tables seated.

Will not be back on our next trip to Cannon Beach.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious! Ambiance is dark wood, cozy old-fashion...wonderful! Very clean!! Roomy Booths elevated for a view and window tables with full view of The Haystack Rock and beach! Many virus protections taken to ensure safety! Best Clam Chowder I have ever eaten! Ate there twice in 24 hours! My new favorite destination restaurant!

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vipPatC
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and reasonably priced. We went there for an anniversary party and although everyone was social distanced it worked out great.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They did a really good job with social distancing and making it easy to comply with.
I might recommend that they have someone other than the servers clear the tables just to minimize contact with diners dishes and utensils before serving the next diner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wayfarer was a wonderful restaurant with superb fresh salmon sauté to perfection with en exquisite salad...!!!

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vipEmerson
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Reliably good fresh food and knowledgeable service

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MikeH
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lighting was too Bright in the Booth area. We had to ask them to turn them down and once it really happen the entire Restaurant applauded!
The Food Was Very Good and we would go back again next time in Town.

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WilT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good, if a bit overpriced, but the wait staff and ambience were wonderful. I highly recommend making reservations for a window seat.

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NikeMama
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Excellent staff, mediocre food, outrageously priced for what you are being served.

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LindaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered crab cocktail. It was drenched in horseradish sauce. Staff offered some cocktail sauce to help reduce the heat. The sauce also had horseradish, so not edible!! They did bring me another plain crab cocktail. Husband ordered salmon that was so-so and to be served with cacio de pepe (pasta) but they served it with risotto that was nothing more than rice that was not completely cooked. No veggie, etc. The drinks were over priced as well. Maybe other menu items are better?? We can say we will not return to this restaurant. However, the view was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The only major complaint was the seating. I booked a table with a window view days in advance, for a special occasion. At the time absolutely no other reservations were made. When I got to the restaurant they had seated all the window tables. It would have been one thing for them to call me ahead of time and say they couldn’t accommodate the request , but they just completely ignored it for no reason. That is just laziness at its finest. We would have been willing to come earlier or later, but they just simply ignored it. Thankfully a party that was coming gave up their window table, and was able to give it to us. Which was really awesome, they staff themselves did an amazing job including our waiter. It’s just very disappointing on the managements part that they can’t do something as simply as fulfilling an extremely easy request to patrons who booked days in advance.

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vipLarryO
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We arrived in time to view the sunset. It was wonderful, the grater when we arrived was rude, might have been the owner, he seemed arrogant. Our waiter was friendly, approachable and very helpful. I have the french onion soup and razor clams, both were very good. I would return.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fabulous wait staff and incredible view! You can’t ask for more!!

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vipBetsyA
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for a birthday celebration. Great time — food, drinks, service. Birthday girl had the Crab Boil and was in heaven! I had the steak special and enjoyed it very much. Definitely will eat here again, and recommend it to anyone wanting delicious seafood. Beware the horseradish in the crab cocktail appetizer — it’s strong and we found it overwhelming. Also, note they advertise an ocean view, but our only view was that of the hotel between the restaurant and the ocean. Be specific with your reservation if an ocean view is a “must have”.

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TanyaK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went here for our baby moon/birthday/valentines weekend and were disappointed. We had overpriced average meal, would not recommend to anyone going to Cannon Beach. We arrived a few min before our reservation, but right before we talked to the host there was a family that arrived 45 min early and they were seated at the view booth we expected. Then another group arrived with 4 in their party of the 6 they expected and were given the other open booth. So we had to look through both booths to the view we should of had. Ugh! We ordered the chicken and fillet mignon, nothing special, they were both tough and the veggies were bland. Will plan to check out the one other nice restaurant a couple blocks down the road when we go back

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vipZieglede
Portland
53 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the ocean, sand and Haystack Rock. The food was delicious and wonderfully plated. Our waiter was funny and attentive without being too attentive. Great experience and we’ll go again.

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DaynaL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for a quaint Valentine dinner and got a table with a beautiful view of Haystack rock. Little pricey for the portions served for dinner, desserts are delicious!! Our server would be the biggest reason we would go back. Reminds us of why we go out to enjoy a meal to begin with. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

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AnneD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This was our 3rd time eating there. First two times the food was great but this time it was very blah. Chicken was dry and didn't taste good, same with the fish. Service was great, view was outstanding but may not go back again based on our last meal.

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KristofferA
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the atmosphere to the service to the food was beyond amazing. I had the filet mignon which was melt-in-the-mouth amazing. The crème brûlée was to die for! Simply the best I've had in more than 20 years. There is so many things that can go wrong making a spot-on crème brûlée and they made none of those mistakes. It was such a pleasurable experience that I would gladly drive from Portland to Cannon beach just for a dinner at this establishment and back again afterwards.

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed fabulous breakfast and dinner 2 nights in a row. Great food and excellent service!!!!

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BRIANL
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The window seating gives you a spectacular view of Haystack Rock. The food was very delicious. A definite place to have a nice meal when in Cannon Beach.

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VictoriaT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was not as delicious as I had expected. The Risotto had too much onion. The salmon was good but not great. Wasn't seasoned very well.

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Carol
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fine dining at the beach is different from fine dining elsewhere, because we're all at the beach in beach clothes, in beach weather, and the Oregon Coast is not where one goes for "suit and tie, stuffy wait staff, and white linen table cloths." And the Wayfarer was perfect for our anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here twice for dinner during our weekend stay in Cannon Beach. We loved the ocean view and our server was excellent!! We ordered the crab cakes, the steamers and French onion soup!! All of it was very good, so good we came back for more the following evening. We got there about 4:30-5pm each evening and had a reservation, we got a booth with the ocean view each time because we were so early not many people were there for dinner yet! Go, you won’t be disappointed!

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vipSRC24
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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The Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 436-1108.

The Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 1191 OpenTable diners.

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