The Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge

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$30 and under
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Northwest
The Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge is located 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.


**Please note, Breakfast & Lunch are offered on a walk-in basis only.
Reservations are recommended for Dinner.**
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BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Halibut was hard & dried out but rest of meal was good - great service and they took my meal off the bill.

D
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic waitress who took care of our requests with a smile and conversation. Food was very good I had the fresh halibut and my wife had soup and salad that was tasty and fresh respectively. Would go again when visiting Cannon Beach. Hi

MH
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to place in Cannon Beach.

SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I first came here 20 years ago in our honeymoon. The food and staff are just as good of not better now.

JM
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Not what it used to be.
High prices and mediocre food, not worthy anymore. Will not be coming here soon. Very small clams for starter, overpriced. My wife's seabass was salty and covered in butter. My lamb was tasteless and overcooked.

B
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Home made English Muffins, Organic Eggs and the fresh made Hollandaise sauce makes one of the best Eggs Benedict I've ever had! Great service, friendly staff!

LR
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Music was bad 80’s pop and just loud enough to be very annoying. Recommend new playlist

LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great choice for us. First of all Maria our server was beyond great. Fast, knowledgeable and made great recommendations. The music was nice and NOT too loud. The food was excellent. My SO had chowder and a salad but seriously both were very very good.. I had the salmon in tomato bisque. Perfectly done, moist and great delicate flavor. We finished with the cobbler and ice cream which I’m sure as homemade and of course the cobbler was. Loved the place and we will be back!

RP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and very funny, we made reservations online and asked for window seat it was gorgeous. The food was magnificent i had the a bowl of clam chowder it was to die for. My husband ordered filet mignon and i had halibut . It was fantastic cant wait to go back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very welcoming and attentive. Our server Maddy was friendly, knowledgeable, and thoughtful (wishing us a Happy Anniversary!). The food was delicious. The fresh crab cocktail was AMAZING, as was the fresh sturgeon with bacon & mushroom rendition.

c
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a beach favorite and we love the friendly staff.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Loud server, uncreative food. Sums it up. We wanted a great meal and got fried or food with sauces that covered up the tastes instead of supporting or highlighting the food. Bread was chewy...clearly been microwaved. Left as fast as we could. Skip this. Oh wait. They also reported to Open Table that we did not show up for our reservation and that “dings” our credibility with Open Table. SKIP IT

t
Salt Lake City
30 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautiful setting, sunset was awesome and service perfect. Once the sun went down and it became quite dark in the restaurant. Wish it was brighter hard to read menus

TP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really great entrees and apps - nice touch to help celebrate our anniversary. Friendly service. Wish we’d have also had breakfast there but stay in Cannon Beach was too short. Next time!

SI
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, as always. I had the Salmon and my wife had the halibut. We shared the Brussels Sprouts appetizer, which we really enjoyed and had the chocolate cake for dessert. All of our food was well prepared and seasoned perfectly. (The sunset was epic!)

A
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My salmon was delicious, not over cooked. My husband liked his clam chowder, though he thought his wedge salad was a small wedge for the price. The restaurant is not cheap, but the food, service and view was nice so we will go back. The prices for food in all of Cannon Beach are pricey. I would recommend this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Mushy tasteless halibut for main
“Crispy” Brussel Sprout starter with hardly a Brussel sprout to be found and mushy rather than crispy.

LH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and exceptional food! I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family. We will be back!

BS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were wonderful

PC
Portland
81 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We ate at dinner at the Wayfarer twice during our trip to Cannon Beach. We had razor clams, halibut, and the tenderloin steaks. Our food was well prepared, presented nicely, and cooked to perfection. My only comment would be that the sides served with the meal could use refinement. My carrots were so undercooked that they were difficult to cut with my steak knife. The new potatoes lacked seasoning and weren't interesting. Both our drinks and wine choices were fairly priced and presented nicely. Our server was pleasant, well trained, and delivered excellent service. We will return each time we visit Cannon Beach. Their breakfasts are even better than dinner if you are interested!

VA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, staff, view, etc. Everything was perfect and delicious.

H
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is lovely and was not too noisy. Our waiter was warm and solicitous. The vegetables were fresh and cooked to perfection. Accommodations were made for our dietary restrictions. We truly enjoyed the meal and would return again.

We found the chef to be very creative, and the sauce on the fish tried to mask the dry fish beneath. I also believe guest should be offered flashlights to read the menu when the room is so dark. Not everyone has phones with flashlights.

CW
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We found making a reservation for a window booth table was a waste of time!! My reservation
made in Sept was of little use!! We were told at our 5:30 reservation time, that there would not
be a window booth table available for at least another 45 min-to an hour, so we took another
table, rather then having to wait that long. But, after we had barely been seated, we saw a
window booth table become vacate!! We were not offered the chance to move to that table,
even tho we had asked for that type of table. I feel that even tho it is stated the restaurant
says they will try their best to accommodate, and reservations are recommended, and we
did make a reservation for that type of table, it should have been honored!!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice, quiet and relaxing. Food was done extremely well.

CD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Definitely fine dining experience with a wonderful view of haystack.

DC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We lived Kelly the bartender and Payton the waitress. Thanks to both!

LJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a beautiful sunset looking at Haystack Rock. Food and Service was excellent!!

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I hate giving any restaurant a bad review but our experience was poor. Reastaurant is far to dark, could barely see my wife sitting opposite me, food was bland and expensive. Cocktails were made from pre-mixed ingredients. We left before the mains. Sorry Wayfarer.

MK
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special experience for our family. Our brother and sister had special anniversary plates for their 41st and the food, the food was delicious and perfectly timed by our server Kelly. She was fantastic with the details!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Previously we had poor service at this restaurant but we decided to return for he view. This time perfect service, outstanding ambience and outstanding food!

SP
Portland
35 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The poached salmon was amazing! We started with the crab cakes and roasted Brussel sprouts - both delicious. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the dining experience. Good wine list too. Please keep Abeja on there. Friendly, attentive staff. We will definitely go back when visiting Cannon Beach.

f
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Very fresh and flavorful cuisine, and warm and friendly service.

l
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was exceptional in all regards!

PG
Central Coast
36 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at the Wayfarer Restaurant. We were lucky and got a booth next to the Windows overlooking Haystack. Our server Angelsea was excellent, very friendly and informative. She made us feel welcomed and kept checking throughout the meal to see if everything was to our satisfaction. We had the Halibut and Chinook Salmon, presentation and taste were excellent. If you have room, get the Haystack Heaven for dessert, delicious. This is a great Restaurant if you are in the Cannon Beach area, great food, friendly staff and beautiful views....what more can you ask for.

W
Richmond
93 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had dinner at the Wayfarer (which also serves breakfast & lunch). It was quite busy & nearby parking was difficult to find...if you are staying nearby in Cannon Beach, walking to the restaurant would be an option. We had the razor clams & cast iron chicken dishes & both were quite good (the chicken cooked and served in a skillet was especially moist & tender). Dessert options were good as well. Items are a bit pricey, but not outrageously so. We would recommend it.

AM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at the Wayfarer once or twice a year for over ten years. It has always been good, but has improved a lot in the last few years. Everything we have eaten here has been very good and the view of the beach is beautiful.

GS
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Got the wrong order but chose to eat it anyway since it was also salmon and had to wait such a long time to get it!

S
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was a bit slow. I believe our server was also waiting on a large party in the. She was very pleasant however; stretched to thin. Halibut was slightly over done. Old Fashions were great.

E
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic, waiter charming and the view was breathtaking

DG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food . Too noisy

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