The Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge
**Please note, Breakfast & Lunch are offered on a walk-in basis only.
Reservations are recommended for Dinner.**
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.
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.
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.
We enjoyed fabulous breakfast and dinner 2 nights in a row. Great food and excellent service!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Great food and great service
The food never disappoints here. The crab appetizer is full of chunky fresh crab and the halibut entree was cooked to perfection. We love the focaccia and the chocolate dessert is worthy of every calorie! A great choice in Cannon Beach and generous portions!
Steelhead was perfectly prepared and excellent flavors. Crab cocktail vert yummy and fresh! Attentive without being annoying service!
We had an appetizer, entrees, dessert and drinks and EVERYTHING was amazing!
I really wanted it to be good because of the beautiful view and atmosphere. Unfortunately the food was bland, the fish overcooked and the service was questionable. Server seemed like he was on drugs, he was jumpy and spastic. Cocktails were not balanced and expensive. All the waitstaff had filthy shoes and aprons which is unfortunate for a nice restaurant. Not worth the $280 price tag we paid.
Delicious food for our little Christmas getaway on the coast. We arrived 1.5 hrs before our actual reservation because we ended being hungry earlier than expected. They were able to seat us under 10 minutes. We got seated with a view of the beach as the sun was setting. The food was delicious. I got the Salmon Caccio e Pepe Risotto, husband got the filet mignon, and we shared spare ribs poutine fries and burrata crostini. Everything tasted fabulous! Highly recommend.
Wonderful meal and service. Temperature was so cold my wife put her coat back on. Couldn’t warm the restaurant due to the fireplace in the lounge/bar.
Our server ruined our dinner. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and our anniversary so we were happy and ready to enjoy our meal. The server did not come to our table for quite a while. Her demeanor was less than pleasant when she arrived. She failed to check on us to see if we needed another drink, more tarter sauce, water, etc. Very poor service for The Wayfarer. My husband was not served his food on a birthday platter which is a tradition at this restaurant....another slight in service.
We had made reservations for another time at the restaurant before we left to return to our home, Because of the experience we had, we cancelled it. This incident saddens me as we have been customers for years and this is our favorite restaurant in Cannon Beach.
Halibut was hard & dried out but rest of meal was good - great service and they took my meal off the bill.
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
Go to place in Cannon Beach.
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.
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.
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!
Music was bad 80’s pop and just loud enough to be very annoying. Recommend new playlist
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!
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.
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.
It’s a beach favorite and we love the friendly staff.
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
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
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!
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!)
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.
Mushy tasteless halibut for main
“Crispy” Brussel Sprout starter with hardly a Brussel sprout to be found and mushy rather than crispy.
Amazing service and exceptional food! I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family. We will be back!
The food and the service were wonderful
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!
Fantastic meal, staff, view, etc. Everything was perfect and delicious.
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.
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!!