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The Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge, Cannon Beach, OR

The Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge

4.4
4.4
1516 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest
Classic coastal eats. Timeless ocean view.
Located in Cannon Beach, the Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. The Wayfarer is most notably known for our seasonal northwest cuisine, memorable guest experiences, and unique views of the Pacific Ocean and Haystack Rock.
We're open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, beginning at 8 am until 9 pm.

We welcome walk-ins for Breakfast and Lunch; reservations aren't required or taken.
While not necessary, Dinner reservations are available. Dinner seating begins at 4 pm-9 pm.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 436-1108

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for more details.<br /><br />Corporate events, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, banquets, boxed lunches, business meetings, casual and formal dinners, event coordinating, fundraisers - we do it all.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant for more details or visit surfsand.com/meetings-in-cannon-beach/

  • Private party contact

    Group Events: (503) 436-2274

  • Neighborhood

    Cannon Beach

  • Cross street

    Gower

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,516 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Scenic View

  • Portland / Oregon

    Northwest

  • Oregon Coast

    Best Overall

  • Oregon Coast

    Best Food

  • Oregon Coast

    Best Service

  • Oregon Coast

    Best Ambiance

  • Oregon Coast

    Best Value

  • Oregon Coast

    Romantic

  • Oregon Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. TS

    TwishaS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was super fresh and the service was excellent. Great choice for someone looking to get a good experience of the ocean at sunset while enjoying a perfect meal.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    even though I specified in reservations that it was our anniversary it was never acknowledged by the restaurant. I did not want to make it a bug deal in front of my wife. I wanted to surprise her
  3. SI

    SILALAHI

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable--warm, welcoming, friendly. The food was amazing--broiled halibut, fish n chips, caesar salad, pan fried razor clams. They were very accommodating to my food allergies. The hostess made sure that we had a table by the window to enjoy the beautiful view. It was an incredible evening and birthday celebration.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Seafood was great and our server was exceptional.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    626 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    626 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice dinner at this long established restaurant. Very good food, but the portions are a little large and I couldn't finish my tasty, but rich, crab mac and cheese main course. Service was fine and we had a nice view of the Haystack Rock.
  6. C

    Carol

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service. Loved the burrata.
  7. LP

    LynnP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Best oyster sliders & steamed clams! Wonderful service but wish the bar would stock onions for my martinis.
  8. G

    Garry

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were looking forward to fresh Dungeness crab and you didn't disappoint. I had the clam bake and my wife had the crab cocktail. Both were outstanding.
  9. DB

    DanB

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both food & service were excellent coupled with a view of the ocean - a tough to beat combination. My wife & I go here every time we're in Cannon Beach.
  10. MS

    MichelleS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We often make the drive from Portland out to the Wayfarer to celebrate our anniversary. We've never been disappointed. Oh, and the pastries were AMAZING!
  11. EB

    EmilyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitress and delicious food! The clam chowder and clam bake were both awesome.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It's all about convenience of location close to SurfSand Hotel and the view of the ocean and Haystack rock. The prices have gotten so incredibly high, the food Mediocre, the staff was was friendly and the service was good.
  13. DF

    DouglasF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous view and great service. We had primo table at front. Mac with crab was good, but not at $30 for Mac with crab garnish. No crab in the Mac, but good white cheddar flavor. . Halibut chips very good. Caryl & Doug, California
  14. HF

    HealthyFoodie

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went here for a reunion with some long time friends a couple of weeks ago. While it was the best meal I had on the Oregon Coast, that really isn't saying much because the food scene is lacking. But for seafood that's not fried, this is a good option. The food arrived a little on the cooler side, and my salmon was overcooked. But, the crab and shrimp dished were very good. The atmosphere is old, classic Oregon coast - lots of weathered wood, with a great view of the ocean, I imagine. We went on a night that was fogged in, so couldn't see much. Our server was excellent and professional, the wine list was nice and the cocktails good. If you are tired of fried food, this would be a good bet.
  15. MP

    MelissaP

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is my first time dining here with my family but the second time at the restaurant. I remember going there back in July asking for a reservation and the hosts were extremely rude. The same thing happened yesterday. Both girls with dark hair should be fired. Honestly, I have never encounter hosta that are so rude with not one facial expression. For a restaurant with these prices, the hosts should be more welcoming. Our server was amazing though, so kind and fast. The food was good.
  16. D

    Debrajh

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was slow and we had to ask more than twice. The razor clams were awful. The breading was heavy, messy and quite flavorless. It overpowered the razor clams which were over cooked and difficult to cut up. I’ve been to the Wayfarer many times and this is the first time I’ve been unhappy. Will try again.
  17. KJ

    KellyJ

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!
  18. S

    Storm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great view of ocean. Easy walk to beach. Great food!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I’ve been to The Wayfarer a few times over the years but my dad and step-mom come up to eat here a couple of times a year. There’s definitely been a change, and not necessarily for the better. Here are the observations… Overall, the menu has been condensed. Understandable in these post-COVID times, but some favorites have been taken off the menu. Just a heads up. Clam chowder, while still good, now has more potatoes than clams. The crab cakes had more filling, were dry and the sauce for the crab cakes was too salty and too… lemony. Bread service used to come with dinner but now comes at a charge (although small). The salmon had way too much mustard seed and came with a side of pork belly, which is an odd pairing. Overall, just a disappointing dining experience. Although my family has been long-time patrons, it’s unlikely we’ll visit again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    My husband and I ate here for our 10th anniversary. I was wary because of all the mixed reviews. We had a reservation and had a nice window seat/view. We ordered oyster shooters and beer, and then the clams/bread and fish n chips for dinner. We had a berry crisp and cheesecake for dessert. The food was really good and I’m happy with our choices. Our waitress was nice, but she could have been more personable and more attentive. We had planned on ordering more food, but it took so long for her to check on us, that we eventually decided against it. All in all, we’re glad we went.
  21. AL

    ALaffy

    Portland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. It was expensive, as is everything in Cannon Beach.
  22. M

    Megan

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Vacation Our server a was amazing. Young male server on Thursday august 25th at 745 pm.
  23. A

    Alan

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food and atmosphere lived up to its billing. There was an abundance of servers, but for the most of our dinner, ours was no where to be found. Couldn't get water refills, bread and butter and other food we wanted.
  24. RP

    RichardP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dined at Wayfarer to celebrate my son’s birthday. Our waitress was lovely and tentative to our needs. Good size portions and good quality.
  25. h

    herb

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Unfortunately I think post covid has impacted this once stellar eating establishment. The hostess was wonderful and our waitress was good. But that’s where it ended. We drive to cannon beach from Seattle to celebrate our anniversary. And to eat here. We had a 715 reservation and were not seated until 750, but that’s on us as we requested a window and enjoyed the wait. Once seated it was 15 minutes until another staff member even seemed to realize we were there. Again, ok as the view is great, but hunger was also setting in lol. We ordered and waited a while longer. My wife got the little 6oz steak which they felt the need to butterfly to achieve medium well? Ok. I ordered the clam bake. Bottom line, the veggies on my wife’s plate were refer cold her steak was Luke warm and plopped into the middle of play dough texture cold mashed potatoes. Ug. My clam bake had about six small, cold dry clams, some withered corn half cooked potatoes and was so covers up with old bay seasoning I could not even taste the food. It was also cold. We let them know and they offered to “fix” it which means another twenty minutes to eat so we declined and ate what we could to tie us over till we could go find some bar food down the street. They did take 24.00 off the final bill but we will not return. The dungeness down the was was exceptional, from service to food quality. There are many other options in cannon beach. I hope they get it sorted out though cause there are some really great people there. Just not great or even fair food.
  26. LM

    LorrayneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have ever eaten. Highly recommend!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Kids Birthday
  28. CC

    ChristineC

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Food and service exceeded my expectations.
  29. D

    Dooger

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food and ambiance fantastic. Service a little slow, waited 20 minutes before we got our drinks from the bar.
  30. SM

    ShelleyM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Fish was a bit over cooked, and the outside area was very loud with kids not kept in check by their parents ) on the parents totally-- (Mo's is down the street) More casual and kid friendly. Also, even in the outside area, dogs are NOT welcome.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    While the views are unmatched in the area, the food is not great and waaaaaayyyy over priced. The kids meals were the best things on the table. My risotto was bizarre and my husband’s clam meal was bland and disappointing.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    My guest cancelled so I was a single (female) diner. The hostess seated me at the best table in the house. I was very grateful - it was the launch of a wonderful dining experience instead of one imbedded with the regret of dining alone
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We’ve been to the Wayfarer many times and loved it. They have a new chef and different menu and we were very disappointed this visit. Food just wasn’t as good. We will wait awhile and definitely preview the menu before returning.
  34. W

    Walter

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    There is not enough parking. We had to take a shuttle.
  35. CM

    ChrisM

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We visited on our anniversary trip to the area. The food and service were outstanding. I was a little disappointed that we didn’t have a better table, but still had a great experience.
  36. DS

    DebS

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a reservation to give out of states a nice experience and thought we’d get a nice view (if we were lucky) and an okay meal. Experience was much more wonderful than expected. Waiter (Seamus) helped customize a few dishes that made for a lovely meal (a cocktail and appetizer-turned-supper dish). My salmon was excellent and dessert (the berry cobbler) was fantastic.
  37. B

    Boomer

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Attentive service. Delicious clam bake with shrimp and crab!
  38. RP

    RichnPoor

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food is always tasty here The view is good and tables are well-spaced
  39. J

    Jorr17

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Multiple menu items not available, other than hostess, completely ignored anniversary celebration .
  40. RJ

    RobJ

    Orlando

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 1516 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for The Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge

1190 Pacific Drive, Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gower

  • Neighborhood

    Cannon Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 436-1108

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for more details.<br /><br />Corporate events, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, banquets, boxed lunches, business meetings, casual and formal dinners, event coordinating, fundraisers - we do it all.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant for more details or visit surfsand.com/meetings-in-cannon-beach/

  • Private party contact

    Group Events: (503) 436-2274

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