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About The Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge

Join us at the oceanfront Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge. A favorite of locals and visitors alike, the Wayfarer Restaurant 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.

1190 Pacific Drive
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:30pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Gower

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 436-1108

Website:
http://www.wayfarer-restaurant.com/

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Executive Chef:
Josh Archibald

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (29)
Waterfront (29)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for a Date (13)
Cozy (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Romantic (10)
Casual (9)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Fun (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went early to get a table on the ocean windows and lucked out. It is expensive but not much more than most of the restaurants in Cannon Beach. The clam chowder and halibut was outstanding. Great wine list but really pricey.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and service! I had a wonderful crab cocktail and the cheesecake was the best that we ever had!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Oddly empty at 8 pm...maybe that's a late reservation in Cannon Beach? Wedge salad surprisingly good, crab cakes only okay. Lots of nice tasting crab meat but texturally a bit mushy. Served naked on the plate without so much as a leaf of garnish; a bit disappointing for $22.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was just ok for both my wife and I. Salad didn't need a blob of cheese in it, didn't look appealing. Crab cakes were good but again the look of them was off (white) so that didn't make it as appealing either. Cobbler came out cold which was weird. Just needed some extra love coming out of the kitchen but other than that everything else was great.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and your restaurant was recommended
by the desk person at the Land's End At Cannon Beach. We had a excellent table looking at
the ocean and Haystack Rock. We both had your halibut dinner, and it was very good. The
service people were very friendly and helpful. We just want to say Thank you to all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Such a disappointment. The view is spectacular but it doesn't make up for the below average food and poor service. Food was also extremely over priced

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was awesome! Creative, but not TOO creative, use of local ingredients.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have been coming to the wayfarer for about 30 years now. We've seen lots of changes and some of the latest ones are good. The food is fresh and well presented. The chicken the first night was over salted but the halibut the second night was very good. Well cooked and perfect portion.
The menu is limited,one sheet, and we miss the goat cheese with pepper and the calamari appetizers as well as the prawns and halibut steverino. Hopefully the chef and owner will consider bringing back some of the old favorites.
Looking forward to our visit in November.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We selected this restaurant based on reviews , location and a recommendation from our hotel. The location was amazing- great sunset with view of Haystack Rock.
Our meals were well prepared. Our waitress was very personable and did a great job answering questions about the menu.
Frankly, we thought that the menu was very limited. Although we really liked our waitress , the wait time to get drinks and between courses was very slow . Given the cost of the meal and the limited menu, I would not recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 11, 2017

It was a nice restaurant, disappointed that I reserved for a birthday and didn't get a window seat like I requested. Would of changed my reservation request time if I would of known. Food quality wasn't up to pricing though. Ambiance was nice, very good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Awful from beginning to end. Cold air blasting from the ceiling. Really bad crab cakes - no crab in there! Tiniest lamb shank ever. Actually felt sorry for our server. Even the bread was reheated from much much earlier.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Service was terrible, and prices were a bit high. Would not go there again. The place wasn’t even crowded.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This was for a special occasion, our anniversary. I know restaurants cannot guarantee a window table to all who request one, but I thought this restaurant handled my request particularly badly. I made the reservation several weeks ago, and noted that it was our anniversary and that we would love a window table. We have gone to the Wayfarer for years. We have shown up without reservations, requested window tables, and were told they were for people who had requested them and had reservations. I thought this time maybe we would get lucky. We did not and that's okay, however, I was disappointed by the way the hostess handled it. I pointed out that there were two window tables available and she said they were reserved for someone else who requested them earlier. I asked very respectfully how this was possible given that I'd requested one weeks ago and she said the party checked in before us and asked for it. Not sure how this works, why the table sat empty as we were ushered elsewhere, when a party checked in before us and were seated after us. She was rude about it too, and that is never OK. Our experience was saved by an awesome waiter, great food, and a beautiful sunset we could see from our table, but the hostesses' rudeness obviously stuck with me and tainted the evening.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We celebrated our 50th Wedding anniversary at Wayfarer Restaurant. The food was delicious.
I ordered a piece of halibut that was perfection. My husband had a lamb shank that was prepared very well, falling off the bone in a lovely sauce. There was a fresh crab cocktail and a fresh green salad and a nectarine and elderberry cobbler with ice cream. A bit on the negative was the high volume of voices and yes, it was a Saturday night. We will return. It was a very good meal.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

While I expect to pay more for a quality dining experience, these prices felt a bit "greedy". Although this was my first visit to Cannon Beach, I did not get the impression that this destination was "exclusive" or even geared towards the affluent. Conversely, I felt thoroughly at home everywhere I went. The ambiance of the Wayfarer feels casual and comfortable, as well. So I suppose I was unprepared to be hit with the $$$$ price tags. But, having said that, the meal and service were great.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Nice place. A bit pricey for the overall quality. Stay away from the crab cakes, you will be disappointed.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Excellent food with the best views in Cannon Beach. We will definitely go back again!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We used to dine at wayfarer for years- good food, good prices. Not sure if new owners yet limited entrees, more gourmet, prices very expensive for what you get. My crab cocktail was good, yet not worth $24!!! My husband’s halibut was $39 and was ok, not special. Best was the crafted martini, exactly per my husbands instructions. Yet not worth going back ...

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Parking is terrible I need to look at trying to expand

Tags: People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

A beautiful view and delicious meal awaited us at The Wayfarer. We had the halibut and salmon which were wonderfully prepared and tasted just out of the ocean. The heirloom tomato appetizer was superb as was the chocolate haystack dessert. Service was excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Lovely anniversary experience. Brittany was attentive, delicious meal served on special plates, nice oceanfront view. Thanks, Wayfarer!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was excellent but our server offered us hot bread twice and never brought it. We had to walk up to a manager and ask him to send the server by our table as each time she passed us she never looked our direction in over 20 minutes. Chalking it up to one bad server as the place and the food were excellent and we would go there again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent dinner. Great view. Our server, Eric, was outstanding!

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wonderful food and wonderful service. I got the salmon which was cooked perfectly for me and the risotto was delicious. I will visit again when I am in Cannon Beach.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The weather got a little and they gave us blankets very nice touch! Excellent clam chowder and bread.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We ordered the salmon. I had heard good things. But this salmon tasted weird , like it came out of a can. It was overlooked and had a strange taste to it

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We always enjoy eating at the Wayfarer when we are in town!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The restaurant can't really be blamed for this, but we were surrounded by three tables with crying children at them. Why the parents would allow this is beyond us. Other than that, we really enjoyed the great crab appetizers. The main courses were also excellent. Our server was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Your first impression is that this large, commercial restaurant with impressive views of the Haystack Rocks / ocean, would be high volume / average and rushed food. Actually, we found on two separate occasions that the food and service was outstanding. Try the fish n' chips for instance, to our surprise, it was high quality Albacore Tuna, prepared with a light batter and perfectly cooked....not over fried and too breaded with a less quality fish. And the Dungeness crab cocktail - expensive ($24) but actually worth every penny. High quality, generously portioned, fresh lump Dungeness crab with a perfectly spiced horseradish sauce. Both the Fish and Crab were Excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Been here many times. Each time we come for vacation to either Seaside or Cannon Beach, we eat at Wayfarer and can't help but keep going back. Food is amazing and service is impeccable. The staff are knowledgeable about the menu and provides good to know info on ingredients. Very accommodating with menu adjustments for my 3-yr old. Best restaurant in this area!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I love this restaurant. I ate there for dinner one night and breakfast the next day. The breakfast was fabulously delicious. Dinner was very good, but expensive. I am from the East Coast, and was surprised by how expensive fish from the West Coast, served on the West Coast, is. I always thought it was expensive on the East Coast because of shipping from the West Coast, but it just must be expensive period. At any rate, I enjoyed this restaurant and will go back if I am ever privileged enough to return to Cannon Beach.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 5, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by family friends of ours so we were excited to try it. The food was extremely overpriced for what you get, very bland (lots of salt added) and generally not that good. Not many people in the restaurant and service was just average. The view was absolutely amazing, but not worth paying as much as we did for the food we received. I would definitely go somewhere else the next time we're in Cannon Beach.

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Stopped in for our anniversary dinner and were treated very special. Table by the window had a great view and the food was really good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Brunch here is amazing, esp. the eggs Benedict!. Brunch food quality way better than dinner. Nice entrees, but expensive for the quality and preparation. Friendly attentive staff.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

There isn't parking lot.
It is difficult to find parking lot.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service was fantastic.
Very attentive, smile on their face, always anticipated our needs.
Your food is excellent.
Wedge salad, the halibut, beer battered fish 'n' chips were all top notch. I highly recommend the Wayfarer to everyone.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Expensive for fairly small sized entrees. But if you want a nicer setting with nice views of Haystack Rock then this is the place you want to eat at.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

After perusing several of the local restaurants menus online, I chose to make reservations for our anniversary dinner at the Wayfarer. While there was about a 10-minute wait in order to get a window seat, the view of Haystack Rock was well worth the wait. The salmon was cooked to perfection, locally-sourced and probably the best I've ever had. My husband was just as pleased with his filet mignon and even the roasted vegetables that came alongside. My only complaint is that my salmon did not come with any vegetables but only a tomato risotto. The risotto was good, but not my favorite. I would have liked something fresh to go along with the richness of the salmon. The drinks were also good. My husband's Manhattan was to die for. The service was amazing. Our waiter was excellent and the staff went out of their way to make sure that we had a wonderful anniversary dinner. I would recommend to anyone going to Cannon Beach. Just make sure to make reservations ahead of time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent salmon meal, you'll love it.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Server Erkan was one of the kindest, most helpful servers I've ever encountered. He helped customize the preparation of our entrees, which were simply excellent! Overall, and in every way, a fine experience!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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