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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

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Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Healthy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The price is a little too high. Food is good, but not as good as the cost suggests.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Great meal, great service. A good value.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a wonderful experience. Celebrated our anniversary and restaurant brought us chocolate covered strawberries at the end of our dinner

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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

A pleasant and unexpected surprise dining experience in Cannon Beach. A nice variety of entree options. Very personable and informed server. We will definitely dine here on our next visit.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food for a Valentine Dinner. Service was very good.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Yummy dining experience with a great server. We had dinner one night and room service twice as guests at the Surfsand Hotel. It was all delicious! Interesting and well-prepared menu items. The only thing that was not perfect was the coffee. They need to invest in grinding-brewing equipment and higher quality beans.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We love the Wayfarer. It’s one of our usual places. The filet, though spendy, is pretty much the best we have had anywhere. The location is perfect for a beach scene. The staff is wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I have had dinner at this restaurant several times over the years and it was always good. This time it was absolutely exceptional!! One of the very best dinners I've ever had in my life! I'm anxious to go back again.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Nice pub, friendly staff, good happy hour prices and selections. There are a couple TV's with sports on them, but the volume is turned down. Not a loud place, casual and relaxed. Good bar service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding seafood selection and great wine menu albeit a bit expensive for typical Oregon coast fare. But if the occasion is special and special dishes are appropriate, this is the place. Romantic dinner, date night, or special occasion is best.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was exceptional. I only gave a 4 star for food as my pork chop was under cooked so I was only able to eat about half. However, the Chef completely comp'ed my meal which was unnecessary, but appreciated. Other than that hiccup (which they made right), the food was exceptional. We will certainly be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a very nice time and a very nice meal here. We were surprised when our waitress for the evening disappeared and servers stopped coming by, but other than that it was a wonderful evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food and excellent service. Unbelievable view of haystack rock at cannon beach. Just wish they had vegan options.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrated a birthday on New Year’s Eve here. It was a lively place for the holiday. Excellent service. Food recommendations were on point. Had a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Too many babies crying for a nice restaurant

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We loved our dinner at the Wayfarer! We went for my boyfriends birthday. The food was incredible and service was amazing. We’d recommend it to anyone

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This place has changed. Every menu item has special something farms this and organic miniature those woth a gluten free, organic so and so farms...point is, it’s gotten over the top where you used to just get a normal, non glorified, quality meal for half the price. The food was great, but the prices have soared and the menu has cut in half.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fun, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A most excellent Thanksgiving dinner experience! Service was impeccable and our server, Trinh, was absolutely awesome. Every bit of the meal was delicious and we could not have had a better time. We recommend the Wayfarer wholeheartedly!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Came Here for thanksgiving w my young adult kids- spectacular setting, wonderful wine and cocktails, food great. Not my usual holiday venue but well worth it!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 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 27, 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 26, 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 21, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on October 18, 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 14, 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 14, 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 13, 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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 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 10, 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 6, 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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 3, 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 2, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 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 29, 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 24, 2017

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

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 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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 (Portland)·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 17, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 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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