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The Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge

4.5
820 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
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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.

**Please note, Breakfast & Lunch are offered on a walk-in basis only.
Reservations are recommended for Dinner.**
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest
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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
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Phone number
(503) 436-1108
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Josh Archibald
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gower
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 820 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely amazing food and it goes without saying the view is uniquely Oregon!
The service was wonderful and our waitress gave us a great wine tip. It was our
first time but will not be our last!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Mother’s Day evening:
Evening was wonderful. Called earlier in the evening to see if bar was open and truthfully told maybe can sit outside, bar full. Made a later reservation through open table and were so happy to get in!
Chose to sit in the bar and couldn’t have been happier! Food was very good, great steak! Marie went over and above in making the evening so fantastic! We come to your town every Mother’s Day, and this by far was our best experience! Thanks, Marie!
Actually, retuned Monday for a good bye drink. Baron was also very gracious. Great time at your restaurant 👍🏼 Marie is a true asset...

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Stunning view of Haystack Rock while you dine with your guests.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent food and kid friendly! The views were amazing and the staff was wonderful too. I was worried about taking my toddler in there, but there were other kids too.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great dinner out with my visiting daughter for an early Mother's Day dinner! Excellent!

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Overpriced and small portion, but nice view and ambience. Good service.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Excellent food and service. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Our experience was not good. It began when we arrived with reservations. We noted earlier that the site said they could not honor table requests so we booked an early time. The place was practically empty and an unfriendly host led us to an uncomfortable table that had food scraps on the floor and between the cushions. When we requested one of many empty booths, but we were refused claiming they had reservations (so did we!) or were needed for four people. We noted that half the booths remained empty throughout the time we were there and couples were seated some of them after we arrived.

Service was perfunctory, inattentive and forgetful. We ordered wine with our entrees. Another waiter brought our food but no wine. The wine did not arrive until half-way through our meal. The food itself was mixed. The crab cocktails were mediocre in my opinion considering the $21.95 price tag. My wife pronounced her salmon risotto excellent but my halibut was ruined by being smothered by the rhubarb chutney sauce. I should have asked for it on the side.

At this point we were pretty annoyed. The waiter who brought our entrees earlier asked perfunctorily if everything was satisfactory. When I said no and started to complain he beat a hasty retreat. I guess he really didn’t care. Later, the manager Jennifer lent a sympathetic ear and comped our entrees. That was appreciated but hardly made up for a ruined evening.

We ate at many restaurants on our trip to the Oregon coast, and this was our only bad experience.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Went there to celebrate birthday. Asked for window seating but didnt get it without indetermined wait time. Food was good, hot and prompt. A tad overpriced $49 for tournedos and Bernaise sauce a tad thick. Dessert was outstanding. Open Table showed correct street number 1190 but when clicking on "directions" it showed 1300 - our gps was confused...

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Amazing service, amazing food, amazing view. Right next to Haystack Rock.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We tried a variety of appetisers the first evening and liked it so much we went back for a second night.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants on the Oregon Coast. Been going here for years. Very nice remodel since we were last there. Service and food was excellent, as always. Thanks for making our birthday celebrations special!

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Our waiter was fantastic. Did not lead us astray on anything. The oysters on the half-shell were local and so good. The cheesecake dessert was the best cheesecake I have ever had. The recommend salmon cooked perfectly.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Amazing food great views!

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Good meal, a little on the pricey side.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The view of the ocean and beach as well as the food was amazing. We had the halibut, crab cocktail, chocolate cake and cobbler. All of these items were delicious and beautifully prepared. The service was great too.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

It was a great time for a special day at the ocean

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The hostess secured us a premium view booth straight in front of Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach. The view was amazing. However, the food was really not that fantastic. The meal started with really great bread at the table, and the side salads were decent. All three of us ordered salmon, and they were not very good cuts of fish and were overcooked. Additionally, we asked for a simple grill on two of them and they came covered in a tarter sauce.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great service, delicious food, and awesome view of Haystock Rock at sunset!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great service and great food. Hard to beat dining with a view of the Haystack rock outside. Our waitress was really nice and helpful, and the overall service really good as well.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our dinner was good. We had the filet with veggies and the salmon with risotto. For dessert we had the cinnamon cheesecake, vanilla creme brûlée and marionberry cobbler. Everything was great. We did not like the cabbage or sweet potatoes as a side dish. We wish they offered something like asparagus, mash potatoes and Mac n cheese. Those are always a good favorite of ours at various restaurants. Server was fantastic. The location is beautiful as well as the ambience.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Had a great dinner date here, food and service was great, good beer selection.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

By far the best place to eat in the area! Cast iron chicken will make all other food disappoint you! Clam chowder was amazing as well. We had an oceanfront table which was spectacular. 2 people, 1 soda, 2 bowls of chowder and 2 cast iron skillets came to $85 ish, plus tip we spent $100 even. It was absolutely worth it!!! Our server Trinh was a gem!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Overall was a great experience. Got very noise a couple times. Our waiter did forgot to bring out our bread until the end and we waited a good 30 mins for our waiter to come to our table at the end and offer a dessert menu but was very quick unfortunately to give us our check before we even finishes our dessert made us feel rushed. The food was AMAZING.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The service was outstanding and the food was good. We enjoyed our evening.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Amazing. Great food, great view, great staff.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had reservations at 715pm. We we're seated about that time and brought waters, not by our waitress. Ten min go by and another couple and family were seated in our area. After about five min the waiter comes by both their tables and takes their drink orders. As we still sit there looking around waiting. It's now almost 745 and still no sign of a waiter. We decided to give it another 5 min as they were busy. 750 and we were done, being busy is no excuse for the poor service our family received. We always made it a point to come to the Wayfarer when in Cannon at least 2 to 3 times a year. I am so disappointed and wont be recommending this place to others.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

this was a stop on the way to Manzanita beach chosen from a restaurant review site. We made reservations about 2 hours before arriving, then arrived almost an hour early. While making the reservation and being greeted when we walked in we were treated professionally by a well trained staff. We waited in the pleasant bar for our table. They apologized that they could not set us when we came in, even though it was clearly our fault we were early. Our waitress was professional and attentive. The food, razor clams were excellent and the clam chowder some of the best on the coast I have had ( and as a life long Oregonian I've had ALOT). My husband really enjoyed the wedge salad. There was a family with children behind us and with the high backed seating we hardly noticed them.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

My husband and I enjoying our yearly visits to Cannon Beach, this was the first time that we had dinner at the Wayfarer but it won’t be our last. My husband had a cup of clam chowder the Hazelnut Crusted Halibut and whiskey neat and I had a salad with the filet mignon and a gimlet. Everything was amazing, our server was great and we got a table with a view of Haystack. I would recommend checking out when sunset is for the bright and booking your table a little earlier so you can enjoy your dinner with a view.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was terrific. I had the halibut and others had the salmon. both were very good. Ambiance was very good as well, I'll be back.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Tomahawk Steak was amazing as was the crab cocktail.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We were there on a Friday night for the Wife's birthday. The waiter(Jeremy I think) was very attentive and did extras that we asked for with a smile. We felt that we were more than a filled seat. We had a great dinner(razor clams and Dungeness crab)and never felt hurried. Beautiful view of Haystack Rock at sunset.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Engagement was made special.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great selection, service an ambience, though be prepared to pay for it.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Had a great time, great steaks......................................................................................................................

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We thought it was over priced and you were paying for the view.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This place is a gem! We went there to celebrate an anniversary dinner and were not disappointed. They are one of the few places I can find with beer cheese soup. Their special was a whole Dungeness crab, and it was HUGE! I was so crab drunk when we left there. I will definitely be back to this restaurant!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Good food at a fair price. While not gourmet, the flavors and quality are good and understanding the restaurant provides a good view of the beach, the price is worth it.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great meal, great service. A good value.

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