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Cow Bay Marine Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood
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1695 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-748-2330
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Kelowna, Canada
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub has its good points for sure. Folks wanting a first hand view of the ocean can either sit in or sit out. It overlooks the marina in itself is quite interesting and it is endowed with a very nice all year round view. The menu changes at times along with the seafood at the times I guess. But... More 

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Thank SandLaj
Vancouver
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200 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great local pub. Food was as one would expect but service was better than one expects. The pub is always clean and well staffed and as mentioned one of the best views around.

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Thank thatcraigguy
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went to this place for lunch today based on OK reviews from TA. First impressions when walking in - the place could be cleaner. The carpet is in kind of worn and dirty looking but otherwise looked pretty nice. Great view of the marina and bay. Service was very prompt. Ordered a couple of local draught beers that were very... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

While I must say, the food was very good, I have major concerns about the sanitation of the place. As we were waiting for the food, I could not help but notice the many things that are in dire need of repair like the water/fluid damage on the ceiling among others. It makes me wonder if they give the kitchen... More 

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Thank lilianelockhart
Lac La Hache
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A friend and I had the pleasure of enjoying great food, great beer, and great service this past September at the Cowichan Bay Marine Pub. You can't see into this restaurant from the street, but once you walk in you see the remarkable ocean view at the back. We were quickly led to a window table by a very friendly... More 

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Thank sunnyldm
Vancouver Island, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

What a beautiful view...however, the service is below sub par. Last time I went, my order was taken...and then I was left to sit and wait. They never returned. After 30 minutes I asked at the bar about my order. In the end, I was given a burger to go. I went again today...I was given a menu, waitress never... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were visiting my Wife's Aunt on the Island and she took us here for lunch. Had a really good meal with great service. We had a window seat over looking the water wonderful.

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Thank djsmv
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Decent pub food for sure, the menu is a little small. Service is always friendly here, I am never disappointed. The apple pie is soooo good.

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Thank foodie13889
Creston, B.C.
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Very nice pub right on the water. Tables inside and out, we sat on patio. Good selection of cigars and beers. Great food, I had the mussels, large tender mussels. Also on menu out seafood dishes. Great service

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Thank DonCreston
Cheltenham
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We went later in the evening, after 9, due to a whale watching trip. The servers were excellent and allowed tastes of the largers on tap. They also helped with the food selection, offering advice. Food was good and quickly delivered. The views from the deck would be fabulous but the sun had already set so we just watched the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1695 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-748-2330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?