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Cow Cafe

) #2 of 10 Restaurants in Cowichan Bay $$ - $$$ American, ,
1765 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N1, Canada
+1 250-597-4353
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab dip” (9 reviews)
“patio” (28 reviews)
“server” (38 reviews)
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American, Bar, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1765 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in and did take outs and both were excellent, in fact ate almost all of our dinners there over 5 days. Never disappointed, fish dishes especially were outstanding, as was the service AND the view over the Bay.

Thank jemseg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So just found out they are moving locations so not sure how much point there is to this review! My husband and I took our family out for dinner the other night, we got there early but as usual the patio was full. The patio...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well it seems they are moving to a new premises just up the road at the Inn at Cowichan Bay. I loved this place for the deck and am a frequent customer. I learned that they are moving at lunch yesterday. To be honest I...More

Thank Lloyd J
CowCafe, Owner at Cow Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Lloyd your support means so much to us! We are very excited for our new location wait till you see the view from up there rain or shine!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a resident of Cowichan Bay, my husband and I love to support local restaurants and businesses. The first time we visited the Cow Cafe the service was horrendous. The food was very good, and the location and outdoor patio are beautiful, so we decided...More

Thank brittanymyhre
CowCafe, Owner at Cow Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so sorry to hear this, this time of year with the weather being so hit or miss when that sunshine comes out we are short on staff some days. I feel like this is what has happened in your situation, and will talk...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought we would have a waterside drink,and enjoy the parting hour left of sunshine,so we came here,wow,what a place,we were told 5 times by 5 different ladies that someone will be right with us,well after 10 minutes we left,what a joke! The only hostess...More

2  Thank daniel f
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great drinks and great service over looking the Bay. Their burger is the best. Daily specials offered at good prices. There is also nicely done seafood on the menu. It is a restaurant and pub with an outdoor dining area on the water....More

1  Thank hiebertfamily
CowCafe, Owner at Cow Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Hiebert Family ! Your some of our favourites as well!!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after whale watching and had the most amazing food. I got a full crab which was $34, very reasonable. It could have used more salt in the water and garlic in the butter, but other than that it was cooked perfectly. The...More

Thank Makayla C
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Nice setting. We stopped mid afternoon for fish and chips. Very doughy and over cooked. Advised the.server who said she would mention it to the cook- stating the obvious......

1  Thank Brent D
Reviewed 9 May 2017

we were a group of 12 , and we all had a great time, service of local beers was very good. the food was delicious. recommended for all.

Thank Emmanuel M
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We visited for lunch and were pleasantly surprised at the affordability of the restaurant. The beautiful location and decor, as well as the great food, make this an excellent value for the money.

Thank Kathy K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1765 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-597-4353
  • E-mail
Proud to say that we are locally owned and operated!! Being on the water’s edge in the unique, historic village of Cowichan Bay we continue to grow with the support of family, friends & locals. Serving modern-comfort inspired West Coast Cuisine, Creative Cocktails, Local Wines and Craft Beers. Enjoy the spectacular view from our waterfront patio, a casual drink in the lounge or a nice meal in our cozy dining room. There`s always something for everyone at the Cow Cafe - West Coast Grill
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