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Cow Cafe - West Coast Grill

) #2 of 10 Restaurants in Cowichan Bay $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-597-4353
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Canadian, Seafood, European
$$ - $$$
1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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11 - 20 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 5 June 2017

We recently enjoyed lunch at the Oceanview Restaurant in Cowichan Bay. The meals were fresh and delicious and the service was excellent. Nice view over the marina. The room was a bit sparse, could use a bit of additional decor. Our meals included veggie burger...More

1  Thank Norumbega
Reviewed 28 May 2017 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 - West Coast Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

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 26 May 2017

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 25 May 2017

This restaurant is now being managed by the Cow Cafe. Thought we would try it for lunch. Had the turkey and brie sandwich, which was very,very good. View from restaurant is fabulous. Food was good, waitress was very pleasant. Menu pricing seemed a little bit...More

Thank FunSeeker75
Reviewed 20 May 2017 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 - West Coast Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

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

Reviewed 20 May 2017 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 27 April 2017

We had dinner and breakfast there , it was good , .to my understanding there is going to be new management .

Thank skdonovan1
Reviewed 19 April 2017

wonderful food, views, service and atmosphere...highly recommend for special occasions.....peaceful and lots of shops to walk to

Thank _wheatleybonnielee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$36
American, Canadian, Seafood, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-597-4353
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Cow Cafe West Coast Grill is dedicated to presenting fresh stylish cuisine and providing cheerful service. We’ve created a relaxed family environment for our guest to feel comfortable enabling them to sit back and enjoy their dining experience.

We are all about the LOCAL.. Wines, Beers, Food & More.. We are proud to say that we are locally owned and operated and we continue to grow with the support of family, friends and locals.
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