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Rock Cod Cafe

) #3 of 10 Restaurants in Cowichan Bay $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-746-1550
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“cod” (39 reviews)
“fries” (63 reviews)
“seafood” (39 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped over on our way to Nanaimo - the halibut was good, and the chocolate desert as well. The initial mussels were a bit too sweet - not our favorite seasoning

Thank Joana_b_pinto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to have battered fish and fries when you come to a small fishing village and in Cowichan Bay the Rock Cod Cafe is it. In fact, it was so good we went twice in one week. The Halibut was exceptional and the service...More

Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oceanfront restaurant which was full on a Tuesday night. Very efficient service with friendly staff. Came here based on another Tripadvisor review. Didn't disappoint. Ordered the fish tacos. You had choice of fried or grilled and cod or halibut. I chose grilled halibut and it...More

Thank Anmore1115
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my family for Sunday lunch. The food was great and the service was friendly. My only complaint was how loud it got.

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a large group of pals. We sat in room near road, which was private, but would have liked the view at the back instead. The staff were very organized, efficient, and dealt with a busy restaurant and big group well. As a group...More

Thank Tiga_22
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a nice ocean front eatery with good food and a warm and friendly staff, then stop in here. The added bonus is, it can accommodate wheelchair users.

Thank kenw425
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It looks quite tacky on 1st impressions so we went in with little expectation... but the food turned out to be fantastic, some of the best fish and chips I've ever had. Friendly staff too.

Thank Ollie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first glance I wasn't impressed HOWEVER the clam chowder is REALLY good and the 'grilled' fish tacos were to die for 10/10

1  Thank Teri H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Late afternoon lunch when much of the bay was closed so already a plus they are open late. The veggie burger was very big and full of flavour and toppings. If you don't like hot peppers mention that because they are quite liberal with them....More

Thank Canadianswhotravel16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I ate here last weekend and were very happy with our meal. The fish n chips were fresh, and super crispy! The oysters were pan fried and SO GOOD!! Our server was really friendly and fun and we enjoyed the scenery and...More

Thank Ken M
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7 June 2015|
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Response from Alan H | Reviewed this property |
We use Canadian dollars up above the 49th but they accept American dollars also and American Visa and Master cards......
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-1550
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Family-friendly seafood restaurant in an eclectic seaside village. Family owned & operated. Oceanwise (Vancouver Aquarium recommended) & Marine Stewardship Council sustainable fisheries seafood. Local produce & bakery products. Celiac menu. Friendly, down-to-earth service.
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