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Cow Cafe

51 North Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia V0R 2G0, Canada
+1 250-749-4933
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good27%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (6 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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Canadian, American, Fusion
$$ - $$$
51 North Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia V0R 2G0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I ate here on a weekend in Cow Bay. The food was good and the staff friendly but the atmosphere is strange. There was a very loud wedding in the hall next door and it took away from the experience. While the...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During my stay on the Island my friend picked me up and we went to the Cow Cafe for dinner. It has moved to the hotel. Upon looking at the menu I was gob smacked. Didn't know what to order because it all looked so...More

Thank ToshieAnon
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

First time at Cow Cafe and we wanted a quick take out for supper. Ordered a Fish and chips one piece, and butter chicken. My wife really enjoyed the fish and chips, both were crispy, even after a short drive home. My butter chicken was...More

Thank Jentek
Reviewed 13 September 2017

It has been a while since we ventured back to Cowichan Bay for a meal because over the years they have been very hit-and-miss. However, that has now all changed. The Cow Café was a delightful discovery with fabulous presentation and delicious food to suit...More

Thank mme-arcati
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I had an excellent venison burger and Nanaimo cheesecake. Service was outstanding with a very friendly young lady named Delayne. I have given this restaurant a poor review previously but I was pleasantly suprised with the improvement.

Thank Jocelyn A
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Six of us went for brunch before Whale Watching at Ocean Ecoventures - a 2 minute walk away. View was great - overlooking the harbour and marina. Menu was a wonderful surprise.- really innovative - the chef must be extremely creative and love cooking! Food...More

Thank Kewarner
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We had the coast to coast meal for two here. It was wonderful seafood! The villa where we stayed recommend this place and they were right! The total glass front of the restaurant looked over the bay and boats. Beautiful!

Thank Mgnorrell
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Driving from Port Renfrew to Duncan, made a stop at the Cow Cafe for a bite to eat/rest. Welcoming, good food, your four legged furry friends are welcome on the two outside patios. Was a nice change from Tim Hortons.

Thank sunwhite1963
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This was by far the worst restaurant experience I have ever had! We made it very clear that three of us had severe allergies and ordered specifically and clearly to ensure our safety. The server seemed to understand and took our orders. When the food...More

2  Thank dsatya13
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Disappointed in some of the dishes. Beef burrito had 99% rice, 1% beef. Chinese buffet was awful. Wait staff seems stressed, not too friendly.

1  Thank lakepers0n
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Roderick G
26 August 2015|
Response from Mike L | Property representative |
Our potatoes are seasoned with salt, pepper and a bit of Thyme. They are then roasted in the oven with a small amount of water in a roasting pan . For service we toss them with garlic butter, Parmesan and fresh made Basil... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Canadian, American, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 North Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia V0R 2G0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Lake Cowichan
  • Phone Number: +1 250-749-4933
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Our menu is packed with classic dishes we create from scratch. Daily specials incorporate seasonal, local ingredients. From delicious appetizers to tasty salads, inspired entrees to decadent desserts, your meal will be one of a kind.
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