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Cow Bay Cafe

) #3 of 54 Restaurants in Prince Rupert $$ - $$$ Seafood, Italian,
205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
+1 250-627-1212
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (18 reviews)
“salmon” (20 reviews)
“crostini” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Located in the heart of Cow Bay, this small restaurant offers an interesting ever changing menu that should satisfy most palates. It leans towards Italian dishes but it also offers excellent seafood and red meat selections. The decor is warm & inviting and the service...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

They were open now for Monday dinners but were full. So the next day we call for a reservation. Left the message and our hotel #. Walked over at 7pm to find the place closed. 'Private Party.'

Thank Tripperzerro
opasushi, Owner at Cow Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are very sorry to have caused concern with availability. Unfortunately we do book up fast which can be disappointing. We try to avoid large parties in the summer but had this one booked in advance. Again our apologies.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and the service in this Restaurant is good but overpriced. I don't think I would eat here again---I can understand that food is more expensive here, but not seafood, I'm sorry but this is a RIP-OFF.More

Thank ernieandsue
opasushi, Owner at Cow Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello We're sorry you were disappointed with your experience. I'm not sure what meal specifically you had but we do stand behind our prices. We choose higher grade ingredients purposefully and are comparably priced to restaurants of the same quality in our region. We strive...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Best pasta I've ever had. Service was beyond good. We will be back and we will be recommending! The kids pizza is homemade and cheesy! Just the way he likes it. Have to eat here for sure if down at Cow bay!

Thank Wandering6
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We were recommended this place by our host whilst in PR before catching the ferry to Port Hardy and it certainly didnt disappoint! We had the smoked salmon, capers and herbed cream cheese for starters which was fantastic, all the flavours worked very well togather....More

Thank Stretch75
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I eat out a lot in Manhattan restaurants and am pretty picky. I was in Prince Rupert for a week and ate twice at Cow Bay Cafe and twice at Opa Sushi, the sister restaurant. What a lucky find. Loved them both. Service excellent at...More

Thank murraylow
Reviewed 30 April 2017

My daughter and I went there for dinner last night. The waitresses were very friendly and we had excellent service. Had the bruscetta as an appetizer and it was delicious. Our entrees were also very tasty. Would recommend.

Thank Lovella S
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We had a wonderful late lunch here. The food was amazing, the restaurant décor was awesome and the server was very nice. Love, love, loved it!! Can't wait to go back

Thank renna170
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My daughter and I were very disappointed with our dinner and overall experience at Cow Bay Cafe this evening (April 15, 2017). Despite the fact that we had a reservation, we felt unwelcome and rushed by the staff upon arrival. It was very busy there...More

Thank brenda p
opasushi, Owner at Cow Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hello We are sorry to hear about your bad experience. Yes indeed our oven did break down right before service and there were items not available. We agree it would have been helpful for service to inform you and unfortunately we were trying to make...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Had a chance to try out the breakfast and the view at the new location in the Oceanfront Hotel. Very nice food, good service and can't beat the view! Will be back.

Thank Tracy P
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Nearby Attractions
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Hello We believe you posted this to the wrong restaurant. We are not connected to a hotel nor do we have a waiter. If you would be so kind as to remove it as it does impact our rating. sorry to hear you had such a bad evening.
14 July 2015|
Response from opasushi | Property representative |
We believe this posting was to the wrong Cafe as we are not connected to a hotel nor do we have a waiter in our employment.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Prince Rupert
  • Phone Number: +1 250-627-1212
Casual Italian & westcoast seafood in a cozy neighbourhood cafe located on the waterfront in Cow Bay Featuring... Traditional Italian pizzas, pastas and antipasto Fresh and local seafood Home made desserts and bread Award winning Italian and BC wines with local craft beers Eat In / Take Away Gluten free & kid friendly
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