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Cow Cafe

1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-597-4353
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, European
$$ - $$$
1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Off the hop the view is stunning! The locale unassuming, pretty casual really. Not a lot of work went into decorating but it's functional and very social. It feels like and is a good spot for a cocktail or two with friends and a good...More

Thank D H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for supper last Friday before a meeting in the hotel. Arrived at the front desk where a sign said "Please wait to be seated" We waited a reasonable amount of time and no staff to be seen. So we walked in and found a...More

1  Thank CowBayCouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch in late March. I would recommend the Montreal Grilled Cheese sandwich, the clam chowder and the wonderful calamari.

Thank ML W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 for lunch, something for everyone on the menu. Very pleasant staff and the food was great! It was a beautiful day, nice view but not many patrons. I'd go again for sure.

Thank Ava C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took Friends out for what we hoped would be a special meal. The halibut was VERY small but didn't matter since it was dried out. Nice fresh vegetablaes but they and rice pilaf was cold. Salmon also over cooked and shrimp on top were tasteless,and...More

1  Thank Larry & Pat D
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner here while visiting Cowichan Bay recently, at the recommendation of some local folks. We were seated at a table with a beautiful view of the harbour/Bay. The fish and chips were delicious and they serve lots of local wines as well....More

Thank Cathyt20132013
CowCafe, Manager at Cow Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time here! Thank you for taking the time to write an awesome review! Stop in again next time you are in the area! :)

Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a great place, good staff, food was great. I had butternut ravioli, it was the special it was delicious.

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Although we have had some good meals at the Cow Cafe, New Year's was an exception and a huge disappointment. We had made a reservation based on the menu posted on their website. We were shocked when we arrived to find a completely different menu....More

Thank happytravels2
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I've not tasted tender roast beef like that in a long time. Also served garlic & herb mashed potatoes. Vegetables, well they were ok. I mean with that good Roast beef, who cares about veggies. The view, we did not see. When it's dark &...More

Thank Ben Y
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The atmosphere is nice, but the service and food were way below par. Bland is the word that best describes my drink and menu choice. The first sip of my Caesar tasted oddly like ketchup, but was palatable after I sent it back for a...More

Thank Chemainus48
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 35
American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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