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Masthead Restaurant

1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-748-3714
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“caesar salad” (24 reviews)
“scallops” (18 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Staying at a Super 8 and not wanting to risk Smitty's, we cabbed over to the Masthead without an appointment and we were treated like long lost friends. Professionalism of service and balance between being there and leaving you alone was perfect. We had crab...More

Thank Northvanbear
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The chef offers a generous three-course meal that is not only good value, but also a sumptuous meal that I have had twice in the past two months. The main on these occasions was a pasta/ beef brisket dish that was hearty, rich, and tasty....More

Thank Kennedy56
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The home made chips were delicious. I'm so glad we tried them. Probably some of the best I've had. The chowder was good, the scallop appetizer very good, and the mussels appetizer excellent. I would order the latter next time. Service was good with attitude....More

Thank Mishka01
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Great food, brilliant service, piano and double bass live music - as always with food, you get what you pay for and it was well worth it!

Thank _suzanne_burgon
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The food was delicious, but our service was a little slow. I think we were forgotten about, or maybe our server was just very busy. We were put at a table in the back corner behind the bar. We received water, but our drink order...More

Thank foodie13889
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Food is good. 3 course special good value. Setting is beautiful. Looking over Cowichan Bay with Salt Spring island in the background and Genoa Bay on your left.

Thank 258suzie
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a beautiful nautical old building. I was not impressed with the food though as I expected more out of this place. It is more along the fine dining line, and we got our meat on individual plates and just a bowl of mixed...More

1  Thank SandLaj
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here in the past and it was excellent this visit the food was OK and the service was not good. At this point we wouldn't go back

Thank cheesieman
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We wanted to take relatives out for a nice dinner in Cowichan Bay and so we decided to try Masthead. We weren't disappointed! The menu was intriguing and everything we ordered exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with great service and fantastic wine....More

Thank Barb M
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We had a lovely dinner in honor of our 45th Anniversary. We were both very pleased with the service and the food--especially the Seafood Linquine. The restaurant also has a very nice ambience with the sparkling glassware and the beautiful view.

Thank Cherie N
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26 May 2017|
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Response from Heather M | Reviewed this property |
You will have to go tk their website I am afraid for this. For a fun experience you can take a boat shuttle called Greylag Tours back and forth to the restaurant from Genoa Bay or Cowichan Bay to the restaurant.
6 July 2015|
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Response from Dixie S | Reviewed this property |
They are only open for Supper starting at 5 pm. You will not be disappointed. You find it very relaxing so in reality it is a dining experience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-748-3714
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