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Rock Cod Cafe

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road | Suite 3, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-746-1550
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“rock cod” (68 reviews)
“fish” (75 reviews)
“fries” (72 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
11:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road | Suite 3, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Rock Cod Cafe
1. Great Location
"Perfect spacious cafe on the waterside."
Tamsyn E
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2. Excellent food and service
"The food was excellent as was the service"
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3. Award Winning Seafood
" We had the clam chowder - best I've ever eaten."
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Reviewed today

Good experiences in the past led us to the Rock Cod for a very special dinner in November. Family flew in from various places and we anticipated a wonderful evening of good food and good company. We got the good company. The food ranged from...More

Thank bythelake2014
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We had a lovely couple of hours in Cowichan and thoroughly enjoyed our seafood at the Rock Cod Cafe Although quite busy it was clean and all the tables were quickly cleared and cleaned The service was excellent and the server was well presented and...More

Thank Anna Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was friendly, and our waitress was attentive. This made for a great connection point with long lost friends. It did take a long time for a food to be served, but when it came it was delicious.

Thank NicoleandMatt2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lively seafood joint, very popular, good food, reasonable prices. Extensive seafood menu. Also featuring some Vancouver Island craft beers

Thank Hilary M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Rock Cod cafe had different Seafood dishes on their menu. All based on fresh catch. But the way it is prepared is also very nice. It seems that most Seafood restaurants on the Island are not able to grill a fish and keep it...More

Thank tripZeist
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This renewed my belief in this traditional British dish. The best fish and chips ever. The location in one of Vancouver Island's cutest fishing harbours makes this a real treat.

Thank Maylis K
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We have been here before and food has been better but service was very disappointing this time. I’m not sure if it was the server’s first night or she was just having a bad night. The food is just ok I would say. We weren’t...More

1  Thank Christine K
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This was our second time eating here and the food is average nothing special. We ordered fish and chips, chowder and the cod balls. The chowder had absolutely no fish only potatoes and you could taste a thickening agent. The servers were harsh and trucker...More

3  Thank BERJOHA
JHokanson, Owner at Rock Cod Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Beryl, I don't often respond to reviews because they are so subjective, but you crossed the line with your comment 'The servers were harsh and trucker like'. I want you to imagine for a moment what it might feel like to read that comment knowing...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Fresh and delicious chowder hit the spot after a long day of checking out Cowichan Bay. Friendly and fast service and close to the hotel, definitely a must if you love seafood!

Thank loridharland
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Daily specials were well prepared and tasty. Staff was friendly and efficient. All and all a good experience.

Thank Brunodog12
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8 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
USD 5 - USD 23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road | Suite 3, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-1550
  • E-mail
Family-friendly seafood restaurant in an eclectic seaside village. Ocean Wise (Vancouver Aquarium recommended) & Marine Stewardship Council sustainable fisheries seafood. Local produce & bakery products. Celiac menu. Friendly, down-to-earth service. Great food!
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