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Rock Cod Cafe

#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-746-1550
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cod” (36 reviews)
“fries” (59 reviews)
“fish tacos” (29 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were three generations of family going out for a meal and this was a perfect location. My son's friend recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Everyone was very happy with the portion sizes and flavor of their food. My highlight was the...More

Thank CLG4714
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Frequented again with family and was disappointed with the food ... especially reduced serving size along with higher pricing. Have been going here for years and noticed change in the last year or thereabouts. Always took out of town guests here ... will no longer...More

1  Thank close2good
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the rock cod for lunch on a busy Saturday. The service was a bit slow, but it was extremely busy in the restaurant at the time. Once our meals came the food was great. Halibut fish and chips were great. The batter wasn't...More

Thank JR02014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew grilled fish was coated in flour? I am wheat intolerant and nowhere on the menu does it say the grilled fish is coated with flour nor do they advertise a gluten free menu. When I spoke to the manager,after eating the so called...More

1  Thank jeavangakhal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rock Cod is consistently excellent for seafood. Their seafood chowder is fabulous and their rock cod plates are very good too. The Rock Cod salad is way more than just a few lettuce leaves...with the addition of shaved beets, tomatoes, cheese which adds a...More

Thank SeeDee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

rustic marina restaurant. the fish was excellent. the view of the bay, the scenery made it an even better visit. highly recommended

Thank Emmanuel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived we were told we only had 5 minutes to place an order for food. That wasn't a problem as we had come for fish and chips. The cod was lightly batter, cooked all the way through and was delicious. The food arrived...More

Thank A-847
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always remember past visits as to how good it all was. Not this time. We split an order of tiger prawns and almost gagged on the lemon pepper dip. Expecting fresh lemon juice and pepper the synthetic glop ruined the taste of the prawns....More

1  Thank Pamela J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit to Rock Cod Cafe and it was just as good as the first couple of times. Friendly staff and great service, Fish tacos with clam chowder sides and fries, with a couple pints of Vancouver Islander. I've had the same...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Our last take out order we were pleasantly surprised it was much better than the time before, it had been awhile. Unfortunately last night we tried again and although the cod was nice and crispy, the fries had changed from the last time and were...More

Thank Tracy P
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Can you use US money at the hotel or do you have to have pesos. Can you exchange your money at the hotel?
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 9 - USD 18
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, 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. Family owned & operated. Oceanwise (Vancouver Aquarium recommended) & Marine Stewardship Council sustainable fisheries seafood. Local produce & bakery products. Celiac menu. Friendly, down-to-earth service.