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Genoa Bay Cafe

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5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y8, Canada
250 746 7621
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Nestled in the tranquility of picturesque Genoa Bay on Vancouver Island...
Nestled in the tranquility of picturesque Genoa Bay on Vancouver Island, about 1 hour north of Victoria and only 15 minutes from Duncan, the Genoa Bay Café has rewarded guests with one of the most delightful dining experiences in the Cowichan Valley.
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  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Great food, great view. The staff is very friendly and personally. I had the pulled pork it was very taste.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Sandy M
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Duncan, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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English first
Duncan, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great food, great view. The staff is very friendly and personally. I had the pulled pork it was very taste.

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We just enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Genoa Bay Cafe. Having arrived by boat, we tied up at the adjacent marina, which was really handy. The restaurant is clean, cozy and quaint. Our server was so friendly and accommodating of our young children (not to mention her perfect red lip!). Lunch was nothing short of fantastic: fresh, delicious and served... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife another couple and myself made reservations for dinner. Beautiful passive views one a lovely Saturday evening. Waitress Michelle extremely out going and funny, we ordered appetizer, entrees and dessert.The goat and cheese stuffed figs were outstanding and so was the New York strip, lastly and most important the three flan dessert just put the icing on the cake.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A warm & welcoming place, with a wonderful view of the bay. Service outstanding (shout out to Danielle!). I started with a spinach salad, then had pork loin stuffed with bacon, wild mushroom & onion, while my B had her Rack of Lamb with a garden fresh mint hazelnut pesto; couldn't have been better, & leftovers provided nourishment & great... More 

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West Vancouver
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What's not to like? Friendly, witty staff, the freshest seafood possible, fantastic cocktails and the view is one of the prettiest in the Gulf Islands. Like most boaters we crave "getting away from it all" but Genoa Bay spices rugged coastal BC beauty with a pretty marina and when the food is this good it becomes a "must" destination between... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great way to spend a Sunday.. nice little kayak paddle and then a delicious appy at Genoa Bay Cafe. I had the goat cheese stuffed figs and my sister had the lettuce prawn wraps. Both appys, absolutely yummy. Bro had the full deal..a pulled pork sandwich so good he almost licked the plate ! Definitely on my places to go... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This great little marina-side restaurant is just a few minutes drive from Duncan. It's a very worthwhile detour from Highway # 1, about half-way between Nanaimo and Victoria. If it's a warm day or evening, sitting out on the terrace is ideal, with a picture postcard setting of sailboats, ocean and hills. We've tried it for lunch and dinner...a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

5 of us shared 3 starters that were all outstanding and each of our mains was terrific as well. Go there if you are in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

beautiful view & amazing food! it's a twisty little road down to the cafe. peaceful and pretty scenery. great customer service with an amazing menu. it is worth the short journey from Duncan, BC.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Lovely for lunch on a summer day outside on their deck. Portions are really big - consider splitting appies! The garlic naan was fantastic, it came with figs and cranberry relish. Fish tacos (with fried haddock) were good but the tacos themselves were not crisp. The pulled pork sandwich was a hit and was enormous! Good local wine and pleasant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: 250 746 7621

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 28
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view

Description

Nestled in the tranquility of picturesque Genoa Bay on Vancouver Island, about 1 hour north of Victoria and only 15 minutes from Duncan, the Genoa Bay Café has rewarded guests with one of the most delightful dining experiences in the Cowichan Valley.

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