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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 118
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Excellent Service, Great Food, Amazing Setting

We had hear before this was the place to go but did not want to make the drive. We are delighted that we did. There was a group of six of us. Gordon the manager is exceptional, greets every guest like they were family. A food allergy was no problem. The ocean front view is amazing as was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Duncan1q
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duncan, bc
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
duncan, bc
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We had hear before this was the place to go but did not want to make the drive. We are delighted that we did. There was a group of six of us. Gordon the manager is exceptional, greets every guest like they were family. A food allergy was no problem. The ocean front view is amazing as was the service.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We always go here when my father-in-law is visiting, as he has dietary restrictions, and they are always ready to please. Fantastic food- some of the best, and what a view! It might be out of the way, but if you are looking for really good food, you have to try this place.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A hidden gem tucked away in the sleepy village of Genoa Bay, this restaurant is a real treat. With stunning views and amazing food, it serves as a great get a way dinner for you and your loved one

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Duncan, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sitting on the deck in the summer,with the added food and service is perfection. Well worth the drive.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had lunch here with my hubby and toddler on a quiet Friday afternoon and it was great. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Prices were reasonable for the nice food we were served. Can't wait to go back in the summer and sit on the deck. It's a bit of a hidden gem, but worth the drive as it is... More 

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La Conner, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Love dining here. Such a comfortable laid back feel with an excellent concise menu. A restaurant I'm always glad to return to and never disappointed in.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Nestled in Genoa Bay this is a great spot for a wonderful dining experience with great ambiance. Highly recommend the food and the service.

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Duncan, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My wife and I were here for 2014 New Years supper. With wine and all it was, as expected, expensive, but it was one of the best meals we have ever had. The service was excellent and the ambiance delightful. About to write this review, I read the earlier one from a visitor who found the place virtually boarded up... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I have always loved this place and sailed over today to go for dinner, but the place is gutted. Not a stick of furniture. No signs on the doors or anywhere. I am hoping they just plan a refurbishment, because this was the best little restaurant around.

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Mill Bay, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great little place to go and unwind, and see all the wild life. It is a cute little place that is a ways out of Duncan, but well worth the drive. Gord will make sure you get what you want! This is a must to go and check out the Cafe!

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?