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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, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 6
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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
Beautiful view great food wonderful staff

I love having dinner at Genoa bay cafe the food is always exceptional great wines to choose from and you sit on the dock at Genoa bay The staff go above and beyond they remember my name and they know what I like to eat

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
lulybird1953
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Duncan, Canada
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Duncan, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love having dinner at Genoa bay cafe the food is always exceptional great wines to choose from and you sit on the dock at Genoa bay The staff go above and beyond they remember my name and they know what I like to eat

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Thank lulybird1953
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A restaurant well known to boaters, tourists and locals alike, you can always depend on it for good food. it is a casual restaurant with a bit more upscale food. Kids are welcome.

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Thank Shoowoo
Vancouver
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Last night we celebrated New Years Eve at Genoa Bay Cafe.....unbelievable! A delicious, varied, 7 course dinner, beautifully presented and delivered to the table by delightful staff. Small portions but enough to get a real taste of everything and not so much that at the end you felt stuffed. On the contrary I felt replete but not over fed......I had... More 

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Thank Leslie L
kenora
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Again, we visited on the many recommendations of Trip Advisor contributors. I'm afraid they made it sound more upscale than it is, by listing calamari, charcuterie board, cheese board, escargot, and some other appealing items. It is a very cute/quaint place, on the water at Genoa Bay, looking out over the boats and float homes. But it was colder than... More 

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Thank freddie43Kenora
Youbou
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Great view of where Cowichan River joins Cowichan Lake and the weir, all windows for great view high ceilings, good pub style food, friendly courteous staff.

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Thank YoubouDebbie
Duncan, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We went there for my birthday on our first visit years ago. We had a wonderful dinner and view. At that time of year the atmosphere was comprised of mostly locals and had a warmth to it, that has me taking my friends to the Genoa Bay Café time and time again.

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Thank adorafedora
Vancouver Island
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Rustic, wonderful food, peaceful on the water. We kayak over from our home and love to have such a enjoyable lunch.a real westcoast place. Special.

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Thank denjan7
Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

the food and service is fantastic...what to order from the menu...the drinks and the divine , food. The view from the deck ....is breath taking...

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Thank sadie867
Vancouver Island, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is our go to celebration location. The food is great, maybe a little rich, and the portions generous. I always feel stuffed when I leave. And everything on the menu taste great. Very layed back atmosphere

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Thank brickerbrac
Duncan, BC
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Everything from the cuisine to the gorgeous views to the service is first class. Definitely an experience that is worth while.

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Thank kristasworld

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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: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?