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Genoa Bay Cafe

5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y8, Canada
250 746 7621
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Ranked #2 of 89 Restaurants in Duncan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Duncan, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Duncan, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We eat here fairly often as it is in out neighborhood. The lamb burgers are the best! The menu is a little pricey but sitting on the deck in beautiful Genoa Bay is worth paying a little more!

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Victoria, BC Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wonderful lunch with friends on a sunny Saturday in November. Genoa Bay Cafe is tucked away in a charming Marina location. The Genoa Bay area is in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, around a 20 minute drive from downtown Duncan. The restaurant is small, and offers both inside and outside dining. Our gracious host, Stacey, offered us their Signature Calamari, that... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Even the drive to Mile 0 is outstanding and worth every short kilometre ... This is a very special place to relax over a superb meal.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are in the cowichan valley, or visiting the valley you MUST eat at the Genoa Bay Cafe! Four of us kayaked there from Cowichan Bay and it was a great paddle and the food was amazing. This was one of my favorite experiences in the Valley.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

good food-well presented and at a reasonable price-throw in the view/atmosphere and what else would you want?

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Duncan, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a 'sweet' spot nestled away in beautiful Genoa Bay! No matter what the weather is doing, it will always be a gorgeous place to visit. The drive in is winding but well worth it to get to the scrumptious, tantalizing taste sensations! The food is worth every penny but the bill sneaks up fast~ maybe it was the... More 

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Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Genoa Bay Cafe is our favourite restaurant in the Cowichan Valley. It is where we take visitors, where we go for special occasions and just to go out. Food is always good, good wine selection, great service and beautiful location. Highly recommend.

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Address: 5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y8, Canada
Phone Number: 250 746 7621
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
Average Prices: USD 10 - 28
Cuisine: Canadian

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