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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

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    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
An excellent start to the new season

One of our favourite places to go for lunch, a beautiful drive through the countryside, to arrive at the end of the road, Mile 0 actually (there is a sign) to the quaint cafe in Genoa Bay. We shared the crab & chorizo cakes with the lemon aioli, so good! Then we each had a bowl of seafood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
GabriolaGirl17
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Gabriola Island, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gabriola Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

One of our favourite places to go for lunch, a beautiful drive through the countryside, to arrive at the end of the road, Mile 0 actually (there is a sign) to the quaint cafe in Genoa Bay. We shared the crab & chorizo cakes with the lemon aioli, so good! Then we each had a bowl of seafood chowder. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Had 2 dinners One pork tenderloin and one chicken breast, Both cooked to the point it was like a rock. need a saw for the pork tenderloin. Pretty bad.

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Duncan, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great food - great location - reasonable priced menu - great scenic drive to get there from Duncan. Overlooks the Marina. Well worth the short drive.

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Duncan, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We LOVE Genoa Bay... It is our go to restaurant for any special event and we are never disappointed. We take all our out of town guests here as the atmosphere is perfect, food and drinks excellent and service is always great! Worth the drive out!!!

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Duncan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant overlooking the water in Genoa Bay, which is a short drive from Maple Bay outside Duncan. The food is delicious and the setting is spectacular, however it is quite pricey.

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Duncan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love going here for the best food with a large selection to choose from. What could be better than sitting on the deck on a warm west coast summer day with friends enjoying the view watching the boats and eating a fantastic meal and having a few drinks. The staff are so much fun, they really help make the... More 

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duncan, bc
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?