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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 9
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  • 3
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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
Lovely spot for boaters and land lovers

This café sits overlooking the marina at Genoa bay. Our service was cheery and well done. It is a bit of a drive to reach this hidden spot but well worth it for scenery and the lovely food at the end. They very willingly altered the menu to suit my needs and the food was delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Terry S
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Saltspring Is.
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Saltspring Is.
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This café sits overlooking the marina at Genoa bay. Our service was cheery and well done. It is a bit of a drive to reach this hidden spot but well worth it for scenery and the lovely food at the end. They very willingly altered the menu to suit my needs and the food was delicious.

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Vancouver Island
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We came over by boat with friends, sat on the deck and proceeded to have a wonderful time! Great setting, wonderful food and the service was attentive - they were more than accommodating with requests and our server Gord had us in stitches with his great humor and funny stories! I would not hesitate to recommend Genoa Bay to anyone

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have celebrated my past two birthdays at this restaurant. The staff are friendly and the food is delicious! Sit on the deck and enjoy the view of the marina.

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Duncan, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We always take Out Of Town friends here for lunch on the deck. The food is great and the scenery is even better!

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Vancouver Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Quiet little out of the way restaurant with a rustic decor suitable for the area. Food is excellent and beautifully presented. Staff are friendly and fun.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This wonderful little spot is well off the beaten track - but worth the drive for a meal that is more of an "experience" than mere food. Great setting, food and service were impeccable - and the water view is stunning!

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Duncan, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Just a great place to hang out and enjoy the view. Its one of those hidden places that you don't know is there unless you see it. But Fantastic once you find it

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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Our service was great, and our food was absolutely delightful. Everything done to perfection with great presentation and flavour.The setting is incredible. Just a perfect place to come to.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Literally at the end of the road, this cafe sits on Genoa Bay. You overlook houseboats, moored recreation boats, and I call them boat garages....I am sure there is a proper word for these units :) The wine list is local, the menu is burgers, salads, appies ( we were there for lunch) We ordered lamb burgers and fish and... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Excellent place. great ambience. quick service. cheerful staff. average prices. parking good nice views.

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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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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, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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