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Cowbay Cafe - CLOSED

1721 Cowichan Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 746-0378
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Sun 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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8 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Cow Cafe patio is the perfect summer venue for drinks with friends or that special someone. I enjoyed it several times over the summer and was impressed with the view every time - mountains, houseboats, boats and kayakers. The drinks are tasty and the mussels are to die for - mmm so delicious! The service was a bit slow... More 

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San Francisco, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Although the inside restaurant is rather bare and a bit shabby, the outside deck (as others have noted) has terrific views. The service is pleasant and helpful. The prices were mid-range -not too expensive but not cheap either. For us, the food was mediocre. We had halibut, mixed salad, and the yam fries. None of the food was spectacular, but... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Most of the offerings are quite good and reasonably priced here. The notable exception is their calamari dish which is gawd awful - terrible quality overcooked calamari with cheap pickled peppers spread over top. How creative is that? Gotta dig that deck though.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had a fantastic Seafood Platter for two at a reasonable price, great priced wine list, great service and a beautiful view. We loved it so much we almost went back again our second night there. We will be going back for sure!

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Duncan, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Food here is great! Fresh and well prepared. The halibut fish and chips on special is to die for! Service, just average. Kitchen is very very slow, so be ready for a long wait for your food. However the view outside on the deck is to die for, so bring your friends or loved ones and just enjoy being outside... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

After eating here for the past 5 years on a regular basis, it's time for a review. Surprised to see only 2 reviews here so far. Sunday during the Prawn Festival, my partner and I enjoyed a lovely meal on their patio with the great view of the bay and Mt. Tzou. Cheapest pour of Guinness anywhere (when on special)... More 

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Duncan, Canada
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Great place to eat. The food is excellent and so is the service. A great view from the deck. Parking is very crowded and not a pleasant experience.

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vancouver, bc
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We visit the Cowichan Valley 5 - 6 times a year and almost every time we go to Cow Bay Cafe. Their food is so good and the service friendly. I almost always have the chowder - award winning several years and counting - and we have also had their $5 burgers, fish and chips and wings. Every thing as... More 

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Additional Information about Cowbay Cafe

Address: 1721 Cowichan Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 746-0378
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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