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Cow Bay Cafe

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205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
2506271212
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Reservations
Description: Casual Italian & coastal fare in a cozy neighbourhood cafe located on the...
Casual Italian & coastal fare in a cozy neighbourhood cafe located on the waterfront in Cow Bay Featuring... Seasonal specials posted daily House made bread and dessertsFine selection of International wine and craft beersEat In / Take AwayGluten free& kid friendly
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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Thi place just keeps getting better. Give it a try if you haven't been in awhile!

We had one of the best meals we had there in ages last week. It seems that they are really hitting their stride there. After the re-opening it was hard to not expect what the previous owner did but they are working hard to provide an Italian experience that is not the typical Canadian Italian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Danny H
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had one of the best meals we had there in ages last week. It seems that they are really hitting their stride there. After the re-opening it was hard to not expect what the previous owner did but they are working hard to provide an Italian experience that is not the typical Canadian Italian fair. Try it now if... More 

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Prince Rupert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

After three excellent meals at this restaurant over the last two months I am inspired to write my first ever Trip Advisor review. On each visit we tried one of the multiple features including the miso halibut, lamb shank and clam pappardelle that was loaded with prawns, scallops and yes clams. Great wine list as well. In addition to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I came by myself while my husband was out fishing for the day. I was treated to a window seat and the service was great,. I had a glass of their house Chardonnay and the seafood chowder which came with crostini and a green salad. The broth was delicious.The only complaint I have is that prawns and salmon in the... More 

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Prince George, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Unique little coffee shop . Incredible coff. Loved the treats and the mocha milkshakes. Cool themed shop.

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Prince Rupert, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great scenery. CustomerService was friendly but it took 45 mins to get our food on a lunch hour due to the limits of the kitchen to prepare menu items. High priced for the inconvenience. Food was reasonably good but the restaurant did not live up to my expectations of it considering it did receive a local award as a favourite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I both had the steak with risotto but opted for different complimenting sauces. The steak was top quality and seared perfectly to melt in our mouths, and garnished with the best choice of vegetables. Great service, and with a more than decent selection of wine, it was easily one of the top fine dining experiences we've had... More 

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Prince Rupert, Canada
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went for a birthday dinner for a family member. Worst service ever! The regular waitress was unfortunately not on duty while we were there. Our server had to be asked several times just for water. Appys arrived with no plates to eat them on........

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opasushi, Owner at Cow Bay Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Paul I am sorry to see that your experience with us on this particular evening was less than expected. I would like to give you a bit of background on the evening in the hopes you can understand why your service was rated poor. Prior to your reservation one of our more experienced servers called in sick at the... More 

Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I always make a point to stop in for a bite to eat when in town for business or pleasure. Not only to see my cousin who is by far the best server they could of hired for such a unique, friendly restaurant but to enjoy fresh, homemade food. Caeser salad is to die for so i always get this... More 

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Oldsmar
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch on the cafés patio waterside. A terrific salad and flatbread pizza with some terrific BC Chardonnay. Very good service and a visit from the owner completed our great dining experience.

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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice little place to go for lunch or snack and visit relax . Alot of tourists come here because it's right down cowbay and I find it an enjoyable little place

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Prince Rupert
  • Phone Number: 2506271212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business

Description

Casual Italian & coastal fare in a cozy neighbourhood cafe located on the waterfront in Cow Bay Featuring... Seasonal specials posted daily House made bread and dessertsFine selection of International wine and craft beersEat In / Take AwayGluten free& kid friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?