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Cow Bay Cafe

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205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
2506271212
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Description: Casual Italian & coastal fare in a cozy neighbourhood cafe located on...
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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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Wonderful Food

Wonderful food that you can tell is made with precision and skill. The gluten free pasta is a good base for any of their delicious sauces and meats. I started with a nice green salad to start with the perfect amount of light dressing that allowed the vegetable and goat cheese flavours to be tasted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
jessiedavies
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful food that you can tell is made with precision and skill. The gluten free pasta is a good base for any of their delicious sauces and meats. I started with a nice green salad to start with the perfect amount of light dressing that allowed the vegetable and goat cheese flavours to be tasted. Next I had a seafood... More 

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Thank jessiedavies
Terrace, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had an excellent dinner here. We both had the seafood linguine, which had lots of mussels, salmon, and prawns and was delicious. The service was great and they have a nice wine list. Anytime we have eaten here, the food has been excellent. The view is great, too!

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Thank Dianne768
opasushi, Owner at Cow Bay Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! What a great way to start a beautiful sunny day here in Prince Rupert. More 

North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Having spent the summer in Alaska this was a breathe of fresh air, excellent food and table service. International standard.

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Thank Sailorles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Great pizza, best steak in town, cozzy place, perfect service and nice view. Highly recommended. Variety of beer and wines.

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Thank Vojta U
Kent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Excellent choice of food and drink cooked just right and served with good attention to detail. Nice view out over the sea too.

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Thank Peter B
Skryne, Ireland
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is a delightful restaurant in Prince Rupert which overlooks the water. If it is fine you can sit outside. We were driving in from Terrace. The restaurant was packed when we arrived, so it is a good idea to book in advance, we did so two days prior. We were in for a late seating. The place has a... More 

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Thank HayG_2012
opasushi, Manager at Cow Bay Cafe, responded to this review

It was great meeting you. Thank you for the comments. Hope to see you back again!! More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We have been to Prince Rupert many many times. We just got back from there two weeks ago and have never visited the Cow Bay Café until this last time. The décor and location is so West Coast, very pleasant atmosphere. Food was amazing and we will definitely make this one of our dining spots when we return next year.

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Thank Gale K
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We stopped in because of the rave reviews and had some wine, shared a salad and a pizza. The salad was good, the pizza a disappointment. a little too much char for my taste and the general flavor was just so-so. If I were to try again, I would go for a pasta dish.

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Thank Mary C
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Perfect scallops, pasta and salmon. The wine list was good and we enjoyed a South African Chenin blanc / Viognier. The creme brûlée was really good. Reservations are a good idea.

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Thank Susan S
Derby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Although Cow Bay cafe serves a lot of pizza/pasta meals, their specials board is just superb. I had sockeye salmon and my husband had the steak. There is an extensive range of wines and beers. It was so good that we have made a reservation for tonight! I would describe this place as a bistro rather than a cafe.

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Thank Nicola538

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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: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic

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