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Cow Bay Cafe

205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
2506271212
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Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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
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English first
Medford, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We agree with the other reviews: quaint, good food, great view of the local fishing fleet from their deck-up close and personal. Eat outside if you can. We were there in the mid-afternoon and so we had pizza. Nice thin crust and very tasty. Menu pricing will get your attention, but we definitely would go back.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What more could you want from a restaurant than breath-taking views? Well, in Prince Rupert, some seafood could be nice. I was really hoping for some nice salmon from the shores of this coastal town, and unfortunately, that is the one area where the Cow Bay Cafe did not deliver. They only had one fish on the menu (halibut, not... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Four of us had dinner at the Cow Bay Café in Prince Rupert BC. This was my first time visiting the restaurant and it was recommended by my son, who lives in PR. The restaurant is small and so space is limited so we made a reservation. Each dish ordered was so fresh and with great taste, it was amazing.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After tramping the streets of Prince Rupert looking for lunch, we had given up hope of finding anywhere offering the sort of food served at the Cow Bay Café. It was a revelation. Our meals were cooked with finesse using high quality ingredients. The halibut was particularly good with the fish being perfectly complemented by the sauce and accompaniments. If... More

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Sitka, Alaska
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

So happy to see this restaurant re-opened with new owners. It was just as delightful as before, though the menu is a bit different now. Our food was delicious and the service was friendly and prompt. The smoked salmon crostini was amazing! We will definitely be back!!

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Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Had an excellent meal.. Fresh Halibut salad and and followed it up with a great dessert of Panna Cotta was a little pricy but worth every flavor and bite. Would most certainly recommend.

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Campbell River, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were in Prince Rupert for only a few hours and found the town very disappointing, until we discovered the Cow Bay Cafe. It is truly a diamond in the rough. The food was excellent and the service pleasant..

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Regina, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Went there just for dessert so I can't speak to the food but my dessert was delicious. Cute place and nicely decorated. Maybe a little pricey but otherwise great.

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This cafe was recommended by a friend in Kitimat. Cuisine is Italian influenced and unbelievable! I travelled and lived in Italy and this cafe has the best caprese salad I have very had. The view is breathtaking and the service genuine. Highly recommended!!!

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Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My wife and I ate here on Sunday evening 27/04/2014 for dinner, We were given a good welcome and I had fresh halibut with fresh vegetables,it was delicious,my wife had a steak which again was delicious. Well worth a repeat visit,which we tried on Monday but it was closed.

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