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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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Monday
Closed
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 7
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  • 2
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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
Very fine dining

A great restaurant in the heart of Cow Bay/Prince Rupert. Right on the water and very interesting menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mike45992
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Reno, Nevada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Reno, Nevada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A great restaurant in the heart of Cow Bay/Prince Rupert. Right on the water and very interesting menu.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this restaurant and hadn't read any reviews. It has a great atmosphere and it just continues to get better from there. Absolutely delicious everything that we tried. Delightful service and the best Bruschetta that I have ever had.

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Salida, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We loved this restaurant! I had the best Pappardelle of my life with the most delicious sauce. My husband had the Salmon that was perfectly cooked and wonderful. The bonus here, as if you needed one...are the friendly, fun owners and waitstaff. Wish we could've gone there both days in Prince Rupert!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Five of us had dinner here last night, everything was scrumptious. My salmon was perfectly done, and the gravlax I had as a starter had pure salmon flavour and was wonderfully matched with the salad of arugula and mustard vinegrette. We made reservations dine here again.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The waitress was late, the chicken was overcooked and dry. Good food compared to cruise boat food. Barely. Had to keep moving due to people coming in and out the door. Waste of a lunch. Try mcdonalds. You might get better service and chicken....

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reading, berks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our best meal by far in Prince Rupert. The setting was fabulous - we sat on the patio and were entertained by a family of eagles. The young waitress was delightful. The food was excellent - all 3 meals couldn't be faulted. Would highly recommend

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roanoke rapids
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited Prince Rupert while on a cruise. Stopped in for lunch. Great view of the water. Our group had excellent fish chowder and prosciutto pizza with delicious salads. Wonderful service.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great cuisine for a small town & a small restaurant. Inventive, delicious, and well priced. Great view as a bonus from either the deck or inside.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a tremendous surprise. We went to Cow Bay Cafe hoping for a decent meal. We left after having a great meal served by a very engaging and proficient young woman. The food was certainly on par with many of Vancouver's finest restaurants. Well done Cow Bay Cafe!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we dined at Cow Bay Cafe in Prince Rupert. We sat on the deck to enjoy the (hot) evening sun and watch the ships come and go in the harbour. Then the food started to arrive. Wow! There were the shared starters of caprese salad which was well executed and the seared scallops with fennel in... More 

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Additional Information about Cow Bay Cafe

Address: 205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
Phone Number: 2506271212
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Prince Rupert
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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