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Cow Bay Cafe

205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
2506271212
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I had the chicken salad w/couscous and the rhubarb panna cotta, it was wonderful and the staff was very friendly. Total bill was reasonable (under $50) for dinner, dessert, glass of wine and coffee. I was with a friend who is gluten intolerant and she was also very happy with her meal, the staff accommodated her diet as a matter... More

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

Hi We're so glad. We always try to accommodate gluten allergies. Appreciate the review. Thank you More

Quadra Island, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I passed a very good moment. Good pizza and beautiful view on the sea.It's a small and warm restaurant with very good qualities. I will be back.

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

We're so glad you enjoyed us and took the time to give us a great review. Much appreciated. Hope to see you back soon More

prince George
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Was in town with a organization. Went out early on a Friday night to take in the Cafe, as it was highly recommended. Didn't make a reservation as it was very early ( 5 pm ) for dinner. Well we arrive to the most amazing smells in the Cafe, 90% of the tables empty, but with reservation signs on them.... More

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

Hi Thank you for your potential review of Cowbay Cafe :) We are sorry to have missed you. Reservations on Fridays can be quite booked but we usually have space from 5-6pm and past 8. Weekdays are no problem. We'd love to have you try again. The taste is even better than the smell Call 250 627 1212 if you... More

Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Cow Bay Cafe was amazing!! My boyfriend and I both had Italian dishes which were to die for! Such a beautiful, quiet place with amazing views! The service was very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Cow Bay Cafe! It was our favourite place in Prince Rupert! We were very pleased and will return again.

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Prince Rupert, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

The first time I came here a little while ago I was disappointed. Other than a great server and a beautiful building there was nothing to speak of. I had a pizza, which had a great crust but the middle was uncooked and not enough toppings. Again, not much has changed. The server was friendly but spacey and not attentive.... More

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Prince Rupert, BC
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This restaurant is under new ownership and it was one of my favorites in the past so the new owners had something to live up to. I was pleased with the new décor and the smells coming from the kitchen upon arrival immediately had my mouth watering. Our service and food was excellent, very good sized portions. We shared an... More

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

By far the best Linguini Carbonara I've ever had. If your ever near this place it's amazing don't miss it. Wish I could go back just to eat there again.

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New Westminster, BC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is a really great restaurant with a wonderful location and atmosphere. The food we had for lunch was superb but it seemed to be pricey for a lunch menu and there didn't seem to be a less expensive option. We saw many people turning around after reading the menu. If you are looking for great food in a small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Arrived in town and followed good adviceFood was fantastic. Service was friendly and attentive. The food was definitely dining quality not cafe quality. Excellent. Good value for large portions. I'm coming back as soon as I return to prince Rupert.

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Merritt, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We were looking for a nice place with good food, and we certainly found it at the Cow Bay Cafe. I had pasta, very delicious. The service was terrific, the atmosphere very cozy and friendly, the views fantastic. The dessert menu was mouth watering, we tried the creme brûlée and cheesecake. Will definitely stop by here again when in the... More

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