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Smiles Seafood Cafe

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Fish & Chips, Diner, Seafood
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113 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A4, Canada
12506243072
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Casual Coffee shop with booth section. Dining lounge room, fully licensed...
Casual Coffee shop with booth section. Dining lounge room, fully licensed premises with Ocean view.
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  • 19
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food!

We had a wonderful dinner of King Crab. It's more like a diner (decor) but friendly staff and good food. It was always busy so that says a lot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Annie N
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Surrey, Canada
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Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

VERY poor service today, food was not bad but because of the terrible service things just were not good. Management needs to take a good look at training, the person who waited on us today either had none or it didn't take. To bad, been there a few times before and this seems to be the trend, seems to be... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stopped in at Smiles Seafood Café, which is right next to the Cow Bell Café because we found out that the Cow Bell required reservations. Twenty empty tables and we were required to wait for 2 1/2 hours. We went next door to Smiles Seafood and had one of the best seafood meals I've had in a long time.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visited after a trip and dinner was awful. The staff too busy to really care. Food overcooked and poorly served, the fish was all batter

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner of King Crab. It's more like a diner (decor) but friendly staff and good food. It was always busy so that says a lot.

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Liberty Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great, friendly service. Food was very good also. Conveniently located near the marina. Fresh fish and crab daily!!!

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British Columbia, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I was there once for lunch and found the staff to be quite unfriendly and the food to be very average. The name of the restaurant left me chuckling, thinking that the last thing I expected, given my experience, was a Smile!

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Terrace, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Their halibut and chips is a great choice for a restaurant with a seaside view. Nestled in a little cave area with lots of great shopping for all ages. Come check it out yourself!

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Quesnel, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I have eaten here several times over the years and it was not quite as good as it has been in the past but still quite good. As always the service was very accommodating and good. The prices have gone up a bit but where hasn't that happened? I will continue to come back here.

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Prince George, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Had a seafood platter which was quite good. Fast, friendly service. Easy to find. Great view of the harbour.

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British Columbia, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I get that this a mom and pop shop, and I want to support local business and be a nice person and all of that.... but the food was greasy... .... the restaurant was dirty.... ...and I regretted going there and won't again.

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Additional Information about Smiles Seafood Cafe

Address: 113 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A4, Canada
Phone Number: 12506243072
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Prince Rupert
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 to 30
Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Diner, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Prince Rupert
  • Phone Number: 12506243072

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 to 30
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Diner, Seafood

Description

Casual Coffee shop with booth section. Dining lounge room, fully licensed premises with Ocean view.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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