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#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-746-1550
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Family-friendly seafood restaurant in an eclectic seaside village. Family...
Family-friendly seafood restaurant in an eclectic seaside village. Family owned & operated. Oceanwise (Vancouver Aquarium recommended) & Marine Stewardship Council sustainable fisheries seafood. Local produce & bakery products. Celiac menu. Friendly, down-to-earth service.
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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food & large portions

Stopped at the rock cod for some lunch with the boyfriend. Server was very sweet and friendly, young girl with glasses who shared a fear of wasps with me! Food was filling and delicious...very large portions!! A good place to stop for a nice lunch or dinner if you don't want anything too fancy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Steph S
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Victoria, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

a number of years ago we went to these very atmospheric eateries and enjoyed a fantastic seafood feast on a very scenic patio. i had read a lot of trip advisor reviews and assumed that it must have been at the rock cod cafe. My husband and i just had a craving to return and enjoy what we thought would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped here our first night in Cowichan Bay and were not disappointed. Good options for kids and our celiac. The fish tacos with habanero sauce were fantastic!

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stopped at the rock cod for some lunch with the boyfriend. Server was very sweet and friendly, young girl with glasses who shared a fear of wasps with me! Food was filling and delicious...very large portions!! A good place to stop for a nice lunch or dinner if you don't want anything too fancy. Relaxed atmosphere and beautiful location right... More 

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Moses Lake, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were spoiled early on when we hit up the Rock Cod Café for lunch. Mr. had Cod and Prawns. I had a bowl of clam chowder with garlic bread on the side. We always share a bite with each other and both agreed that every dish was perfectly done. I'll make mention of the generous sizes of the plates... More 

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Ladysmith, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The service was great ! Many choices of batter/breading. We all ordered the coconut coating, it was excellent. Lots of food, take home for lunch the next day. No complaints.

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Cowichan Bay, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Last night we took our friends from New Jersey for a sea food dinner because I've been bragging for years about how good the food was. It took one and a half hours to get our meals and the sockeye salmon was raw in the middle after our friends asked for well done. They were served bread but no butter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were a party of 5, we hadn't made a reservation and arrived at 5pm. the staff were very accommodating and found us a table although they asked we vacate by 7 as they were fully booked. And we could understand why. Great atmosphere, good beer, food sublime. Service prompt so we were finished by 6.45 without rushing. A little... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Pan fried oysters were awesome, other dishes we tried great too. Took awhile to get food, but they were fairly busy. A bit pricey, but not out of line with other places in the area.

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Victoria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Such a wonderful restaurant. We go to this restaurant regularly and the food is always outstanding. The wait staff are super efficient and friendly without being intrusive and the food always arrives hot, delicious and quickly. I would say it is one of the very best seafood restaurants on the island and yet the prices are so reasonable. The atmosphere... More 

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Cyrene H, Owner at Rock Cod Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your praise! It is wonderful to know that we are one of your favourites. Best wishes from Cowichan Bay! More 

Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Rock Cod Cafe had come highly recommended to us and we arranged to meet friends there for lunch. The wait-staff were accommodating and gave us an excellent table where we could spend several hours visiting. The food was OK--nothing spectacular but agreeable nonetheless. We ordered a variety of entrees and the most successful one was the fish and chips.... More 

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Additional Information about Rock Cod Cafe

Address: #4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-746-1550
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $9 to $18
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-1550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $9 to $18
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Family-friendly seafood restaurant in an eclectic seaside village. Family owned & operated. Oceanwise (Vancouver Aquarium recommended) & Marine Stewardship Council sustainable fisheries seafood. Local produce & bakery products. Celiac menu. Friendly, down-to-earth service.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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