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#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
250-746-1550
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Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Fish & Chips with a View

+ Note opens at 11am on Sundays + Service was fast + Server was very accommodating Had some good suggestions. + Food was very nice + Good lunch specials + Home made soup was very nice. + Salads fresh, good presentation. + View over the docks of Cowichan Bay BC.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Ben Y
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Lake Cowichan
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lake Cowichan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

+ Note opens at 11am on Sundays + Service was fast + Server was very accommodating Had some good suggestions. + Food was very nice + Good lunch specials + Home made soup was very nice. + Salads fresh, good presentation. + View over the docks of Cowichan Bay BC.

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Mill Bay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Well know for their awesome fish and chips, the Rod Cod Cafe offers a great atmosphere and an epic view of the bay, Mount Tzouhalem and Saltspring Island. Their service is amazing, I went there 3 times and really, I have nothing to complain about. If you want to live the real island experience, you must visit the friendly community... More 

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Duncan, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at the Rock Cod Cafe regularly (4 to 5 times per month), over the past 10 years the food has been outstanding. Tonight I can honestly say this was the first meal that was terrible. Something has changed significantly perhaps a new chef not sure. Tonight we had halibut & chips. The chips were... More 

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JHokanson, Owner at Rock Cod Cafe, responded to this review

It occurred to me, Gregg, after reading this review, that there is sometimes nothing one can do to satisfy a customer that has a bad experience at my restaurant. I had hoped that personally responding to the email you sent me was enough, but clearly I was wrong. I am; however, also realizing that reviews from self appointed food critics... More 

1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

There lacking a cook a chef would give them hell for such crapy food. Lacks Sirius imagination on a large scale.

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JHokanson, Owner at Rock Cod Cafe, responded to this review

This is slanderous, lowbrow and malicious. Shame on you. More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It was my fist time to the neighborhood. I found this place nice and charming. The food was nice. I still think the service could be better. had to wait for good 15 mins for my salad. other than that, this place is good.

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Regina, Saskatchewan
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Not the best fish and chips in the world but very fresh and good! It is a little coffee shop near the water and a nice place for a short walk among shops. Not tons to do but the drive was beautiful and the service friendly. Glad we went.

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cobble hill
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

view of the marina interesting little village with other restaurants and a few stores - especially a very good bakery

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Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It seems the great fish and chips that used to be prepared at the Rock Cod has slipped in it's quality lately. I think the frying needs to be changed more frequently as I am tasting the breakdown in the food.

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Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

LOVE this dish - served very hot and crisp every time, with tasty spicy sauce, good noodles, and crisp veggies. Tried the appetizer - tiger shrimp grilled with choice of sauces. Very disappointed - they were grilled, then doused in teriyaki sauce. Did I misinterpret this? I did not ask or complain. I have been unpleasantly surprised a few times... More 

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Mill Bay, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Excellent Seafood Chowder. Love this place, nestled in the heart of Cowichan Bay. It is always packed at lunch and dinner time, so try to go between the lunch and dinner hours, then you have lots of room to chose the view

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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: 250-746-1550

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
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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