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Bear's Paw Cafe

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12415 Barkerville Hwy, Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0, Canada
+1 866-994-2345
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Rated the Best Restaurant in All of Central BC. People's Choice award for...
Rated the Best Restaurant in All of Central BC. People's Choice award for Best Cafe in Northern BC. Friendly, informal, really great food made from scratch. Great Food, and Vegetarian and dietary restrictions welcome!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This small restaurant in Wells just before the historic town of Barkerville served the best food on our one week Gold Rush Trail trip. Our party of 5 had various meals (salmon, ribs and bison) including dessert and some local micro brew beers and everything from beginning to end was absolutely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Basse Rentgen
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  • Romantic
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English first
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We only purchased muffins for breakfast from here as the restaurant itself was closed due to some staff shortages but the muffins were very dry and very stale. the owner is friendly and knowledgeable about the area but the restaurant does not seem to be his focus or his passion. Kind of a "take it or leave it" attitude.

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Basse Rentgen
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This small restaurant in Wells just before the historic town of Barkerville served the best food on our one week Gold Rush Trail trip. Our party of 5 had various meals (salmon, ribs and bison) including dessert and some local micro brew beers and everything from beginning to end was absolutely delicious. Great food, fantastic staff and family friendly environment.... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The first night we were in Wells we wanted to have dinner here, however it was closed: they were understaffed. The owners were sitting outside and offered us to lend their "quadrucycle" (bicycle with 4 wheels...) to ride to the taco joint nearby. How kind of them! We had fun riding the bicycle and the next evening we had dinner... More 

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Quesnel B.C.
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped in at the Bear's Paw after not finding any restaurants at Bowron Lake. We are happy we did. We had the ribs which were very good and reasonably priced. After our main course we indulged in the homemade carrot cake which was a different take on an old favourite...delicious, moist, and extra good with whipped cream. We asked for... More 

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Quesnel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Dave and Cheryl are 2 of the most hospitable friendly people you will ever meet. Warm and welcoming, with a wealth of local knowledge. And excellent place to sit and dine, and enjoy local Wells life! Don't forget to stop next door at the Frog on the Bog for unique gifts and apparel. You will not regret your stop here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We ate here on the evening of 23rd Sept and had a cracking meal. The curry was wonderful and really tasty - full of flavor. The starter of pitta bread and dip was wonderful too. It was a real treat to have a great meal when we had been camping and canoeing for the previous four days. The owners were... More 

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Winterswijk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very special place to eat in the very special place called Wells.. Wells is a little village outside Barkerville and reflects - in a very special way - the vibes of Barkerville but then transferred to the 21th century.. The food in the BPC is outstanding and the sphere is as well..

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Prince George, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Only in a town with a population smaller than a business management class would the best restaurant be a tiny café with homemade mugs and mismatched tablecloths. But don’t let that fool you, the Bear’s Paw Café is probably one of the best places you can eat for a hundred kilometers. Yeah, yeah, I-I-I know that there are only ten... More 

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Agassiz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The food was excellent! Tasted like homemade. The owners were very friendly and and told us of several places to see while we were there.On the first evening there, my husband had the ribs and I had the Greek chicken pita. They were both excellent! The second time we had their buffalo burgers and caesar salad. A terrific meal! A... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Food was tasty and good. Specials lead to a menu that is a little different every visit, which is nice. Service is attentive. It is certainly a favourite in wells. Sometimes there is music at an outdoor stage, sometimes there is a fire outside to help keep you warm. Recommended!

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Address: 12415 Barkerville Hwy, Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 866-994-2345
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Cariboo  >  Wells
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: Eclectic

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12415 Barkerville Hwy, Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Cariboo  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 866-994-2345

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Rated the Best Restaurant in All of Central BC. People's Choice award for Best Cafe in Northern BC. Friendly, informal, really great food made from scratch. Great Food, and Vegetarian and dietary restrictions welcome!

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