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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
One of my favourite places:)

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Quesnel
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  • Romantic
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Quesnel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Canoeists will know Wells because it is the last stop before the Bowron Lakes Circuit. The Bear´s Paw Cafe is worth a stop for a very decent dinner before or after entering the outdoors. We were three adults and a three old boy and had dinner there. We ordered the fresh pita read with tsaziki, the burger and the salmon... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Busy little place but well worth the stop. Eclectic and friendly. Owners are friendly and inviting and food was great. Love little spots like this!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is an awesome place to eat. This was my first time in Wells and the first time at the Bear's Paws. We tried two other places in Wells but none compare. I would recommend reservations because it is not that big and the place can fill up very quickly because it is popular as I was later to find... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The food here is excellent, well prepared and served and the ribs and enchilada are worth a long trip. Make sure that you get there early, there's usually a big line up!!

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Restaurant Details

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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