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Genoa Bay Cafe

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5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y6, Canada
+1 250-746-7621
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5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Charlottetown, Canada
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic food and the view...small and cozy...get a table by a window...best ceasar salad...great service...fantastic desserts

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just about to move to Duncan and decided to drive to the end of the road at the end of a peninsula that holds Genoa Cove. A small marina with an art gallery and a separate cafe. Lovely service, great views of the harbour, and cozy warming beef stew - perfect for a cold day. The staff were friendly and... More 

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BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite place especially for lunch. Beautiful location excellent food and friendly staff. Added treat get the ferry across from Cowichan Bay

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Duncan, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little place to go for lunch or dinner and sit outside on their deck. If you don't want to drive there Cowichan Bay has a ferry boat that will take you (but you need to book ahead of time ) on the Greylag tours boat.

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Good food, not expensive, wonderful views. Friendly, competent staff. What's not to like?Have visited several times. Not easy to locate unless you live in Duncan/Maple Bay/Salt Spring.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

We had dinner there last night...the food was amazing and the service was very good. Would highly recommend. We will be going back...often.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Good food, rustic waterfront location good personalities of wait staff. Food quality has been consistent for last couple of years

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Thank Heather M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

My husband and I visited Genoa Bay Cafe for my birthday dinner last September. We loved it! The food was excellent-- my husband had the West Coast Seafood Jambalaya, which he said was delicious, and I had lamb, which was also very tasty. We also loved the atmosphere, and enjoyed learning about some of the history of Genoa Bay from... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Great location, though a bit of a drive. Attentive service and delicious dishes. Highly recommended. Worth the travel time, but there is also a seasonal ferry shuttle from Cowichan Bay.

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is a treasured spot where locals often go for special occasions. I had one of the best burgers of my life here with the hubby and we come sometimes as a family. A beautiful drive and amazing views. On a clear sunny day, dine outside!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $21
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-7621
Description
Nestled in the tranquility of picturesque Genoa Bay on Vancouver Island, about 1 hour north of Victoria and only 20 minutes from Duncan, the Genoa Bay Café has rewarded guests with one of the most delightful dining experiences in the Cowichan Valley.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?