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Cow Cafe

1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-597-4353
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“crab dip” (10 reviews)
“fajitas” (4 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, European
$$ - $$$
1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we have had some good meals at the Cow Cafe, New Year's was an exception and a huge disappointment. We had made a reservation based on the menu posted on their website. We were shocked when we arrived to find a completely different menu....More

Thank happytravels2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've not tasted tender roast beef like that in a long time. Also served garlic & herb mashed potatoes. Vegetables, well they were ok. I mean with that good Roast beef, who cares about veggies. The view, we did not see. When it's dark &...More

Thank Ben Y
Reviewed January 1, 2018

The atmosphere is nice, but the service and food were way below par. Bland is the word that best describes my drink and menu choice. The first sip of my Caesar tasted oddly like ketchup, but was palatable after I sent it back for a...More

Thank Chemainus48
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

We were in a burger mood so that's what everyone had. They were excellent as was the view. We were looking for it based on other reviews, but there wasn't a sign that I could see that said "Cow Cafe" so look for the restaurant...More

Thank Rob A
Reviewed December 28, 2017

I’ve been to the Cow Café for breakfast and lunch and been pleasantly surprised both times. They are now in the hotel down in Cowichan Bay and have the views to match their amazing service and food. I’m so looking forward to going there for...More

Thank Greg A
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Having a view might have helped, unfortunately it was already dark. Had scallops in two dishes appetizer (scallop and pork belly) and seafood spaghettini. Both times tough and overcooked - not what one wants. The pork belly was nicely crisped and tasty, nothing in the...More

Thank Andy R
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

We were staying the night at the Oceanside suites in Cowichan bay and decided to give this restaurant a try after reading the reviews. We were not disappointed! We tried their seafood platter with crab, lobster tail, prawns, scallops, and crab dip and loved every...More

Thank Darlene S
Reviewed October 11, 2017

A very romantic atmosphere combined with the lobster and mussels make for a terrific date night for the Mrs and I.

Thank Kev C
CowCafe, Manager at Cow Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2017

We are glad you had a terrific date night here at the Cow Café! If you enjoyed the lobster and mussels you`ll definitely enjoy the other varieties of seafood that we offer! Thank you for taking the time to write a great review!

Reviewed October 4, 2017

Ate here 4 times, food was always very good with great service. Drinks are reasonable. A varied menu. Fish & chips are always good.

Thank 306bigd2015
cheryl d, Manager at Cow Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us!! Glad you enjoyed our view! Come join us on Wednesdays where one piece halibut fish & chips is just 12!

Reviewed October 3, 2017

The Halibut was great. It was a quiet night. The service was fine. We had a view of the harbor. We would have gone back a 2nd time if we had time.

Thank kaverydavis
CowCafe, Manager at Cow Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Thank you for checking us out! Glad you enjoyed our halibut! Come see us again on your next trip to the island!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $36
American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-597-4353
  • E-mail
Cow Cafe West Coast Grill is dedicated to presenting fresh stylish cuisine and providing cheerful service. We’ve created a relaxed family environment for our guest to feel comfortable enabling them to sit back and enjoy their dining experience. We are all about the LOCAL.. Wines, Beers, Food & More.. We are proud to say that we are locally owned and operated and we continue to grow with the support of family, friends and locals.
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