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Oceanview Restaurant is now Cow Cafe - West Coast Grill

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%
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“crab dip” (9 reviews)
“fajitas” (5 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, European
$$ - $$$
1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 307 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having moved since our last visit to a place that has no marina side outside space I think this is a slight negative however the decision has been made and the move undertaken. Staff were pleasant during our two visits and the menu choice was...More

Thank David-and-Theresa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cow Cafe is still a great place to eat, but now has a killer view from the tables. Relocating from their old place to the new "digs" is a real upgrade. The food is as good as ever, and the service staff go out of...More

Thank Dennismc2015
Reviewed August 13, 2017

There is nothing like a window table for a meal when you're overlooking a harbour. It was a beautiful day, and we were seated promptly. Ordered the Crab Melt with Fries, and another friend had the Fish and Chips. We all enjoyed our meals and...More

Thank snoopy647
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Turned away at 230pm due to kitchen being backed up. Only about 30 percent of tables were full from the looks of things. Sad....More

Thank Timz06
CowCafe, Owner at Oceanview Restaurant is now Cow Cafe - West Coast Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

My apologies as the owner/chef I do not recall having to turn anyone away or having this happen within our location in Cowichan Bay within the Oceanfront Suites. I do apologies if there was a miscommunication or perhaps do you have the wrong location. Sincerely...More

Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

When you go to the restaurant and the next morning you are still talking about the experience, you know that it was good. Our family of 11 had a table with an awesome view of Cowichan bay and service with smiles. We ordered some apps...More

1  Thank JNL778
Reviewed July 26, 2017

My husband ordered the halibut fish and chips and while the 4 of us enjoyed our dinner his piece of halibut was unbelievably small. The price was $16 so not cheap for,one little piece of fish.

Thank Larry & Pat D
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Went for a light dinner and ordered calamari and Caesar salad. The calamari was a little undercooked but still delicious. You can sit inside the main dining room overlooking the ocean or on the outside patio looking onto the Main Street. I opted for the...More

Thank Anmore1115
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a good lunch. The server, although alone, was efficient and friendly. A good place to have a quick meal.

Thank FudTrippers
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We recently visited Cow Bay on an outing from Salt Spring, and decided on a late lunch at our old favourite, the Cow Cafe. It has moved to a new location in a hotel at one end of the bay. No problem. We found it....More

1  Thank Brigitte H
Reviewed July 7, 2017

We had breakfast and lunch twice as a couple and then a large group (50) for a buffet brunch. All of the food was great and service was good.

Thank dt-2003
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $37
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, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
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
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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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