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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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American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, European
$$ - $$$
1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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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
Reviewed July 6, 2017

We came here for lunch on the advice of a local family member. The inside of this restaurant has beautiful views of Cowichan Bay. The seafood chowder is the best I've ever had but it was served warm rather than hot. The portion sizes are...More

Thank craigers13
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Dissapointing. As the title says a good restaurant has been spoiled by introducing another pub grub menu, like we don't have enough pub grub in BC! Service was lacking, had to ask for cuttlery, water, wine/drinks menu. Wife had fish tacos which were bland, asked...More

Thank NS357
Reviewed June 15, 2017

We ate in and did take outs and both were excellent, in fact ate almost all of our dinners there over 5 days. Never disappointed, fish dishes especially were outstanding, as was the service AND the view over the Bay.

Thank jemseg
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

I had not been here in years so was happy to try it out. we went with a group of 20 reservation made. Our server was excellent, she was great with my kids! Unfortunately the food all came at different times and one table was...More

Thank Jennifer S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $35
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, Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, 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
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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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