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Rock Cod Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-746-1550
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place about 2 years ago. Now every time we go to the island this place is a must stop.. Husband always has the fish and chips and i always have the bowl of clam chowder. By far 1 of my favorite clam chowders.

Thank Jackie B
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My colleague and I had dinner here while on a business trip. I had the Cioppino which was on special and my colleague had an Indonesian Hot pot. They were both excellent with plenty of fish and shellfish. Good service and a great choice for dinner. If you are going here in the winter, be aware it can close early... More 

Thank Northern Poet
Monchique, Portugal
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Big restaurant so you will always get a table. Great views of the boats in the harbour. Friendly service. Reasonable prices. A good selection of dishes but eat fishn here that's what its all about. Highly recomended.

Thank NS357
Canyon City, Oregon
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeking our local cuisine on a vacation can be a tedious task. Look no longer and stop at the Rock Cod Cafe in Cowichan Bay, BC. With a menu as diverse as fish in the sea, each dish ordered was served with a smile and was delicious. Stop and order one for yourself.

Thank oregonwanderers2016
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basic but very good local produce. Large portions beware! Fish tacos a must and the halibut. Great lively atmosphere

Thank _suzanne_burgon
Beaumont, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow a huge amount of food, and all of it so good. Our lovely waitress was perfect, never wrote anything down and we didn't make it easy with special orders and four of us at the table. Almond crispy halibut was excellent along with the coconut prawns, scrumptious! The food came out fast which was good as we were short... More 

Thank lakershome123
Nanaimo, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here for lunch after doing some hiking nearby - it is a busy little ocean side town on a Saturday. Had lunch here because I had seen the restaurant on the Food Network show "You Gotta Eat Here" and I had the fish and chips as seen on the show - I had the one... More 

Thank jlharp
Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Always tasty but go grilled unless u have the stomach of steel. I seem to always have that icky feeling from the breaded stuff tho my kids seem to be fine. Love the clam chowder!

Thank Cheryl R
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Food was fresh and absolutely delicious ! Fish tacos--large pieces of Pacific cod; lightly grilled on a subtle salsa that did not overpower the fish,Mango habanero sauce gave a nice tang Yam fries perfectly done; coleslaw was outstanding--nice & creamy. Fish & chips--regular crispy was outstanding ! Regular fries done to perfection; cup of chowder--magnificent . Service was fast, friendly... More 

Thank karen h
Creston, B.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Good selection of seafood and other items. Reasonable priced about $20 per meal, good size portions. Reserve if you wish a patio seat.

Thank DonCreston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $18
American, Bar, Canadian, Soups, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-1550
Family-friendly seafood restaurant in an eclectic seaside village. Family owned & operated. Oceanwise (Vancouver Aquarium recommended) & Marine Stewardship Council sustainable fisheries seafood. Local produce & bakery products. Celiac menu. Friendly, down-to-earth service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?