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Rock Cod Cafe

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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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Lake Orion, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My mother and I sat outside in their covered patio. When the server asked if we had any questions I started asking about certain items because I cannot have gluten. She then said they have an entire gluten free menu, I said I didn't know they had one (you have to ask for it). When she brought it she explained... More 

Thank hfrye93
Vancouver Island, Canada
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really an old favourite and reminder of the charm of the place. Friendly servers supply a varity of beverages along with the signature repast. My tastes have changed; the Capitain and Mates plates are more than I can consume now, Oyster burger was a favourite frequently entries come with an excellent salad. Recommended for the seafood fan.

Thank CM J
Yorkton, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch while visiting the area. A great surprise find! We were very very impressed. Awesome food and service!

Thank LORI P
Abbotsford, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Food, good service and reasonable price. Our waitress went out of her way to set up a window table for us at a time when it was very busy. Cod fish and chips were the best we have had in quite some time.

Thank Linda7601
Reno, Nevada
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281 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Grilled Tiger Prawns and chose the two sides: RC Salad + Clam Chowder. All of it was delicious. My husband had the fish and chips and enjoyed it as well. Great seaside village. Prices were reasonable for the quality of food. I was looking for a view, but glad we found great food!

Thank Sarah M
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193 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fish and chip restaurant. Equally good sitting in or getting takeaway. Along with some great and reasonably priced fish, they offer a number of different sides you can have with your meal. Also a very good seafood chowder.

Thank thatcraigguy
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recommended by Food Network's - "You Gotta Eat Here!" We had heard so many great things about this restaurant from others, so we decided to venture out. My wife ordered the Halibut Fish Tacos and Mussels. I decided to go with a fish burger. While I enjoyed my meal, the Fish Tacos were bland and it was the... More 

Thank jwhyi
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a meal for four and the service was great. We had a very nice meal, would recommend the Fanny Bay oysters.

Thank Chris K
Regina, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't travel close to this area without visiting this favourite restaurant of ours. It may have changed hands since our last visit. The unique Rock Cod Salad was missing a couple of ingredients, but was still very good with the battered cod. The service is always good, but the friendly staff don't seem as relaxed as they used to be.

Thank pecal
Victoria, Canada
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75 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was featured, a while back, on Food Network's show "You Gotta Eat Here!" And it might've been good back then, but the food quality has obviously dropped in recent times. I visited yesterday for lunch and, to put it nicely, was very disappointed. The food, overall, was mediocre at best. The appetizers, I'll admit, were pretty good. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $19
American, Canadian, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?