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Rock Cod Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Canadian, Soups, Seafood
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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Nanaimo, BC
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Nanaimo, British Columbia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best fish and chip stops south of Nanaimo! My preference is the two piece "cod" regular crispy batter coating with coleslaw and fries. Don't forget the tartar sauce for fish and malt vinegar for the fries! Not for those worried about waist line.

Thank B S
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always great food and excellent service! Known for its seafood of course the fish and chips are fabulous, the fish tacos are some of the best I've had in the oysters are my favourite ! You can't go wrong eating here!

Thank cheesieman
Duncan, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I went to the Rock Cod Cafe for dinner. I had 1 piece of battered halibut with Caesar salad. The piece of halibut was quite small, but delicious and the Caesar salad was very good. My friend had grilled cod and fries. I stole a couple of fries and they great. He had two pieces of cod... More 

Thank hungrygirl67
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was ok. The good was pretty average. Like a good chippy in the UK. Although we ordered grilled fished and got deep fried. Maybe lost in translation? But I'm not convinced. The service was very friendly.

Thank Lorcán M
Duncan, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner at the Rock Cod Cafe. The view of the bay is lovely and makes you feel like you're on vacation , even if you're a local! The service is excellent and attentive. I had classic Halibut Fish and Chips and it almost melts in your mouth it is so fresh and tender. I will return... More 

Thank Laurie143
Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at Rock Cody Cafe. I had the coconut cod burger with 1/2 fries and 1/2 RC salad. This was one of the best lunch I've had in a while. Great flavor nice fries and the RC salad was a nice blend of fresh veggies. My friend had the fish tacos and loved them...will definitely be back...lovely area too..

Thank Daphne D

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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 - $18
American, Canadian, Soups, Seafood
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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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