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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
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be fair, my other half enjoyed our meal we shared, he said it was good enough. But I was disapointed. I was looking for a good burger and fries. This was the most average chicken burger with the standard thick cut fries The chicken breast was quite small, the veggies were limited with one single limpy piece of lettuce.... More 

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Thank KascMS
Ladysmith, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to The Rock Cod a couple times before, one time it wasn't bad, the second time we were seated in a chilly area and we felt the food was greasy . However we were visiting family and when it came time to go for dinner this place was recommended, and one of our party said they had... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given the location and the tourist business, this could have been very average, but it was in fact much better than that. Good seafood pleasantly served and at a reasonable price.

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Thank Stephen C
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was full on a Friday night in November. Parking is always difficult in Cowichan Bay as it is a very popular town. We all had the special seafood stew at $18.99. It came with a great salad. The stew was creamy and tasty- nicely presented. A very popular restaurant with good prices for the quality.

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Thank Lesterbeach
Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The chowder was delicious, and the fish and chips were the best! Can't say enough about this special place! Service was friendly and the views were great! The Irish coffee was delicious too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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.

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Thank Jackie B
Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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 

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Thank Northern Poet
Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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.

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Thank NS357
Canyon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $18
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?