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“A Safe Harbor and Good Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Genoa Bay Cafe

Genoa Bay Cafe
Ranked #2 of 109 Restaurants in Duncan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Nestled in the tranquility of picturesque Genoa Bay on Vancouver Island, about 1 hour north of Victoria and only 20 minutes from Duncan, the Genoa Bay Café has rewarded guests with one of the most delightful dining experiences in the Cowichan Valley.
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Safe Harbor and Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

This restaurant is seasonal, but is open longer than most in that category. The indoor space provides a comfortable, warm environment. In warm, dry weather the deck ia a great place to enjoy good company with exceptionally good food prepared by the proprietors.
The deck is situated beside and over the East channel of the Genoa Bay Marina, with a view of boats, wharves and water.
Recommended for Mother's Day, birthdays and other special occasions.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike M
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Duncan, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Genoa Bay Cafe on the Waterfront”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a small restaurant on a small bay in the beautiful Cowichan Valley. The service is excellent and so is the food.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susan F
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Port Alberni, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Small, quaint and picturesque”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

The Funky Frog B&B recommended here, and I'm so glad they did! It's a nice little casual fine dining restaurant in the gorgeous bay, right on the water. We went in October when they have their 2 can dine for $50 deal, which was definitely a bonus! The food was delicious and the service was great!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tara J
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Cobble Hill, Canada
2 reviews
“Fabulous food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Six of us to dinner - everyone's food was absolutely delicious. My fav - duck breast. The setting at the marina is lovely for dining on the deck in nice weather. Cosy interior otherwise.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Harry V
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Shoreline, Washington
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

If you like funky places with great food and service this is it. We will never miss it when we are boating in the area.
We were a party of six and everyone's meal was great.
It is on the bay and the charm and laid back natur of the place cannot be beat

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank George98177
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