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“thanks for the great birthday meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rock Cod Cafe

Rock Cod Cafe
Ranked #4 of 14 Restaurants in Cowichan Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Comox, Canada
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278 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“thanks for the great birthday meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

Glad a nearby restaurant was closed as this place is the best. No wonder it was a popular place on a Monday night. I chose it to have my birthday dinner. As the name suggests, this is a fish place. I had a tough time, narrowed it done to salmon and prawns or scallops. The scallops won and I was delighted. Had it with caesar salad.
I was bad and had dessert which I normally don't, the cake with the peanut butter in it.
The server was friendly and service excellent. I was pleasantly surprised. I will remember this place for sure.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank cactus52
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JHokanson, Owner at Rock Cod Cafe, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Thank you so much for the kind words and great review. And thanks for giving us the chance to make your birthday an excellent one!
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Ft. Worth, Texas
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A local favorite for fish and chips.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2011

We tried the local favorite for fish and chips. We experienced the Cajun Halibut Sandwich, with 1/2 portion fries and 1/2 portion salad and it was delightful, crisp, tasty, with plenty of both salad and fries. But the cod fish and chip plate (2 piece) was so greasy that we had to throw away most of the breading and could barely eat the fish. It is a local joint--old fashioned furnishings, decor and lots of grease on the floors! Service was fast and friendly. We'd try it again, but pass on the fried cod.

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank 5TravelOften
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JHokanson, Owner at Rock Cod Cafe, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Ack! You pointed out the biggest challenge for us fish and chip providers! We go through such massive volumes that keeping the grease to a minimum can be a real issue, in particular on the floors. It should never be an issue on the plate and I am doubly apologetic for that. About the time of your review we were in the process of re-working how we deal with our floors and I'm quite confident that we have things under control. Thanks for letting us know about your experience.
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, atmosphere and service at a good price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2011

I chose the Captains platter which had halibut, shrimps, scallops, oysters and calamari. Very good, very fresh.
My wife had the special of the day which was Jambalaya. Large portion, wonderful flavours.
Service was very friendly and prompt.
The place was full, it deserved to be doing good business. Well done!

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank muncle99
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JHokanson, Owner at Rock Cod Cafe, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Thank you for the kind words and great review!
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Okotoks, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2011

Visited Rock Cod Sept 24/11. Both of us had fish, Halibut/chips and Australian cod special. Fish was very well cooked, batter was excellent. Service very good as well. I highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank J S
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JHokanson, Owner at Rock Cod Cafe, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Thank you for your kind words and excellent review!
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Victoria, Canada
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“all around good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2011

The menu was good and the food fresh, the atmosphere is unique as a small sishing village, a good thing as you can wander the board walk before or after your meal. A real treat to have a great meal with a view and atmosphere not found in too many places for the great value, Cowichan Bay is a unique worthy stop

  • Visited February 2011
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Thank sherrielis
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