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Genoa Bay Cafe

5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y6, Canada
+1 250-746-7621
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Genoa Bay Cafe is a nice little restaurant in Duncan, BC. Great food at reasonable prices, friendly staff and great views.

Thank Z3862GEashleyt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service and food were excellent. Pleased to know that the sea food served is responsibly sourced. Location is picturesque. Easily reached by driving.

Thank jmcneil31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to have a low presence lunch was great. Excellent service and tasteful meal. A chance to relax and take in the view. Bit of a drive out but worth it.

Thank kelsy111
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice view of the marina, great service, good food. Easy access for boaters. Fun for romance and celebrations.

Thank nancyisforeverfit
Reviewed 10 January 2018

It's rustic, sitting right on the bay. Great surroundings and excellent service. The food was a bit disappointing in the amount and the price. Some of us were still hungry after a $20 meal.

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Went to the Genoa Bay this summer and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great location. Great people. Great food! If you want a water view/friendly/ local-amazing food and service experience in the Duncan/Maple Bay Area,,, this is a must. It was super busy when we went, so...More

Thank Greg A
Reviewed 26 December 2017

The setting (on a bay), the food and the service were all fantastic. We were a large group of 12 and were treated like royalty by the manager and staff. They made recommendations for appetizers and mains and even suggested the wine. We loved all...More

Thank DanoCanada
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Came here for our second anniversary dinner. We come every year and also on special occasions. The food is always amazing and fresh. The staff are professional and relaxed, making you feel very comfortable. Make a reservation when you go, especially in the summer months....More

1  Thank Blaire C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Went for dinner on a beautiful summer evening , I believe because we arrived on a Harley we were stuck in a corner (at least on the deck) and pretty much ignored after our drink and meal was ordered. The owner came out and spoke...More

Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

While showing out of province guests around this part of paradise we stopped for a quick lunch at Genoa Bay Café. All 4 ordered the seafood chowder and none were disappointed. Rich and creamy with a hint of bacon we were all pleased. Unfortunately the...More

Thank Jim C
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14 March 2016|
Response from Gord R |
Hi We are open Wednesday through Sunday and closed Monday Tuesday this time of year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-7621
  • E-mail
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.
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