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Genoa Bay Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y6, Canada
+1 250-746-7621
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 19:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 19:30
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Duncan, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great little place to go for lunch or dinner and sit outside on their deck. If you don't want to drive there Cowichan Bay has a ferry boat that will take you (but you need to book ahead of time ) on the Greylag tours boat.

Thank paddleb0at
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, not expensive, wonderful views. Friendly, competent staff. What's not to like?Have visited several times. Not easy to locate unless you live in Duncan/Maple Bay/Salt Spring.

Thank dwalsh2
Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner there last night...the food was amazing and the service was very good. Would highly recommend. We will be going back...often.

Thank Matchpoint49
Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, rustic waterfront location good personalities of wait staff. Food quality has been consistent for last couple of years

Thank Heather M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Genoa Bay Cafe for my birthday dinner last September. We loved it! The food was excellent-- my husband had the West Coast Seafood Jambalaya, which he said was delicious, and I had lamb, which was also very tasty. We also loved the atmosphere, and enjoyed learning about some of the history of Genoa Bay from... More 

Thank Hayley H
Vancouver Island, Canada
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great location, though a bit of a drive. Attentive service and delicious dishes. Highly recommended. Worth the travel time, but there is also a seasonal ferry shuttle from Cowichan Bay.

Thank Lloyd J
Duncan, Canada
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a treasured spot where locals often go for special occasions. I had one of the best burgers of my life here with the hubby and we come sometimes as a family. A beautiful drive and amazing views. On a clear sunny day, dine outside!

Thank Susan Q
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a beautiful place to eat as long as the weather is nice and you can sit on the patio overlooking the Genoa Bay Marina. We had a great time. The food was good and service was exceptional

Thank Dan K
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Great food served with a smile and a warm atmosphere made our evening special. The selection of dishes on the menu made it easy to choose and the meal did not disappoint. We would definitely go back and recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a special place to meet up with friends or have a meal as a... More 

Thank SazzyJ583
Vancouver Island
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

food good and nice view from the deck. Went with family members by boat. Enjoyed late afternoon for Dinner.

Thank HappyVancouverIsland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Cafe, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:30
17:00 - 19:30
17:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?