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Cow Bay Cafe

205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
+1 250-627-1212
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“salmon” (22 reviews)
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“crostini” (5 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My favourite meal is Seafood Pescatore, and I have had it in various forms all over North America and Europe. This was the best I have ever had. They have a unique way of preparing it that I wish everyone used. My wife also had...More

Thank daveyboy04
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This a a wonderful little restaurant. They have been innovative and striving since the beginning and always provide a wonderful dining experience. We always have had nothing but great food and services while enjoying the great waterfront atmosphere.

Thank dlcyh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat right on the water and watched the boats and fishermen. Had delicious British Columbia wines/hard ciders/local beer. What a special way to spend the time in Prince Rupert.

Thank Byronmary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where locals as well as tourists start their day with awesome coffee with a view on Cow Bay.

Thank alaska327
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to try the chowder which gets rave revues but only for lunch. We had the linguini pescatore which was very good even though they didn't have halibut the night we were there.

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i had seafood linguine with fresh mushrooms, excellent, they have italian vine and local vines, and i had the best expresso, hard to find in italy! friendly service from slovakia,

Thank Margit Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this quaint little seaside restaurant by accident while out for a walk while on a one day stopover in PR on our way to Haida Gwaii. It looked so picturesque and inviting, we just had to give it a try. The lunch special...More

1  Thank Carra2013
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Very sophisticated food in Prince Rupert - we would put our meals at Cow Bay up against the best in our home of Seattle. The regular menu is fine, but the specials....they were truly special. Take a jacket and sit outside!

Thank Steelhead50
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Had a great lunch here while on a cruise. Exceptional salmon dish for a main course - imaginatively prepared with some skill rather than simply grilled and stuck on a plate. Food was the best we had anywhere down the Alaska/BC coast. Really nice vibe...More

Thank JimmyDub
opasushi, Owner at Cow Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

aww shucks... thanks!

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Food was amazing. A very intimate little cafe in the perfect setting right on the waterfront. Loads of charm and fantastic food and paired wines.

Thank hce413
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13 July 2015|
Response from opasushi | Property representative |
We believe this posting was to the wrong Cafe as we are not connected to a hotel nor do we have a waiter in our employment.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Prince Rupert
  • Phone Number: +1 250-627-1212
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Casual Italian & westcoast seafood in a cozy neighbourhood cafe located on the waterfront in Cow Bay. Featuring fresh and local seafood. Traditional Italian pizzas, pastas and antipasto. Home made desserts and bread. Award winning Italian and BC wines with local craft beers. Eat In / Take Away Gluten free & kid friendly
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