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Smiles Seafood Cafe

113 Cow Bay Rd | B.C., Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
+1 250-624-3072
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good30%
  • Average35%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (32 reviews)
“halibut” (23 reviews)
“french fries” (2 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Vietnamese
$$ - $$$
113 Cow Bay Rd | B.C., Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our meals were fine and the decorum, something that would not work anymore anywhere else. Had the baked icecream for desert. BIG!

Thank Tripperzerro
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through thee Cow Bay tourist district, we came across this cafe and were charmed when we learnt that it had been in business since 1934. It is now owned by a Vietnamese family and serves traditional seafood as well as some Vietnamese specialties. The...More

Thank EEM88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Cafe while in port from an Alaskan Cruise. Halibut was in a nice crispy batter and the French Fries were freshly cut. Very authentic flavour. Staff were friendly and very quick with the order. Would recommend to anyone looking for Fish and Chips...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go for seafood after church. The food was very good as expected & as I remember it from 1980's. Glad to be back for a visit.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly, Prince Rupert is no longer a fishing port in the true sense: it doesn't appear to have any fish processing facilities whatsoever. Boats may off-load and take on ice and bait but that's about it. Same goes for so many places in Canada -...More

Thank jhsheep
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Went for a wander and ended up here , a basic diner type place, seemed to focus on oriental food, and I was expecting sea Food, but was good, hot and fairly fast service

Thank charlier83_12
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The clam chowder was good but the deep fried Ice cream was amazing! I really enjoyed this part of our lunch, even my husband enjoyed this and he doesn't even like dessert normally. It is very smooth creamy vanilla ice cream with a crispy coconut...More

Thank atourand
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The waitress was doing it all, She was taking orders, serving food, busing tables and running the cash register. The restaurant felt like it was the place to eat and enjoy a bit of Prince Rupert heritage. The food was great and the service was...More

Thank Gordtgr
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Smiles was the talk of the town back in the day and the place itself hasn't changed much. The staff was friendly and the food was ok. I had the fish and chips which was good. If you are looking for nostalgia this is the...More

Thank Maurizio3030
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We had lunch there...service was good but the food was just average. Likely won't go back. It was nice and clean

Thank Melody M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Cow Bay Rd | B.C., Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Prince Rupert
  • Phone Number: +1 250-624-3072
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Dining lounge room, fully licensed premises with Ocean view. Casual Coffee shop with booth section.
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