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Cow Bay Marine Pub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American, Seafood
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1695 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-748-2330
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you're in the mood for a pint and a snack the daily $5 burger special cannot be beat! Very good quality and great tasting! Oceanfront pub is a nice place to visit as well. Lot of free, covered parking and beautiful servers!

Thank Casey L
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub is typical of its type--burgers, fish & chips, etc., sports playing on big screen TVs, live music in the evenings, boisterous and noisy. The difference is the location -- perched over the water on the shores of Cowichan Bay with fantastic views of Mt. Tzouhalem and Salt Spring Island.

Thank Shawniguy
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. Always good food at reasonable price. Not fancy just good. There is an outside deck but not very big & not especially nice. Lovely views of Cowichan Bay & Marinas. Lunches are good too. Clam Chowder is exceptional. Unfortunately not good for families. While the Pub has food the kids would enjoy it's not licensed for children.

Thank Marilyn B
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Loved the view overlooking beautiful Cowichan Bay. Was hoping the food matched the view...was okay...they have all the opportunity to dazzle but didn't. 1st time there since change of ownership...hope they find their footing.

Thank Debbie N
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We take many of our friends to this pub. It has amazing $5.00 Hamburgers including cheese and great buns. The Firies are the very best, I try and stay away from fries most of the time but I cannot resist the fries that are served here. The have a lovely Tapas plate, only complaint there is that it should come... More 

Thank Nancy H
Kelowna, Canada
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This pub has its good points for sure. Folks wanting a first hand view of the ocean can either sit in or sit out. It overlooks the marina in itself is quite interesting and it is endowed with a very nice all year round view. The menu changes at times along with the seafood at the times I guess. But... More 

Thank SandLaj
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200 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Great local pub. Food was as one would expect but service was better than one expects. The pub is always clean and well staffed and as mentioned one of the best views around.

Thank thatcraigguy
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Went to this place for lunch today based on OK reviews from TA. First impressions when walking in - the place could be cleaner. The carpet is in kind of worn and dirty looking but otherwise looked pretty nice. Great view of the marina and bay. Service was very prompt. Ordered a couple of local draught beers that were very... More 

Thank Doug D
Duncan, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

While I must say, the food was very good, I have major concerns about the sanitation of the place. As we were waiting for the food, I could not help but notice the many things that are in dire need of repair like the water/fluid damage on the ceiling among others. It makes me wonder if they give the kitchen... More 

Thank lilianelockhart
Lac La Hache
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

A friend and I had the pleasure of enjoying great food, great beer, and great service this past September at the Cowichan Bay Marine Pub. You can't see into this restaurant from the street, but once you walk in you see the remarkable ocean view at the back. We were quickly led to a window table by a very friendly... More 

Thank sunnyldm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1695 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-748-2330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?