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Cow Cafe - West Coast Grill

1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-597-4353
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, European
$$ - $$$
1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying the night at the Oceanside suites in Cowichan bay and decided to give this restaurant a try after reading the reviews. We were not disappointed! We tried their seafood platter with crab, lobster tail, prawns, scallops, and crab dip and loved every...More

Thank Darlene S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A very romantic atmosphere combined with the lobster and mussels make for a terrific date night for the Mrs and I.

Thank Kev C
CowCafe, Manager at Cow Cafe - West Coast Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We are glad you had a terrific date night here at the Cow Café! If you enjoyed the lobster and mussels you`ll definitely enjoy the other varieties of seafood that we offer! Thank you for taking the time to write a great review!

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Ate here 4 times, food was always very good with great service. Drinks are reasonable. A varied menu. Fish & chips are always good.

Thank 306bigd2015
cheryl d, Manager at Cow Cafe - West Coast Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us!! Glad you enjoyed our view! Come join us on Wednesdays where one piece halibut fish & chips is just 12!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Halibut was great. It was a quiet night. The service was fine. We had a view of the harbor. We would have gone back a 2nd time if we had time.

Thank kaverydavis
CowCafe, Manager at Cow Cafe - West Coast Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for checking us out! Glad you enjoyed our halibut! Come see us again on your next trip to the island!

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Located in a hotel over looking marina. All tables look like they have a view. The food was pleasantly presented and tasty. We all enjoyed our meals.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing. You get a huge meal for very little money. Very inexpensive. Atmosphere was okay...could be a little more intimate, low lighting, cozy tables

Thank wineNwhiskey
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Having moved since our last visit to a place that has no marina side outside space I think this is a slight negative however the decision has been made and the move undertaken. Staff were pleasant during our two visits and the menu choice was...More

Thank David-and-Theresa
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Cow Cafe is still a great place to eat, but now has a killer view from the tables. Relocating from their old place to the new "digs" is a real upgrade. The food is as good as ever, and the service staff go out of...More

Thank Dennismc2015
CowCafe, Manager at Cow Cafe - West Coast Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you so much Dennis for taking the time to write us a great review! We appreciate your appreciation of our upgraded space and beautiful view!

Reviewed 13 August 2017

There is nothing like a window table for a meal when you're overlooking a harbour. It was a beautiful day, and we were seated promptly. Ordered the Crab Melt with Fries, and another friend had the Fish and Chips. We all enjoyed our meals and...More

Thank snoopy647
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Turned away at 230pm due to kitchen being backed up. Only about 30 percent of tables were full from the looks of things. Sad....More

Thank Timz06
CowCafe, Owner at Cow Cafe - West Coast Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

My apologies as the owner/chef I do not recall having to turn anyone away or having this happen within our location in Cowichan Bay within the Oceanfront Suites. I do apologies if there was a miscommunication or perhaps do you have the wrong location. Sincerely...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$35
American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-597-4353
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Cow Cafe West Coast Grill is dedicated to presenting fresh stylish cuisine and providing cheerful service. We’ve created a relaxed family environment for our guest to feel comfortable enabling them to sit back and enjoy their dining experience. We are all about the LOCAL.. Wines, Beers, Food & More.. We are proud to say that we are locally owned and operated and we continue to grow with the support of family, friends and locals.
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