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Bear's Paw Cafe

) #1 of 1 Dessert in Wells #1 of 4 Places to Eat in Wells $$ - $$$ , International
12415 Barkerville Hwy, Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0, Canada
+1 866-994-2345
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (34 reviews)
“salmon” (9 reviews)
“carrot cake” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Canadian, International
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
12415 Barkerville Hwy, Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 122 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a community to limited choices for eating this was a delightful find. Had meatloaf made with bison and beef that was surprising and rich with flavours. Home made pastries to end a meal. And not expensive.

Thank Kathleen E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for dinner after visiting Barkerville. We shared the rib dinner. They were so tender and tasty. We ordered a side dish with chickpeas, rice and a dressing. I'm not sure what it was but it was so delicious. The waitress recommended the carrot...More

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

While we stayed in the Wells/Barkerville area, we ate several meals at the Bear's Paw Café. Each meal was fresh and VERY tasty. The owner and the staff were professional and very friendly. Our experiences at the restaurant really contributed to our enjoyment of our...More

Thank Shelagh D
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Wells is the working welcome to the historic museum town of Barkerville. Not a lot of obvious conventional restaurants but the funky exterior and hippy ambience suggest something special is going on. Basic food groups were well covered with good vegetarian and seafood options. I...More

Thank roadkilt
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We were staying in Wells to attend a wedding, and we were hoping to find someplace to have breakfast.The owner was very friendly, but the menu was very limited, and the prices pretty high.

Thank Marian C
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

They were out of their signature ribs, so we had a bison/beef meatloaf. It was delicious and the side dishes of tiny roasted potatoes and other roasted vegetables were excellent and beautifully presented. Items on the menu are marked for gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian choices....More

Thank Slow-travel
Reviewed 16 June 2017

On a recent trip to Barkerville we spent the night in Wells BC. Eating establishments are limited. They get about a two month tourist season. Local population is under 500. We ordered the meat loaf , a 3 inch square by 1 1/2 inch was...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had dinner at the Bear's Paw Cafe in Wells, and the ribs were awesome, but you have to get there early as the locals reserve seats, and you may not get in, the ribs are that good!

Thank ValL393
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had such a great meal here and the owner and server were so accommodating and enriched the evening with interactions and giving the kids things to do. Food was fantastic.

Thank michellesU2028KY
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were visiting Barkerville (staying in town) with friends and the trip coincided with my son's 8th birthday. The Bear's Paw is a short jaunt from Barkerville so we decided to try it for his birthday dinner. We were so happy with our choice! I...More

Thank Erin D
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All of Canada will throw an NDP victory party....but alas...the Paw will be closed, and we will be celebrating our vacation! Thanks for checking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Canadian, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
16:00 - 21:30
Saturday
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12415 Barkerville Hwy, Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Cariboo  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 866-994-2345
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Description
Rated the Best Restaurant in All of Central BC. People's Choice award for Best Cafe in Northern BC. Friendly, informal, really great food made from scratch. Great Food, and Vegetarian and dietary restrictions welcome!
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