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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (18 reviews)
“salmon” (22 reviews)
“puttanesca” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We got to entrance for date night, there had to be at least 4/5 tables open two waitresses stopped us and said we need a reservation. No welcome or hello just got dismissed immediately, so never tried again. Overrated I think. I’d give no stars...More

Thank chiccharm23
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We had a light lunch of chicken in a roll (not exactly a chicken burger but getting on that way), but it was very tasty. A nice setting and very pleasant and the service was good but not great. We would recommend it and much...More

Thank DowneyCheltenham
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Dinner on the patio over the marina, enjoying the setting sun and Oceanside. The seafood linguini was a mix of shellfish and shrimp in a cream base with nuggets of smoked bacon and nicely spiced. Awesome spot with great character and food for a foodie!

Thank Sealiondiver
Reviewed 25 August 2018

It is Prince Rupert and there aren't a lot of good places to eat, however, this is one of them. A cozy eating area with about 8 table inside and a deck area with about four larger tables. Arriving by sea? You are going to...More

Thank GeoMedic
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Dined here twice in one week! Excellent food, great view, friendly staff. Love the specials blackboard.

Thank Road574889
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We were actually in their business 3 times and purchased a Nunaimo bar once and it was fabulous and a good size. Really enjoyed it, but the staff was not very friendly or helpful. Too bad or we may have had their lasagna there the...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I had read about the Cow Bay cafe and thought we had to try it. I was amazed to find the clam chowder tasted like potatoe leek with a few clams floating in it. Extremely disappointed. The service was average. The waiting time for our...More

Thank Susan N
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I didn’t know pasta primavera could taste so heavenly. Great view, lovely service, fabulous food. Convenient location.

Thank O-Sherry
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

The food came out hot and all together which was nice for a large order at a small cafe. Great food. Try the Carbonara.

Thank J. G
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

My friends and I visited Cow Bay Cafe for a second year. We have been impressed with the food and service each time. Creative and flavourful food accompanied by great service. 5/5. My only suggestion is more on the decorative side. The lack of curtains...More

Thank JGSEdmonton
opasushi, Owner at Cow Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Thank you for the lovely comment. It gives us pleasure to be able to see returning customers. Thank you for the suggestion on the windows. We're long-used to grey rainy days most of the year- the few days of sun we often get we love...More

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Krysta M
1 July 2018|
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Response from 585rolft | Reviewed this property |
Not really no
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$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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