We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cow Bay Cafe


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Location and contact

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
US$4 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Seafood, Italian, Canadian
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, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available
Reviews (310)
Filter reviews
287 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews salmon pasta linguine pescatore bread cheesecake chowder clams steak potatoes cow bay small cafe wine list regular menu fabulous food cozy atmosphere great view fresh food
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 287 reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t disappointed again I have here before and the was amazing so thought I’d try it again this time had the salmon with rice and salad for lunch def recommend this if you love salmon sadly didn’t take a picture but was great plus the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 585rolft
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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!

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GeoMedic
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bob2davidson
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank J. G
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 nearby hotels
Crest Hotel
526 reviews
.30 miles away
Inn on the Harbour
243 reviews
.63 miles away
Prestige Prince Rupert Hotel
161 reviews
.63 miles away
Highliner Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
104 reviews
.71 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 80 nearby restaurants
Cowpuccino's Coffee House
294 reviews
.05 miles away
Waterfront Restaurant @ Crest Hotel
349 reviews
.28 miles away
Dolly's Fish Market
484 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 50 nearby attractions
Museum of Northern British Columbia
264 reviews
.25 miles away
Sunken Gardens Park
102 reviews
.23 miles away
Port Interpretive Centre
59 reviews
.01 miles away
Wheelhouse Brewing Company
32 reviews
.09 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Krysta M
1 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing