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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (19 reviews)
“salmon” (22 reviews)
“puttanesca” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 13 October 2017

My favourite meal is Seafood Pescatore, and I have had it in various forms all over North America and Europe. This was the best I have ever had. They have a unique way of preparing it that I wish everyone used. My wife also had...More

Thank daveyboy04
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank O-Sherry
Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Cow bay cafe several times and each was very good. The food was excellent, although often if you were eating later some of the choices would be sold out. The pizza was good and it had a good wine list.

Thank Nice20a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a very nice blackboard menu, and we all enjoyed our meals--definitely better than expected Italian cuisine. We appreciated the friendly service, a pleasantly active ambiance, and the space was quite nice. I especially liked the light fixtures.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice in our 5 day stay in Prince Rupert. Once with a friend who lives in Prince Rupert and once ourselves. Both visits the food was excellent. Very good portions and interesting new daily items on their chalkboard.

Thank Robbonon51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our recent visit to Prince Rupert we were not sure where to have dinner but after checking out several places, this one appealed to us. It is small and cozy with lots of light coming in through big windows overlooking the water. The staff...More

Thank Cucina58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A cozy restaurant, which offers some outside seating. Menu appears limited online but a specials board inside offers an array of wonderful treats. Great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Scenic location also as right on the waterfront. Would definitely eat here again..perhaps the...More

Thank Cassy M
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Krysta M
1 July 2018|
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
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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