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Cow Bay Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Seafood, Italian, Canadian
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205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
+1 250-627-1212
17:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 20:00
Mon 17:00 - 09:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I service was number one and the food was great my wife had the lamb and she gave me a piece and it was so good and all the rest of the food was also great. They have seafood as well.The deserts were very good I tried everyone's and they were eaten very fast so I was lucky to get... More 

Thank Rikki D
Prince Rupert, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a a wonderful little restaurant. They have been innovative and striving since the beginning and always provide a wonderful dining experience. We always have had nothing but great food and services while enjoying the great waterfront atmosphere.

Thank dlcyh
Terrace, Canada
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took friends here for dinner and it was a beautiful dining experience! The service was fantastic and the food was the best I have had in a while! Thank u for all your hard work to make the night so so enjoyable!

Thank Darwin E
Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Nice little restaurant with great ambiance. Great views of Cow Bay. Large chalkboard of specials along with a regular menu. Very busy establishment as there is not a lot of seating. Food was delicious...would have received a perfect score if my pasta had not been undercooked.

Thank 604Jinxed
Victoria, Canada
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224 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Wow!!! A treat for Prince Rupert! Wow! What a find!!! Cow Bay Cafe is tucked away on a little corner in Cow Bay. You might even miss it if not paying attention... but what an oasis! Delicious authentic Italian food - arguably the best in Prince Rupert. Pizza is tasty and authentic, and the pastas hit all the right notes.... More 

2 Thank PookyCake
Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

In a town with a great selection of restaurants, this one is the best of the bunch. Great food, great service, great location. Don't go expecting a quick bite, this is a place to savour your meal and enjoy good company and a great view.

Thank Neil S
opasushi, Owner at Cow Bay Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for that! We really appreciate such a great review. More 

Prince Rupert, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The restaurant has a set menu as well as daily chalkboard specials. Reserve ahead as space is only very small. one of my favorite spots in Prince Rupert

1 Thank MellissaCase4680
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stayed at the Eagle Bluff B&B that joins the same building. They recommended to have dinner at Cow Bay cafe and we were not disappointed at all. They serve excellent food and offer quite a number of great wines, both from BC and elsewhere. The fact we went back the following day should be considered the highest recommendation we... More 

Thank Peter V
Prince Rupert, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My mom and I tried this place the first time she came to visit me after I moved here. O.M.G. Every dish from the appetizer to the espresso was just perfection. We came back 3 times during her 8 day stay. The meat, the fish, the pasta, the pizza, THE DESSERT (killer). It's all perfect. I love this restaurant and... More 

Thank jewjewfruit
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Our final night in Western Canada was spent here, and what a way to finish. A cosy restaurant with a good range of dishes to choose from. I can genuinely say I had the best sea-food linguine I've ever had anywhere in the world. My finances food was lovely too and we left feeling like we'd just experienced something really... More 

Thank Sophie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Seafood, Italian, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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
Casual Italian & westcoast seafood in a cozy neighbourhood cafe located on the waterfront in Cow Bay Featuring... Traditional Italian pizzas, pastas and antipasto Fresh and local seafood 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?