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Rock Cod Cafe

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#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-746-1550
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Duncan, Canada
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to eat. Not enough gluten free items on the menu. Haven't been for a while, will be going back soon.

Thank S9223
Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cowichan Bay is a charming waterside village straight out a fairy tale. The fish tacos at Rock Cod Cafe are simply delicious!

Thank colinandbabi
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place was good back in the day.. now its an over priced, poor quality restaurant. I live locally, always avoid

1 Thank Mallory H
Cobble Hill, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

My wife and I have been here several times, the last tim was in July 2016. We went with my father-in-law for his birthday. Very much a family setting eatery, good food and friendly staff

Thank MPalmer2013
Duncan, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Called in for take out cod & chips, were going to have a one piece and a two piece, decided to go with 4 piece family pack. Could have gone with a two piece, nice big pieces, hot crispy fries, not greasy at all. Great dinner!

Thank Tracy P
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Location is great, with potentially beautiful view spoiled by parking lot and garbage bins. The decor is underwhelming, kind of character less greasy spoon vibe but the fish tacos were delicious. Maybe take out is the best solution.

Thank Gina G
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

To be fair, my other half enjoyed our meal we shared, he said it was good enough. But I was disapointed. I was looking for a good burger and fries. This was the most average chicken burger with the standard thick cut fries The chicken breast was quite small, the veggies were limited with one single limpy piece of lettuce.... More 

1 Thank KascMS
Ladysmith, Canada
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had been to The Rock Cod a couple times before, one time it wasn't bad, the second time we were seated in a chilly area and we felt the food was greasy . However we were visiting family and when it came time to go for dinner this place was recommended, and one of our party said they had... More 

2 Thank maitiemouse
Port Townsend, Washington
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229 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Given the location and the tourist business, this could have been very average, but it was in fact much better than that. Good seafood pleasantly served and at a reasonable price.

Thank Stephen C
Winnipeg, Canada
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422 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was full on a Friday night in November. Parking is always difficult in Cowichan Bay as it is a very popular town. We all had the special seafood stew at $18.99. It came with a great salad. The stew was creamy and tasty- nicely presented. A very popular restaurant with good prices for the quality.

Thank Lesterbeach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-1550
Family-friendly seafood restaurant in an eclectic seaside village. Family owned & operated. Oceanwise (Vancouver Aquarium recommended) & Marine Stewardship Council sustainable fisheries seafood. Local produce & bakery products. Celiac menu. Friendly, down-to-earth service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?