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“Nice views of th Bay.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cow Bay Marine Pub

Cow Bay Marine Pub
Ranked #7 of 14 Restaurants in Cowichan Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Canadian, American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, View
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice views of th Bay.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

Food is pretty good but a little expensive for what it is. Bartender drinks are watered down, especially the "specials". Lots of seating, great views and outside balcony seating in summer. Warning: if it's a gorgeous day and you want to sit outside, wait for a table to come open. They have a bizarre policy where once you're seated you can't move to another table; they call it "table hopping"! Never experienced that anywhere else.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very impressive fast friendly service with good warm tasting food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

I feel very lucky to have been at this pub which is more like a huge restaurant. The order was pick quickly, food and drinks serve in a instant. Very good tasting food. We had shrimps, fried calamari, burgers and my partner had a Yorkie Dinner. It was well worth it, we left this place feeling like Royal, bellies full and piece of mind.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Anne B
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Victoria, Canada
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“was okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

I had the special of the night: Prime Rib with Yorkshire pudding. The Yorkshire was okay, but the prime rib was tasteless. I regretted having it at the price they charged.

Visited October 2013
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Thank cass1959_11
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Cobble Hill, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Awesome Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

This is the best place to eat in Cowichan Bay. The prices are the most reasonable. The $5.00 burger is a highlight and my personal favorite is "Prime Rib Yorkie". Yum Yum .....the servers are exceptional and friendly and very attentive to your needs. We make this place a Friday Night regular dinner spot with our friends.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank joshdog
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Modesto, California
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576 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 528 helpful votes
“Good Food, Amazing View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

My husband and I ate here for dinner one night. This was our first visit to Cowichan Bay and this is a quaint and lovely village. The pub is right near the small pier and marina and the view is quite special looking out at the bay and boats. We had a window table inside, but you can also eat outside on the balcony. The inside of this restaurant is nothing that special; there are pool tables and a bar as well as the tables for dining. My husband had the halibut and chips and I had the steak and shrimp special. Both of our meals were quite good. The pricing is not cheap here, but that seems to be the way it goes here on Vancouver Island. After our dinner, we walked on the pier and admired the views of this quiet, scenic little place. I would recommend a visit to this lovely part of Vancouver Island and the Pub was a nice place to enjoy a meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MSWMom50
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