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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped into Cow Bay Cafe for a quick bite before a scheduled whale watching tour. We ordered the fish chowder thinking we'd eat and run. It was so rich, light and tasty. Filled with clams, mussels, (in the shell), whole shrimps, scallops and fresh...More

Thank LMShr
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been twice this summer while in Rupert and as usual everything was excellent Fantastic Service - great wine & menu selection - the food is done to perfection Highly recommend for a dinner with family and friends

Thank Don S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small restaurant with delightful menu. Chef outstanding and imaginative. Staff attentive. View a must. Lunch and dinner were both great. Crowded, and not much room between tables. Essential to book

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second year visiting Prince Rupert. Great meals at this lovely restaurant both trips Will absolutely return next year

Thank ChipSt_Paul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was very slow - waiters seemed not to be very interested. We had a chowder, which was not as good as most we've had.

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gourmet, fresh and delicious food, specializing in locally produced ingredients, including local beer and wine and, of course, fresh locally caught fish. A great find, and highly recommended.

Thank Catherine T
opasushi, Owner at Cow Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a kind review. Much appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've always wanted to go here! My husband used to live up north and remembers the previous owners very successful "cow bay cafe" This location has since changed to new ownership and is now an Italian restaurant which has done quite well for itself. Due...More

Thank Sarah v
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For such a small restaurant and kitchen, this small team pulled of an amazing evening. If anything - there was too much food. Best service and food in Prince Rupert during my four day, three night stay. YOU MUST EAT HERE !

Thank lizzy632
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Possibly the best seafood chowder I have ever had. Loaded with clams, mussels,fish. Rich and creamy, not pastey. It was a daily special so may not be on the menu every day.

Thank Steven T
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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$24
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
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
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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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