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Smiles Seafood Cafe

$$ - $$$
Diner, Seafood, Canadian
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113 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
+1 250-624-3072
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We had lunch there...service was good but the food was just average. Likely won't go back. It was nice and clean

Thank Melody M
Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered shrimp starter and fish and chips for dinner. Both meals were fantastic. Pictures on the wall show the history in the area.

Thank Jennifer F
Campbell River, Canada
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Located in Cow Bay, the restaurant has fantastic views but only a couple of tables to enjoy it from. Good service but food was not special.

Thank Rick W
Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I first went to Smiles in the 1950's and thought it was the best restaurant ever. Fresh halibut and chips, even halibut cheeks! It's still a favourite of many but I find it a little greasy these days. I love it more for the memories.

Thank Roy Henry V
Dublin Ireland
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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I didn't order fish here as I'd eaten fish several times in previous days. The veal was a frozen 'plank' from a supermarket cabinet and the mash was similar. All covered with thick tasteless gravy. Should have complained but the waitress was nice and her English wasn't good. To make it worse, this very poor meal was grossly overpriced. Decor... More 

Thank GeraldineM53
Gilbert, Arizona
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

While this is not as fresh as dollies, the food is good and you get plenty of it. The waistband has a heavy accent and is a bit difficult to understand.

Thank gilberttraveler56
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing to rave about. Did get a salad with the fish n chips. Yes expensive for the quality. No personal service, just served me while directing people to tables and money for others meals. Is this efficiency but not good customer politeness.

Thank 743anitap
Victoria, Canada
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220 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Since my last review of a few months ago, we've been here several times -- mostly for dinner; however, just last week we finally made it in for breakfast. The breakfast menu is simple -- not too complicated -- and has many traditional favourities like pancakes, waffles, omelettes and various delightful side dishes. I ordered the french toast with peaches... More 

Thank PookyCake
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We overlooked the bay and had a great combo fish lunch. The waitress was excellent and prices were very good

Thank Margaret B
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135 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Local people advised us this see food restaurant. The ambience of the restaurant was rather average. But the main thing is that the food was indeed very good. Just take one of the daily specials and you will not be dissatisfied.

Thank Philip_Bolster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
Diner, Seafood, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Prince Rupert
  • Phone Number: +1 250-624-3072
Casual Coffee shop with booth section. Dining lounge room, fully licensed premises with Ocean view.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?