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Masthead Restaurant

1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-748-3714
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“caesar salad” (24 reviews)
“scallops” (18 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The Masthead is our go to restaurant for special occasions; we've been going here for years. We were a little concerned on Saturday night, as we had heard rumours of changes. It's true that the owner hasn't been there the last two times but it...More

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was definitely a first class restaurant. Service was superb. The food was delicious. We had a lovely view of the harbor. Reservations are highly recommended.

Thank kaverydavis
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have eaten st the Masthead many times. It's a restaurant that welcomes you off the boat with your jeans on and dressed up for a special dinner. Food is always first class, fresh, local and beautifully plated. The service is excellent. caring and thoughtful....More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Not much more to say really. Highly enjoyable. The room was busy for a Wednesday. Speaking of the "room", it is the nicest in the Cowichan Valley in our opinion. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The mains being ribs and seafood pasta...More

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 24 September 2017

After a fabulous day out on the water, we headed for a bite at Masthead. Staff were fabulous. The restaurant and decor are lovely, with beautiful views of the bay beyond. Chowder was very good. The scallop appetizer was so very tasty. The Simple salad...More

Thank Lynda D
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Running late and still needing dinner, we stumbled upon this place just outside Duncan, BC. Ten minutes before closing, we were graciously welcomed in and received a wonderful meal. Excellent menu, great service and very gluten free knowledgeable. You won't be disappointed. 👍

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 3 September 2017

What a great restaurant! The salmon was so good and the atmosphere on the dock can't be beat. Love the old building from 1863, the oldest wooden building in the Cowichan Valley. Set menu with starter, main and desert is a buy!

Thank 3Equinox
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We stopped in Cowichan Bay again and decided that the Masthead was probably not for us as although we thoroughly enjoyed our last visit we found the decor and atmosphere a bit OTT for the casual holiday we were on. However when we walked along...More

Thank David-and-Theresa
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had visitors from the UK and we didnt hesitate to take them there. The food is exquisite, the service just right. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who has a special occasion you will not be disappointed. We also read...More

Thank JohnBJukes
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Staff is great - so helpful when trying to decide what to order and what wine to pair the food with. Never rushed and only there when you needed them for service. Maybe a little pricier than some - but we thought it was well...More

1  Thank PKBurnaby
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25 May 2017|
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Response from Heather M | Reviewed this property |
You will have to go tk their website I am afraid for this. For a fun experience you can take a boat shuttle called Greylag Tours back and forth to the restaurant from Genoa Bay or Cowichan Bay to the restaurant.
6 July 2015|
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Response from Dixie S | Reviewed this property |
They are only open for Supper starting at 5 pm. You will not be disappointed. You find it very relaxing so in reality it is a dining experience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-748-3714
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