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Genoa Bay Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, Seafood,
5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y6, Canada
+1 250-746-7621
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food and service had gone down hill drastically in the last 24 months, this use to be a favourite restaurant of mine The charcuterie board should really be served with a good French baguette and it would help if the cheese was ripe! and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing and reading so many great things about this place we took a leisurely cruise up for lunch. Fabulous staff welcomed us and sat us on the rustic deck overlooking the harbour which would explain the high priced menu. Great choice of local beer...More

1  Thank Peter E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good. Not enough choices. Great spot except road signage could be improved, especially when coming from the north area.

Thank Arsenius M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there by boat last August 2017. Good food and beverages but the service was poor. Our waiter had to be waved down to seat us and the cafe wasn't busy at all. We had to keep reminding him of our drinks which he...More

Thank sikell123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not enough words to express my experiences at this restaurant. Have been coming here year after year and cannot get enough. The tranquil setting along the marina along with the excellent food. The wait staff are real attentive and the owners are totally...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 9 April 2018

My husband and I were introduced to Genoa Bay Cafe in 2004 when we chartered a boat with skipper out of Bellingham to teach us how to operate a large boat. We purchased a Nordhavn 46 in 2005 and during our boating years through 2010,...More

Thank Frank H
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with husband and parents for my birthday. Very scenic location. Nice choice of cocktails and food was delicious. Make sure to book as very busy place. Would recommend.

Thank Nicwray
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We met our daughters’in-laws for the first time today at the Cafe. This diamond of a cafe in a beautiful bay is the best place to meet strangers. At our table, there was a sesame allergy, fish allergy and a GI sensitivity. The staff, including...More

1  Thank Deb H
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

The Genoa Bay Cafe is a nice little restaurant in Duncan, BC. Great food at reasonable prices, friendly staff and great views.

Thank Z3862GEashleyt
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Service and food were excellent. Pleased to know that the sea food served is responsibly sourced. Location is picturesque. Easily reached by driving.

Thank jmcneil31
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14 March 2016|
Response from Gord R |
Hi We are open Wednesday through Sunday and closed Monday Tuesday this time of year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-7621
  • E-mail
Nestled in the tranquility of picturesque Genoa Bay on Vancouver Island, about 1 hour north of Victoria and only 20 minutes from Duncan, the Genoa Bay Café has rewarded guests with one of the most delightful dining experiences in the Cowichan Valley.
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