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Cow Bay Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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Seafood, Italian, Canadian
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205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
+1 250-627-1212
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 20:00
Mon 17:00 - 09:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice little restaurant with great ambiance. Great views of Cow Bay. Large chalkboard of specials along with a regular menu. Very busy establishment as there is not a lot of seating. Food was delicious...would have received a perfect score if my pasta had not been undercooked.

Thank 604Jinxed
Victoria, Canada
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196 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow!!! A treat for Prince Rupert! Wow! What a find!!! Cow Bay Cafe is tucked away on a little corner in Cow Bay. You might even miss it if not paying attention... but what an oasis! Delicious authentic Italian food - arguably the best in Prince Rupert. Pizza is tasty and authentic, and the pastas hit all the right notes.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

In a town with a great selection of restaurants, this one is the best of the bunch. Great food, great service, great location. Don't go expecting a quick bite, this is a place to savour your meal and enjoy good company and a great view.

Thank Neil S
opasushi, Owner at Cow Bay Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for that! We really appreciate such a great review. More 

Prince Rupert, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The restaurant has a set menu as well as daily chalkboard specials. Reserve ahead as space is only very small. one of my favorite spots in Prince Rupert

Thank MellissaCase4680
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stayed at the Eagle Bluff B&B that joins the same building. They recommended to have dinner at Cow Bay cafe and we were not disappointed at all. They serve excellent food and offer quite a number of great wines, both from BC and elsewhere. The fact we went back the following day should be considered the highest recommendation we... More 

Thank Peter V
Prince Rupert, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My mom and I tried this place the first time she came to visit me after I moved here. O.M.G. Every dish from the appetizer to the espresso was just perfection. We came back 3 times during her 8 day stay. The meat, the fish, the pasta, the pizza, THE DESSERT (killer). It's all perfect. I love this restaurant and... More 

Thank jewjewfruit
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Our final night in Western Canada was spent here, and what a way to finish. A cosy restaurant with a good range of dishes to choose from. I can genuinely say I had the best sea-food linguine I've ever had anywhere in the world. My finances food was lovely too and we left feeling like we'd just experienced something really... More 

Thank Sophie S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Made reservations, Ordered wine, apps and main course when we went to order dessert were told we had to have it to go as the had more reservation for our table. Spent 45 min in restaurant in total will not be going back. Go to the Crest hotel to have a full dinner

Thank Tim P
Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Make sure you check what's on the chalkboard for today's special! The regular menu on print has limited items but this restaurant is famous of what's caught fresh on the day! We got there at 19:30 and were told we'd be the last order (lucky us). The food was delicious and staff were friendly too. We ordered halibut, of course!... More 

Thank Leona Z
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We have just enjoyed an excellent meal at this harbour front restaurant and we were very happy with the quality of the food and the service received. I agree with other views that it is quite expensive, but it wasn't an impediment to enjoyment!

Thank Were-rabbit101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 23
Seafood, Italian, Canadian
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, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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
Casual Italian & westcoast seafood in a cozy neighbourhood cafe located on the waterfront in Cow Bay Featuring... Traditional Italian pizzas, pastas and antipasto Fresh and local seafood 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?