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Oceanview Restaurant is now Cow Cafe - West Coast Grill

) #3 of 9 Restaurants in Cowichan Bay ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-597-4353
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab dip” (9 reviews)
“fajitas” (5 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Canadian, Seafood, European
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 305 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

There is nothing like a window table for a meal when you're overlooking a harbour. It was a beautiful day, and we were seated promptly. Ordered the Crab Melt with Fries, and another friend had the Fish and Chips. We all enjoyed our meals and...More

Thank snoopy647
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turned away at 230pm due to kitchen being backed up. Only about 30 percent of tables were full from the looks of things. Sad....More

Thank Timz06
CowCafe, Owner at Oceanview Restaurant is now Cow Cafe - West Coast Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

My apologies as the owner/chef I do not recall having to turn anyone away or having this happen within our location in Cowichan Bay within the Oceanfront Suites. I do apologies if there was a miscommunication or perhaps do you have the wrong location. Sincerely...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you go to the restaurant and the next morning you are still talking about the experience, you know that it was good. Our family of 11 had a table with an awesome view of Cowichan bay and service with smiles. We ordered some apps...More

Thank JNL778
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband ordered the halibut fish and chips and while the 4 of us enjoyed our dinner his piece of halibut was unbelievably small. The price was $16 so not cheap for,one little piece of fish.

Thank Larry & Pat D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a light dinner and ordered calamari and Caesar salad. The calamari was a little undercooked but still delicious. You can sit inside the main dining room overlooking the ocean or on the outside patio looking onto the Main Street. I opted for the...More

Thank Anmore1115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a good lunch. The server, although alone, was efficient and friendly. A good place to have a quick meal.

Thank FudTrippers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently visited Cow Bay on an outing from Salt Spring, and decided on a late lunch at our old favourite, the Cow Cafe. It has moved to a new location in a hotel at one end of the bay. No problem. We found it....More

Thank Brigitte H
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We had breakfast and lunch twice as a couple and then a large group (50) for a buffet brunch. All of the food was great and service was good.

Thank dt-2003
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We came here for lunch on the advice of a local family member. The inside of this restaurant has beautiful views of Cowichan Bay. The seafood chowder is the best I've ever had but it was served warm rather than hot. The portion sizes are...More

Thank craigers13
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Dissapointing. As the title says a good restaurant has been spoiled by introducing another pub grub menu, like we don't have enough pub grub in BC! Service was lacking, had to ask for cuttlery, water, wine/drinks menu. Wife had fish tacos which were bland, asked...More

Thank NS357
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 35
American, Canadian, Seafood, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-597-4353
  • E-mail
Cow Cafe West Coast Grill is dedicated to presenting fresh stylish cuisine and providing cheerful service. We’ve created a relaxed family environment for our guest to feel comfortable enabling them to sit back and enjoy their dining experience.

We are all about the LOCAL.. Wines, Beers, Food & More.. We are proud to say that we are locally owned and operated and we continue to grow with the support of family, friends and locals.
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