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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“caesar salad” (22 reviews)
“scallops” (20 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The staff was excellent, the food well prepared and well served. We were offered excellent seats with a beautiful view. It was maybe a touch overpriced but for a treat, it fits the bill.

Thank Brunodog12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate a wonderful dinner on the deck overlooking the bay, houseboats ... gorgeous views. The restaurant is a tad ‘old school’, maybe traditional is a better word. The service is great, from the hostess to the three servers who took care of everything. Along with...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat on the deck which has a wonderful view of the marina and ocean. Very pleasant (although the kitchen exhaust fan is very very loud). If you prefer indoors, the ambience was nice, a tad on the low light side. We shared a 3...More

Thank sunshinecoast2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here. The restaurant offered a Table d'Hote 3-course meal for $36.95. As it turned out, the three of us ordered the same thing. Gazpacho to start, Tuna with seasonal vegetables (cooked in a bit of duck fat - delicious!!) and a superb...More

Thank jarh1952
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We were on the island for two weeks and wanted a steak for a change. Masthead didn’t disappoint. We enjoyed a spectacular view from the deck along with a good meal, excellent service and a nice bottle of wine. Can’t get much better than that.

Thank Forsyth13
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Very historic location overlooking the Bay. Sat outside with great view of the water. Service was prompt and friendly. Scallops were superb. The halibut was very good with a tasty herb coating. The accompaniments for the halibut were well done. This is such a beautiful...More

Thank Wanderdude1
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We enjoyed Masthead for my mother's birthday. The food and service was fantastic! My husband and son got steaks and they were very good. My mom and I got two different meals and shared. A vegetarian meal and the salmon. They were both delicious. Wine...More

Thank Thiscoupletravels
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We dined at the Masthead about 2 weeks ago on a trip to B.C. We made reservations well in advance but experienced delays catching our return ferry from Salt Spring Island that day and called the restaurant. They were very accommodating and curbed our anxiety...More

Thank KAQ56
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Excellent cuisine set in Cowichan Bay. Enjoy the specials and seafood in a quaint old time restaurant setting. Complete with Caesar salad made at the table and flambé desserts. Great ambience and overall dining experience.

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 14 June 2018

I was there last night for a dinner meeting, there were two full tables of us, I'd estimate about 25-30 people. The staff were absolutely on point, gracious, attentive. The food was wonderful, best halibut I've EVER had and that's saying a lot- I've dined...More

Thank Lindsey W
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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
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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