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Masthead Restaurant

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Canadian, Seafood
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1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-748-3714
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Duncan, Canada
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

My wife took me here for a recent birthday of mine: we haven't been for many years, and I hadn't remembered it as being so good. A great deal of thought and work must have gone into this restaurant. The atmosphere is most attractive and the food was as good as anything I have ever eaten. The wine list is... More 

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Four of us went out to celebrate our 43 anniversary. Great seat overlooking the marina Excellent service from start to finish. And to top it off, once again the food was excellent, not one complaint by anyone in our party

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Duncan, British Columbia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been here many times over the years and have never been let down. We know the menu and still have some items to work on. .. the ambience, the service and especially the food have always left us wanting to come back. This is the place for that special occasion.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

The food was fine, but not worth the money. Great ambiance, loved the live jazz, but the steak's flavor was bland. Especially for the cut of meat they used, it should have been much tastier.

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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

we were there just last week. The food was amazing! The Caesar salad is freshly made right in front of you and it is a must try!

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Sidney, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We went to the Masthead to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The restaurant itself is lovely with a romantic feel to it. I chose the 3-course menu which started with a butternut squash and sweet potato bisque. The flavours were good but I would have loved some crunchy bacon over it to make it perfect. After that I had the sockeye... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

From the moment we entered the restaurant, I knew Friday the 13th was my lucky day! I was warmly greeted by Denise, and while my rainy coat was being put away, I was over the moon, as right in front of me was an incredible pianist on a beautiful grand piano, (Eric,?) and jazz bassist (Joe Reid?) that "had me... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Maybe this is fine dining Canadian style, but we felt a little underwhelmed. The dinner was on the pricey side for what we were served and several dishes were unavailable including some of the salmon which was disappointing. The wine was ok and it was good to see some local wines on the list. The lighting was a little too... More 

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Cowichan Bay, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I am a local. This is a special place with excellent tasting food, good portions and great prices. Always special!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Talons with a meal in Jasper this was the best food we had in our two week stay in Canada. Great atmosphere, lovely surroundings, excellent service and lovely food

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?