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Rock Cod Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood,
#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road | Suite 3, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-746-1550
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“cod” (47 reviews)
“fries” (53 reviews)
“clam chowder” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road | Suite 3, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Rock Cod Cafe
1. Great Location
"Perfect spacious cafe on the waterside."
Tamsyn E
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2. Excellent food and service
"The food was excellent as was the service"
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3. Award Winning Seafood
" We had the clam chowder - best I've ever eaten."
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the food here. Had shrimp for an appy and shared the 2 piece cod fried with the lighter panko crust. and served with a caesar and onion rings. everything was good. the panko crust was perfect and there was greasiness at all. thanks...More

Thank Cathy S
JHokanson, Owner at Rock Cod Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your positive feedback, Cathy! :-)

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing and so was the service we received! The portions of food were great! No one left hungry 😁 It was really busy but we didn't have to wait at all. We walked in and within seconds the hostess was seating us....More

Thank AJ H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointed. Have eaten there before and enjoyed but our table of 6 were mostly disappointed on Thursday night. 0ver cooked fish undercooked fries and calamaria and batter very greasy. Mystery special meal called a patty melt left the lucky eater on the toilet all...More

1  Thank Barry B
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Local fare, large portions and decent prices. This restaurant was featured on the tv show You Gotta Eat here.

Thank Perkinator12
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Wonderful halibut, cold slaw and carrot cake. The my french fries were over cooked and my friends were soggy. The meals cost $75.00 and was worth it

Thank bigsteve772017
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Their hours say closing is "sometime between 7-8pm" which is lame enough you have to guess when they'll close on any given night, but often they close way before even that, as i've arrived at 6:30pm to see lots of occupied tables inside but the...More

Thank HChut
JHokanson, Owner at Rock Cod Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

It is a real challenge to exist in the restaurant industry during this time of the winter in Cowichan Bay. The costs are astronomical and it isn't about whether or not we will lose money, it's about just how much we will lose; Which brings...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The chowder was very good (though a bit too salty) and the halibut fish n' chip was amazing! Recommended!

Thank joetevens
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Requested dish from specials list-prawn mango curry. Don't make that mistake, it looked like a pig slop, didn't taste horribly bad but far from what one would expect prawn mango curry to be. Wife ordered tiger prawns in batter-the crust turned out triple thick with...More

Thank Vasyl S
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Restaurants have ups and downs. Frequent staff turn over is an industry problem and wages are a part of that. This is not unique to this business or this place. I start with this reminder because the other reviews of this place are so positive...More

Thank Vickie M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Featured in "You Gotta Eat Here" my friend we said we had to make a stop. Cute little seaside town Cowichan Bay is and extremely popular so parking is very difficult to find. I had the cod with clam chowder and onions rings, oh yum!...More

Thank Where_to_travel_next
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Response from Alan H | Reviewed this property |
We use Canadian dollars up above the 49th but they accept American dollars also and American Visa and Master cards......
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road | Suite 3, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-1550
  • E-mail
Family-friendly seafood restaurant in an eclectic seaside village. Ocean Wise (Vancouver Aquarium recommended) & Marine Stewardship Council sustainable fisheries seafood. Local produce & bakery products. Celiac menu. Friendly, down-to-earth service. Great food!
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