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Rock Cod Cafe

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#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-746-1550
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was excellent, staff was great. Family friendly and the kids really enjoyed the food. Fish tacos were great! We would return if we are back in the area.

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Thank HuntingGirl
Cobble Hill, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was looking forward to finally eating here after many great reviews and recommendations. Unfortunately I found everything was coated in a very thick very greasy batter. I couldn't finish my meal as it upset my stomach. A bit of a let down but will try again in case it was just an off night.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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93 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch on a Sunday with our son and his young family. We all ordered some type of fish, the cod was good, salmon burger was good, the clam chowder was the best thing we liked. things seemed to be a little over seasoned, you don't need to add any more s&p that's for sure. We were very... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy when we arrived, but were seated right away and served soon after. We ordered grilled salmon grilled halibut halibut with chips and salad. Salmon was great, but the halibut was from the tail and very tough (couldn't cut through with a knife) and had to be sent back. It was replaced, but in the meantime all one of... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have not been to this restaurant in quite a while. We decided to try it during the Dine Cowichan event. They had a special on for that event for $15.00 which included crispy fish in a garlic and herb batter with choice of 2 sides. I ordered the cup of chowder and fish & chips, my wife ordered the fish... More 

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Thank Gary S
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would never return as the batter was very hard and salty. The chips were frozen,not fresh cut . A little pricey at $18 for 2 pieces ( cod ). Service however was excellent.

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Thank Gino C
Duncan, Canada
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great place to eat. Not enough gluten free items on the menu. Haven't been for a while, will be going back soon.

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Thank S9223
Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Cowichan Bay is a charming waterside village straight out a fairy tale. The fish tacos at Rock Cod Cafe are simply delicious!

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Thank colinandbabi
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place was good back in the day.. now its an over priced, poor quality restaurant. I live locally, always avoid

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My wife and I have been here several times, the last tim was in July 2016. We went with my father-in-law for his birthday. Very much a family setting eatery, good food and friendly staff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 18
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-1550
Description
Family-friendly seafood restaurant in an eclectic seaside village. Family owned & operated. Oceanwise (Vancouver Aquarium recommended) & Marine Stewardship Council sustainable fisheries seafood. Local produce & bakery products. Celiac menu. Friendly, down-to-earth service.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?