We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rock Cod Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood,
#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road | Suite 3, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-746-1550
All photos (55)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“rock cod” (68 reviews)
“fries” (72 reviews)
“halibut” (74 reviews)
Closed Now
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
#4, 1759 Cowichan Bay Road | Suite 3, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Rock Cod Cafe
1. Great Location
"Perfect spacious cafe on the waterside."
Tamsyn E
See reviews that mention Great Location
2. Excellent food and service
"The food was excellent as was the service"
See reviews that mention Excellent food and service
3. Award Winning Seafood
" We had the clam chowder - best I've ever eaten."
See reviews that mention clam chowder
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (468)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 463 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The Rock Cod cafe had different Seafood dishes on their menu. All based on fresh catch. But the way it is prepared is also very nice. It seems that most Seafood restaurants on the Island are not able to grill a fish and keep it...More

Thank tripZeist
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely couple of hours in Cowichan and thoroughly enjoyed our seafood at the Rock Cod Cafe Although quite busy it was clean and all the tables were quickly cleared and cleaned The service was excellent and the server was well presented and...More

Thank Anna Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

This renewed my belief in this traditional British dish. The best fish and chips ever. The location in one of Vancouver Island's cutest fishing harbours makes this a real treat.

Thank Maylis K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here before and food has been better but service was very disappointing this time. I’m not sure if it was the server’s first night or she was just having a bad night. The food is just ok I would say. We weren’t...More

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time eating here and the food is average nothing special. We ordered fish and chips, chowder and the cod balls. The chowder had absolutely no fish only potatoes and you could taste a thickening agent. The servers were harsh and trucker...More

2  Thank BERJOHA
JHokanson, Owner at Rock Cod Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Beryl, I don't often respond to reviews because they are so subjective, but you crossed the line with your comment 'The servers were harsh and trucker like'. I want you to imagine for a moment what it might feel like to read that comment knowing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh and delicious chowder hit the spot after a long day of checking out Cowichan Bay. Friendly and fast service and close to the hotel, definitely a must if you love seafood!

Thank loridharland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Daily specials were well prepared and tasty. Staff was friendly and efficient. All and all a good experience.

Thank Brunodog12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delightful waterfront cafe with good food. We thoroughly enjoyed a lunch special this week of Salt & Pepper Cod with fries and coleslaw - really delicious and a good price for the serving. Great service and good waterfront cafe atmosphere - highly recommend this cafe...More

Thank IndigoJT
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Located in the heart of Cowichan Bay...there are lots of options here, but we were happy we chose Rock Cod Cafe.. we were seated right away.... Ordered the cod tacos .. comes with a choice of 2 sides .. the portions were large... We also...More

Thank Karen1616
Reviewed 1 September 2018

After getting off the ferry we know we wanted lunch but didn't know where. In one of the pamphlets was an ad for this restaurant - so we said, "Sure why not?" Very glad we did! the fish and chips were a great and large...More

Thank Jason W
Nearby HotelsSee all 206 hotels in Vancouver Island
Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay
272 reviews
.34 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Duncan
205 reviews
6.12 km away
Ramada by Wyndham Duncan Cowichan Valley
109 reviews
6.78 km away
Thunderbird Motor Inn
235 reviews
7.34 km away
Nearby Restaurants
True Grain Cowichan Bay
204 reviews
.10 km away
Masthead Restaurant
278 reviews
.23 km away
Cow Cafe
353 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching
1,009 reviews
.19 km away
Cowichan Wooden Boat Society
65 reviews
.09 km away
Cowichan Bay Kayaking and Adventure Centre
29 reviews
.10 km away
True Grain Bread
21 reviews
.16 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
8 June 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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......
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 23
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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing