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Bear's Paw Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, International
12415 Barkerville Hwy, Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0, Canada
+1 250-994-3538
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“carrot cake” (6 reviews)
“meatloaf” (8 reviews)
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12415 Barkerville Hwy, Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed today

The new management/owners are doing a great job of making this place their own. A few new interesting tastes and choices and some of the old favorites too. An interesting idea is parked outside as a new adventure for the future and we can't wait...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good spot for lunch and a unique little place to enjoy a stop from Barkerville. Clean and friendly staff

Thank David J
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Good food, fair prices and great service. The girls that run the operation do a fine job and it is fast becoming the go to place in town to eat. Reservations suggested...just in case.

Thank daveinyk
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We had the pita bread to start and was very delicious, and the rib dinner was also really good, lack of ice in the drinks but maybe they were running low that day. Rum selection not the greatest but any rum is better than no...More

Thank Rumeyes
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We had a fantastic supper here our first night in Wells. Great food and drink, and good service, especially since we showed up so close to closing time. Fun ambience with all the old posters on the ceiling, I think my neck still hurts from...More

Thank E1174OBmichael
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I like the little frogs decorated at the restaurant. So cutie and unique. Should have asked the story behind. The ribs were yummy. Home-made food at its finest way.More

Thank eileenl155
Jennifer K, Owner at Bear's Paw Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Bear's Paw! The frogs are a relic from the previous owner - she still owns the Frog on the Bog gift shop next door. The bog behind our cafe is home to a large frog...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

In a community to limited choices for eating this was a delightful find. Had meatloaf made with bison and beef that was surprising and rich with flavours. Home made pastries to end a meal. And not expensive.

Thank Kathleen E
Jennifer K, Manager at Bear's Paw Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

We are pleased you enjoyed your dinner at the Bear's Paw. We try to keep our prices reasonable, despite our rural location, by making everything in house and using local products whenever possible. Thanks for the kind review!

Reviewed 26 July 2017

Stopped here for dinner after visiting Barkerville. We shared the rib dinner. They were so tender and tasty. We ordered a side dish with chickpeas, rice and a dressing. I'm not sure what it was but it was so delicious. The waitress recommended the carrot...More

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

While we stayed in the Wells/Barkerville area, we ate several meals at the Bear's Paw Café. Each meal was fresh and VERY tasty. The owner and the staff were professional and very friendly. Our experiences at the restaurant really contributed to our enjoyment of our...More

Thank Shelagh D
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Wells is the working welcome to the historic museum town of Barkerville. Not a lot of obvious conventional restaurants but the funky exterior and hippy ambience suggest something special is going on. Basic food groups were well covered with good vegetarian and seafood options. I...More

Thank roadkilt
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Beer H
28 August 2015|
Response from 12canoe | Property representative |
All of Canada will throw an NDP victory party....but alas...the Paw will be closed, and we will be celebrating our vacation! Thanks for checking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 23
Canadian, International
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12415 Barkerville Hwy, Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Cariboo  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 250-994-3538
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Rated the Best Restaurant in All of Central BC. People's Choice award for Best Cafe in Northern BC. Friendly, informal, really great food made from scratch. Great Food, and vegetarian and dietary restrictions welcome!
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