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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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (35 reviews)
“carrot cake” (6 reviews)
“meatloaf” (8 reviews)
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Canadian, International
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
12415 Barkerville Hwy, Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

A small range of beautifully cooked and seasoned food, the daily specials are a real treat, 3 meals in the week or so we were in the area, and would love to eat there again and again.... OH and the deserts...... heck just go for...More

Thank Tom W
12canoe, Owner at Bear's Paw Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016


Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is a lovely little restaurant. The food is very good, and the service is incredibly friendly. (The number of locals eating here is an excellent recommendation in itself.) The menu is small, but provides quite different options for almost any taste. The chocolate cake...More

Thank paula d
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Love the food was nothing but the best service amazing if u like fish and chips I defiantly recommend

Thank Erik R
Reviewed 31 January 2016

N53°6.158' W121°34.056' The Bear’s Paw Café shouts “great food, great atmosphere and outstanding service” in a former mining town along the road to historic Barkerville. It there any truth in it? In August 2015, the jury visited The Bear’s Paw Café to draft the verdict....More

Thank goyourownway
12canoe, Owner at Bear's Paw Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Wow! Thanks for the detailed descriptions. I'm glad we could 'court' your service! You came a long way for a great meal, but I hope we can 'serve' you again in a future 'trial'.

Reviewed 3 January 2016

We had delicious Salmon and Ribs and a chocolate cake as dessert! And we really loved it! And they are very friendly!

Thank martinewald
12canoe, Owner at Bear's Paw Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Glad you enjoyed the meal...That Wild Sockeye Salmon dinner is a great crowd pleaser! Thanks for taking the time to review.

Reviewed 7 November 2015

On a cold, damp evening in Wells we stumbled upon this delightful cafe. Obviously popular with the locals and tourists alike we were lucky find a table for four in this crowded, family run establishment. We enjoyed a hearty meal chatting to the owner and...More

Thank Biddy325
12canoe, Owner at Bear's Paw Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Thanks for your enthusiasm. We make it a point of pride that visitors are always fed, even if the day is done, and especially on 'cold, damp evenings!'...

Reviewed 4 October 2015

.Despite a limited menu this is a good place to eat with well prepared food and a very welcoming atmosphere. Also a good location to pick up tips on local trails and outdoor activities both in winter and summer season from owner Dave.

Thank Barrie B
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We walked into this happening place and was immediately seated. The menu was brought. It has a limited menu but we were able to get want suited us. I had the bison/beef meatloaf. Nicely presented with a very tasty cole slaw. It was mild but...More

Thank Thun1957
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

I had a wonderful meal with lots of vegetables which I appreciated after a steady diet of freeze dried meals and PB&J. Even if I hadn't been camping, this restaurant was a must do.

Thank JeanneColemanLaw
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Buffalo meatloaf was great. Wine and dessert also. Dave and Cheryl do a great job. Ribs also looked good. Everyone in restaurant looked like they were enjoying dinner.

Thank chrismacf
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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
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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