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Bear's Paw Cafe

) #1 of 1 Dessert in Wells #1 of 4 Places to Eat in Wells ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , International
12415 Barkerville Hwy, Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0, Canada
+1 866-994-2345
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (34 reviews)
“salmon” (9 reviews)
“carrot cake” (4 reviews)
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Canadian, International
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12415 Barkerville Hwy, Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0, Canada
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Reviews (120)
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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
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We spent a day in Barkerville and the restaurant there had a line-up of at least 20 people, hence the decision to go for late lunch/early dinner elsewhere. We randomly stopped at Bear's Paw Cafe and were not disappointed! It was crowded as well, but...More

Thank pkull
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We had a very delicious meal at the Bears Paw café. The presentation of the food was quite appealing and the taste was excellent. The service was quick and friendly. This is a fantastic place to have a very pleasant and satisfying meal. I recommend...More

Thank mskittyOntario
Reviewed 8 September 2015

This is the ideal place to visit after doing the Bowron Lake Chain. You really feel that you have come back to civilization when you dig your teeth into the juice spare ribs they serve or the delicious cakes and other deserts on the rich...More

Thank Coldings
Reviewed 3 September 2015

An historic building with an interesting past and a menu that includes enough items to satisfy anyone's appetite. We had the BBQ ribs and the meatloaf - both nicely seasoned. The meatloaf came with an unique version of salad that was very tasty. We would...More

Thank Tumbleweed17
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

If you have the pleasure of going to Barkerville , make sure to stop in Wells at the Bears Paw cafe. It's small, with a limited menu but the food is outstanding. We made sure to stop there this year after our visit there last...More

Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Once my appetizer of olives/grape tomatoes and cheese, drizzled with balsamic reduction was served I was hooked. The Bison meat loaf, homemade desert and accompanying glass of house red were all exceptional. Made a dreary cool day seem a little sunnier. Really enjoyed the owners...More

Thank Vancouverite2013
Reviewed 18 August 2015

The service was very hands on here...greeted at the door, personal attention at the table, lots of very pleasant interaction. It's a relatively small place with some outside tables. The food was good, our group had a salmon dish, ribs and vegetarian thai noodles. Ribs...More

Thank Pixiewitches
12canoe, Owner at Bear's Paw Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2015

Those are especially great shots of the Vegetarian Thai noodle and the Wild Sockeye Salmon! Glad you enjoyed our service and our flavours. Thanks for posting pictures.

Reviewed 15 August 2015

Worth driving from St. Anthony to eat everything the Paw has on hand. Service up the old ying-yang too.

Thank Beer H
12canoe, Owner at Bear's Paw Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2015

Thanks Beer H....We took the liberty to share your enthusiasm for the Paw, our Guest-House, (the Mountain Thyme Getaway), and especially for the radio station and the whole ambiance of Wells, by sharing your posts with the whole community!

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Beer H
I would like to know if the 'Paw are throwing an NDP Victory Party October 19th.
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$ 5 - US$ 25
Canadian, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12415 Barkerville Hwy, Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Cariboo  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 866-994-2345
  • E-mail
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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