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Cow Cafe

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Canadian, American, Fusion
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51 North Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia V0R 2G0, Canada
+1 250-749-4933
Mon 11:30 - 20:30
Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Always love going to the Cow Cafe. Food is always great, nice to run into friends there and grab a bite to est.

Thank LenaL1953
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had a disappointing lunch here. It fell below our expectations for a basic lunch. I have tried to forget the experience, honestly, and just remember we decided we would not come back to this place.

Thank Wendy V
Victoria, Canada
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This restaurant is very clean with a big menu. The beef dip was sooo filling & fries were some of the tastiest ever. The best thing about going here was the fabulous girl who served us. Great personality & made us glad we ate there. Price of a glass of coke was $3.25 I think......that was too much.

Thank jackfish52
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

First of all I'd like to give the Cow Cafe credit for the meals my dinner companions had because they both liked them. Mine was very disappointing...ribs overcooked to the point of being completely dry, rice that seemed to be just mixed with Tumeric(?) & an odd combination of mixed vegetables. I should have clued in when the server hesitated... More 

Thank Emily B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend! Service was amazing and the food was wonderful! The restaurant is family oriented and they have a great selection of items on the menu

Thank BubbleGumGirl1093
Duncan, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I wanted to try the cow cafe since we moved here. Maybe I'm a little picky when it comes to dinning out, but this place did not impress me. I had the steak Neptune. The steak was over done and tough. The cutlery was bent and flimsy and had to ask for another fork. My wife had... More 

Thank Steve154929
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I actually ended up moving here and the local Cow Café is the best local place for lunch or dinner. People are friendly and I have never had a bad meal. Don't let the name fool ya ... it's worth popping in for dinner.

Thank callted
Lake Cowichan, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had a wedding on July 9 and asked the Cow if they could accommodate 40 of us for breakfast the next day. They offered to do a breakfast buffet. It was great!! Everyone was served in a timely fashion, the staff were more than accommodating, friendly and very attentive to our needs.The food was fresh and of very good... More 

Thank WendyF58
Central Saanich, Canada
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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We visited on a cool weather Saturday. The restaurant was very quiet, and therefore service was quick & friendly. Our kids shared a veggie pizza which they enjoyed, as did my wife with her wrap. I wasn't keen on my burger, which had an odd taste, which could have been an unfamiliar herb. The prices were a little on the... More 

Thank Gelli550
United States
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437 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

It was freezing in the dining room when we arrived, but the food, drinks and service quickly warmed us. Try the Jager Poutine: includes prime rib. Loved the West Coast Zuppa. Ribs were a hit, too, and sometimes they feature all-you-can eat. About $30 per person, with booze, before tip.

Thank HomoQuiScitOmnia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 27
Canadian, American, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 North Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia V0R 2G0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Lake Cowichan
  • Phone Number: +1 250-749-4933
Our menu is packed with classic dishes we create from scratch. Daily specials incorporate seasonal, local ingredients. From delicious appetizers to tasty salads, inspired entrees to decadent desserts, your meal will be one of a kind.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?