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Genoa Bay Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, Seafood,
5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y6, Canada
+1 250-746-7621
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed sitting at a water-edge table and a beverage to celebrate our anniversary. Unfortunately when the meals arrived my medium-rare steak was extra well-done and the server was in agreement. I insisted my partner go ahead and eat rather than have her meal get cold....More

Thank CowichanConnoisseur
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now they serve some of their "plates" on a cheap, fast food style plastic baskets! Really?! Does that spell "nice eating experience"? Does if you are a chicken joint - if we want the fast food experience, that's where we'll go. Smaller portions too, but...More

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favourite place in the valley! Definitely worth the drive out - great food and such a friendly establishment. We keep coming back!

Thank Robyn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really bummed Trip Advisor page clearly says open today ...some others in area mention closed Monday but not these folks! Drove WAY out here to find it closed.....totally upset

Thank pennstatetraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth the drive to get here along a narrow winding road because it is such a lovely spot overlooking the harbour and then an excellent meal to top it off.

Thank catherinecolinl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely location and worth the drive. Food is great and so is the service. Sitting outside is the best.

Thank Shauna Y
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Made a reservation here based on my b&b operators advice, Island Skye B&B. Our server Tina, was everything you could want and more, friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful! From the charcuterie plate, phenomenal, the tomato chutney I could eat on anything! My jambalaya was perfect,...More

Thank phil h
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The food is excellent and the staff caters to everyone's needs. It is a beautiful stop with a amazing view of a marina.

Thank gizbot
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Food and drink was good for the group of 4people and its own food and drink was good. Would recommend for special occasions and family get togethers.

Thank leo g
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Price up and portions down. I had the prawn appetizer and was rather disappointed to be honest. Five small prawns on mini pieces of lettuce with a little flavourless sauce for $16.50. Not impressed. My boyfriend had the Jerk wrap. He has been to Jamaica...More

Thank gocowvalleygirl
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14 March 2016|
Response from Gord R |
Hi We are open Wednesday through Sunday and closed Monday Tuesday this time of year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-7621
  • E-mail
Nestled in the tranquility of picturesque Genoa Bay on Vancouver Island, about 1 hour north of Victoria and only 20 minutes from Duncan, the Genoa Bay Café has rewarded guests with one of the most delightful dining experiences in the Cowichan Valley.
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