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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, Gluten Free Options
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5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5Y6, Canada
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Went for dinner on a beautiful summer evening , I believe because we arrived on a Harley we were stuck in a corner (at least on the deck) and pretty much ignored after our drink and meal was ordered. The owner came out and spoke...More

Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

While showing out of province guests around this part of paradise we stopped for a quick lunch at Genoa Bay Café. All 4 ordered the seafood chowder and none were disappointed. Rich and creamy with a hint of bacon we were all pleased. Unfortunately the...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

During the summer 2017, we thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary on the outside deck at Genoa Bay Café. We took the scenic Genoa Bay shuttle service/Greylag Boat Tours from Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay - great option, only 15 minutes. The restaurant was busy,...More

Thank Sonja N
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We six had a fantastic lunch on the first day of Autumn on the delightful deck . You could not ask for more . Everyone is so friendly and helpful . The food proves to be consistently excellent , with great choices . We return...More

Thank Vanc0uverIslanders
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

views are best and patio awesome.. food is good but nothinv to crow about and on pricey side.. good coffees though

Thank John C
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

What a gem on this Island... the drive into this precious cafe is amazing in itself, then arrive to the cozy and most friendly ambience... enter the patio where you can enjoy a wonderfully cooked meal with the colors of ocean and mountains...❤ what an...More

Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Nestled at the end of the drive to Genoa Bay, this little restaurant offers a large menu, patio dining and great views. On our recent trip, we arrived not knowing what to expect so we did not make a reservation. But the patio dining right...More

Thank Via_girl
Reviewed 15 September 2017

As the title says, the fries were excellent. Perfectly crisp with just the right amount of seasoning. Both my husband and I ordered the Angus burger. I grew up on the prairies, so I know what an Angus burger should taste like. These burgers tasted...More

Thank PurrFound
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Really? The place is half empty (or half full if you wish), it's seven in the evening and there are no crowds attempting to come in. So while you check to see with the boss if there is spot for us, and nary a "Hello"...More

Thank Mommasbest
Reviewed 13 September 2017

They have a very small kitchen. We got there at 7pm and were told we could only order fish and chips because the kitchen could not make anything else, since they had reservations using up all the kitchen.

Thank CountryJane
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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$8 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 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
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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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