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Cow Bay Cafe

205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
+1 250-627-1212
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

i had seafood linguine with fresh mushrooms, excellent, they have italian vine and local vines, and i had the best expresso, hard to find in italy! friendly service from slovakia,

Thank Margit Z
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This a a wonderful little restaurant. They have been innovative and striving since the beginning and always provide a wonderful dining experience. We always have had nothing but great food and services while enjoying the great waterfront atmosphere.

Thank dlcyh
Reviewed 2 days ago

We found this quaint little seaside restaurant by accident while out for a walk while on a one day stopover in PR on our way to Haida Gwaii. It looked so picturesque and inviting, we just had to give it a try. The lunch special...More

Thank Carra2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very sophisticated food in Prince Rupert - we would put our meals at Cow Bay up against the best in our home of Seattle. The regular menu is fine, but the specials....they were truly special. Take a jacket and sit outside!

Thank Steelhead50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great lunch here while on a cruise. Exceptional salmon dish for a main course - imaginatively prepared with some skill rather than simply grilled and stuck on a plate. Food was the best we had anywhere down the Alaska/BC coast. Really nice vibe...More

Thank JimmyDub
opasushi, Owner at Cow Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

aww shucks... thanks!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was amazing. A very intimate little cafe in the perfect setting right on the waterfront. Loads of charm and fantastic food and paired wines.

Thank hce413
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into Cow Bay Cafe for a quick bite before a scheduled whale watching tour. We ordered the fish chowder thinking we'd eat and run. It was so rich, light and tasty. Filled with clams, mussels, (in the shell), whole shrimps, scallops and fresh...More

Thank LMShr
opasushi, Owner at Cow Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much. We're proud of our chowder and we try to stock it full of seafood. Thank you for the visit. It was a pleasure.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We have been twice this summer while in Rupert and as usual everything was excellent Fantastic Service - great wine & menu selection - the food is done to perfection Highly recommend for a dinner with family and friends

Thank Don S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Small restaurant with delightful menu. Chef outstanding and imaginative. Staff attentive. View a must. Lunch and dinner were both great. Crowded, and not much room between tables. Essential to book

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Second year visiting Prince Rupert. Great meals at this lovely restaurant both trips Will absolutely return next year

Thank ChipSt_Paul
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13 July 2015|
Response from opasushi | Property representative |
We believe this posting was to the wrong Cafe as we are not connected to a hotel nor do we have a waiter in our employment.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Prince Rupert
  • Phone Number: +1 250-627-1212
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Casual Italian & westcoast seafood in a cozy neighbourhood cafe located on the waterfront in Cow Bay. Featuring fresh and local seafood. Traditional Italian pizzas, pastas and antipasto. Home made desserts and bread. Award winning Italian and BC wines with local craft beers. Eat In / Take Away Gluten free & kid friendly
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