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Masthead Restaurant

1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-748-3714
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“caesar salad” (22 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
“scallops” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice location located at the bottom of the hill in historic cowichan bay awesome view of the docks mt tzouhalem all the fishing boats and a few float homes the food is excellent

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We visited for dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant is beautifully situated looking out on the ocean. The setting is warm and inviting. We found the food to be quite good (although serving single slices of bread individually is weird). I was surprised not...More

Thank ML W
Reviewed 6 April 2018

What I liked Fresh seafood. Normal sized dishes. Friendly staff and warm atmosphere. Nice wine selection. Beautiful view of the harbour. The don't have french fries. What I didn't like The don't have french fries ;) A must-do before you go to dinner: whale watching...More

Thank B0J0H
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Lovely little spot directly viewing the Cowichan Bay Marina. Everything we ordered was fantastic, especially the mussels and the clam chowder soup! Will definitely be back!

Thank marinafb111
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Went here with a large group for a friend's birthday. The food and service were quite good and the menu varied. The bar service was also quite good. Prices are a bit on the high'ish side but this is arguably one of the 'nicer' restaurants...More

Thank MarkfromtheIsland
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner - the food was excellent- very tasty and well presented - there was a couple of small things that should not happen at a high end restaurant- the salt shaker was empty and we had to ask for the...More

Thank Don J
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a lovely restaurant right on the water in Cowichan Bay. The atmosphere is elegant and serene. My partner and I dined there on a rainy February evening and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The portions were just right. I had the Ahi tuna which...More

Thank happytraveller511
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Lots of choices on the menu salmon was delicious. Can look over the bay of Cowichan. Parking was a bit of a problem especially in the summer.

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 27 February 2018

This restaurant has always been excellent over many years of going to have a superbly prepared dinner using mostly locally sourced ingredients.

Thank c0c02018
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Had the restaurant all to ourselves as it was starting to snow. Excellent service, beautiful building and delicious dinner. My boyfriend had the steak that came with a ton of veggies and potatoes. I had the tiger prawn pappardelle. Came with about 8 huge shrimp...More

Thank kober1986
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25 May 2017|
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Response from Heather M | Reviewed this property |
You will have to go tk their website I am afraid for this. For a fun experience you can take a boat shuttle called Greylag Tours back and forth to the restaurant from Genoa Bay or Cowichan Bay to the restaurant.
6 July 2015|
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Response from Dixie S | Reviewed this property |
They are only open for Supper starting at 5 pm. You will not be disappointed. You find it very relaxing so in reality it is a dining experience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-748-3714
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