Cowichan Valley restaurants

Northwestern US in Duncan

Hudson's on First

In an immaculately restored 1906 heritage building, the ever-changing seasonal menu here fuses local ingredients with subtle European influences. For lunch, go for the gourmet fish-and-chips (after starting with the…
Northwestern US in Cowichan Bay

Masthead Restaurant

The patio deck of this charming, 1863 heritage-building restaurant is a fine place for a splurge, and the $37 three-course BC-sourced tasting menu is surprisingly good value. Seasonal ingredients form the approach h…
Pub Food in Duncan

Craig Street Brew Pub

An inviting, multi-floor locals' hangout (aim for the top-floor patio in summer), this dark-wood boozer offers a huge menu of elevated pub grub, from taco salads to finger-licking pizzas (a favorite among diners). C…
Northwestern US in Duncan

Old Firehouse Wine Bar

This surprisingly large, dark-painted resto-bar is a great dining option with a well-executed menu of seasonally changing dishes reaped from the nearby Cowichan Valley. The pork-belly tacos are a top choice and the …
Cafe in Duncan

Duncan Garage Cafe & Bakery

Possibly Duncan’s finest rehab project is this 1911 garage-turned-food-emporium with a bookstore to boot. Despite doing away with the car paraphernalia in 1983, the operation still runs like a well-oiled machine wit…
Seafood in Cowichan Bay

Rock Cod Cafe

Fish-and-chips is not surprisingly the menu mainstay at this family-friendly (yes, there's a kids menu) waterfront joint but there are many additional seafood options to consider, from fish tacos to prawns in a butt…
Cafe in Chemainus

Willow Street Cafe

With a menu founded on wraps, sandwiches and quesadillas, this cafe in a handsome yellow heritage building in the heart of town has a popular summertime patio out front. Save room for a slab of cheesecake before jog…