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Locals Restaurant at the Old House

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1760 Riverside Lane, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8C7, Canada
+1 250-338-6493
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was conveniently located by the Old House Hotel & Spa. What an unexpected surprise. The atmosphere is intimate yet social. We were comfortable the moment we sat down and the menu was abundant. Everything sounded delicious and our choices proved to be correct. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and personable. With the begin of the holiday season, it... More 

Thank TKH2013
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wait staff was so knowledgeable about the food and wine. The décor was warm and inviting. The food was delicious and creative and stunningly prepared, all with local ingredients. This was an experience to be remembered!

Thank Queeny1234
Seattle, WA
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to Locals on a recent trip to Courtenay. The food was tasty, nicely presented, and memorable. Each dish had a special sauce, a different accompaniment of vegetables/starch, and was beautiful on the plate. Best of all, it was really delicious. The decor in the restaurant was nice and the service was very good without being... More 

Thank Lovetravel
Comox Valley, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made my day. Wonderful lunch topped off with wonderful service. Just go, you won't be disappointed. My favorite restaurant in the Como Valley, so far, but there are a few yet to go. Stay tuned

Thank zabaraz
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was a wonderful surprise. We arrived without a reservation and we're quickly seated. Service was excellent, food was very high quality, presentation was superb, wine list was limited but we had an excellent wine. The only minor problem was finding the entrance to the restaurant. The directional signs are not lit and we made several attempts to enter... More 

Thank B B
Limerick, Ireland
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here recently with a group and we all had a great time and the service was really fantastic. The food overall was good, I just think the price is a little too high for what you get.

Thank deeedeee17
Courtenay, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch or dinner menu has everything anyone would want. Staff are well informed and willing to please. Present owners have brought back the property to what it originally was, a special place to be, with many improvements. Portions may not be huge, but with flavours you just want to savour. Lots of times if you're not choosing an appetizer or... More 

Thank Roystonhappy
Courtenay, Canada
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very good dinner. From the service right through to desert was a wonderful treat for our taste buds. We would go back, for sure. Thanks

Thank Joe D
Nanaimo, Canada
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a quick getaway to Courteney to stay at The Old House. Haven't been in years & wanted to see how it is doing. Since Locals is in the same complex we decided to give it a try for dinner. We checked the menu online & it looked great. First the good. The building is still great, old island... More 

Thank Richard011
Courtenay, Canada
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For our 26 Wedding Anniversary celebration my wife and I decided to have lunch at the Locals. Reservation were made the previous day, so we were seated immediately on arrival with a wonderful window table. A pleasant server was prompt with our orders for drinks. For entree I ordered was a "seafood linguine" which was excellent in taste and proportion.The... More 

Thank Elliotte L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$34
Seafood, Healthy, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1760 Riverside Lane, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8C7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-338-6493
Locals Restaurant in now located at the historic Old House along the river in the center of town. This 1937 Arts and Crafts era inspired homestead is the perfect location for the fine cuisine prepared by European trained chef, Ronald St. Pierre.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?