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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
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service, excellent presentation, fresh and delicious!!! It's a step above most! I can't wait to go back, I want to order everything!

Thank Faye D
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has an amazing array of dishes and a gorgeous room. The service was on point and not too stuffy. I wondered if some of the flavors and unique ideas were over complicating great ingrediants, but overall it was a phenominal place to have seafood. I can't wait to go back in the Summer time and sit on the... More 

Thank Amy M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not my first review of Locals and it will not be my last as the owners and staff always amaze me at being able to achieve excellence in fine dinning. I'm now in my 12th year visiting their cooking skills and remain very happy as do my guests. The menu is well tested and excellent and while the... More 

Thank Polish-Golfer
Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we were celebrating our 44th anniversary as well as our dear friend Terry's 69th birthday. It being close to Valentines Day the place was really busy. Our waitress Jessie looked after us very well plus her cheerful nature really added to the evening meal. They had a Valentine special on - a 4 course meal with wine pairings so the... More 

Thank Smoltman
west coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals was nice enough to fit us in despite being fully reserved. The food was outstanding and fresh. The service was also excellent. We travel a lot and get to experience fine dining in many cities around the world and this was on par. We didn't find it pricey for fine dining. It was worth it ! Highly recommend. Also... More 

Thank momandmeVictoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Locals several times in its old location and its wonderful new location. The service and quality of the food is always excellent I have never been disappointed at Locals and will continue to return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant for lunch with my family and everyone loved their food. Great selection of kids meals.

Thank Michael H
Courtenay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you have a reservation! The food is incredible, hats off the chef Ronald. I live here and treat myself to this beautiful place as often as i can. As per the name, quality food is sourced locally. You get what you pay for here. Delicious to the last drop.

Thank LarryMcCowell
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mother in law made reservations so we were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was friendly and helpful. I was expecting the menu to be pricy but wow. That said, the meal was ok - the salmon/crab cakes were delicious. The gnocchi was ok - a bit on the dry side. The mushrooms that came with the gnocchi was... More 

Thank Lynn S
Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying at the Old House and Spa last January 26, 2017 and I was thinking of placing an order in this restaurant but their phone was busy and I've been trying to get hold of them for an hour. Finally around 6pm, somebody took the call. I asked first if they do room service and she said they... More 

Thank Albert A
Tricia S, Owner at Locals Restaurant at the Old House, responded to this review

Hello Albert, As the owners of Locals Restaurant, we would like to apologize for your unfortunate experience. Given the size of our kitchen and limited infrastructur, as much as we would like to, we are not able to provide room service. As everything is made from scratch, in house and to order, it can be challenging to accommodate take out... More 

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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$14 - US$34
Seafood, Healthy, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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?