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Locals Restaurant at the Old House

1760 Riverside Lane | Lower Level, River Front, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8C7, Canada
+1 250-338-6493
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bouillabaisse” (27 reviews)
“bison” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (77 reviews)
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Seafood, Healthy, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1760 Riverside Lane | Lower Level, River Front, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8C7, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a friend visit from out of town and wanted to impress her with a local culinary experience from the island and Locals did not disappoint! Excellent food and excellent service... will definitely be returning for another great meal .

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I see a lot of varied reviews but for me this was really good. Service was timely and friendly. They cooked oysters just the way I like them and the bouillabaisse was very good. They even left out the scallops at my request because of...More

Thank altun13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took two friends and they were blown away. The food and presentation is such a treat. My friend thought it would be fu-fu. But I promised her she was wrong. Thank god it is still great. Wonderful selection, amazing flavours and the presentation was...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went last night to Locals. Seated downstairs and sat by a table with 8 or so adults and one whiny child. They were loud, overly loud and I could barely hear my husband. My hubby had the seafood chowder which he thought was not creamy...More

Thank Spyhopper12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went at 8:00pm for an after dinner drink and dessert. The hostess was very rude and said there were no tables because we did not have a reservation. We could see the restaurant was half empty and she was lying. Then another single person...More

1  Thank Pookette J
Tricia S, Manager at Locals Restaurant at the Old House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Pookette J, My name is Bailey and I am the Assistant Manager at Locals, I apologize for your experience, this is definitely something that needs to be corrected. At Locals it is our goal to make everyone feel welcome and like they belong. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambiance, food and service were superb! The grounds surrounding the restaurant are beautiful and the patio outside is great for any time of day. If you get cold they will bring you a blanket and turn on the outdoor heaters. Food is locally sourced...More

Thank Babeinla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was awesome service was wonderful. It was great only our 2nd time being there love the idea of everything being local

Thank Cheryl V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Locals a few times and tonight we went to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant was very busy and we sat out in the covered patio which was a first. The patio had a retractable roof and heaters. It was very warm...More

Thank Smoltman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lunch here a couple of times a month and it is always a treat. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu, and it is a restaurant where you should plan to order a desert as well, since they are outstanding...More

Thank Lambertchannel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this place, the experience is always the same. The setting and the ambiance are lovely and the food is always spot on. We just dropped in for lunch on the busy Thanksgiving weekend, we were warmly greeted and promptly seated. The seafood...More

Thank Luise R
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15 October 2016|
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Response from ross m | Reviewed this property |
When you phone for reservations ask for Gluten Free options. If you stay at roystonhouse you will receive an awesome gluten free breakfast.
Christine W
12 December 2015|
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Response from Raph L | Reviewed this property |
Just go! You'll be happy wathever the special or the menu is! Bonne appétit!
7 August 2015|
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Response from Brunolf L | Reviewed this property |
I believe to remember from the time we were selecting our menu that was asked for any intolerances. There are vegetarian choices at the menu. However, to be sure you can ask them by phone or email. One of the reasons for us... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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 | Lower Level, River Front, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8C7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-338-6493
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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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