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Plates Eatery & Catering Co

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American, Canadian
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2601 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L8, Canada
+1 250-334-8087
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
Thu 16:30 - 19:30
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This restaurant is interesting because of its name, Plates ---- No not the ones you eat off of but the the ones attached to your car or truck (i.e., license plates from numerous locations and dates that are prominently displayed throughout the restaurant). The food can generally be described as diner or country style and servings are generous. The very... More 

Thank Louis P
Courtenay, Canada
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207 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Went with a group from work. Everyone enjoyed their lunch and the prices were very fair. Service was good. It could use a little freshing up inside..looks dated.

Thank retepremhel
Ottawa, Canada
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172 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Picked this out of the many places in town for breakfast and were very pleasantly surprised. Almost everyone can make a reasonable breakfast but Plates takes it up a notch. Not by quantity or quality but over all. The service is friendly and cheerful, the food is as good as any, the atmosphere is comfortable, the coffee is very good.... More 

Thank Pete_Coach
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I will not go back. The food was bland and the service just sucked. I understand if you're busy and don't have time to quality check, but if you're not busy you need to check on your patrons at least once. Lame that the first time was so terrible.

Thank Danielle K
Holbox Island, Mexico
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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I had high hopes for this place and it was incredibly average. The one thing it has going for it was an exceptional staff. My server was a real joy. My special was a sad little offering and I still left mildly happy.

Thank Savant1020
Manitoba, Canada
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830 reviews
539 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Chose as an untried option when in Courtenay, and was close to where we were. Hype was the all-day breakfast, which took up one entire side of the menu. The other menu was very much fried/diner type meals. Three of our party opted for breakfast choices. Corned beef hash was good meal for the price, although corned beef was cubed... More 

Thank Lynda D
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

More familiar with their breakfasts than other menu options, but decent bang for your buck. Had the " all or nothing" breakfast which consists of your choice of 5 pancakes or 3 French toast, plus 3 sausages, 3 bacon, 2 eggs, hash browns and toast, ringing in at $15.99. The bacon was a little overdone today, but generally you can... More 

Thank Steve H
Comox, Canada
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Fun atmosphere especially if you are keen on old cars. The walls are decorated with old number plates and photographs of old time cars! Outside patio in the good weather, and Steve's roast beef is a sepal treat! The wait staff are friendly and helpful and if you want, seniors portions are available! They also do outside catering, or you... More 

Thank Lizphilli
Courtenay, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I like their menu, cost varies and they have specials every day. Free soda refills . The staff are always courteous and if you are handicapped, they go the extra mile...except there is no automatic door opener for those in wheelchair. The décor is themed with plates, meaning vintage license plates from countries all over the world and gas pumps... More 

Thank bcislandgirl2016
Courtenay, Canada
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Came for a family brunch over the holidays - not too impressed. While I'm sure they couldn't help the plumbing problem that knocked out their washrooms, the food just wasn't at all impressive. I have had a few decent breakfasts there, but the family member who ordered a burger said it was the worst they had tasted (even rated it... More 

Thank Andrea F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 19:30
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2601 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-334-8087
Plates Eatery is a modern full service, family friendly, casual dining spot open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week from 7 am to 3 pm. Every Thursday night offering our famous Roast Beef and Yorkshire buffet. (From 4:30pm) Our menus (including prices) are on our website.We are fully licensed, have an outdoor patio in good weather, and provide complete off premise catering services.

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