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“yummy”

Plates Eatery & Catering Co
Ranked #38 of 140 Restaurants in Courtenay
Price range: US$4 - US$11
Cuisines: American, Canadian
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
campbell river
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

we go here anytime we are in or passing thru courtenay. love the vibe and love the food. Really good price for the quantity and quality of food

Visited July 2012
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English first
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“Surprise in courtney bc”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012 via mobile

Went to this place for lunch with the two for one vouchers. Extremely pleased with the food quantity and quality, we will go again

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Courtenay, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Best prime rib buffet dinner ever!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

We go to Plates often because the food is delicious! Our favourite nights to go are Thursday or Sunday because that's when they have the all-you-can-eat Prime Rib buffet. The chef carves the succulent beef just the way you want it, thick or shaved thin, and he will give you the part of the roast that you want, from rare to medium and even the well-done meat on the outside. The salads, desserts are all delicious too. Good value!

  • Visited May 2012
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

We have eaten here once for breakfast and once more recently for lunch, and both times it was barely alright for a quick, no-frills meal. We found the breakfasts to be a good value, and the daily specials to be a good value. The salad I had was not a good value.

I can't help but review the chicken caesar salad, as it was surprisingly disappointing, for a cost of $12.50. The menu states "romaine lettuce, homemade croutons and dressing, with marinated chicken breast, served with garlic toast". The plate of romaine lettuce was really small, lettuce was wilted, the chicken very overcooked and dried out, the garlic toast neither toasty nor garlicky. There were no croutons. If it were a side salad, I would not complain, but this was an entree, with an entree price.

My beverage glass was dirty (some old food stuck on the inside from the dishwasher, perhaps) and we had to ask for utensils after we got our food. The servers were friendly. The atmosphere is fun, with the various license plates on display.

I will probably pass on Plates from now on, which is sad because it seems like it has the potential to be a good independant family restaurant.

  • Visited May 2012
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Ladysmith
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“Should be on Diners Drive Inns and Dives”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012 via mobile

Got to love the decor, it is right out of the 50's all licence plates and things automotive. It really is a diner. The food was home made nothing canned and very tasty, but basic. Service was ho-hum. Not friendly, nor rude.
Would go back again for a quick bite.

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