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Michael's Off Main

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Fourth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1G8, Canada
(250) 334-2071
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 22
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Michaels is our favorite stop for breakfast or brunch. It's not fancy, the decor is bland, but the food is always consistent and served quickly. Parking is easy, the waitresses are cheerful and friendly, there are always interesting specials and delicious cheesecake! The prices are good as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
LibelleRotts
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British Columbia, Canada
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Comox, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It took over an hour to get simple bacon and eggs and was so noisy you couldn't talk to each other. Just don't bother!

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Thank Nancy H
Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going for many years and have always enjoyed good service and meals! We have always gone for their breakfast...very good selection of regular fare plus some added ones, including local bison. Great atmosphere and decor with antique pictures, etc. They always decorate for XMas, Halloween, etc...which is just an added touch. So, we highly recommend Michael's if you... More 

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Thank Rick J
Courtenay, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I have an amazing group of friends and we all enjoy getting together as often as possible. Our restaurant of choice is Michaels! Michael creates yummy food in a homey atmosphere that just welcomes you back every time! I recommend any or the eggs Benny selections! Everything is worth a try!

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Thank kirmic
British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Michaels is our favorite stop for breakfast or brunch. It's not fancy, the decor is bland, but the food is always consistent and served quickly. Parking is easy, the waitresses are cheerful and friendly, there are always interesting specials and delicious cheesecake! The prices are good as well. Eggs benny with yummy homefries for $10, I'm good with that! There... More 

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Thank LibelleRotts
Courtenay, Canada
Level Contributor
66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A great place for breakfast, lots of food and well prepared. Great staff and service, very funky decor. A sweet little hideaway and always delicious.

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Thank Scott L
Courtenay, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

several options of eggs benny, large servings, flexible offerings, and homemade hollandaise. Lunch is good too.

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Thank Margaret M
COURTENAY
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Started out bad with the noise factor. Then the seafood omelette with all sorts of stuff but no seafood. Then A Pieces on top. Then on to the slow as hell restaurant staff no matter how low a top or tight jeans make up for slow service My opinion stay home and cook instead of wasting money there

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Thank Ronald Q
Comox, Canada
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I've been here a couple times for brunch (came once alone and once with a friend). It's always packed and they do try and get you seated and served quickly - they need to turn tables over so there's no unnecessary waiting. Both times I had a version of their eggs benedict offerings. First time was the seafood one. It... More 

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Thank Annette M
Courtenay, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Food is terrible and way over-priced for what you get so you leave feeling ripped off. Slow service. Uninteresting place.

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Thank Gotoutofafrica
Comox Valley, Canada
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112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

We like this place. Love the at Atmosphere. Laid back and good tunes! Big portions and relatively good food. Now, I hope the management is reading these reviews: the cheese goes on the INSIDE of a quesadilla!! It's what keeps the thing together. My quesadilla kept falling apart! Argh. Easy fix... Just do it.

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Thank cdnIriegirl

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fourth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1G8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: (250) 334-2071

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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