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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/Brunch

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Eclectic Interior ❤️

Well worth waiting for a table in this cozy little nook. Enjoyed viewing the assortment of wall hangings as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Irridescentmoon
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Well worth waiting for a table in this cozy little nook. Enjoyed viewing the assortment of wall hangings as well.

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Courtenay, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Decided to revisit this restaurant with friends, and was not unhappy, but certainly not as pleased as last time. Knowing how busy they can be during lunch, we opted for slightly later, hoping for a better table and speedier service. The table was better (not wedged into a corner by the window) but, with the restaurant less than half full,... More 

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Comox Valley, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I have been here many times but the last time I went was rather upsetting. Eggs were cold, not luke warm but cold. Eggs were rock hard, not runny like I had asked. My husband had the crepe that was excellent. We have came many times before so this was unfortunate. Will be back though to try again.

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Courtenay, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I wrote a small blurb praising the food and service and decrying the lousy coffee. I was there again recently and I still have the same reaction - do we give points for consistency? I do. I was reading some of the other reviews and "best breakfast in town" and "better than the Atlas" were stated - look, the flavours... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have lived in Courtenay for 25 years and the first time we visited Michael"s,I remember when he was on 5th street many years ago and here we are today.I was pleasantly surprised by the food and the atmosphere,I had the Reuben as did 2 others.I enjoyed my lunch and the service was okay.The place was packed with lunch hour crowd.I... More 

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Comox BC
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66 reviews 66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I/We have been to Michael's several times. I'm surprised I haven't reviewed it and also surprised there is only one review. Perhaps because it is most always full, people just don't see the need? Anyway - they have very good breakfast/brunch and lunch options with a 'Daily Specials' board which always has tasty items on it. Closes at 2PM I... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This restaurant is a very nice place to have breakfast or lunch Since there only open from 8am-2:30pm. And I have not tried there in house cheesecake but I hear it is Devine.

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Courtenay, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Well the hashbrowns were barely warm and very deepfried. It was good once; it was a go to place. I think it has just outgrown itself and can't put out the quality it once had. I still go once in a while hoping it will recapture my love but would not bring guests again as I have dissapointed them by... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

We found this gem through TripAdvisor and are glad we did. The service was 5+++. Very warm and friendly place. Oh yes...food...amazing bennies and home fries.

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Courtenay, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great place to go for Eggs Benny (or other breakfast fare) their home made hash browns are chunky and crunchy, and so good. Mostly been there for breakfast, but the lunch menu is pretty good too, good soup!

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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: Canadian

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