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Plates Eatery & Catering Co

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Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Canadian, Soups
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2601 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L8, Canada
+1 250-334-8087
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Plates Eatery is a modern full service, family friendly, casual dining...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great value

Plates is a diner with a 1960's vibe. The atmosphere is nice, very welcoming. The service is excellent. The tables are clean and bathroom is clean. The food is really good and the prices are pretty cheap. This is comfort food, and you get better value for your dollar here than, say, at White Spot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Port Alberni, Canada
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We have eaten lunch here a few times enroute to a fight out of Comox. It is on the main drag from the highway next to a hotel. The food is now below average - the last time we were there, they had all burgers on for $8. However, the patty was like a frozen one you would get at... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Plates eatery has great food and some good service. It's good for kids and when I went one time out of like 3000 it had slow service so those are good odds for when you decide to come

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Tofino
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Plates is a diner with a 1960's vibe. The atmosphere is nice, very welcoming. The service is excellent. The tables are clean and bathroom is clean. The food is really good and the prices are pretty cheap. This is comfort food, and you get better value for your dollar here than, say, at White Spot or Ricki's. I've never had... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stopped in for a quick bite on our way up island. The food was nothing special, soup way too salty, my chicken wrap bland. For the prices charged, I expected more. The restaurant was clean, which I appreciated and the toy section for kids was a nice touch.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

worst breakfast. tasteless coffee, cold eggs, dry bread and a slow service. definitely not be back.sad,because the location is good.

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Courtenay, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Here is some advice for the owner .1) Overall this is a nice ,clean restaurant .But dont let staff use the same cloth to clean all the tables ,that to me seems a little unsanitary.2)The decor is interesting although I think a homely touch such as a flower in a vase or a framed picture or two would drastically improve... More 

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Steve S, Owner at Plates Eatery & Catering Co, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your detailed input. It is very helpful at making us a better restaurant. The points you have made will all be discussed with our staff. We are very proud of the staff that we have and feel that they care about the customers and products that they serve. Some times we... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stopped here on our way up island. It was early in the morning so we had only a few options for open restaurants. This restaurant was clean, the decor was interesting and fun. There were toys for young children in a back corner area. The menu was typical diner style. There were vegetarian options. The staff were friendly and attentive.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We went to Plates for brunch after looking at the menu online, it looked like a great little diner with good brunch options. We were very disappointed. I ordered the special, which was huevos rancheros - I've eaten many versions of this meal before, but this was not even close to what the dish is supposed to be. I was... More 

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Bothell, Washington
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156 reviews 156 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I was surprised that the name of this place refers to license plates and not dinner plates and the atmosphere certainly reflects that. The food was good as was the service and we had an enjoyable meal here. It's conveniently located in Courtenay and I definitely recommend it.

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Todos Santos, Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had made reservations for a large group and were well served. There were so many different orders, but still they all got served at about the same time which is nice if you are with a group. A meaty omelet means very meaty. Bennies galore and with the right Holandaise sauce. Highly recommended for the food, the service and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2601 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-334-8087

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Canadian, Soups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?