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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Blah food and service

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
islandmaggie84
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Nanaimo, Canada
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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POWELL RIVER
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Great place for breakfast, our meal arrived quickly, perfectly cooked and reasonably priced Service was good What more could you ask for when your travelling

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Courtenay, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

sometimes causes food posioning or upset stomaches its a okay place to go to and the atmosphere is calming just the foods either to spicy or plain

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Charming place with all the old license plates and interesting decor. Food (breakfast) was excellent. Funny they aren't open for dinner so check them out for breakfast or lunch.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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