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Plates Eatery & Catering Co

2601 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L8, Canada
+1 250-334-8087
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Ranked #24 of 117 Restaurants in Courtenay
Price range: $5 - $14
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Canadian, Soups, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet
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.
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Victoria, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Perfect place and great service and food. The staff make you feel very comfortable and was there with my son and there family which was a bit of a challenge with two young children but did not phase them a bit. I shall return.

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Victoria, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We've eaten at this place several times and have enjoyed the experience. Breakfast is always a treat with a good selection of menu items. Lunch is pretty straightforward with nothing really out of the ordinary but, having said that, we've always been happy with the food served. The big item here is the decor--every kind of license plate you could... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Went to Plates recently with a friend for lunch. I ordered the "Bacon" Ceasar Wrap and before ordering asked the waitress if it was good and she assured me it was. The food came, my friends burger was OK, my wrap was basically a bit of chicken, some lettuce tossed in ceasar dressing and a smattering of dry hard bacon... More

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

My sincerest apologies that we did not meet your expectations. We strive to do our very best and will continue to work hard at improving ourselves. Thank you for letting us know of your disappointment as without constructive criticism we would be less aware of problem areas that require more attention. Steve Swing More

Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Be sure to stop by Plates, great food and great atmosphere. Right on the main street, can't miss it.

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you are interested in the unexpected, then stop into Plates!!! It is an attraction for us whenever we visit Courtenay and is a mandatory stopover. The decor is a route 66 diner style, that displays a large collection of license plates and memorabilia such as old service station pumps.. I have driven the old route 66 and this is... More

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Nanaimo
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We have enjoyed dining at Plates Eatery & Catering Co. for many years. Breakfast, lunch and their daily specials make it a tasty inexpensive place to dine. But most of all the Roast Beef Buffet on thursday evenings are to die for. If you are not a calorie counter this is the meal for everyone to enjoy. Roast Beef, salads,... More

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nanoose bay
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We've been there several times, Latest was in March 2014. Decorated with thousands of car license plates from all over the world - interesting to see where they all come from. Friendly, efficient staff, good food, reasonable prices - one of our favorites on the Island.

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Victoria
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were passing by and am so glad we stopped here. The food was very good, the portions huge, the service good but the best was the wonderful rock and roll music they play.

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We wanted a quick breakfast that was close to our location. And it met our needs. Service was good. The daily specials were very well priced. The food was tasty.

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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Family friendly atmosphere, attentive servers. Great little area for kids to play whilst waiting for our food. We'll return again.

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