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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 #26 of 120 Restaurants in Courtenay
Price range: $4 - $13
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Canadian, Soups, Sandwiches
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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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English first
Bothell, Washington
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142 reviews 142 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Awesome find right on the main highway. Friendly service. Clean and bright location. Definitely family friendly so don't go expecting quiet conversation. Eggs Benny was awesome. They serve homemade jam and they cook their ham on-site.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I'd been there years ago under the previous ownership. Too many servers with no clue as to what was required of them [fill cups/glasses, ensure there is cutlery, take away dishes, bus tables ASAP]. What's with the carver who .. for the most part.. stood there like a totem pole? I prefer rare roast beef.... no such thing available.. So..... More 

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

We appreciate your comments and will talk with staff to improve these problems to the best of our abilities. Something as straight forward as beverages is very important and should be looked after. We take a lot of pride in our Roast Beef and Yorkshire buffet as it has been running it for 15 years now and we would like... More 

Victoria, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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 

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Additional Information about Plates Eatery & Catering Co

Address: 2601 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-334-8087
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 13
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Canadian, Soups, Sandwiches

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