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Plates Eatery & Catering Co

2601 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L8, Canada
250-334-8087
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Ranked #19 of 116 restaurants in Courtenay
Cuisines: Dessert, Hamburgers, Seafood, Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet
Description: Plates Eatery is a modern full service, family friendly, casual dining spot open 7 days a week from 7 am to 9 pm. Our menus (including prices) are on our website.We are fully licensed, have an outdoor patio when the weather is right, 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 7 days a week from 7 am to 9 pm. Our menus (including prices) are on our website.We are fully licensed, have an outdoor patio when the weather is right, and provide complete off premise catering services.
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English first
Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Duncan, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I chose to eat here only because I checked out of my previous motel because of the horrible food and treatment at Oh So Yummy. I checked into the Travelodge. This restaurant is right next door. I will give it a mixed review. I ate here twice. The first morning I had a waffle – most excellent. It was one... More

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Courtenay, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I donno. It looks like an old diner - has license plates (hence the name) and old gas station memorabilia. The waitresses look like they came from the Time Machine as well. Alas. Frozen boring fries, pre-fab burgers...etc.

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Merville
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Plates makes one of the best Ruben sandwiches we have had anywhere. They are so big my wife and I split one between us.

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