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Plates Eatery & Catering Co

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Canadian, Soups
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2601 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L8, Canada
+1 250-334-8087
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Surprising Soup!

We stopped here for lunch. Not really knowing what to expect menu-wise but assuming it was a typical roadhouse. I was blown away by the humble-looking Jamaican Pepperpot Soup. I decided to order a large portion and it was amazingly flavourful. Because I had a hankering for something "fatty" and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
NatureNut_12
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch. Not really knowing what to expect menu-wise but assuming it was a typical roadhouse. I was blown away by the humble-looking Jamaican Pepperpot Soup. I decided to order a large portion and it was amazingly flavourful. Because I had a hankering for something "fatty" and fried, I got a side order of onion rings which... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We chose to have our appies, sides, and salads catered by Plates for our garden wedding. The food was MUCH larger portions than I expected, we definitely ordered too much. We had leftovers for a meal for 10 the next day too. Many people stated it was the best ceasar salad they have ever had! We had some dietary restrictions... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My wife and I just recently travelled to Texada Island , Lund and the Sunshine coast. On our return trip, we decided to stop by Plates for a late lunch. The place was not busy at that time because it was around 1:45 pm or so. We ordered the pea soup, onion rings and garlic bread plus iced tea. The... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

the food is not bad I really enjoyed there breakfast and my fiancé did as well it's not amazing but if your not looking to spend much it worth it

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Courtenay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We have lived in the valley for 7 years and went to Plates this morning for the first time. First impressions were good. The place has lots of character, but its a little old and dirty. The server was great. Very attentive and friendly. Definitely the best thing about going there. The menu looks great. It's not too big and... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 11
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, 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?