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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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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 11
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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
Good value , Good Service!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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Courtenay, Canada
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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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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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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 5 - 11
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Canadian, Soups

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?