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Monte Christo On The River

975 Comox Rd, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 3P7, Canada
250.338.1468
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Ranked #38 of 116 restaurants in Courtenay
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CAMPBELL RIVER
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It's so nice to find a new restaurant in the old Monte Christo location. The old place was tired and outdated. This new place has added a coat of paint but have made no other noteworthy changes to the building. The menu is surprisingly short of choices. The food is really very good. The portions look small but everyone in... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This restaurant is located in the former Monte Christo's space. The interior has been refreshed and the art has been changed (thankfully). As of this writing they are not yet taking reservations. They have only been open under this name for 3 days. It was nice to see the former owner Chris greeting guests ( I assume he is helping... More

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Comox BC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

White Whale is in the location of Monte Christo on the River which it has now replaced. They don't seem to have a website yet nor a takeout (for reference) menu. They have only been open a few days so bear this in mind when reading the review. DH & Pal Rick went for lunch today. They both enjoyed, particularly... More

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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is a wonderful place for luncheon on a warm sunny day. However, the inside is dated, dark and a bit musty. The food is good and there are lots of umbrellas for hot days. The patio is right next to a branch of the river with salmon, seals and ducks.

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comox
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Always go there with the family. Every year order the same thing ribs. Always excellent. And always great costumer service. I would recomend this place to everyone.

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Had dinner at this restaurant , ordered the chicken special for $19.00. The chicken breast was so ridiculously small and 3/4 of my plate was covered with cheap veggies soaked in oil. Definitely not good value at all . My mom ordered the veal and the sauce was super salty - either the sauce came out of a highly processed... More

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Comox, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Nice building. Average food. Nice location. Owner needs some work on: Manners, customer service, human interaction...basically completely spoiled our lunch. WILL NEVER RETURN. Just saying!

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Courtenay, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have had many meals here, I took the new lady in my life to the restaurant we were not impressed with this place, The standard has dropped and its much like any burger place. Disappointed will not bother to return

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Nanaimo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

A few of my friends and I went for dinner on Sunday night, I had the seafood pasta and another friend had the veal which was very large in size as well as my pasta the pasta noodles were a little over done but other than that all of us were very happy with what we recieved for the price... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A few friends and I went for dinner Saturday night, I ordered their new stuffed chicken special and It was fantastic . We went in for a friends birthday and the owner or manager which ever he was is very personal and came to check on us to make sure everything was alright, we were very satisfied with all of... More

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