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“Got kids? At the Grotto you can sit back, relax and enjoy your meal!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Union Street Grill

Union Street Grill
477 5th St, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 897-0081
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Ranked #12 of 119 Restaurants in Courtenay
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
2 reviews
“Got kids? At the Grotto you can sit back, relax and enjoy your meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

I love going to the Grotto. Whether it's to pop in for a quick coffee or to sit down with my family for a relaxed dinner.
This restaurant is very family friendly and I can truly relax there while dining with my three year old. There is a cozy nook in the back where there are toys, books and games. It's like being at home in my living room except I don't have to cook or do the dishes and the staff and food is great.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MarkandDanielle_11, Owner at Union Street Grill, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Our kid's area is quickly becoming a popular area! Couch, comfy chairs and an area where the kid's can play... thanks for coming and enjoying it! That makes it all worth while!!
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  • English first
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English first
Comox, Canada
1 review
“A Favourite Local Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Union Street Grill is our go-to place to eat. Always fresh, homemade, healthy and delicious, they have a great gluten free menu too (including beer!). I can truly say we have never had an unsatisfactory meal there. Their diner's card was a brilliant idea as well. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. Lovely decor with local art. When meeting friends for dinner, we take them here!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MarkandDanielle_11, Owner at Union Street Grill, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Locals is what we're all about! After 19 years we still see families, their kids and even grandkids come in and enjoy. Thanks for the great review!!
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Campbell River, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A unique experience in Courtenay B.C.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Every time we go to Courtenay we go to the Union Street Grill. The service is friendly and fast. They have a gluten free menu as well as a regular menu. The vegetables are always fresh and crisp and the food is very good. It is hard to make a decision when you go to eat, as everything is so good.
The decor is very warm, with a local artist's work gracing the walls of the restaurant . The restaurant is always busy , so that speaks for itself.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MarkandDanielle_11, Owner at Union Street Grill, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thanks for the great review! It's always nice seeing Campbell Riverites down here in Courtenay!!
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Courtenay, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Small town, special restaurant - a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We would highly recommend the Union Street Grill to all. It's a special favourite of ours for a nice dinner out, maybe before a play at the Sid Williams theatre, or just because we deserve to enjoy a great feast. The restaurant has a good ambience, just the right tone of bluesy music. The varied dinner menu has lots to choose from with Nightly Specials. I love the Thai prawn salad for a starter and I always save room for the dessert special - Creme Brulee with Cherry Sauce. You can't go wrong for lunch either, many choices, hearty soups, salads and include Gluten free choices - it's endless. Staff are welcoming and efficient. The owners are very personable and involved in the community.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MarkandDanielle_11, Owner at Union Street Grill, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Funny how our "small town" of Courtenay is growing so much isn't it? It's pretty big but still has that comfy small town feel. Thanks for coming to Union Street!!
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“yummy lunch and dinner for families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We eat here as a family often. The chicken fingers and fries keep my kiddo happy. I love their richer dinner choices. My man can eat his healthier fare too. Desserts are worth every calorie.
My only hint would be for the fabulous and friendly owners to pimp out the bathrooms. I love a restaurant with a good loo experience.
We just ate here for the "Dine-Around" Comox Valley and it was my favorite dinner.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MarkandDanielle_11, Owner at Union Street Grill, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thanks for the review! Our desserts, we feel, are a great cross section of all the differnent types...and we've done our best to GF them whereever possible. Our bathrooms! We've thought a lot about them, but in the end the funky, missplaced tiles add a certain charm to them, and we've put in cream and nice papers....but 'pimping' them out is quite the term and we'll think even more... Thanks!
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