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Michael's Off Main

American, Canadian
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Fourth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1G8, Canada
(250) 334-2071
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Black Creek, Canada
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141 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came for breakfast on a Sunday, had a 15 minute wait, which seems forever when you are hungry. We had out of towners with us, so hoped that it was GREAT! and it really was. The food is well presented, plentiful, and delicious. The staff pay attention to detail and still have their sense of humor.

Thank butler52
Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for breakfast, was pleasantly surprised. Small hole in the wall restaurant with great food! Staff was great and the coffee always hot!

Thank Sean M
On the road
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting the day is so much better when it includes seafood. Great breakfast menu with local flair. A quaint place with a lot of locals. If the locals like it then the tourists will love it.

Thank 2divots
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very polite and studious. A pleasant, quick but not rushed atmosphere perfect for business meetings. Staff was totally willing to accomodate our needs and the food was great!

Thank Benjamin D
Chemainus, Canada
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This quaint little cafe has amazing food. The waitress was happy and helpful. She served 11 people in the back room and never missed a thing. The room was a wee bit small for that many folks and the door outside sees to be a staff entrance as well. We also were not happy with the staff smoking outdoors while... More 

Comox, Canada
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It's been a while since I went to Michael's Off Main... I like Eggs Benedict, and the hollandaise sauce seemed to change every time I was there. It used to be great, and then the consistency was off, then the flavour. The eggs went from being cooked perfectly to being fairly consistently overcooked. The food was never *bad*, however it... More 

Thank leifjason
Van, BC
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Been a few times good food but today it was busy and loud and being that I came to the Island for relaxation it was the wrong choice for us.

Thank kitocean
Campbell River, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I use to come here a lot but haven't been for year or so. I was disappointed that the quality of the food has slipped so much. At least the staff are still friendly.

Thank Rananori
Steinbach, Manitoba
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Would not have discovered this place had it not been for the glowing recommendation of several locals. Nice vibe! Off-beat decor! Interesting menu! Great food! Plenty of calories! What's not to like?!!! Have often dreamt about running my own restaurant. And if I did, it would look pretty much like Michael's Off Main! Definitely feel that this place deserves a... More 

Thank clipper58
Winnipeg, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I figured we had a winner when I read their signage. It reads Breakfast & Lunch and Cheesecake. Seriously, how can you go wrong with those items? The decor is great and I felt like I was back at my great grandparents place. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and quickly brought us our Breakfast Crepe with hollandaise. Coffee was... More 

Thank 0902patty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $10
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fourth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1G8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: (250) 334-2071

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?