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Michael's Off Main

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Fourth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1G8, Canada
(250) 334-2071
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Chemainus, Canada
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Comox, Canada
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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.

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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.

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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 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

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Thank 0902patty
Vancouver Island, Canada
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Was busy but the service and food was very good. Such a selection of Eggs Benedict!!! Will be back there for sure!

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Thank jjcusa03
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Went here for breakfast with three buddies, one was a local who recommended this place (as well he should). The menu choices are excellent, the servings are large (you won't be hungry when your done) and the food is very tasty. I wouldn't hesitate to return.

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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Overtime we walk into the restaurant it is always busy. The first impression is that the restaurant must have good food or good service, well it has both. The presentation of our order was inviting and the smells were fabulous. The service was a little slow at times but that's because the servers are very personable and helpful to all... More 

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Thank Rodney V
Comox, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

It took over an hour to get simple bacon and eggs and was so noisy you couldn't talk to each other. Just don't bother!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $10
Cuisine
American, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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?