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Plates Eatery & Catering Co

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2601 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L8, Canada
+1 250-334-8087
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Campbell River, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the Thursday evening beef carvery. Food was very good and had a good selection of vegetables, salad, and deserts. Recommend the Bread and Butter Pudding as it is one of the best I have had in a long time but like all food it is a personal choice.

Thank John L
Nanaimo, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We're new to town and an all day breakfast is right up our alley. Great food, staff and clean as a whistle!

Thank elmhill
Airdrie, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was ok. Had the cheeseburger, it was ok. We did not find anything special about the place other than all the licence plates on the wall.

Thank Daryl-Anita
Greene, RI
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173 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for breakfast and it was simple and fast. Staff w a s great and the food was awesome. Food served quickly and hot. Prices a little steeper than I am used to for breakfast. But when breakfast is fast and stress t free. Staff does a nice Jon. Go enjoy a good meal delivered with a smim smile

Thank bkkc1234
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here early on our last day before taking the ferry back to Vancouver, and wanted a decent breakfast. We were not disappointed - good food, pleasant and efficient waitress, not too busy despite a few locals, shall we say 'of a certain age' who appeared to be settling in for a long stay. Next to a Travelodge so... More 

Thank blatchp
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the first time and it was not good. Food cold screaming kids and a waitress that did not care. Great way to start rubbery pancakes hard bacon eggs tasted old. The coffee was at best colored water. When I asked to be moved from the child zone was told no even though the place was almost empty... More 

Thank Ronald Q
British Columbia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Great place to have breakfast/lunch with extended family. Sat in Kids are (intentionally) and waitress was very accomodating

Thank Mick F
Chemainus, Canada
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Every time I eat here I am never let down. Fresh and delicious food. Kids and adults alike. Great value and fun place to eat.

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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

We recently went to plates and besides our food being half cold when it came the service was slow and infrequent and the woman who seemed to be in charge rather talk out loud to her staff then do her job won't be back.

Thank Db L
Campbell River, Canada
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We go to Plates often if and when we are visiting Courtenay. We enjoy the retro atmosphere that shows off a remarkable collection of license plates from across North America and abroad. Breakfast is always good - but the Pepper Pot Soup is unique and hearty. The service is warm and friendly and the cost is very reasonable. Give it... More 

Thank KNCooper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $11
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?