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“Quick Bite”

Plates Eatery & Catering Co
Ranked #39 of 144 Restaurants in Courtenay
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Canadian, Soups
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Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Description: 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.
Qualicum Beach, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
233 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Quick Bite”
Reviewed September 3, 2011

We stopped at Plates on the way to the airport for a quick bite. Service was good and the menu offered variety but the food was average at best. It wasn't bad but flavor was lacking. Price was fine and it served our purpose before heading to the airport.

  • Visited September 2011
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English first
Comox, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
295 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“good food, interesting decor but more coffee please”
Reviewed July 10, 2011

This is a well known family style restaurant in Courtenay. Interesting decor with licenses plates all over. I have had breakfast a few times and lunch a few times.
It is very crowded late mornings Sunday. It is open at 7 am on Sunday which I like because I hate waiting for places to open.

Good points:

Good menu selection at reasonable cost. Breakfast has a shortlist for 5 items used to be 5 for 5 but now 5 for 5.50
Great jam preserves with your toast. Had poached eggs ordered medium which means not solid centre but they were slightly overcooked. Hard to find a place which can do poached right.
Had one other time where the order was incorrect but rectified. Food is generally quite good.

Improvement needed:

Most important for breakfast, yah the coffee. Don't wait so long to come around with the pot. What is annoying is seeing the server grab the pot and give everyone in one direction more coffee and forget about you. Never asked how meal was today. May have tipped the normal amount but unfortunately, let's say service was not exceptional not indifferent but room for improvement. This was just after opening so it was not crowded either

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank cactus52
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