Plates Eatery

2601 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay
(250) 334-8087

Recent Reviews

Carol J

Regular visitors to Plates. Love their daily soup selections, their fries, great omlettes. Good food and large servings. My favorite family restaurant!Kid-friendliness: Always families with kids at Plates. Nice wooden high chairs availableParking: Good sized parking lot. Very popular spot so mat not be spots available near the door.Wheelchair accessibility: Good sized parking lot and no problem with accessability to the restaurant. It has 3 levels but there is a large dining area on the main floor.

Jamie A

I had lunch here today had the hamburger with French Fries & a root beer enjoyed it been here before. I enjoyed looking at all the license so many & the old 76 gas pump.

Tapper Kool

Down home diner type experience. Food was great, bacon was crispy, the home made jam for our toast was excellent, I don't even like jam. Staff was chill and friendly

Teri Green

Ordered the Take Out Thanksgiving Dinner. Very tastey, lots of food, lots of turkey. Great job!!!

Will Overkill

The automotive decor was fun, the family enjoyed their food and the server was friendly. My burger patty looked made in house and the veggies were very fresh topping it. We stopped in one day but they were closed to give the staff a day off, very understandable in today's world, glad we tried again.


We went to Plates on Sunday Sept 4 @11AM. It was busy, and obvious that they were understaffed. However, all the employees were hustling, and we were seated within 10 minutes. Our server was quick, kind and courteous. She said they had 3 people call in sick. She was definitely on the ball, Our coffee mugs never ran dry, and our food came out quickly considering the staff shortage. The food was absolutely delicious! My friend had the Eggs Benny, and I had Meat Lover Breakfast. I would definitely recommend Plates, and I will visit again next time I'm on Vancouver Island. Their staff all deserve huge applause for going above and beyond!

shelby hayden

Excellent atmosphere, amazing food for a good price. Our server Amy was fabulous and went above and beyond. 100% will be going back.

Keenan Kerswell

Truly an amazing experience, the food here feels home made and tastes delicious! Me and the girlfriend dined here as we’re on vacation from the mainland and let me tell you. If your visiting or even a local this place is hands down one of and if not the best breakfast your ever gonna have! Yes it’s simple but that’s the point of this place simple and yet delicious and warms your heart at the same time. 10 out of 10

Derry Long

Great venue - loving all the car plates from around the world. Very friendly staff

Nicole Donaghy

Fantastic breakfast for diner style atmosphere and food. Good quality. I had the veggie Omelette and it was stuffed with veggies. Came with hashbrowns cooked perfectly and seasoned well and side of toast with homemade jam. Service was also excellent. Hardworking and very friendly. Would definitely recommend and come back again and again.


If shredded hash brown was added to the menu, it would be beyond perfect.

Ryan Thir

Great eatery for everyone!

Nick D.

Plates is a reliable go to breakfast restaurant with good prices. Staff is friendly and hot food comes out quick!

Marshall Putnam

I can’t really understand why this place is as popular as it appears to be. The Mexican skillet was nothing more than uncooked vegetables dumped onto hash browns with eggs cooked on top - raw green onion and pepper really aren’t pleasant to eat unless part of a salad. There was no seasoning, and the beans seemed to have been drained from a can. The avocado toast was ordered by my girlfriend, and it was literally just raw avocado smeared onto toast; no preparation or seasoning. Avocado toast isn’t good because it’s just raw avocado on bread, it requires some preparation.It feels like whoever is preparing the food understands the concept of cooking, in that it is the combination of ingredients to achieve some kind of singular item, but failed to use any methods to make the prepared item pleasant to eat at all. Cooking veggies or adding seasoning were treated as unnecessary steps in the process.If you’re looking for anything with unique flavours or thoughtful preparation, go somewhere else. If you want hashbrowns and eggs, with table salt and pepper, then go here and happily spend your 15$.


Great, clean restaurant, good food, very friendly staff, fast service, very large portions! I like the burgers, the patty flavour is like ground steak, not hamburger mix. Ceasar salad was really fresh and coffeee is good, strong. The desert was cherry crumble with vanilla icecream. Others had roast beef dinner with yorkshire pudding and the snitzel. Everyone was happy with portions, fast friendly service and good flavour.

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