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Locals Restaurant at the Old House

1760 Riverside Lane | Lower Level, River Front, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8C7, Canada
+1 250-338-6493
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Healthy, Canadian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1760 Riverside Lane | Lower Level, River Front, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8C7, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sat by fireplace, awesome customer service, awesome food! Sundays they offer a brunch menu as well as their regular lunch offerings.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DyanRoystonBC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My friends organized a wedding shower for me st Locals and our meal was spectacular! Our waitress was very attentive and professional, However the best thing was the chef prepared a special cake that was unbelievable. Thank you for making my day with my friends...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sandy m
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent venue - booked the private area, great for a group of this size. Set menu with choices for appetizers, main courses & dessert. Be sure to book early. Great food.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Localresident99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We do not usually eat at restaurants in the same hotels where we stay but decided to make an exception. We’re glad we did. The food was excellent. Well prepared and well presented. My gluten free requirements were easily accommodated. We even had gluten free...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pats102
Steve A, Manager at Locals Restaurant at the Old House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is great to hear that your visit to our restaurant was a success. Especially, when it comes to making your meal gluten free. We take pride in trying to accommodate to guests dietary needs and to hear that we are meeting our guests standards...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is situated in an actual Old house on the same grounds and a lovely new hotel. The food was very tasty and great variety. Service was very friendly and prompt.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank twindates
Steve A, Manager at Locals Restaurant at the Old House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your flattering review. I am happy that you found variety in our menu and the service/food was tasty.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant service, server most knowledgeable of menu. Extremely noisy to extent that some party members felt isolated. Prompt order placing had little bearing on length of time for food to arrive (not positive for diabetics in group). Entrees were rated as excellent by all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wesedo
Steve A, Manager at Locals Restaurant at the Old House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us this review and your feedback is very valuable. I am happy to hear that your meals and the service was up to your standards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I had lunch here for a girls only time. It was simply lovely. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The food is mostly locally sourced which adds to the enjoyment of a meal here. Our meals were beautifully presented and oh...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Albertameev
Steve A, Manager at Locals Restaurant at the Old House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and understanding our concept of trying to keep things as local as possible. Come back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a popular place for new money teachers union winabe. Snobs An Vancouver expats. excelant lunch menu an service Pricey dinners

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great food and service. Been there a few times now beautiful gardens and decor. Staff is awesome and lots of parking

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Grant A
Steve A, Manager at Locals Restaurant at the Old House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank You for the taking the time to write this review. I will let the staff know their hard work is appreciated.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

We had quest for my wife's special day. Prompt service, On time, great staff, management came by to say hello, service was very personal, and every request was met with a fast response. Food was absolutely spectacular. Menu is quite varied and should meet any...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Hilford B
Steve A, Manager at Locals Restaurant at the Old House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

I am happy you had as much fun as we did! Your group was great to entertain and we had a wonderful evening taking care of you and your guests. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to allow us to know...More

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Skeeter32
15 October 2016|
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Response from ross m | Reviewed this property |
When you phone for reservations ask for Gluten Free options. If you stay at roystonhouse you will receive an awesome gluten free breakfast.
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Christine W
13 December 2015|
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Response from Raph L | Reviewed this property |
Just go! You'll be happy wathever the special or the menu is! Bonne appétit!
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JenJacob45
7 August 2015|
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Response from Brunolf L | Reviewed this property |
I believe to remember from the time we were selecting our menu that was asked for any intolerances. There are vegetarian choices at the menu. However, to be sure you can ask them by phone or email. One of the reasons for us... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1760 Riverside Lane | Lower Level, River Front, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8C7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-338-6493
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Description
Locals Restaurant in now located at the historic Old House along the river in the center of town. This 1937 Arts and Crafts era inspired homestead is the perfect location for the fine cuisine prepared by European trained chef, Ronald St. Pierre.
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