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Locals Restaurant at the Old House

1760 Riverside Lane, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8C7, Canada
+1 250-338-6493
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Seafood, Healthy, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1760 Riverside Lane, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8C7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the most amazing experience eating here!! I have a gluten intolerance and they had food that I could eat!! I had the shrimp appie and the seafood medley... the bread was gluten free, and they food was Devine.... so flavourful, my taste buds...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was going to Courtenay on business and was overnighting there. My husband came along to act as my chauffeur for the day. It so happened it was also his birthday, so I decided to surprise him with a dinner 'date'. From the moment we...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right from the first impressions when you walk in to the beautifully crafted, exposed beam timber frame construction to the quality and sincerity of all the staff in the truest sense of "service" this experience was over-the-top and very unexpected. The food was in a...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelling North from the ferry up Vancouver Island, we were hungry and stopped here. It was unplanned and we had never eaten here before. Such a piece of serendipity! This was a most welcoming environment, the staff were unfailingly friendly and the food was excellent....More

Thank Thomast1940
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had wonderful dinner with family. Three year old had lots to do and eat as well as adults. Not a problem. Great food, great ambience and close by hotel.

Thank Edward T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there for a group function, but the staff was great the food was good and they took very good care of us.

Thank Savant1020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are at locals with friends two days ago and we're blown away. This was our third time and the last time was good but not great so we're curious on how it would go. We had starters and I was particularly taken by the...More

Thank fussyyetcheap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Salad Nicoise was divine, and although light on the portion of tuna, the gorgeous presentation made up for that shortcoming. Excellent service, too.

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a restaurant with character, old brick, low ceilings, dark, hand-hewn beams, intimate little tables along the windows with a view on the river. Our food was excellent, fresh, sourced locally, well presented and large portions ( I took half my meal home with...More

Thank FarFlungStarling
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very cool restaurant and great experience all around. I ate muscles and then more seafood... so many fantastic flavours that I couldn't stop, haven't been that full in a very long time... Wasn't overly impressed with the service but it was a busy Saturday evening....More

Thank clm4032017
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gluten free options
16 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.
Christine W
I would like to see the menu and any specials you have on Saturdays.
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!
we are vegatarian and lactose intolerant can you accomodate us. I lookedat your menu on line I didnt see anything that would suit. Can yiou leave out the cheese on vegetarian?
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 33
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1760 Riverside Lane, 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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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.