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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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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Healthy, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1760 Riverside Lane | Lower Level, River Front, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8C7, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome Flavours and Presentation. Great Staff. An Old Favourite restaurant Revised and Improved. Well Done

Thank Lloyd M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting our family and they suggested Locals and are we ever glad they did! The staff are so friendly and accomodating and the food was amazing! They have everything on the menu from seafood to steak. Definitely worth the trip from Ontario. We...More

Thank ChristineN194
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A treat we do at Christmas is have lunch with friends, exchange gifts, hugs and best wishes and no place seems much better than Locals in Courtenay. I am always interested to see if there has been any changes from our last visit. I am...More

Thank Italyinjune07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Twice in five days. We almost never do that, preferring to try new places, but the food, the ambience and the service were spectacular, and priced so reasonably that we just had to go back. The only drawback was the wine list which, like all...More

Thank duckh00k
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We went to our annual golf group Christmas Dinner last night. Approx 40 people, ordering from the menu, not a prix fix typical Christmas buffet. Ordering went smoothly, the wine arrived promptly, the food arrived in a proper span of time & boy, was it...More

Thank 19arjaykay46
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Great food with wide selection of local products and nicely presented by friendly staff Ambiance is cosy and warm I would like to see Cumberland IPA on draft-otherwise no improvements required

Thank JCDown
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Took Tripadvisors' advice and checked out this fantastic restaurant. They were able to fit me in without a reservation (it was a Tuesday night). The service was excellent. The food was fantastic. I had a salad with apples and feta which was delicious, and then...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

I've been to Locals several times and the food, service and staff are always first class. Tonight was no difference except for one issue: one table of women who were celebrating and were loud. They were not respectful of others in the restaurant and a...More

Thank Ted U
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This was a repeat visit and we have learned that it has earned its place as the best restaurant in the Comox Valley - if not the entire island. Service is always personal and friendly without feeling they want to sit with you for the...More

2  Thank Tim R
Reviewed 25 November 2017

My meal was suburb, as usual. I had the seafood crepes and a garden salad and both were out-of-this-world excellent. The seafood, the sauce the crepes were melt in you mouth good. Previously I have had the mussels, pizza and salads. You cannot ask for...More

Thank parkdale38
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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
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!
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
US$14 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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