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Locals Restaurant at the Old House

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1760 Riverside Lane, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8C7, Canada
+1 250-338-6493
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped the night in Courtenay and were recommended this restaurant by the receptionist at the hotel we stayed in. We were lucky enough to get a table without a reservation even though the restaurant was very busy. We had the three course 'eat around' menu and wow the food was amazing. Showcasing local produce prepared perfectly this restaurant does... More 

Thank Laura P
Caryville, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It looks very glamorous and upscale, but we had two bad experiences in one night. The salmon and cheese wrap on the kids menu had tiny bits of meat in it that sure tasted like ham. The waitress swore it was salmon but you could have fooled me. Putting melted cheese and tiny meat bits on what resembled a flour... More 

Thank Julia D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service, excellent presentation, fresh and delicious!!! It's a step above most! I can't wait to go back, I want to order everything!

Thank Faye D
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has an amazing array of dishes and a gorgeous room. The service was on point and not too stuffy. I wondered if some of the flavors and unique ideas were over complicating great ingrediants, but overall it was a phenominal place to have seafood. I can't wait to go back in the Summer time and sit on the... More 

Thank Amy M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not my first review of Locals and it will not be my last as the owners and staff always amaze me at being able to achieve excellence in fine dinning. I'm now in my 12th year visiting their cooking skills and remain very happy as do my guests. The menu is well tested and excellent and while the... More 

Thank Polish-Golfer
Courtenay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were celebrating our 44th anniversary as well as our dear friend Terry's 69th birthday. It being close to Valentines Day the place was really busy. Our waitress Jessie looked after us very well plus her cheerful nature really added to the evening meal. They had a Valentine special on - a 4 course meal with wine pairings so the... More 

Thank Smoltman
west coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locals was nice enough to fit us in despite being fully reserved. The food was outstanding and fresh. The service was also excellent. We travel a lot and get to experience fine dining in many cities around the world and this was on par. We didn't find it pricey for fine dining. It was worth it ! Highly recommend. Also... More 

Thank momandmeVictoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Locals several times in its old location and its wonderful new location. The service and quality of the food is always excellent I have never been disappointed at Locals and will continue to return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant for lunch with my family and everyone loved their food. Great selection of kids meals.

Thank Michael H
Courtenay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you have a reservation! The food is incredible, hats off the chef Ronald. I live here and treat myself to this beautiful place as often as i can. As per the name, quality food is sourced locally. You get what you pay for here. Delicious to the last drop.

Thank LarryMcCowell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$34
Seafood, Healthy, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?