Courtenay Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Courtenay

July 22, 2017 Phylicia Berquist

Discover the best restaurant in Courtenay, Canada including Fluid Bar and Grill, Atlas Cafe, White Spot Restaurants, Union Street Grill, Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, Locals Restaurant at the Old House, Bisque, Roy's Towne Pub, The Hen and Hog Cafe, Yiamas
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1. Fluid Bar and Grill

1175 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2K2, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Canadian, Soups, Fusion, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$63 - HK$126 +1 250-338-1500
Excellent
36%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 255 reviews

Fluid Bar and Grill

Reviewed By Joan_U778 - Hinton, Alberta, Canada

We arrived about 8:15 on a Wednesday night. Though the restaurant was busy we were shown to a table quickly and our drinks order was taken within a few minutes. The restaurant was quite noisy with people obviously enjoying themselves. Our order was taken and the food arrived in a reasonable time. Lamb burger, beef burger, and felafel all get a thumbs up. The wait staff were courteous and quick. All in all a dependable place for pub food.

2. Atlas Cafe

250 6th St, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1M1, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 250-338-9838
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 706 reviews

Atlas Cafe

Reviewed By MalcomM703 - Port Alberni, Canada

This place is so good. Food always amazing, the only problem is it is so noisy and there
is not much room. Best times is when you can sit outside in the good weather. The breakfasts are wondeful. The potatoes are mixed with yams etc and are so tasty. They also had spicey sausages you can order with it. Been many many times.

3. White Spot Restaurants

2299 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2L5, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 250-338-8474
Excellent
28%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 144 reviews

White Spot Restaurants

Reviewed By ottwatrvllr - Ottawa, Canada

The White Spot is not going to win any awards for the quality of their food. However, the experience is fairly consistent across the chain, and if this happens to be the only sit-down restaurant opened at the time that you need to it... well, you could do worse
What I liked: Very friendly staff, who let me in and provided with a quality experience, even though it was getting close to closing time. Ordered a relatively simple dish which was prepared in a timely manner. Food quality was adequate and tasted good. Nothing was rushed
What to watch for/could be improved: Although varied, the menu remains fairly simple. It is also usually better to "stick with the classics"
All in, White Spot provides a decent meal, at a good price point. Recommended

4. Union Street Grill

477 5th St, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1J7, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 250-897-0081
Excellent
44%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 238 reviews

Union Street Grill

Reviewed By CanadianMum - Calgary, Canada

Dining at Union Street Grill was a wonderful experience. Can you imagine a completely gluten free menu that has as many choices as the regular menu? It's a Celiac's dream! Chose the daily soup and several tapas to share. All were fantastic. Our waitress was delightful, service on point, portions perfect and the cost affordable. Atmosphere was casual with a flare of sophistication. Still in disbelief about the special dinner here. If you're anywhere close and require a GF menu... this is the place for you.

5. Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar

4330 Island Hwy S | Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 9R9, Canada Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$55 - HK$275 +1 778-225-0257
Excellent
56%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 289 reviews

Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar

Ocean7 Restaurant and AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar located at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa is newly renovated and re-opens in early March 2017. The new AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar features creative casual shared plates paired with fine wines and signature cocktails, while Ocean 7 Restaurant will focus on West Coast seafood, grain fed meats and fresh organic produce from local sustainable growers and suppliers. The culinary experience will be unparalleled with unique creations from our Executive Chef Nyle Petherbridge, an accomplished Red Seal chef who created menus for some of most successful well known establishments in British Columbia. Your senses will be awakened enjoying tantalizing food for the palate while gazing out to the vast ocean views which was the main focus in the design process. Spectacular panoramic waterscape views welcome you as you enter the main entrance for the two restaurants. Design elements make use of French provincial flair and modern West Coast accents featuring beautiful wine displays, soft woods, stone and antique tile finishes. Centralized in the AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar is an inviting New York style bar with rich marble countertops sourced from Vancouver Island’s top quarries. On beautiful sunny days, two large garage doors will open up to the patio enticing you to sit outside and bask in the warm sun with breathtaking views of the ocean and the beloved lush Kingfisher Gardens. The new oversized outdoor fire pit will be a romantic spot to cozy up to watch the spectacular wildlife and sunsets. The adjoining space, Ocean 7 Restaurant, maintains a fine dining atmosphere with view tables and cozy booths, stair stepped to allow amazing vistas for all. The Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, not only a destination Spa Resort, but a destination for a top culinary tasting experience!

Reviewed By Daphne D - Vancouver Island, Canada

I was here last week for lunch after using the Hydro Path. All 4 of us had amazing lunches. I had the Tuna burger with salad. This is the best Seared Tuna burger I have had... the salad was delicious also. Fish Tacos, fish and chips and Calamari were my friends dishes all said were excellent. Coffee was good too. A great place for lunch if going to Spa! Highly recommend...

6. Locals Restaurant at the Old House

1760 Riverside Lane | Lower Level, River Front, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8C7, Canada Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Healthy, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$110 - HK$275 +1 250-338-6493
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 963 reviews

Locals Restaurant at the Old House

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.

Reviewed By RubyK1 - Campbell River

I love this restaurant, the food is fantastically gourmet, nice portions, lots of seafood choices, fresh and local ingredients. Service is superb! It’s a beautiful restaurant, fancy enough for special occasions.

7. Bisque

307 14th Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9L 6P5, Canada Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Seafood Lunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$212 +1 250-334-8564
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

Bisque

For those who have already found it, the charm of bisque comes as no suprise. The fast paced lunch changes to a relaxed evening out. Just steps away from the Best Western and Old House Hotel and Spa our Fresh West Coast Menu includes local seafoods,lamb, house made fresh pasta, AAA steaks and a nightly fresh sheet. fully licenced

Reviewed By albertemon - comox valley,bc cacada

WE had friends pop in from Edmonton this week
,so the wife and i said ,lets take them to the Bisque.Well we should have made Reservations because we could not get our favorite table for four.We were accommodated but the place was busy.We will be having a small office lunch there shortly, but now as i am getting older and smarter i now will make Reservations, if i can remember.Great Service and great food(Schnitzel)

8. Roy's Towne Pub

4000 Island Hwy | Royston, Courtenay, British Columbia V0R 2V0, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 250-898-8768
Excellent
46%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 153 reviews

Roy's Towne Pub

Reviewed By 834chefmom - Parksville, Canada

The beer was great, coleslaw was tasty but the fish and chips were sad. Very brown, hard fries....must have been cooked a few times today. The "fresh" fish was off, the batter gummy. Service was quick and attentive. Busy place this evening, looks like the pizza is popular.

9. The Hen and Hog Cafe

1190 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2K1, Canada (Formerly Ohhh So Yummy Cafe) Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$47 - HK$102 +1 250-871-7001
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 255 reviews

The Hen and Hog Cafe

Reviewed By John C

Great food, local sourcing of raw material. Great idea to offer some sort of snacks for customers in waiting. Value for money.

10. Yiamas

275 8th St | Across from the Shoppers Drug Mart Plaza, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1N4, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$141 +1 250-871-8552
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Yiamas

Brand New Greek Restaurant

Reviewed By recyclejim - Courtenay, Canada

Wonderful food, wonderful service and had dinner on the patio Great place to celebrate our 31 anniversary. Cannot go wrong eating here.

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