Locals Restaurant Comox Valley, BC


Welcome to Locals Restaurant

Locals Restaurant Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Locals Inspired Recipe Contest”

 For the past 10 years Locals Restaurant has remained fully committed to showcasing food and beverage producers from this region as well as the entire Vancouver Island. For our 10th Anniversary Locals is “turning the table” on our guests and wish to see what local food enthusiasts can create from their local bounty.

Locals is running the Locals Inspired Recipe Contest from June 1st through June 20th. The winner will have their dish featured on the 3 Course Dinner Menu for the month of July. As well, the winner will receive a Gift Basket with an estimated $500 value, that reflects the bounty of this amazing Land of Plenty.

You have an opportunity to have your recipe featured in our 3 Course Special Menu in July with our Locals Inspired Recipe Contest”;

  • Create, or re-create your favourite summertime entree/main dish using only locally sourced ingredients from the Comox Valley and Vancouver Island.

  • List all ingredients and identify their source; farm/company/brand, producer.

  • Include all steps of the recipe with specific instructions

  • Submit your recipe with an accompanying photo via email to

  • Locals Inspired Recipe Contest submissions must be entered by midnight on June 20, 2018

  • The Locals culinary brigade will recreate the dishes and they will be judged on taste, appearance, aroma, creativity and resourcefulness. The team of judges include Chef Ronald St. Pierre CCC, Tricia St. Pierre, Chef Tiki Barato, Chef Leslie Stav and Chef Marcel Gagne.

  • The 3 finalists will be announced on June 21, 2018 and posted on Locals Facebook page from June 21 -June 28

  • The winner will be determined by the number of likes their recipe receives on Facebook.

  • The Grand Winner will be announced on June 28.

This is your opportunity to have a claim to culinary fame in the renowned Comox Valley Food Culture





Attention all Locavores!!

Locals Restaurant is participating in the B.C. Buy Local Campaign, an annual campaign that celebrates contributions that B.C. businesses make to our economy and our communities. You can p articipate by supporting your favourite local businesses, produce and products, and promoting your love of local with the hashtag #BCBuyLocal. You can also sign up for the newsletter at  for news about great B.C. products and businesses all year long. This program fits perfectly with our mission at Locals Restaurant, where we endeavour to bring our local customers together with our local producers daily.


Heads up Seafood Lovers!!

June 8th - 17th is the 12th annual BC Seafood Festival. Locals Restaurant will once again be participating by offering a special 3 Course Dinner Menu (soon to be posted) that showcases the bounty of this region as part of the BC Seafood on Your Plate. As well, we will be participating in festival events being offered throughout the Comox Valley.

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Living in the warmest part of Canada, it is always fun to welcome spring in the Comox Valley, while the rest of Canada is still battling the winter weather. We are just beginning to get in the early crops such as  basil, beets, kale, and other spring greens. Soon to follow are spinach, broccoli and peas. It is always exciting to see what our talented kitchen brigade does with these amazing superfoods!! 

We are also getting our covered and heated patio ready for riverside el fresco dining. With the heaters, we are able to enjoy the patio from the early spring into the late fall.


Located at the Old House in Courtenay, Chef Ronald St. Pierre's menu showcases local foods from Vancouver Island producer including bison, crab, oysters, rabbit, venison, duck, and artisan cheeses. Pastry Chef Laurel's amazing desserts are all created in-house and from scratch, which is certainly a rarity these days!!

Locals Restaurant is very excited that Locals Restaurant has for the second time been awarded Level 3 L.E.A.F. Certification; Leaders in Environmentally Aware Food Service. We were the first, and remain the only restaurant in British Columbia to gain this recognition! Read more about this outstanding achievement in our What's Cooking Newsletter page.


Locals Restaurant is wheelchair accessible. Our Main Level Dining Room and washrooms are fully accessible. Our patio has one 4" step down, and is often navigated by backing the wheelchair down the step, with assistance. The Upper Dining Room has 3 stairs, with a very sturdy handrail.


Reservation Times-

As we make everything in house, from scratch, and to order, we wish to ensure ample time for your dining experience. Dinner reservations are accepted in 2 1/2 hour intervals. If you are running off to a show, catching a ferry, etc. please inform your server. Please note that we do not have a lounge or bar in which to wait, should you arrive early for your reservations.


Dining with children-

We welcome young diners to experience Locals cuisine. As we have no deep fryer, our children’s menu is healthy and varied. We recommend that you request an earlier reservation time, before the restaurant is very busy and meal times take a bit longer. The acoustics of the restaurant occasionally pose a challenge due to height of the ceilings. Should your child become noisy, we respectfully request that you respond and attempt to settle him or her. Please let your server or the hostess know if there is anything we can do to make your dining experience more comfortable and enjoyable.