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Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay

4.4
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58 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
MATCH Eatery & Public House has combined the welcoming and social traditions of a neighbourhood pub with the high-energy of a lively sports bar. The big game, the family celebrations, or social gatherings with friends... our casual and upbeat atmosphere is ideal for any occasion. Whatever your great night out looks like, we'll match it with our creative comfort food, cold libations and exciting entertainment.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 58 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
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SusanD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Everything was good. It was disappointing that one item we wanted from the menu was not available.

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi Susan, we are happy you enjoyed your visit with us, I am sorry the item you wanted was not available, we do our best to bring in the best quality ingredients for our menu at all times. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon.

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AnnC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Best neighbourhood restaurant. Family friendly. Lots of choices for all on menu

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you Ann! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. See you again soon.

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AnnC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Quality food. Excellent value. Varied menu. Very pleasant staff

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on August 3, 2020

Always nice to see you Ann, thank you so much for leaving us a review! See you soon.

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RayS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we met another couple for happy hour and it was wonderful, great service, good food and a all around pleasant experience. Job well done.

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on July 28, 2020

Thanks Ray, great to have you back again, so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope to see you again soon!

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MichaelaM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

To be fair AC broke so it was a bit warm and loud due to the fan. Dinner went well all things considered.

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on July 22, 2020

Hi Michaela, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We certainly did have our challenges on the evening you dined with us. Overall we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AnnC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food,excellent service, very enjoyable.Looking forward to next time

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on July 20, 2020

Thanks Ann! We are thrilled you had a good time with us at Match. We appreciate the review, thank you. See you soon!

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AnnC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It is a great place for me. Menu is varied. Happy Hour is a treat

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on July 15, 2020

Thanks Ann! Great to see you again, we are so happy you enjoy your time at Match. See you again soon.

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BobB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Covid conditions handled very professionally. Excellent service from a efficient and friendly server. Bartender Jeffery makes a delicious “dark and dirty”, or two. It is great to be going out again! Thanks

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on July 14, 2020

Hi Bob, it's great to have you out again! Thank you for the review, I'll be sure to pass on your compliment to Jeffery on his "dark and dirty". We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun time good good

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on July 13, 2020

Thank you so much, we are really happy you enjoyed your evening with us!

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RayS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

it was great little place to eat especially during happy hour, the only complaint is we had a booked table and the walk ins that came just before us got the booth we were wanting so we were relegated to a corner table by the entrance to the patio area.

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MissMoo
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely time at Match. Service was very friendly, courteous,and efficient. We did not use the menu system partly because we are seniors but mostly we knew what we were having, liver and onions, to die for. BEST IN TOWN. We definitely will be back, food is great but the staff is awesome. It shows they are happy with their jobs. Thank you

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on July 11, 2020

Thank you so much for leaving us a review, we are so happy you enjoyed your evening with us! I'll be sure to pass on your comments to the staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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AnnC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Match eatery is my favourite place to eat. The menu suits me perfectly.The happy hour specials are a bonus. The staff are extremely courteous and totally efficient

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on July 8, 2020

Hi Ann, We are so happy you enjoy our menu and happy hour specials at Match Eatery & Public House. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was excellent very attentive to our needs

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on July 6, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed great service during your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

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Holly
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were so glad to be able to come back and staff were happy to see us. The food was good, as always and it's always nice to have good Happy Hour specials.

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on June 29, 2020

Hi Holly, it was so nice to have you back! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Sealbay
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for casual dining, super friendly staff. Happy hour is great, daily specials are great value as is the rest of the menu! Well Done

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on June 30, 2020

Thank you so much for leaving us a review, we are thrilled you enjoyed our happy hour specials and friendly staff! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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BrianS
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Visited during Stage two of Covid reopening. The place was as clean as it could possibly be, from the front door where you had some hand disinfectant to the table that is wiped with disinfectant between each sitting to the paper menu which is trashed after each use, or you can download the menu to your smart phone. They have plexiglass between all of the tables. I won't go on, but I was totally impressed with the attention to cleanliness.
The food - we have never been disappointed and this dinner was no exception. All of the food and drinks were delivered quickly and the staff, without being intrusive, often checked on our needs.
For pub style food and, when it is open, for the convenience of a casino, we always recommend Match before or after playing. Or just go for a good meal in a sports bar. There are large screens everywhere and, if they can, they will accommodate your wish of channels. For best value, attend during their daily happy hour times.

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on June 27, 2020

Hi Brian, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us. We are working hard to keep everyone safe! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AnneC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Experience! Service was excellent! Would recommend highly.

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on June 23, 2020

Hi Anne, Thanks so much for the kind words, we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us! Hope to see you again soon.

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MarciaB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our Father's Day celebration. The food was yummie, menu was extensive and Happy Hour savings were much appreciated. Our server was great and the measures taken for Covid made us feel safe and enhanced our experience. A really lovely evening. Thank you! The Burdetts PS can't wait for the casino to reopen, my piggy bank is stuffed to the brim.

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on June 25, 2020

Hi Marcia, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AdrianE
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Burger was so good highly recommend 👍👌 And the wife had fish tacos really good . Just really good food.👍👍👍

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on June 25, 2020

Hi Adrian, we are so happy you enjoyed you meal. Thank you so much for the review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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IsabelleJ
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Girls night out and great atmosphere. Social distancing and cleanliness was
great. As healthcare workers we appreciate the care and safety.

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on June 27, 2020

Hi Isabelle, We are very happy you enjoyed your girls night out with us! Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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GailL
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Our first time out after the lockdown.
The food was ok. Our server was very good. Cleanliness was good except I think the debit machine should have been cleaned between users.
I was very happy that the servers & staff wore masks.

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, your feedback is very important to us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Taking great measures during COVID, our server was excellent and super friendly, Thursday wing night is great value!

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we are thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience and great waitress

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on June 15, 2020

Hello! Thank you so much for leaving us a review. We are happy you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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IsabelleJ
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was wonderful to be back. Felt welcomed and safe, very good safety protocols and system. Very patient staff with those that came in unaware of new safety protocols .

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on June 15, 2020

Hi Isabelle, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to have you back and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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LaurieT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

So easy to make a reservation online....our waiter Dylan (sp)? was so great....excellent service, great sense of humour ......when we finished our meal we requested another table closer to the band....he happily moved us to another booth where we could see & listen to the band & dance!!......fun evening!

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on March 9, 2020

HI Laurie, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to seeing you again.

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NormaL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have a great time with friends every time at match.

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hi Norma, we are happy you enjoy your visit's to Match. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JimL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

You need either more keno boards in there or stop sitting people that aren’t playing keno in the seats where the board is visable

Thanks

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on February 22, 2020

Hi Jim, thanks so much for the feedback. We appreciate it!

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BrianS
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Had the full rack of ribs. "Fall off the bone" tender, but I have had better ribs, even at Match. On this occasion, not a lot of meat between the ribs.
Service was OK. When she mentioned the options to fries with the ribs, she did not mention that there was an additional charge. Only two dollars, but a surprise nevertheless. I did not ask for forgiveness of the up-charge, nor did she offer to remove it. Had she done so, I would have graciously declined and her gratuity would have been higher than I chose to provide. This is a training issue that management should deal with.
We sat in the patio where they have propane heaters everywhere. The room was comfortable.

Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay
Responded on February 22, 2020

Hi Brian, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit with us however we are sorry to hear about your service. We value all feedback and will review with our team. Hope to see you again soon!

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BrianS
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

As always, our experience at match in Courtenay was positive. We were very well served by Tassann and others on the team. Delivery of service, drinks and food was prompt; the beer arrived cold and the food arrived hot.

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truegrits
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

With a full house, and seated near the waiters gathering station, it was very loud; as we would expect. All else was very good.

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MylesM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Our family was treated very well by the server and all staff we interacted with. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, as always ❤️

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TerryL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Made reservations on line when we arrived no reservation

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GazeboGal
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

It wasn’t that cold out and the overhead heaters were on full blast - too hot and staff didn’t know how to turn down

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BrianS
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoy the food and the room, although it can be noisy on occasion. After all, it is a sports bar.
Usually management will lower the sound, depending on the TV activity going on.
Staff are friendly and helpful when asked for recommendations.

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BrianS
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

From the seasonal menu, my wife had the GEORGIA PEACH + PECAN CHICKEN and I had the blackened halibut burger. Both were very good tasting and good value for the price.

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GeorgeJ
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We were seated immediately upon our arrival. Greeted well. The service was very good and friendly. It was very noisy, I guess from a bar type restaurant it has to be expected.
Thanks for having us George Jahn

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PierreD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I love their Tropic Thunder pizza. Delicious crust and toppings. I highly recommend it. This is the third time that I have enjoyed this pizza and it has been perfect every time.
Service is also very good every time we go for brunch, lunch or dinner.

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PierreD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We very much enjoyed our brunch on Sunday morning. The chicken and waffle were delicious. First time I had tried that combination and first time I had ordered that dish.
My wife fully enjoyed the shrimp benedict. The coffee is also delicious here. I am fussy about my coffee and don't hesitate to recommend it.
Great brunch. We will be back.

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Match Eatery & Public House - Courtenay is rated 4.4 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

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