Explore the flavours of the world at the heart of the Island. Our rich heritage has produced the perfect combination of classic techniques with local twists, and nouveau flavours steeped in homegrown ingredients.

Come to Nanaimo to enjoy delicious entrées from local kitchens, seasoned with experience and presented with panache. We have world-class fine dining options, quirky diners serving down-home favourites, traditional Coast Salish fare on Saysutshun plus floating restaurants with the freshest seafood, sushi shops, street vendors, and cultural experiences that bring you to their homeland for a dish or two.

Patio & pick up restaurants

Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge
Cold Front Gelato
Burnt Honey Dessert Company
Baby Salsa Mexican Restaurant
Mon Petit Choux
Piccadilly Bistro
Bistro Taiyo
A Wee Cupcakery
The Bold Knight Restaurant
The Occidental (Oxy) Pub
Gina’s Mexican Cafe
Drip Coffee Social
Troller’s Fish and Chips
Ironworks Creperie
Make Cheese with Paula
Crow & Gate Pub
Carbonne Pizzeria
Melange Restaurant
The Buzz Coffee House
Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant
Arbutus Distillery
Mahle House
Asteras Greek Taverna
Black Rabbit Kitchen & Attic
Robert’s Place
Delicado’s – Downtown
Bocca Café
Old City Station Pub
Serious Coffee Commercial Street
White Sails Brewing
Wheatsheaf Pub & Liquor Store
Bees Knees Community Café
The Surf Restaurant & Pub
Black Bear Pub
Dinghy Dock Pub
Pizzeria La Stella
Eve Olive Vegan Restaurant
Sukkho Thai Restaurant
The Grand Hotel Nanaimo
Fredrich’s Honey Farm & Shop
Ground Up Cafe and Catering
Cedar Farmers’ Market
Nanaimo Noodlebox – Port Place
The Skol Pub
The Nest Bistro
Hearthstone Artisan Bakery
Poke Page 1 & 2
Delicados (North Nanaimo)
Nana Sushi
McLean’s Specialty Foods
Island Roots Farmers’ Market
Canadian Craft Tours
Nori Sushi
Mad Rona’s Coffee Bar
Real Food
The Vault Cafe
Mrs. Riches Restaurant
Cliffside Brewing
Tea Desire
St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse
Serious Coffee – North
Craft Fare
Shelter Point Distillery
Smokin’ Georges BBQ
Penny’s Palapa Floating Mexican Restaurant
New York Style Pizza & Pasta
Simonholt Restaurant
Noodlebox Metral Station (North Nanaimo)
Longwood Brewery
Modern Café
White Rabbit Coffee Co.
Brud House
Yellow Point Cranberries
Gabriel’s Gourmet Cafe
Chateau Wolff Estate Winery & Vineyard
Millstone Estate Winery
View Oceanside Grill
Firehouse Grill
Umai Sushi
The Well Pub
Vancouver Island Expeditions
Milton Street Public House
Top Notch Burgers
Lighthouse Bistro and Pub
La Stella Trattoria
Wolf Brewing Company
The Nanaimo BAR
Javawocky Coffee House
Mambo Gourmet Pizza
Tandoori Junction
The Terminal Bar
Columbia Bakery Ltd
Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market
The Queens
Woodfire Grill
The Pantry Restaurant