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

Baby Salsa Mexican Restaurant
Canadian Craft Tours
White Rabbit Coffee Co.
Stir Cooking School
New York Style Pizza & Pasta
Living Forest Oceanside RV & Campground
Gabriel’s Gourmet Cafe
The Vault Cafe
Hearthstone Artisan Bakery
The Nest Bistro
Days Inn Nanaimo Harbourview
Mambo Gourmet Pizza
Simonholt Restaurant
Milton Street Public House
Perkins Coffee Co.
Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market
Mrs. Riches Restaurant
Dinghy Dock Pub
Serious Coffee Commercial Street
Mad Rona’s Coffee Bar
Longwood Brewery
Columbia Bakery Ltd
Umai Sushi
The Oxy Pub
Drip Coffee Social
Bocca Café
Tracks Outdoor Adventures INC
Mahle House
Lighthouse Bistro and Pub
The Surf Restaurant & Pub
Vancouver Island Expeditions
Cold Front Gelato
Pirate Chips
Arbutus Distillery
Asteras Greek Taverna
The Buzz Coffee House
The Grand Hotel Nanaimo
Gabriola Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre
The Kitchen 2.0
Island Roots Farmers’ Market
Piccadilly Bistro
Gina’s Mexican Cafe
Nori Sushi
Woodfire Grill
Fredrich’s Honey Farm & Shop
Nana Sushi
Black Bear Pub
The Nanaimo BAR
Javawocky Coffee House
Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant
A Wee Cupcakery
Penny’s Palapa Floating Mexican Restaurant
Top Notch Burgers
Chateau Wolff Estate Winery & Vineyard
Shelter Point Distillery
Cedar Farmers’ Market
The Bold Knight Restaurant
Bees Knees Community Café
Crow & Gate Pub
Eve Olive Vegan Restaurant
Modern Café
The Skol Pub
Millstone Estate Winery
Mon Petit Choux
Tea Desire
Smokin’ Georges BBQ
View Oceanside Grill
Make Cheese with Paula
Yellow Point Cranberries
Craft Fare
Cliffside Brewing
Coach & Horses
White Sails Brewing
McLean’s Specialty Foods
Silva Bay Resort & Marina
Nanaimo Noodlebox
Melange Restaurant
Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge
Real Food
Wheatsheaf Pub & Liquor Store
St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse
Cheers Cowichan Tours and Transport
Burnt Honey Dessert Company
Tandoori Junction
Firehouse Grill
Poke Page 1
Wolf Brewing Company
La Stella Trattoria
The Pantry Restaurant
Serious Coffee – North
Delicado’s – Downtown
Bistro Taiyo