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

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