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

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