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

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