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

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