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

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