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

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