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

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