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

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