21 2220 Bowen Rd

Feel at home in this relaxed restaurant serving home cooked Greek, Italian and Mediterranean fare.
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728 Nicol St

Alice’s has something for all the family to enjoy from all day-breakfast items to brunch and home style entrees.
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Baby Salsa

550 Fifth St #205

Your destination for authentic Mexican food. The menu includes all your favourite dishes, like tacos, burritos, quesadillas, flautas, and even a large selection of vegan options.
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1840 Stewart Ave

Whether lunch, dinner or brunch, at Beefeater’s you will enjoy an upscale culinary experience in a peaceful waterfront location.
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Big Wheel Burger

601 Bruce Ave

This Vancouver Island chain has taken inspiration from the classic American cheeseburger and re-created it using local, quality and fresh ingredients. REAL. FOOD. FAST
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Bold Knight

1140 Trans-Canada Hwy

For 45 years, The Bold Knight has been the classic dining experience in Nanaimo, with a great selection of quality Steak and Seafood.
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7143 Caillet Road, Lantzville, BC V0R 2H0

The best local ingredients prepared with influence from local traditions, by Chefs who are passionate about food.
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Cassidy Country Kitchen

2930 Trans-Canada Hwy, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1J8

Homey eatery serving breakfast all day and other from scratch comfort fare in a casual space next to Nanaimo River. In the summer get a refreshing treat from the Ice Cream shop next door.
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Curry Culture

6304 Dover Rd #4

Experience authentic east Indian cuisine at this cozy eat-in restaurant or take out to enjoy at home.
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Da Tang

2220 Bowen Rd

Authentic Chinese restaurant and take-out specializng in traditional cuisine and seafood.
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Delicados North

6581 Aulds Rd

A funky high energy southwestern restaurant and deli with a fun and exciting atmosphere. Wholesome, reasonably priced food made fresh daily
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Driftwood Chinese Buffet

4711 Rutherford Rd

One of a small Vancouver Island-owned chain of restaurants featuring fresh, hand-crafted Chinese food, local beers. Famous for it’s All-You-Can-Eat Buffets.
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Eve Olive

102-5281 Rutherford Rd

Using 100% plant-based ingredients, Eve Olive delivers savoury tastes and creative vegan dishes from various cultural influences.
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Gaya Sushi

6908 Island Hwy N #11

Specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine made from the freshest and highest quality ingredients.
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Golden Inn

3901 Victoria Ave

Serving up succulent and authentic Chinese dishes, such as Peking duck, Peking ginger beef, lobster and crab.
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Grand Cru Restaurant and Lounge

In the Grand Hotel, 4898 Rutherford Rd.

Exquisite west coast fusion cusine against a tranquil backdrop. Enjoy eating in the cozy dining room or garden patio. Also home to Nanaimos only Whisk(e)y bar.
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Haru BBQ Korean Restaurant

5291 Rutherford Rd

A local family owned business eager to share the delicious Korean cuisine and culture with everyone!
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Heritage Indian Cuisine

6671 Mary Ellen Dr

Enjoy the most authentic Indian food rich with traditional hand-picked fresh spices and herbs. Visit today for an adventurous journey through your taste buds.
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Hong Kong House

3023 Barons Rd

Locally owned and operated restaurant serving up Szechuan, Cantonese and Shanghai-style creations.
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6367 Hammond Bay Rd

A Korean inspired restaurant and bar featuring Korean tapas, BBQ and fusion bites for a real culinary adventure. Offers a unique selection of cocktails and korean drinks including raw rice wine and soju.

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450-B Wakesiah Ave

Cozy, family owned restaurant serving up authentic Mexican favourites.
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Kasira Fine Thai Cuisine

6-6404 Metral Dr

Fresh, tasty and authentic thai food in a laid-back, friendly setting.
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Katerinas Taverna

7217 Lantzville Rd, Lantzville, BC V0R 2H0

Family-owned and operated restaurant serving mouth-watering Mediterranean food that is always made fresh and ready to order.
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Kelly’s kitchen

2517 Bowen Rd

Home cooking at it’s best! Breakfast and lunch made from scratch and served with love.
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Kim’s Korean BBQ House

1607 Bowen Rd

Casual Korean kitchen featuring classic BBQ preparations, stews & other favourites.
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Maggie’s Seafood Market

1277 Island Highway #4

Fresh Fish and Chips are the speciality at this take-out style restaurant that also offers a variety of other seafood options.
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Mahle House

2104 Hemer Road

Casual fine dining in a restored 1904 Heritage home in Cedar. The perfect date night or celebration setting.
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6551 Aulds Rd #300

Specializing in authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, we pride ourselves on our delicious, high quality dishes and generous portions. 
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Nanaimo Golf Club

2800 Highland Blvd

Onsite restaurant open to non-members offering delicious dining options and a stunning view over the course and ocean.
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Nori Japanese Restaurant

203-6750 Island Hwy North

Fresh ingredients deliver the best in Japanese cuisine including creative sushi rolls, seasonal Japanese dishes and top-shelf sake.
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off the hook -surf, turf, smokery

1588 Boundary Crescent

Off The Hook is a fun and casual restaurant specializing in contemporary seafood driven menu. It’s globally inspired menu showcases a diverse range of fish, quality in house smoked meats, tacos, burgers and bowls. All food 100% gluten-free.

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Pho Boi

6596 Applecross Rd Unit 108

Vibrant and charming, Pho Boi offers authentic Vietnamese food, using healthy, high-quality ingredients, and unique presentation.
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Pho V Ta

1601 Bowen Rd #1

Come inside and enjoy a piping hot bowl of Pho or try our variety of freshly prepared traditional and popular Vietnamese dishes.
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Picadilly Bistro

2367 Arbot Rd

Delightful bistro with garden patio in a spectacular setting on the edge of Westwood lake. Enjoy generous home cooked meals or traditional high-tea.
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Pizzaeria La Stella

6581 Aulds Rd #504

From the owners of La Stella Tratoria, enjoy fresh, local and delicious handmade thin crust pizza from this take away location in North Nanaimo.
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Poke Page 1 & 2

6581 Aulds Rd #508, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6J6
1901 Highland Blvd, Nanaimo, BC V9S 3N3

Fresh and delicious Hawaiian, Korean and Japanese fusion Poke bar. Choose from the menu or build your own rice bowl at our two Nanaimo locations.
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Rhythm Chinese

530 Fifth St #302

Try Rhythm for authentic regional Chinese cuisine.
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Roll and Chicken

3026 Ross Rd

Serving health-conscious and delicious Japanese sushi rolls and Korean fried chicken using fresh ingredients.
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Saigon Kitchen

5148 Metral Dr #2

A family owned and run restaurant bringing you authentic, homemade Vietnamese meals that are simple, fresh, healthy and delicious.
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Sealand Pho

101-1240 Stewart Ave

Authentic, fresh and healthy Vietnamese cuisine overlooking the beautiful scenery of the marina, Newcastle passage and Saysutshun Island. In the summer months enjoy your delicious meal and a cool drink on the expansive rooftop patio.
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Simon Holt

6582 Applecross Rd

We pride ourselves on delicious food from our mainly ‘from scratch’ kitchen, an extensive ‘by the glass’ wine selection and three patios including a roof top deck.
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Smokin’ Georges

4131 Mostar Rd #5

Slow food fast! Classic BBQ food, including ribs and pulled pork, along with housemade sauce and local brews 
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Sushi Ryu

6595 Applecross Rd

Classic sushi and Japanese fusion restaurant offering eat in and take out options
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Tania’s restaurant

4286 Departure Bay Rd

Serving hearty breakfast and lunch options to Nanaimo since 1993
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The plate

19 -1406 Jingle Pot Rd

The Plate is an Italian restaurant with a touch of Korean fusion. They offer a creative and delightful menu that includes Italian dishes such as spaghetti, risotto and pilaf with a unique twist. Visit for lunch and dinner to experience their culinary creations.

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Umai Sushi

4575 Uplands Dr

Sushi with a modern twist to satisfy your every craving. Fine casual dining with the freshest and finest ingredients. Take away for a quick sushi fix or dine under the everlasting cherry blossom.
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Wa Ku Japanese

1483 Bowen Rd

Unassuming Japanese restaurant serving ramen, rice bowls and yakisoba plates in a laid-back setting.
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Comfortable and elegant dining in our contemporary restaurant. Menu features wood-fired pizza, pasta and seafood all made house using fresh, quality ingredients.

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642 Fifth St

If you enjoy freshly prepared Chinese food, you will love Yang’s Cuisine. From classic Chinese favourites to noodles and more, each item is cooked to order using high quality ingredients.
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Nanaimo Pubs, Breweries and Distillers

Arbutus Distillery

1800 Boxwood Rd

Unconventional, truly unique, flavour-forward spirits and cocktails brewed, fermented, distilled and bottled on-site. Enjoy a cocktail and snack in our lounge.
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Black Bear Pub

6201 Doumont Rd

Your destination for exceptional pub food, unbeatable prices, and quick, friendly service. Enjoy homemade Canadian cuisine and pub classics with a view from out deck overlooking Brannen Lake.
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Cranberry Arms

1604 Cedar Rd

Friendly neighbourhood restaurant and pub which has been part of the community since 1878. Good food, drinks and entertainment.
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Crow and Gate

2313 Yellow Point Road

Set in a stunning garden, the Crow and Gate Pub is an authentic replica of a traditional English country pub. Cozy decor, warm fireplaces and tasty food on offer.
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Jinglepot Pub

2211 Jingle Pot Rd

Nanaimo’s one and only country bar!  TVs, fire place, and 30+  on tap beers for you to choose from. Bring your family and friends!
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Landlubber Pub

2220 Bowen Rd

Unfussy joint offering wings and other tavern fare, plus brunch, drink deals, music and theme nights.
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Lantzville Pub

7197 Lantzville Rd, Lantzville, BC V0R 2H0

The Lantzville Pub, built in 1925, is a historical treasure that overlooks the Strait of Georgia and the coastal mountains. Offering hearty portions of freshly cooked pub food alongside a range of local beers and wine.
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Longwood Brew Pub

5775 Turner Road

Fresh and local West Coast cuisine combined with in-house handcrafted Ales and Lagers, all served up in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
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Longwood Brewery

2046 Boxwood Rd

Longwood is proud to support small farms by using hops, barley and other ingredients sourced locally. Pull up a stool and sample the Longwood Line Up in our tasting room or seasonal patio.
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Millers Pub

1840 Stewart Ave #102

Millers sports pub, located on Nanaimo’s waterfront and serving amazing food and drink deals and entertainment.
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Pipers Pub

4700 Hammond Bay Rd

Bringing you good food at affordable prices and a friendly atmosphere where everyone feels at home. Come down to catch a game or enjoy live entertainment every Saturday.
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Quarterway Pub

1431 Bowen Rd

After operating continuously for over one hundred and thirty years as a neighbourhood pub the Quarterway is still a great place to meet, greet, drink and eat today.
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SIP neighbourhood pub

 601 Bruce Ave #106, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3Y6

This brand new neighbourhood pub offering local brews, classic pub grub and good times in a bright and modern setting with a beautiful patio for warmer days.

Catch a sports game on the big TVs or stop by for karaoke or comedy night.

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Skol Pub

355 N Rd, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1

Located next to the Gabriola Ferry Terminal, home to daily meal deals and weekly entertainment.
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Wellington Pub

3956 Victoria Ave

Featuring home style cooked lunch and dinner with daily food and beverage specials.
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Wheatsheaf Pub

1866 Cedar Rd

Seats filled with friends and tables topped with irresistible food and good drinks – it’s just like home some would say
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Nanaimo Cafes & Coffee Roasters

Bees Knees

525 Third St #104, Nanaimo, BC V9R 1W8
3200 Island Hwy N #29, Nanaimo, BC V9T 1W1

Offering good quality, healthy baking and food to the community. A variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options as well as authentic Persian food all made with local ingredients.

Café Today

5771 Turner Rd #4

Get a friendly welcome in this clean little café offering delicious breakfast and lunch options, some with a korean twist.
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Calico Cat Tea House

1081 Haliburton St

A 100+ year old home transformed into a lovely little restaurant that offers Tea Leaf Readings and wonderful food!
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Coco Café

#4A 1840 Cedar Road

A bustling community hub in rural Cedar, BC where you will find a variety of menu options and friendly service from our diverse team.
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Drip Coffee

2835 Departure Bay Rd and 101 1515 Dufferin Cres

A vibrant gathering place, across the road from Departure Bay beach, where family and friends can catch up whilst enjoying the best quality coffee and food.
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Felice Café

1420 Wingrove St

Offering casual Korean influenced food, bubble tea and home made cakes from their newly opened location across the road from Departure Bay beach.
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North Town Java

4750 Rutherford Rd #209

Located inside the Nanaimo North Town Centre, offering a variety of beverages, snacks and lunch for a well deserved shopping break.
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Regard Coffee Roasters

1925 Bowen Rd #2, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1H1
6540 Metral Dr #100, Nanaimo, BC V9T 0L8

A coffee shop for coffee lovers. Drinks, whole bean coffee and treats, all to a high standard for quality, taste and sustainability.
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Serious Coffee North

6357 Hammond Bay Rd Unit B

Serving locally roasted coffee and in-house made food. Fresh drip coffee and exceptional espresso.
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