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

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