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

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