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