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Whether you're just passing through or staying for longer, you'll find there's a great choice of restaurants in Nanaimo. A wide variety of cuisines from fast food to steaks and seafood, and international restaurants from Chinese and Vietnamese, to Greek and Mexican, Nanaimo has them all and more! Visitors who like to try something different will find plenty of opportunity to do so in Nanaimo. You could stay here for weeks and eat somewhere different every night! Nanaimo, like much of the rest of British Columbia, is a real melting pot of cultures resulting in numerous different international cuisines; and it doesn't matter whether you're staying in downtown, on the waterfront, or in the Old City Quarter as you'll find there are plenty of places to eat in all areas of Nanaimo. Restaurants in Nanaimo include many of BC and Vancouver Island's chain favourites such as A&W, Boston Pizza, Joeys Only, The Keg, Kelseys, Montana's Cookhouse, Swiss Chalet and more, great for visitors who have their favourites and like to stick to them! Visitors who prefer to try more of the local fare in independently owned and run restaurants will find you're spoilt for choice too. Restaurants in Nanaimo's Old City Quarter are generally very individual, and here as well as on the waterfront, you'll find eateries serving delicious fresh seafood, or how about some traditional English fish and chips?! Several restaurants and take away establishments serve these, and Pirate Chips (downtown on Commercial Street) and Cottage Fish and Chips (on Mount Benson Street) are just two examples. Seafood can be found near the waterfront in restaurants such as Charlie's Seafood Restaurant and Cutter's Seafood Grille. Visitors looking for restaurants in Nanaimo that serve international cuisine will find multiple choices. Many Asian immigrants who now call this part of B.C. their home have set up restaurants giving you an excellent choice of dishes, including Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Indian. The choices don't stop in downtown Nanaimo where you can eat Middle Eastern or Mexican, or go European and try one of the city's Italian or Greek restaurants', the opportunities really are endless when it comes to restaurants in Nanaimo! Here is a short list of restaurants to choose from (Compliments of GoNorthWest.com). It is NOT an exhaustive list so please let us know if a restaurant is no longer in business or send us your favourite pick to add to this list. Simply use the comment box below this article to send your comments. Coffee and Tea Houses Calico Cat Tea House. 1081 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6N6. Phone: 250-754-3865. Esquires Coffee House. 4-5771 Turner Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6Z8. Phone: 250-751-1229; Fax: 250-751-1259. Javawocky Coffee House. 90 Front Street, Unit 8, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H7. Phone: 250-753-1688. Mermaid's Mug. Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6. Phone: 250-754-6933. E-mail Serious Coffee. 6357 B Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 5Y1. Phone: 250-390-0868; Fax: 250-390-0846. Japanese Bistro Taiyo. 321 Wesley Street, Suite 2, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T5. Phone: 250-716-8861. Sake House Restaurant. 650 Terminal Avenue, Unit 55, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B9. Phone: 250-741-8833. Mexican Taco Time Cantina. 140 Terminal Avenue, Unit 10, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5C5. Phone: 250-754-9333. Tania's Downtown Tapas Bar and Grill. 1-75 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H9. Phone: 250-753-5181. Pizza Boston Pizza. 2-5779 Turner Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8. Phone: 250-751-0090; Fax: 250-751-0966. Cousin Nick's Pizza & Pasta. 21 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H9. Phone: 250-753-9444. Mambo Gourmet Pizza. 16 Victoria Cresent, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2B8. Phone: 250-753-6667. New York Pizzeria. 299-wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B4. Phone: 250-754-0111; Fax: 250-754-0151. Pubs Dinghy Dock Pub. 8 Pirates Lane, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6R1. Phone: 250-753-2373; Fax: 250-741-8244. E-mail Longwood Brew Pub. 5775 Turner Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8. Phone: 250-729-8225; Fax: 250-729-8856. E-mail Restaurants Acme Food Company. 14 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G2. Phone: 250-753-0042. E-mail Alexandra's Garden Bistro. 21- 2220 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9J 1H9. Phone: 250-729-7134; Fax: 250-729-7133. Armani's Grill. 22 Victoria Cresent, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B8. Phone: 250-754-5551. Beefeaters Chophouse & Grill. 1840 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4E7. Phone: 250-753-2333; Fax: 250-756-2382. Blue Ginger Restaurant. 1-5769 Turner Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8. Phone: 250-751-8238. Bold Knight Restaurant. 1140 Island Highway S, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5R1. Phone: 250-754-6411. Cactus Club Café. 801-5800 Turner Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6JR. Phone: 250-729-0011. The Cambie. 63 Victoria Cresent, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B9. Phone: 250-754-5323. CJ's Cafe & Delicatessen. 13 Victoria Cresent, Unit 8, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B9. Phone: 250-754-5567. Commercial Street Café. 153 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6. Phone: 250-716-0572. Delicado's. 358 Wesley Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T6. Phone: 250-753-6524. E-mail Earl's Restaurant. 100-2980 Island Highway N, Nanaimo, BC V9T 5V4. Phone: 250-756-4100; Fax: 250-756-4120. Glow World Cuisine. 7 Victoria Road, Nanaimo, BC V9R 4N9. Phone: 250-741-8858. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar. 350 Robson Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2V5. Phone: 250-741-1111. Milano's Cafe & Grill. 247 Milton Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2K5. Phone: 250-740-1000. E-mail Moxie's Restaurant. 6750 Island Highway N, Nanaimo, BC V9V 1S3. Phone: 250-390-1079; Fax: 250-390-1035. E-mail Nanaimo White Spot. 130 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4J3. Phone: 250-754-2241; Fax: 250-753-5597. E-mail Nanaimo White Spot. 6631 Island Highway, Nanaimo, BC V9T 4T7. Phone: 250-390-2941; Fax: 250-390-2943. E-mail Old Mahle House Restaurant. 2104 Hemer Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1L8. Phone: 250-722-3621; Fax: 250-722-3302. E-mail Pirate Chips. 1 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G1. Phone: 250-753-2447. Ricky's All Day Grill. 6550 Island Highway, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1X1. Phone: 250-390-1227; Fax: 250-390-1228. Swiss Chalet. 3290 N. Island Highway, Nanaimo, BC V9T 1W1. Phone: 250-729-7120; Toll-free: 1-866-439-0439. The Modern Café. 221 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G8. Phone: 250-754-5022. The Wesley Street Café. 321 Wesley Street, Suite 1, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T5. Phone: 250-753-6057; Fax: 250-753-6059. E-mail Thirsty Camel. 14 Victoria Cresent, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G2. Phone: 250-753-9313. Tim Hortons. 15 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B2. Phone: 250-740-1009. Tim Hortons. 1980 Island Highway N, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5W3. Phone: 250-729-9006. Tim Hortons. 1812 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5W4. Phone: 250-755-3001. Tina's Diner. 187 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G5. Phone: 250-753-5333. E-mail Vietnamese Pho A Dong Restaurant. 428 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3B1. Phone: 250-741-8699.