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Lighthouse Bistro and Pub

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Gastropub, Canadian, Seafood, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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50 Anchor Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 7B5, Canada
+1 250-754-3212
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much new on the waterfront. Always a safe spot for lunch or dinner. Nice spot to see the harbour. Staff always welcoming and good service guarenteed. Reserve your crab call ahead or you might miss out on a awesome meal

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Thank kittcarter
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

Kittcarter Thank you so much for your kind words.The harbour really is amazing and thank you for sharing the tip about our crab dinner. They sit in a tank in the ocean until a guest orders one then the chef goes to the tank and it is from the ocean to your table in 20 minutes! We think that is... More 

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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember going years ago and loving it and it is still fantastic! Had 2-for-1 appetizers for happy hour and everything was amazing! And then had the salmon for dinner and was just as impressed!

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Thank Pat O
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

Pat O Thank you for taking the time to share your experience we hope to see you again soon! More 

Prince Rupert, Canada
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little pub on nanaimo's inner harbour . Watch the seaplanes come and go ,people walking the seawall ,boats moving around while enjoying a cold beverage. Good pit stop

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Thank phantom2014
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

phantom 2014 Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! Glad you enjoyed your pit stop we hope you join us again soon. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pub upstairs Bistro downstairs. Right on water. Boats,Seaplanes, great view. Good place to stop for lunch. Food and service both good.

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Thank Don J
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

Donj Thank you so much for taking the time to review your most recent visit. We look forward to serving you again. and I agree our harbour is pretty amazing with lots to look at. More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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228 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Have been here a number of times in the past but this was the best meal yet. My wife and I both had the brunch special which was eggs benedict, with cheese and pork tenderloin. Meal came with hash browns and fruit. Reasonably priced and great service. The new manager( since last May) is clearly making a difference. Hands on... More 

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Thank jakobj
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

jakobj Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was a pleasure to meet you and I am pleased you enjoyed your brunch and humbled by your kind words. I am proud and happy to say the whole team is working very hard to give our guests a positive experience. Once again thank you very much, we... More 

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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I met with a friend for lunch today and ordered the Calamari which was perfectly cooked and very well presented, my friend ordered the special of the day, the Oyster Po Boy which was hearty and he said was quite delicious. The service was very attentive yet non intrusive and while conducting business had the chance to appreciate the view... More 

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ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

PeterE Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking the time to share your experience. I appreciate your input and thank you for your kind words. I also agree the view is amazing and we are so fortunate to live and work here. We hope you join us again and look forward to serving you again in the... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place to enjoy a meal. It is right on the busy Harbour with seaplanes landing and taking off all the time. Boats of all kinds coming and going. Enjoy the good food and the beautiful scenery.

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Thank Maureen E
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

Maureen E Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I agree completely our harbour is amazing. I am pleased our food and service added to your experience and we look forward to serving you again. More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I ducked into this restaurant for a quick bite with my daughter and was glad that we did. The restaurant was quite busy but the able, competent staff was able to keep up and ensure all patrons were tended to. We ordered a couple of lunch items and both arrived quickly given how busy they were. My sandwich was very... More 

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Thank bruceinnanaimo
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

bruceinnanaimo Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. also I appreciate you pointing out the changes we are in the process of making, the team is working very hard to provide our guests with fresh well prepared food served by people who honestly care about your experience. We look forward to serving you and... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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221 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Two friends and I had lunch here the other day. Tables by the windows are a prize as the view out over Departure Bay and the distant North Shore Mountains is stunning. I had a lunch special which was a halibut fillet served on a brioche bun with a salad accompanying. The sandwich was satisfying, tasty and well cooked and,... More 

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ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

29carfrae Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to serving you again! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Can be cramped at times here as there are some tight spaces, but it's a unique and interesting place to dine. Some good views and you can sit out on the deck on the water in God weather. Every time I've eaten here the service and food have been very good.

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Thank NutsoLonsdale
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

Nutsolonsdale i agree the odd shape of our building, while beautiful and amazing does sometimes present challenges in fitting everyone in. If you ever feel cramped please ask your server for me and I will see what I can do to help the situation. Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share them. I look... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Gastropub, Canadian, Seafood, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Anchor Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 7B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-754-3212
Description
Lighthouse Bistro & Pub is the place to meet your friends and colleagues for some of the best food the West Coast has to offer. A variety of unique, fresh seafood dishes are served up at the Bistro, or treat yourself to great traditional fare in our Pub, including fish and chips, specials of the day, mouth watering burgers, grilled seafood, and calamari. Accompanying all our hugely satisfying menus is the finest selection of local craft beer, wine and spirits Vancouver Island has to offer. We support our local vendors such as Hoyne Brewing Company and Vancouver Island Brewery! You can find their products in both the Bistro and Pub! During the summer months you can get the freshest Dungeness Crab in town! Cooked to order and averaging about 1.5 Pounds per crab, this is the best deal in Nanaimo! Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with game times and special promotions. Ask your Server for details. Fantastic Happy Hour Specials starting soon!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?