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Lighthouse Bistro and Pub

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, ,
50 Anchor Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 7B5, Canada
+1 250-754-3212
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood salad” (7 reviews)
“hot pot” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Gastropub, Canadian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
50 Anchor Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 7B5, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Was not busy, just 2 other tables. Service was average. Good feeling from the simple décor and the view is what brings you back.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had reservations for 16 people and everyone seemed pleased with their food and drinks. There was a bit of a wait where some of us got our food and others waited a while for theirs. I had to give a friend some of mine...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a couple of times. Once in the summer sitting outside on the patio. Had the fish tacos which were excellent. Have been back in the evening inside when there has been live music and was very disappointed. Food was mediocre and the service...More

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining here is a great experience you are literally over the water the view is gorgeous and so is the atmosphere to the right are docks with pleasure boats and a few fishing boats to the left is the walkway that winds around the waterfront...More

Thank June E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming here in the summer. Right on the water and a nice selection of pub food that is better than most standard pubs. Service is good as well.

Thank Andre L
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We went as two couples - I had booked and got a table by the window with a great view over the harbour. What could be better - good food, good view, great beer?

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We honestly want to love this place. We have been here numerous times hoping for a different experience. What’s not to love? The location is to die for in Nanaimo, right on the water by the busy float plane terminal with un-obstructed views of the...More

Thank hemlockcottage
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and view, drinks were good but for the high price the food was pretty average and very small portions. Left still hungry even though we got an appy. Oysters rockefeller was amazing!

Thank Keah R
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

It's difficult to not enjoy this place based on some of the menu offerings and drinks on the oceanfront patio during summer months. Not somewhere I would make an effort to go to during winter; during the summer it's an amazing spot on a hot...More

Thank Dexter S
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I loved the location right by the water, but everything else was average. The food was good. It wasn't overly busy and the waitress messed up my order - it was correct with no problems. I was hoping for a more unique menu for such...More

Thank 123HJ
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

123HJ Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are very fortunate to have the amazing location we do. I apologize for the mistakes that were made and we are in the process of planning a major renovation including the...More

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Mike H
1 July 2017|
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Response from jakobj | Reviewed this property |
I know the lovely harbour side patio restaurant allows children so I would think the other dining facilities would also allow children
19 July 2016|
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Response from Andrew G | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see any, and would strongly believe not. From my perspective they do love their dogs in Canada, seen them at the Fairmont Van, airports, cafes (outside), dog bowls of water everywhere - but as Lighthouse is a licensed... More
13 June 2016|
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Response from overlookBc | Reviewed this property |
Yes the pub has a ramp to the upper level . If going to the restaurant there is also a ramp from the parking area to the lower level which also goes to the outdoor patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Gastropub, Canadian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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