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Danforth Deli and Grill - CLOSED

39 Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G3, Canada
+1 250-591-1742
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
20 May 2014
“Come back!”
26 Dec 2013
“Fresh and local food that pleased a fussy eater”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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American, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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39 Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G3, Canada
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11 - 20 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 22 July 2013

We were staying in Nanaimo 4 days and to be honest I wish we'd found this place earlier. Great atmosphere for lunch. Fresh ingredients used and they make up your sandwich there on the spot. I had a delicious Caesar wrap. It's obviously a favourite...More

Thank Gillian C
Danforth D, Owner at Danforth Deli and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2013

Hi there ~ thanks for popping by and enjoying our food! we appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 9 July 2013

Went there for the first time last week. Their choice of hamburgers is endless. It isn't cheap but the food quality and freshness is apparent. Everything is made from scratch using local ingredients. I also had a cup of clam chowder and a seafood wrap...More

1  Thank sunnie48
Danforth D, Owner at Danforth Deli and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2013

Hey there - thanks for coming in and enjoying our burgers! We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 20 June 2013

A good bacon cheeseburger is a staple for me. It is what i always seem to order. I eat out at a good many pubs and restaurants in Nanaimo on a regular basis, perhaps twice a week or more. And there are a few places...More

1  Thank WishusKnight
Danforth D, Owner at Danforth Deli and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2013

Thanks so much for your kind review. It is appreciated that the Godzilla burger was enjoyed and that the flavours caused you a 'wow' reaction! The organic greens make a big difference and it really is like grandmom's garden if you have ever been to...More

Reviewed 9 June 2013

I eat here every couple of months, whenever craving a tuna melt or grilled cheese. They are yummy. I also like the mini Nanaimo bars. I haven't had quite as much luck with the soups. Not bad, but just not that flavorful. The atmosphere is...More

Thank historygirlNanaimo
Danforth D, Owner at Danforth Deli and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2013

Hi there ~ thanks for your feedback! Glad you enjoy your grilled cheese sandwiches as we use artisan cheese and make and bake our own bread using real butter. We certainly appreciate your business and if you find a soup has less flavour than you...More

Reviewed 5 June 2013

This place is awesome, service and product alike. Their breakfast is unreal. Where else can you get 2 eggs, 2 toast, 2 sausage/ham/bacon (and nitrate free bacon, at that) hashbrowns and a fruit cup for $9?! Insane! Their burgers are ridiculous, and they have the...More

1  Thank S_Emerald
Danforth D, Owner at Danforth Deli and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2013

Hi there ~ thanks for your business it is muchly appreciated - glad you enjoyed and it was our pleasure to serve you !

Reviewed 21 May 2013 via mobile

We'd been craving some great Burger for quite a long time, and they did not disappoint us. Everything was fresh and tasty. However it was a bit pricey as deli...especially their cheese was delicious. If their price was better, I would go there more often.More

Thank mayolover
Danforth D, Owner at Danforth Deli and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2013

Hi there ! Thanks for your feedback. We certainly appreciate your business and are glad to know that you enjoy our locally made organic and raw milk cheese, and the hand pressed burgers and house-made buns. We encourage people to review us openly. It is...More

Reviewed 20 May 2013

The owner of this place LOVES him some cheese. He's passionate about it, and it's great to go in and try samples and learn all about the products he has available. He's a wealth of knowledge, and the selection of Canadian cheeses (especially cheeses from...More

Thank nathanandjayne
Danforth D, Owner at Danforth Deli and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2013

Hi there ~ thanks for your kind review - we'll strive to keep up our cheesy work and we certainly appreciate your business !

Reviewed 18 May 2013

My husband I ate here white in port on a cruise. I rarely write reviews but I had to write this one because I will never forget this place. I am not necessarily a hamburger connoisseur but the burger I ate here was absolutely amazing....More

Thank Loree H
Danforth D, Owner at Danforth Deli and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2013

Hi there - Glad you stopped in while docked in Port ~ Hope your cruise was fantastic and thank you for stopping in and enjoying a burger (we hand press each 100% beef patty and make our own bread & buns) ! We appreciate your...More

Reviewed 28 March 2013

I have made many visits to Danforth Deli, for breakfast, lunch, and cheese to take home. They were actually recommended by owners of another restaurant. A few of my favourites: the soups (especially the mulligatawny), the Reuben sandwich, all of the breakfasts, fresh-squeezed organic orange...More

Thank visitingprof
Danforth D, Owner at Danforth Deli and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2013

Glad to be of service and thank you for your kind review~!

Reviewed 10 March 2013

Danforth is the sort of place that downtown Nanaimo needs. Just a hole in the wall restaurant without pretension, you feel that everything you order is cared about in the way that a big chain restaurant is just to busy to feel. Very rarely do...More

1  Thank Barrett_Nash
Danforth D, Owner at Danforth Deli and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2013

Hi there ~ thanks for popping by the shop and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for your feedback, it means a lot

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Restaurant Details

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US$ 2 - US$ 15
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-591-1742
Description
Best Grilled Cheese in Nanaimo ~ Specialty Burgers
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