Located in the old firehall downtown, the Firehouse Grill serves up plenty of ambiance with its gourmet menu. Whether guests are looking for steak or seafood, there is something here that will provide satisfaction. Crab cakes and dip, rib eye steak, ribs, jambalaya and so much more are offered. The dessert menu includes an interesting dark chocolate chipotle cheese cake with raspberry sauce.
The Green Olive Bar and Grill is attached to the Old City Station Pub in downtown Nanaimo. Unlike the pub, the restaurant features a dining room atmosphere with an upscale menu with items like grilled New York striploin, sesame crusted albacore tuna, braised lamb shanks and the like.
This restaurant has a loyal following with over 30 years in Nanaimo. Specializing in steak and seafood, menu items include baked oysters, scallops, lobster and much more. They are fully licensed and offer an array of cocktails.
Nauticals Seafood Bar & Grill
This popular waterfront restaurant specializes in seafood. Chowder, halibut, burgers and more are served.
Bond's Fish & Chips
Founded in 1945, this fish and chip joint has since relocated from its original restaurant into its current location just off Bowen Road. This small establishment (with about 10 tables) specializes in quick meals or take-out orders of traditional fish and chips. Cod or halibut are available, as are fish burgers, chicken strips, hamburgers and dessert.