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Simonholt Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
+1 250-933-3338
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Parksville, Canada
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped in with my wife for a quick lunch. We both ordered the daily lunch special, which was a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. We waited 45 minutes from time of ordering until our meals were delivered. The sandwich contained a good amount of roast beef, which was tender, but rather tasteless. There was very little cheese, onions or peppers, making... More 

Thank Rogerw303
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here this evening with an old friend to visit and catch up. She'd been a few times but this was my first time being here, and I was very impressed! Our server was charming, friendly, and incredibly attentive. At one point a coin fell out of my purse and he came from behind the bar to pick it up... More 

Thank Madylin D
Vancouver Island
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a small get together after our wedding there. They did an amazing job. In the group there was a very complex variety of requests because of allergies, training programs or diet choices. They went out of their way to make it happen by modifying the menu or special request. The hostess and servers were amazing and everyone enjoyed... More 

Thank sawdusty
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joined approx 16 co-workers for dinner. Service was prompt and the food was very good. My steak was overcooked but that is something I run into often. The server offered to order me a replacement. It I was too hungry. This is my second time here and so far they are batting 1,000 ! :)

Thank Moiraine8
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal I have had in along time there were 11 family members didn't hear any complaints Service was awesome

Thank Pat S
Prince Albert, Canada
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in the middle of the afternoon for a late lunch and parked in the back. One of the kitchen staff was taking a break in the back and looked like she had been working long and hard, yet took the time to welcome us and wish us a good meal. The food is capable and well described in the... More 

Thank arewetherenow
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten there 3 times in the past 2 months. The food is excellent. Good portions, well prepared and presented. The managers need proper training. Twice the server has taken the order, only to return 10 minutes later to advice the meal is not available. On the last visit the server returned twice to advise the wine ordered was... More 

Thank carboneraser
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us had dinner on a Saturday evening, early. We had the blackened tuna, salmond fillet and the Thai hot pot. The hot pot was rated as more than sufficient; excellent flavors. The salmon and tuna were nicely prepared, very good flavour but served with vegetables that, although tasty, arrived almost cold. A pepper mill was on view at... More 

Thank Lanons S
Ladysmith, Canada
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch on the advice of a friend. Turned out quite nice. Service was fast and friendly with two well appointed wrap meals. The beer and wine selections are plenty too! Only fault we found was a large chip in a wine glass. Kudos to all the staff. We will be back.

Thank knight12
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Don't waste your money ! There was only a handful of people in the restaurant, and the service was very slow. I ordered Mango and Brie stuffed chicken, which tasted of fish. The server had no problem returning my food to the kitchen, and I was told there wouldn't be a charge for the meal. When asked if I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21
American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-933-3338
SIMONHOLT is a family friendly Nanaimo destination that features a diverse menu based on the refined palette of Chef Aaron Mayor priding itself on a 'mainly from scratch' kitchen. We offer an extensive wine selection of both red and white by the glass, a fully stocked bar and first class service. We have 3 patios including a rooftop deck with beautiful ocean and mountain views. We frequently host live music from both travelling and local Vancouver Island artists. Please check our website for upcoming shows. SIMONHOLT is locally operated and has been ranked in the top 3 best overall restaurants for 4 years and best patio restaurant in Nanaimo . We are located in the North Nanaimo commercial core and are neighbors to Woodgrove Center and Costco. SIMONHOLT is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the mild west coast weather.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?