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Troller's Fish & Chips

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian
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104 Front St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H7, Canada
11:00 - 18:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the food! Love the location! and went back many times on my trip. I can't wait to go back to the island to and visit Troller's again.

Thank Dennel M
Nanaimo, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Troller's Fish and Chips is a seasonal warm weather business that operates right on the Nanaimo waterfront boardwalk and is located on a floating platform on the harbour docks. The location is a big part of the appeal as you can enjoy your meal while watching the harbour traffic. Troller's is a must see restaurant if you are visiting the... More 

Thank Alicia M
Athabasca, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We enjoyed a few orders of halibut fish and chips for take out and enjoyed immensely. The tartar sauce is amazing.

Thank Tashio K
Vancouver, Canada
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This restaurant is a Provincial icon--a Must-Visit if you love F & C! Come as you are and bring your appetite.

Thank moonfroth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a rainy day in Nanaimo, so decided to spend lunchtime at Trollers. No regrets. This is really nothing more than a fish shack on the jetty in the yacht harbor, but the fish & chips & oysters were lovely.

Thank vsop-50
Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place is definitely a hotspot in the summer months, its pretty tough to get a table here. The experience is a good as can be expected when you window order and sit where you can find a spot or take it to go. The fish and chips are pretty good overall, but I can't say they are the best... More 

Thank Brendon T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I came here expecting a lot because of the reviews however i found everything fairly average. The idea of Trollers is cool, sitting right on the water. The chips were very flavorless and the fish was average

Thank RyJMoore
Paradise, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This is a floating take out type place with seating on another floating plank, good fish and chips and we enjoyed our meal.

Thank Dee R
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a small take out joint right on the dock, where friendly conversations start up between strangers. I don't particularly like fish and chips, but I couldn't get enough of the halibut. So fresh and tasty. A little pricey, but entirely worth it!

Thank DnE_Canada
Ontario, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This floating kitchen was recommended by the Tourist Information people. Coming from Ontario, we looked forward to some fresh local fish and hopefully generous portions since the fish is local. Sadly, we were disappointed. The fish was greasy, the portions tiny and the price very expensive, especially considering that we ate at their no frills communal picnic table without waiters... More 

Thank LeeTes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Front St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Troller's offers a wonderful outdoor dining experience. Troller's is open from April 1st until Thanksgiving Sunday. Closing time varries through out the season, we are generally open till Dusk.

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