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Browns Socialhouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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6338 Metral Dr #6, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2L8, Canada (Formerly Browns Social House)
+1 250-933-6641
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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Nanaimo, Canada
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service was very friendly, the calamari was EXCELLENT, although my meal was very tasty, I found the portion size a bit disappointing

Thank Karen H
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always my meals at this restaurant but find the noise overpowering at times. However, the service and quality of the food is very good, so put up with noise.

Thank mbeighton
Ucluelet, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passed this place dozens of times and finally checked it out. Friendly hostess, instant greeting. Sat right away. Waiter came quickly. Very easygoing and helpful. Food came in good time, portion size perfect, tasty, hot food hot, cold beer. Prices normal. We will go back and do recommend.

Thank cctrekker
Bozeman, Montana
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182 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Browns has a comfortable feel to it and the menu is broad enough to satisfy a variety of tastes. Good flavors, nice atmosphere, and superb service...in fact, service is the very best part of Browns. There seems to be a collegial feel to the place where other diners are like neighbors you haven't met yet. When thinking about impromptu dining,... More 

Thank gerronimo
Hope, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great service ... although noisy. Loved the positive attitude of the staff who were having fun working.

Thank Chrome_Dome_McD
Nanaimo, Canada
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat on the patio outside which was more than comfortable. The cowboy salad, burger and brownie desert were delicious. Our experience was ruined though when I ordered a cup of tea and the cup was dirty. I noticed it immediately and asked the server for another cup. She told me there was nothing wrong with it. I didnt want... More 

Thank SandraJohn630
Vancouver Island, Canada
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283 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We go to Browns often for business lunches, but not anymore. The rice in the rice bowls was so undercooked it was inedible, and what happened to the avocado? Just wasn't there. And overpriced. Busy, but that won't last if they continue, everyone should have had free meals and an apology.

Thank Brett C
Vancouver Island
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148 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Been to Brown's a couple of times, last time was one week ago. Had a simple lunch (dry ribs and a soda). The atmosphere is good and the prices reasonable. They have some good deals starting at 4 PM.

Thank El-Pescador007
Edmonton, Canada
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333 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

In Nanaimo to visit with family, we looked for a lunch location with a varied menu and options for small children. Brown's fit the bill. Despite being the lunch hour, we were able to find a table in this busy restaurant. Craving a burger, I ordered the Hickory Burger and my wife had the Spicy Crispy Chicken sandwich. The burger... More 

Thank 17KAG
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We not big on eating out in Nanaimo, usually disappointed by both quality and price, but we found the service quick(ish) and the food really good, so much so that we returned a week later. It's a busy meeting place which lives up to its name

Thank akdhar2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 16
American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6338 Metral Dr #6, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2L8, Canada (Formerly Browns Social House)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-933-6641
Welcome to the Island's favourite new hot spot. Located in North Nanaimo (off the Island Highway in Metral Station) Browns Nanaimo North is the perfect place to socialize with family and friends. Whether you are joining us for a business lunch, an after work cocktail, or watching the game with friends, this is the place to be.

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