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Lighthouse Bistro and Pub

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
50 Anchor Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 7B5, Canada
+1 250-754-3212
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood salad” (7 reviews)
“scallops” (16 reviews)
“fettuccine” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Gastropub, Canadian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
50 Anchor Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 7B5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 336 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

what a great spot for indoor or outdoor eating Plus you can watch the float planes land and take off. Have had serval lovely meal here as its just a short walk from my sister would highly recommend

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Nanaimo looking at possibly moving to the island. We have friends there of whom we have not seen in 21 years and the Lighthouse Bistro and Pub looked like the place to go. Also there was going to be...More

Thank Nloza
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Nloza Thank you for stopping in and for also taking the time to share your experience. I am sorry the entrees you were served were not to your liking I apologize as this is not our standard. I hope you do move to the Island...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends from Nanaimo at the Lighthouse Bistro and Bar for lunch. What a great spot with awesome views of the Habour. I think that there are only tables with a great view of the habour. The food came in a timely fashion and...More

Thank JNL778
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

JNL778 Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I never tire of the views and am happy you enjoyed the part of the experience that I have some sway over. We hope to see you again, we also do Brunch...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this bistro and pub with an old family friend and was pleasantly surprised from the minute we walked inside. It was definitely more of a bistro setting and the candle light while overlooking the water was a nice touch. We went a bit...More

Thank britt163
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

britt163 Thank you so much for your kind words. The Bistro in the summer with its amazing views is stunning, thank you for pointing out that as the weather turns and it gets darker early that the experience can be every bit as amazing. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in a hurry to catch a seaplane flight and the server was very helpful. Three of us had a bowl of their 3 clam chowder, which was wonderful, thick and full of clams, chowder is served with a chunk of bread and butter....More

Thank MaryJo49
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

MaryJo49 Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am happy you were able to stop in before taking a flight with our amazing neighbours Harbour Air. We hope next time you are through we get the opportunity to serve you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a family lunch Oct.22nd and all 6 of us enjoyed our lunches. Two of the diners had the soup and sandwich special and both enjoyed it and said it was tasty. One of the others had a bowl of the daily soup and...More

Thank kayakfrank
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

kayakfrank Thank you for your very positive feedback. I am sorry your halibut was not as spicy as you had hoped. Next time please mention to your server that you prefer it extra spicy as we are always happy to accommodate special requests. we look...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were travelling through and we were going to have lunch on the dock in one of the smaller places but they were all closed for the season. Dropped in at the lighthouse and we were not disappointed. Sat outside with a very nice view....More

Thank Maggieb3
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Maggieb3 I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. It is always nice when people take the time to share positive experiences. I agree that the view is stunning and on the patio with a blanket under one of...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We ate and enjoyed beer at the Lighthouse Pub. Great service, good food and a wonderful view of the docks. Another day we ate at the Bistro, which was good, but the service was not as good as at the Pub. The atmosphere was white...More

Thank Karen D
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Karen D I am so happy to hear you enjoyed our food and service on 2 separate occasions. Yes we do provide slightly different experience in the Pub and Bistro I will honestly tell you the white linen table cloths are only used to cover...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Everything about this place was great. We sat inside, with a table cloth and lots of servers. The food was excellent. I had seafood pasta and my wife had grilled cod. I would definitely go again.

Thank rerBellevue
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

rerBellevue Thank you for your very kind words and for sharing your experience with us snd the whole Trip Advisor community. We hope you join us again in the near future.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We arrived for happy hour 4-7pm. The appies are 2 for 1 and they were very nice. Well presented and a good size. They were fresh and we really enjoyed them. There was a decent choice of alcohol and the view was great. The service...More

Thank Kweega
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kweega I an so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit during Happy Hour. We look forward to serving you again in the near future.

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Mike H
1 July 2017|
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Response from jakobj | Reviewed this property |
I know the lovely harbour side patio restaurant allows children so I would think the other dining facilities would also allow children
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susanmE2264OQ
19 July 2016|
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Response from Andrew G | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see any, and would strongly believe not. From my perspective they do love their dogs in Canada, seen them at the Fairmont Van, airports, cafes (outside), dog bowls of water everywhere - but as Lighthouse is a licensed... More
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janc1950
13 June 2016|
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Response from overlookBc | Reviewed this property |
Yes the pub has a ramp to the upper level . If going to the restaurant there is also a ramp from the parking area to the lower level which also goes to the outdoor patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Gastropub, Canadian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Anchor Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 7B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-754-3212
  • E-mail
Description
Lighthouse Bistro & Pub is the place to meet your friends and colleagues for some of the best food the West Coast has to offer. A variety of unique, fresh seafood dishes are served up at the Bistro, or treat yourself to great traditional fare in our Pub, including fish and chips, specials of the day, mouth watering burgers, grilled seafood, and calamari. Accompanying all our hugely satisfying menus is the finest selection of local craft beer, wine and spirits Vancouver Island has to offer. We support our local vendors such as Hoyne Brewing Company and Vancouver Island Brewery! You can find their products in both the Bistro and Pub! During the summer months you can get the freshest Dungeness Crab in town! Cooked to order and averaging about 1.5 Pounds per crab, this is the best deal in Nanaimo! Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with game times and special promotions. Ask your Server for details. Fantastic Happy Hour Specials starting soon!
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