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Lighthouse Bistro and Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian, Seafood, Grill, Pub
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50 Anchor Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 7B5, Canada
+1 250-754-3212
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Nanaimo, Canada
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228 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been here a number of times in the past but this was the best meal yet. My wife and I both had the brunch special which was eggs benedict, with cheese and pork tenderloin. Meal came with hash browns and fruit. Reasonably priced and great service. The new manager( since last May) is clearly making a difference. Hands on... More 

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Thank jakobj
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

jakobj Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was a pleasure to meet you and I am pleased you enjoyed your brunch and humbled by your kind words. I am proud and happy to say the whole team is working very hard to give our guests a positive experience. Once again thank you very much, we... More 

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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I met with a friend for lunch today and ordered the Calamari which was perfectly cooked and very well presented, my friend ordered the special of the day, the Oyster Po Boy which was hearty and he said was quite delicious. The service was very attentive yet non intrusive and while conducting business had the chance to appreciate the view... More 

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Thank Peter E
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

PeterE Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking the time to share your experience. I appreciate your input and thank you for your kind words. I also agree the view is amazing and we are so fortunate to live and work here. We hope you join us again and look forward to serving you again in the... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place to enjoy a meal. It is right on the busy Harbour with seaplanes landing and taking off all the time. Boats of all kinds coming and going. Enjoy the good food and the beautiful scenery.

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Thank Maureen E
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

Maureen E Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I agree completely our harbour is amazing. I am pleased our food and service added to your experience and we look forward to serving you again. More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ducked into this restaurant for a quick bite with my daughter and was glad that we did. The restaurant was quite busy but the able, competent staff was able to keep up and ensure all patrons were tended to. We ordered a couple of lunch items and both arrived quickly given how busy they were. My sandwich was very... More 

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Thank bruceinnanaimo
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

bruceinnanaimo Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. also I appreciate you pointing out the changes we are in the process of making, the team is working very hard to provide our guests with fresh well prepared food served by people who honestly care about your experience. We look forward to serving you and... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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208 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two friends and I had lunch here the other day. Tables by the windows are a prize as the view out over Departure Bay and the distant North Shore Mountains is stunning. I had a lunch special which was a halibut fillet served on a brioche bun with a salad accompanying. The sandwich was satisfying, tasty and well cooked and,... More 

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Thank 29carfrae
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

29carfrae Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to serving you again! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can be cramped at times here as there are some tight spaces, but it's a unique and interesting place to dine. Some good views and you can sit out on the deck on the water in God weather. Every time I've eaten here the service and food have been very good.

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Thank NutsoLonsdale
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

Nutsolonsdale i agree the odd shape of our building, while beautiful and amazing does sometimes present challenges in fitting everyone in. If you ever feel cramped please ask your server for me and I will see what I can do to help the situation. Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share them. I look... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lighthouse Bistro & Pub is a wonderful upscale place to stop for lunch or dinner on the harbourfront walkway. The outdoor patio overlooking Nanaimo Harbour is a summertime downtown treasure, with an added and unexpected bonus of watching your chefs prepare your meal right at the patio grill and kitchen... talk about awesome workplaces! The staff are wonderful, friendly and... More 

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Thank Alicia M
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

Alicia M Thank you so very much for your kind words and for taking the time to publish them. I am looking forward to thew summer and hope to see you on the patio Chef Jason and his team are working hard to make the experience even better than you remember. More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live nearby and love coming down on a gorgeous sunny day to enjoy the harbour views and especially between the hours of 5-7 pm for their $10 appy menu......the pub has friendly staff and food is good.....the restaurant is fancier and offers higher end meals....and in the summertime come by and sit on the covered patio for a westcoast... More 

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Thank hometownbc
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

hometownbc Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.As i sit in my office watching the snow fall i completely agree with your description of the patio in the summer. I look forward to seeing you out there this summer. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Nice sunny day out so we decided to go for a walk along the waterfront and grab a bite at the Lighthouse. We sat at a table by a window with a great view of the harbour. We were met by one of the servers right away with a smile and menus. We ordered drinks and were given time to... More 

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Thank Jeff L
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

Jeff Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I never tire of the amazing view I am privileged to see daily. It is gratifying to hear your experience was of the nature we strive for. We look forward to your future visits! More 

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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

So we went here on January 2, 17 before going we called to be sure they were open, they answered and said yes. Turns out it was just the bar upstairs, not the main restaurant downstairs. The bar upstairs is a not what you would expect for the building, I don't think anyone has spent any money on it in... More 

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Thank Ron K
ThomMcCann, General Manager at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub, responded to this review

Ron K Thank you for your review though I am disappointed with the experience we provided you. We take our young patrons very seriously and I apologize and you hope you pass it on to them as well. I am happy you included that at least we did well with your meal. Regarding our pub while we have been updating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 14
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian, Seafood, Grill, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?