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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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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood salad” (7 reviews)
“hot pot” (8 reviews)
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Seafood, Gastropub, Canadian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Anchor Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 7B5, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with my sister a couple days ago. We should have left when the cognac she ordered firstly came in a whiskey glass (she asked for a snifter glass), then noticed there were 4 dead bugs in the bottom! They apologized and brought her another...More

1  Thank Jynxer
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Loved the food. Great location and amazing views. Good service. Cant wait to try their food again. Fresh! Portion might be on the smaller side.

Thank Soumyadeep B
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Back again to apease my burger craving ! impressed think even better than first time ! Great price ! Great burger ! you won't be disappointed ! Cheers ! Maybe fat free ?

Thank PaulSolowoniuk
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Atmosphere was great as was the view. The clam chowder lunch option was very tasty and at a goos price point considering what you got. Seating is a bit cramped in some areas but the atmosphere and food quality more then make up for this...More

Thank dimicfr
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We had dinner with a nice view over the harbour. Waitress was friendly. Bison burger and local brew was very tasty.

Thank Dolav
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We wanted to be near the water and and r were in it! Pretty casual atmosphere and service but no complaints and everyone enjoyed their meals. A couple of us had linguini and fish and chips and we enjoyed both!

Thank F6509LVjenniferm
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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
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
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
  • Value
Seafood, Gastropub, Canadian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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