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The Black Bear Pub Nanaimo

$$ - $$$
6201 Doumont Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6G7, Canada
+1 250-390-4800
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible25%
2 Oct 2017
7 May 2017
“Smoking on patio”
Closed Now
All hours
$$ - $$$
6201 Doumont Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6G7, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have read some not so great reviews about the pub lately, but not so with our experience. Groupon had a beer and burger deal, so we grabbed one. We showed our coupon to our server and she replied that we could use this as...More

Thank Dwayne S
Reviewed 21 October 2017

poor service food was fair at best and overpriced waitress was working alone and even though it was not busy she missed every opportunity to impress us at all... she instead talked with other staff and younger guys in bar.

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Lunch Fish Taco worst ever anywhere. No value for service or food. One star for the view. Best thing lots of parking now I know why

1  Thank Mike N
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Ordered fish and salad. Was okay, but nothing more than average. Not that easy to find the location, since I am not native to the region.

Thank Kat C
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The Black Bear sold a year or so ago now & was run by management, they ran the place into the ground. With the new owners now taking an active part the food is better, the portions more like they use to be.......MUCH BETTER! They...More

3  Thank dianna463
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Used to be a favourite of mine until the ownership and management changes last year when due to poor management it went downhill. However I visited yesterday and was pleased to hear that the previous management team are gone. With a new chef food is...More

2  Thank jakobj
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We went there a few weeks ago with friends on "fish and chips" night. Great! Now we went there tonight, not a fish and chips night but that is what we wanted after a great feed a few weeks prior. I should have counted the...More

1  Thank Bob137
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We started reading the reviews when we was already sitting on the patio. I little bit scared, but also curious and amused we waited for the challenge. The waitress was friendly, the weather excellent and the view over the lake was good. We ordered Caesars...More

1  Thank Alfons B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Terrible service and food. Several tables were complaining and some left before they were even served. The recent reno just made room for more tables but now the pub has no style or character. More tables won't help them because it was dead on a...More

Thank Makenzie L
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Stopped by about five a few nights ago to sit in the sun and enjoy a beer. The sunny tables were beside a table of smokers. We had to move to the shade and could still smell the smoke.

Thank goldendays015
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22 January 2017|
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Response from Paul L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't go there on Saturdays. I know they used to have them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6201 Doumont Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6G7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-390-4800
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We took over the business at The Black Bear Pub last February, and since then the pub has undergone a few minor surgeries, and changes to the menu. In the nearing future we plan to change a few more minor things and hopefully you guys can come along with us for the ride... Gladys and her team at The Black Bear Pub are happy to be serving Nanaimo with some great food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The Black Bear Pub has new ownership - great food, friendly & fun atmosphere - and yes, meat draws (almost every Saturday)! Every other Friday they have live bands come and play at the pub. Come on down for lunch, dinner, or a few drinks with friends.
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