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Pirate Chips

$$ - $$$
Canadian, Seafood
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75 Front St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H9, Canada
+1 250-753-2447
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Nanaimo, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the interior... very eclectic. It's a real treat eating there. Food is great. I usually have the fish and chips but lots of other great dishes to enjoy - home of deep fried ice cream.

Thank ImpactMike
Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the positive- this is a small restaurant with lots of character. The server was friendly and tried to be helpful. However, we struck out twice with out of stock items on the menu, including salmon! We came for fish and chips but discovered the fish pieces were small and served on top of a plate full of chips. The... More 

Thank johnG2004FS
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I were originally interested in this restaurant because of it's location and interesting decor. The waiter was pleasant and attentive. The horror came when we received our seafood selections as basically badly deep-friend and unseasoned lumps that left us feeling heavy and sick from the solid grease for hours afterwards. The "Pirate Chips" for which the "restaurant"... More 

1 Thank Pen T
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big group for lunch, all orders correctly taken and food arrived promptly. Delicious fish and chips with fresh coleslaw. French waiter was awesome, very accommodating and fun for the kids! Probably not a health food restaurant with many items deep fried, but there was plenty options and the food seemed fresh. Thanks for a great lunch, where we could enjoy... More 

Thank Rachel C
Corvallis, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there as a family. The food was ok, but the salad is ridiculous. The additional toppings are very expensive. The fish and chips are wonderful, but other things on the menu range from ok to bad. Our service well we were there was awful. The amount of stuff cluttered around the restaurant is strange. It's pirate themed as... More 

Thank Caleb_Review-123
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and owner were very nice and friendly. Unfortunately we all had cold fries but the owner gave us a deasert to make up for it. Other han being cold the fries were good. The fish pieces were a bland but a good size and the batter was light. The restaurant is a cool place to visit. Loved the... More 

Thank Mina M
Burnaby, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place! It's completely overboard with the pirate theme. Welcoming, tasty and fun. The poutine really was as good as they say.

Thank czeschky
Claresholm, Alberta, Canada
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We had a great lunch here on Friday. The food was good , the service was excellent. The staff were very friendly and quick on their feet. This is a very kid friendly place with an area for the kids to play while awaiting the foods arival.

Thank Bob M
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Like the theme, goes well with the great poutine! Staff is always super nice. Like the pirate stuff on the walls. Very recommended if your checking out Nanaimo. Buy a T-shirt!

Thank Doklassen
Ladysmith, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Finally went and tried this place and was not disappointed with the food being English we are fussy about fish and chips lol and must say these were excellent. Large portion nice crunchy batter with great fries. Can't wait to go back and try the fried banana!

Thank Karen1032

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Canadian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Front St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-753-2447

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