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Pirate Chips

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75 Front St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H9, Canada
+1 250-753-2447
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“poutine” (28 reviews)
“fries” (64 reviews)
“haddock” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75 Front St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H9, Canada
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

I have to commend the waiter. His menu knowledge was excellent. He was prompt, friendly and really enthusiastic. However, it always is a pet peeve of mine when you get a dish that’s recommended ( in this case a poutine) and you know that the...More

Thank Jo D
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Good opening hours and pleasant setting. Staff attentive and pleasant. Unfortunately for passing tourists is in a commercial office type block but decor does catch the roaming eye

Thank BC_Island_Folks
Reviewed February 20, 2018

My husband and I stopped in for lunch and we were expecting at least good fries, wrong. the fries were kind of tough, we didn't eat them all or complain. my husband ordered the perogies, pale and not at all eye appealing. I had the...More

Thank henderson8
Reviewed February 20, 2018

West coast & seafood! Especially fish & Chips. We were not disappointed as this place delivered. A vast array of seafood choices and exactly as expected. Some decent choices of beverages to accompany any order.

Thank Island44
Reviewed January 31, 2018

Visited Pirate Chips twice in one day. Stopped for the deep fried Nanaimo bar after lunch and went back for supper. One of us had all you can eat cod, very good. Th other had buffalo shrimp, an interesting change to shrimp. 13 huge perfectly...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed December 21, 2017

I thought it was a bit pricey for what it was. Ordered the pulled pork. Thought it was too spicy hot for me (I'm a wimp about spicy) but this is a savory selection not supposed to be hot.

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed December 5, 2017

Good portions. If you like poutine, you'll love this place. You may not eat it all, but it's good. Nearby the inner harbour, it's a handy place to grab a meal while downtown.

Thank mathfam
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Went for a walk, placed an order for pick up. On our way back we grab our order and devoured our chips they were , fresh, crispy and warm. Great little treat on a fall walk!

Thank Marika G
Reviewed November 15, 2017

On a very wet, chilly and damp morning, following an appointment, we went looking for a new place to have lunch. We have passed this place many, many times but today we went in. It is a smaller restaurant, clean and decorated in a nautical...More

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

What a great dinning experience, very happy we got the chance to experience it. Our waiter Mike was very entertaining, the food knowledge and recommendations was spot ON. The food was Amazing and wish we had more time to go back an experience more. Definitely...More

Thank Christie Anna H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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