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Simonholt Restaurant

6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
+1 250-933-3338
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We used to go to this restaurant regularly. They had amazing mac n cheese... Things changed, the menu, the cook... Not sure what - definitely not as good anymore.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank happyt2000
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We ordered from appetizers to the main meal and dessert. My husband and I really enjoyed the appetizers the best. It is pricey.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank cristinamV552HC
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Good food, good service, lively and fun atmosphere on a Friday evening. While visiting Nanaimo, we wanted to find a restaurant close to the Woodgrove mall and our hotel. It was just a minute away and we enjoyed everything they offered. We will make it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Comox33yrsResident
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Regular customers of this north end restaurant. Excellent fresh food, nice ambience and good service. This restaurant has good selection of meat, chicken and fresh seafood entree’s with variety of appy’s. We also are regular visitor of their sports bar to watch our favourite games....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ddvanisle
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We went with a party of 6 midweek for dinner. We barely saw the service staff, they forgot our appetizers until after the main meal was served then they wanted to know if we wanted the appetizer when we walked up to find our bill...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank L L
Marilyn_CRM, Guest Relations Manager at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

We are very sorry to hear this. If you could tell us which night or if you know who your server was so that we can deal with this situation appropriately that would be very helpful. Please call our restaurant so we can set this...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Service was fantastic meals were amazing came to the table hot which was so nice. We both had wine and when our glasses were down our waitress was there filling them up again. Definitely a great place to go

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kristina L
Reviewed September 16, 2018

My friend treated me to dinner at Simonholt last night, and I was impressed with the food. We shared an appetizer of coconut shrimp (they were perfectly cooked, tender and succulent), and we each had a bowl of the seafood chowder. It was tasty, and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank travelynx00
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Met friends for lunch having heard good things. Restaurant is not well signed from Applecross Rd. Food was very good and a wide selection of beers. Server was attentive but the place was very quiet so this may have been a factor.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank joeforsyth
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Went here for lunch with a friend. He had the cheeseburger and I had the quesadilla, and both were not of a large portion if you get my drift! Both meals were very average in taste. However my friends mushroom soup was very good! The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank thomashardy777
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I found the atmosphere great and the service very friendly . We didn't stop for a bite however we will be doing that soon .

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank michaelU3489Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-933-3338
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SIMONHOLT is a family friendly Nanaimo destination that features a diverse menu based on the refined palette of Chef priding itself on a 'mainly from scratch' kitchen. We offer an extensive wine selection of both red and white by the glass, a fully stocked bar and first class service. We have 3 patios including a rooftop deck with beautiful ocean and mountain views. We frequently host live music from both travelling and local Vancouver Island artists. Please check our website for upcoming shows. SIMONHOLT is locally operated and has been ranked in the top 3 best overall restaurants for 4 years and best patio restaurant in Nanaimo . We are located in the North Nanaimo commercial core and are neighbors to Woodgrove Center and Costco. SIMONHOLT is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the mild west coast weather.
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