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Simonholt Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
+1 250-933-3338
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank michaelU3489Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love going here for happy hour to have a drink and some appetizers. The Zucchini Bruschetta is the best!! The waiters are also great.

Thank bcdc1944
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the atmosphere on their patio, food was excellent, service was great, I will definately be back with family and friends.

Thank lepenthousemaui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting a lot more from Simonholt so I left a bit disappointed. The Aztec Chicken Salad featured exceptionally well grilled charred chicken (just the way I like it) but was overall a bit small of a serving for the price. The location is...More

Thank metaungulate
Marilyn_CRM, Guest Relations Manager at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. As seen by many previous comments, our service is usually very attentive We will definitely address this with our staff. It would be helpful to know what day and time you were in the restaurant. Could you please call Marilyn...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To begin with, location difficult to find. Drive back and forth more than three times, no visible sign from Applecrss Road. Ordered three dishes, calamari acceptable, average quality, seared tuna, nothing to brag about, acceptable quality. Came to a hugh surprise, corned beef and poached...More

Thank John C
Marilyn_CRM, Guest Relations Manager at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. It seems we fell short on the corned beef on poached eggs and I apologize for that and will take it up with the chef. The manager handled correctly and took it off the bill. As for the disorderly we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have gone to this restaurant at least half a dozen times and I give up, the food is not the greatest for their price point and the service is never good. There were a few times that I went where I found the staff...More

Thank Treen M
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Visited with my mother for lunch and was pleasantly surprised at the menu accommodations for vegan/vegetarians! Our server Shelby was wonderful and she suggested the dragon bowl with tofu. I couldn't have made a better choice! It was delicious and filling enough that I had...More

Thank Marissa G
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

really friendly service and delicious appies! i quite like their huge selection of drinks as well. and beautiful decor!

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

I had a wonderful night, having drinks and applies with a large group of friends. They were able to accommodate us and we didn’t wait for anything. Most memorable was our server, Andrew. He was warm, funny and attentive. I would go back anytime!

Thank lolochaumont0
Reviewed June 4, 2018

I went to Simonholt with a friend, and we loved the patio and food. We both had the BBQ Chicken wrap and it was delicious and our server Shelby B was great! Will go back for sure!!

Thank lifelovehappiness111
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$30
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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