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Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar

) #53 of 232 Restaurants in Nanaimo $$ - $$$ American, ,
3280 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 1W1, Canada
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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“salmon club” (3 reviews)
“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3280 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 1W1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Have eaten here with family and as part of a large group. Recommend the fish and chips, good quality and plenty of food. Service can be a little slow but it is worth it.

Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to eat here fairly regularly but hadn't been for a while. My wife has hearing issues and it can get fairly loud. That is not the fault of the restaurant. It does stay open later than many of the similar eateries so we...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Yesterday I dined at Original Joe's for lunch, this is the third time that I have gone for lunch here over the last couple of months. The decor is what you would expect for a westcoast style sports bar/ restaurant. Service was prompt and professional....More

Thank Quinsam80
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I stopped in here for lunch between shopping stops. I ordered the Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowl with the Teriyaki on the side because I don't like too much sauce. The rice was brown rice. The bowl came piled with chicken, vegetables, and brown rice. The...More

1  Thank LRossmann
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We are trying new restaurants on our month long vacation to the Parksville area and came across Original Joes. The food was fantastic. We shared the lettuce wrap appetizer and it was delicious. Enough for a Meal alone. I had the bacon jalapeño mac and...More

2  Thank Mitzy570
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here for lunch. The service was a bit slow. And unfortunately we were not aware they did not have high chairs which made it difficult to have our meal with an small child. We were not informed of this until after we were...More

1  Thank JR02014
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Lacking the quality of food. The hot wings were grossly overcooked, making the texture similar to leather. I found out the soup comes straight from the can making it far from original. Jerk seasoning, in the real world, is a dry spice rub of around...More

Thank jkantorNanaimo
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Met a business associate for lunch at Original Joes which was located in the Country Mall parking lot so parking was easy. Inside the restaurant it was dimly lit but okay. We sat down by the fireplace and our server was very attentive and looked...More

2  Thank Smoltman
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Lots of food! Hamburger was great! Loved the seasoning on the fries. Quick food and service. Only drawback was that the waitress would only look at me or my husband and didn't pay attention to my 68 yr old Mum.

Thank Liana L
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this location with the family and had a great dinner. The beef dip and the Caesar salad was terrific. The family also enjoyed their meals. Very friendly staff and great service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3280 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 1W1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 250-585-1563
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