We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cactus Club Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
801-5800 Turner Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6J4, Canada
+1 250-729-0011
Website
Today
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 171: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food and service were great. Only complaint is the noise level. This is a place mostly attended by the younger group. Not for us old folks. However, it is well attended and obviously enjoyed by those present.

Helpful?
Thank Paul L
Comox,British Columbia,Canada
Level Contributor
253 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I usually don't review chain restaurants as you tend to get the same at all the locations. This one isn't the biggest or fanciest in the chain but they allways deliver They allways greet you as enter and allways say good bye as you leave in true hospitality fashion and acknowledgement that they appreciate your business You know who the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank islandrockin
Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Central location for North Nanaimo. Modern spacious decor. Renovated/ updated from a couple years ago. Menu is the regular Cactus Club menu. The food was very good. Service was excellent. Prices are average for this type of restaurant.

Helpful?
Thank J M
Canmore, Canada
Level Contributor
107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The atmosphere is excellent as was the service. We had the millionaire filet, by far the best we have had for years. Our waiter was Connor, he was very professional and looked after us well. The assistant manager was Dominic and he really made us feed welcome. On our next trip to Nanaimo we will certainly go back.

Helpful?
1 Thank Paul K
Courtenay, Canada
Level Contributor
70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

After an appointment in Nanaimo we decided to have dinner on the way home and Cactus Club was just of the island highway. Parking was convenient and immediately shown a choice of tables. Drinks orders were taken upon seating and arrived promptly. The server was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. Not being hungry we settled upon 3 appetizers. As... More 

Helpful?
Thank Elliotte L
B.C. Canada
Level Contributor
373 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My husband needed to book a restaurant with a table for 18 for a celebration of life event to commemorate his Mother's passing. Someone suggested that he call the Longwood Brew Pub. But when, he did, he was told they would not take a reservation for a table that big at lunch time on a Friday. So, I suggested trying... More 

Helpful?
Thank condu
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

You gotta go to this restaurant and try the patio ...wow great fire place, heater outside, beautiful set up and excellent food and excellent service

Helpful?
Thank RichardMtlQc
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Typical of so many restaurants. Young attractive girls are hired to bring in the guys that spend money on beer. The guys don't care about the service. Food is okay but the girls serving are clueless to customer service. They assume they should get a good tip because they look good. Most are more concerned with what happens on their... More 

Helpful?
Thank Duane U
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
210 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This restaurant seems to have a hiring policy of young, tight, good looking, mostly blonde girls. And we were waited on by the only bloke in the place! Poor guy didn't get tipped well. Haha! But the wonton soup was not bad.

Helpful?
Thank TravelDooey
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Went to Cactus late night with my friend for a meal before I depart for London the next day. The meal was lovely, lovely environment, friendly staffs, and not too noisy for a Restuarant with that much people! It was a nice experience.

Helpful?
Thank biddyshegs

Travellers who viewed Cactus Club Cafe also viewed

 
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
 

Been to Cactus Club Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801-5800 Turner Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6J4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-729-0011

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cactus Club Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?