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.

Alice's Restaurant

$$ - $$$,
728 Nicol St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4V1, Canada
+1 250-753-9334
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good42%
  • Average29%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
“cutlets” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Canadian, Diner
$$ - $$$
728 Nicol St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4V1, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (51)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We always love Alice's! Their burgers are great. I wish I'd asked for real cheese though. I'm not a fan of processed cheese... Otherwise awesome as usual. The fries and gravy are always delicious.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank heatherbella
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Alice's Restaurant does not look like much from the outside, sitting as it does beside a motel in a part of Nanaimo which is a bit run down. So it's easy to dismiss it and look elsewhere. But don't dismiss it so quickly. I had...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Saltire D
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

After checking into our motel room we didn’t hold high hopes for our dining experience. But, we were mistaken! Not a candle lit diner with a violinist wandering through but a fantastic menu, something for everyone and all at hard to beat prices. We very...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Arandee
Reviewed May 31, 2018

We stayed at the Value Lodge adjoining and walked over for supper. A little old in the tooth, but well maintained and a great menu to choose from. Great value for what you get. Two meals and a drink each for $38 plus tip is...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ross W
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Just had the veal cutlets! The BEST ever - anywhere! Biggest plate of food, hugest cutlets, BEST seasoned fresh veggies! I can’t say enough about how good this was. Great deal for the price. I have been an infrequent customer since the late ‘70’s and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Qwackery
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Breaded Veal Cutlets, New York Steak - yum yum.... all was very tasty. The ratio of the price and quality of food is excellent. The PRIVATE ROOM has many advantages, such as: a dance floor, a microphone, speakers, a karaoke machine. Out of the shortcomings...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Ir A
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Largest pancakes ever! They KNOW how to cook breakfast... My wife like's their other meals as well. I personally can only vouch for breakfast as I eat it there ANY time of the day. Great hashbrowns.... breakfast like mom and dad use to make.

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank David H
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Ordered a regular eggs Benny with coffee and it was very good. Unlike most restaurants they were very generous with the hollandaise. Shredded hash browns were good and decent proportion. Prices were higher than last time I came (I don’t live in Nanaimo). But still...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Lah722
Reviewed December 10, 2017

5 pm on a sat. night and the place was almost empty. The food was good and the service was very good, but not $36.00 for a diner style meal.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank bigsteve772017
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is definitely for a home community that like salt covered food. Good meal proportion’s average servers great view of ocean. Food quality if you like salt it’s a great place to come that’s my steak was so overpowering I could not taste the steak...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Randys S
Nearby HotelsSee all 206 hotels in Vancouver Island
Days Inn - Nanaimo
641 reviews
.21 km away
Diplomat Motel
28 reviews
.76 km away
Harbour Light Motel
85 reviews
.97 km away
Coast Bastion Hotel
1,818 reviews
2.00 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Firehouse Grill
317 reviews
1.49 km away
Aladdins Cafe
117 reviews
1.59 km away
Mgm Restaurant
110 reviews
.93 km away
Ai Sushi Go
11 reviews
1.46 km away
Nearby Attractions
Harbourfront Walkway
560 reviews
1.89 km away
Maffeo Sutton Park
173 reviews
.25 km away
Nanaimo Museum
166 reviews
1.78 km away
Vancouver Island Military Museum
37 reviews
1.79 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Alice's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 Nicol St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4V1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-753-9334
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