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Mgm Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
240 Nicol St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4T2, Canada
+1 250-753-3535
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“roast pork” (2 reviews)
“rice pudding” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
240 Nicol St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4T2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably one of the best home style restaurants in the area. The meal prices are very reasonable, and the portions are good. I have probably eaten here 10 times this month and not been disappointed. I would definately recomend the MGM.

Thank tonyrW1659DF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I ordered breakfast take away for my wife and this is the toast, shameful had she been eating in they would have been scolded this cook needs a new job.

Thank Dale W
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We were in Nanaimo for a lacrosse tournament. The owners and staff of this restaurant went so far above and beyond to make our experience fantastic! They accommodated 33 of us each meal. The food was great, portions were huge and the flexibility shown was...More

Thank Josh B
Tricia M, Owner at Mgm Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Thank you Oakville Titans!! We had a lot of fun serving you!! Hope your trip home went smoothly.

Reviewed September 2, 2018

Thank you Helen, Tricia and Kevin for the great food and amazing service! The Oakville Titans lacrosse team had all of our team meals at the MGM while participating in the 2018 President's Cup. They were so accommodating and the food was excellent. Great prices...More

Thank Roving598344
Tricia M, Owner at Mgm Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Your very welcome Oakville Titans. It was a pleasure to serve all of you. Thank you so much for choosing the MGM. I'll remember all of you for years to come as well.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

I don't think in 25ish years in Nanaimo I have ever gone to MGM, but on a why not choice we did. The restaurant is HUGE, and seemingly cannot quite get its vibe figured out, and parts of the restaurant are quite dated. The menu...More

Thank Scott S
Tricia M, Owner at Mgm Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Thank you for your review Scott! The MGM has been run by our family for over 30 years now. We are definitely eclectic, maybe even a little quirky ;) The momma bear of our family, Helen, loves her plants and animal statues. We're hoping to...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Place is a little run down. Waitress was very good. Friendly and good. To bad she had to go as shift ended. The replacement was ok but not as good. Food was a let down. Veggies were overcooked so mushy. Meat was mainly gristle and...More

Thank rven4ever
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Always good food, service and prices. Burgers are great but we prefer the homemade meals like hot turkey dinner, roast beef, steaks etc. Its a time warp back to the 80's and 90's and the prices are fantastic.

Thank Millerescape
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Great food ,wonderful atmosphere and a great server. DJ type music in the restaurant ,people dancing,all in all a great meal and enjoyable time. Thank you for that,I will be back next time in Nainmo

Thank ampow2547
Reviewed July 9, 2018

If you love 60s diners you have come to the right place! The place is right out of the 60s in every way including decor, the service is beyond wonderful and friendly, and the food is spectacular. I had some of the most tender roast...More

1  Thank metaungulate
Reviewed June 7, 2018

The Mgm was next door to our hotel so we ate there. The food was real good and it came with a bonus. The first night we ate there they had a real good band. The volume was so the music could be enjoyed but...More

1  Thank Sue R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Nicol St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4T2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-753-3535
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