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Tania's Restaurant

American, Diner, Canadian
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4286 Departure Bay Road # 4, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-756-4405
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Nanaimo, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tania's Restaurant is a delightfully cozy breakfast and lunch only spot in Nanaimo and may just have taken my number one spot as my top restaurant in town. They close at 3:00 pm (2 pm Sunday), but offer breakfast till then. The parking lot is usually pretty crowded, with most of the people going here. We've been here three or... More 

Thank Alicia M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent home cooked diner style food and great service... just found our new favorite place! The dining room is wide open, so it's not a quiet, romantic atmosphere; very typical diner mood. The staff all seem friendly and outgoing and service was fast and with a smile. Decent prices, too.

Thank Holly C
lantzville, BC, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Best and most reasonable place for breakfast or lunch. All food home made and coffee is great. A mini breakfast is plenty, with two eggs, bacon, ham or sausage, real home fried potatoes and toast. Service is great. Always busy. You will love it.

Thank eleanor616
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Breakfast at Tania's is always great ,food piping hot and portions are large.Service fast and friendly.Lunch is good too

Thank Nancy P
Nanaimo, Canada
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

One server working in a busy place. We waited and reminded the server several times of our drink order and menu requirement. Finally we order and wait some more. When the food came we had green eggs and ham for one person and eggs shells for the other. Bah !! Used to be good but not so much now. And... More 

Thank Dale M
Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

We went to Tania's for brunch on a Saturday. We had eaten here once before and thought it was terrible, but thought we would give it another try. I ordered a melt, my daughter had an omelette and my partner had a your typical breakfast. The food was incredibly greasy. Fries were undercooked, not even golden and soggy with grease.... More 

1 Thank Agoodfoodfinder
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a great place to go for breakfast. Great service and friendly staff. We enjoy coming here for breakfast.

2 Thank Glennys L
Vancouver Island, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Sunday morning place is literally full. Table opens as we walk in the door. Bus girl cleans it up as we approach and coffees on the table within a minute. Server gest us menus and says if we order quick we will beat the table of 10 that she is going to next. Nice. Ordered meat lovers omelette and partner... More 

3 Thank islandmatlow
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is a little gem that only we in Nanaimo know about the food is great the service is even better, you always get your moneys worth and then some

1 Thank teresa e
gabriola bc
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Tania out front and Bob in the back together with an excellent support crew provide an extremely comfortable and satisfying dining experience at this long-running Nanaimo favourite. A little bit hard to find but lots of parking in the small strip mall and level entry. Often crowded but service is quick and professional and seating is comfortable and not jammed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4286 Departure Bay Road # 4, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-756-4405

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?