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Original Joe's

€€ - €€€American, ,
3280 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 1W1, Canada
+1 250-585-1563
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lettuce wraps” (7 reviews)
“fish tacos” (11 reviews)
“mac cheese” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3280 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 1W1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hate to complain but it has happened every time i've been in, and i am a regular. Please please ask before taking away plates, just because i've stopped eating for a second to talk with my friends does not mean i'm done eating necessarily??...More

1  Thank soccerules4
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Looking for a,"snack" and a good pint of IPA we pulled in to Original Joe's in Nanaim, BC, Vancouver Island. Ordered a pint,(turned into two) of Driftwood Fat Tug and a glass of Wayne Gretzky Pinot for my gracious DD, both were very good choices!...More

Thank Lino V
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Stopped in for lunch and ordered brussel sprouts and bacon tomato soup. both were very good and sprouts were a nice surprise and not what we expected at all.

Thank Heavyd2014
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Went here while visiting some friends. It was a Saturday and was super quite. Were seated right away. Honestly we didn't have to wait for anything, which was a nice treat. The food was amazing. I had the beef dip with poutine and soup. It...More

Thank Nykkyl
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Have been here several times before. Good place. We both had the A C.E. Burger. They now offer a skinny bun in case you're pretending to be dieting. All burgers and sandwiches come with two generous side dishes. Very happy with lunch and Kaylee our...More

Thank Don J
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Went for lunch and was offered two tables, one was to split a large table with another group and the other location was in a far corner. Did get moved to another table once we saw it open up and asked to be moved. Food...More

Thank DisneyCA2012
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We went down from our smaller towns to Nanaimo for a sunday afternoon. After beer at the Cambie Hostel...we went to original Joe's to have lunch and see a friend who is now working there as a bartender. The food was great and it was...More

Thank Tiberious555
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Why, of why do restaurants change things so that you won’t make an effort to return? Let me explain, please. I have never ordered a thing other than the Dragon Tempura Shrimp (Appetizer) and Don ordered what they mistakenly called Lasagna. We had taken guests...More

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Three of us went for an early dinner on a Saturday. It was busy but not like people were running around to keep up. After being seated and ignored for 10 minutes we got the attention of a hostess who sent over a waitress to...More

Thank m2caron
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Decided to try Original Joe's for a two couple outing and tried the Jalapeño Mac & Cheese. My partner tried the Fish and chips. I really enjoyed my dish as did two of the others. I think the service was decent and the food good....More

Thank Glidr
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Kimberly R
4 February 2018|
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Response from kimberb8808 | Reviewed this property |
I was there alone so I didn’t look for high chairs It’s a lounge - pub atmosphere so it’s not where small children normally eat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3280 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 1W1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-585-1563
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