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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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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lettuce wraps” (7 reviews)
“fish tacos” (11 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

Arrived before 5PM on a Thursday night to a small line up. Hostess took our name and offered that the wait could be 30 or 40 minutes as people seemed to be lingering and not leaving. Turns out they were not lingering but instead waiting...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank VanIsleTravlr
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Haven’t been here in quite a while so decided to try it again for lunch with a friend. We started with an order of dry ribs and they were quite tasty. My friend had a beef dip and because he doesn’t care for mushrooms or...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kayakfrank
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch Great service and food was 😊 good .Forgot portions are large .I had turkey club wrap witch comes with 2 sides Chose fries and ceased salad Ate those first and was too full so my wrap became my dinner.Friend had fish and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

I was surprised at the quality of the food. Good selection for the price. The beer is cold with more choices than you would expect. Super friendly and talented bartender to boot. Great place to catch a game or grab a few with friends.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Osta1962
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This was a first visit for me in about 1.5 years to this restaurant because last time we came the food was terrible! That did not happen this time!I had the Chicken Teriyaki Bowl and it was delicious! Everyone at our table really enjoyed the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lalaj46
Reviewed 23 October 2018

I ordered "The 500" because I thought the mix of mushrooms and beef would be a yummy mix - NOT. Two thin patties that were laden with salt and salty seasoning. Could not taste the meat or mushrooms, only ate half. Nothing about this plate...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ava C
Reviewed 3 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
2  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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LinoV54
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Nykkyl
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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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