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Troller's Fish & Chips

Certificate of Excellence
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Seafood, Canadian
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104 Front St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H7, Canada
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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably the best fish and chips We had on our trip to the island, perfectly cooked and a great light crispy batter. It's location is great too, right on the water.

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Thank NonaleaB
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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155 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nice staff with a funky set up. This place is right on one of the piers at the Nanaimo waterfront so you get to watch the boats coming and going. We stopped for lunch and ordered the cod and chips. Everything was fresh and delicious but the fish was quiet greasy this time so that's why I gave it... More 

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Thank RosebudMapleRidge
Nanaimo, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fish and chips. Constantly voted best in Nanaimo and for good reason. Beautiful Nanaimo waterfront location, great staff and amazing food.

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Thank ImpactMike
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must, to go eat at on the waterfront in Nanaimo, it is always busy but very efficient in keeping things running smoothly

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Thank Diane C
Elma, Washington
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the atmosphere on this dock diner. Fish and chips were decent and crab cakes were delish. We were there on a rainy day in April, so we enjoyed the experience to ourselves. Staff were friendly and service was quick. Enjoyed walking the docks before and after our meal. Would love to come back on a sunny day and enjoy... More 

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Thank RunninHappy
Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at Trollers a few times on the dock previously and the portions were massive. The take out portions are considerably smaller (for the same price). The mushy peas should be advertised as mushed up peas and not mushy peas (there is a huge difference). The fish portion was small but tasted good.

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Thank 375katew
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Love the food! Love the location! and went back many times on my trip. I can't wait to go back to the island to and visit Troller's again.

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Thank Dennel M
Nanaimo, Canada
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Troller's Fish and Chips is a seasonal warm weather business that operates right on the Nanaimo waterfront boardwalk and is located on a floating platform on the harbour docks. The location is a big part of the appeal as you can enjoy your meal while watching the harbour traffic. Troller's is a must see restaurant if you are visiting the... More 

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Thank Alicia M
Athabasca, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We enjoyed a few orders of halibut fish and chips for take out and enjoyed immensely. The tartar sauce is amazing.

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Thank Tashio K
Vancouver, Canada
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This restaurant is a Provincial icon--a Must-Visit if you love F & C! Come as you are and bring your appetite.

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Thank Clark C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Front St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Description
Troller's offers a wonderful outdoor dining experience. Troller's is open from April 1st until Thanksgiving Sunday. Closing time varries through out the season, we are generally open till Dusk.

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