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Carlos O'Bryan`s

€€ - €€€Irish, ,
1724 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E6, Canada
+1 250-591-3088
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
€€ - €€€
1724 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved sitting out on the back deck overlooking the marina. The food and service were good, however it would have been a completely different atmosphere if we were seated inside. The main dining area was extremely loud, albeit very lively. So, pick the vibe...More

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location, great. No argument here. Unfortunately I can't say anything else positive about Carlos O'Brien's. All due respect to the hard working servers but the uniforms are just embarrassingly bad, like 80's bad. It's clearly meant to be sexy but too short skirts aren't meant...More

Thank VIJeff
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This waterfront pub is always hopping, with two levels of seating, as well as a marina-frontage outdoor patio with heaters. For those of you with chilly knees, you may even ask the server to bring you a blanket whilst on the patio. The food is...More

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Went here for my birthday dinner ($30 towards your meal as long as you bring a friend) and tucked into the Prime Rib Neptune with Béarnaise sauce- delish! My husband had the Shepherd's Pie which was also very tasty. Beautiful scenery on the waterfront looking...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 23 July 2018

As always is the case at Carlos O'Bryan's I was not disappointed. My first visit to this location on the harbour in Nanaimo and it was outstanding. The food was great. The service was great. The atmosphere was great. The location was, you guessed it,...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We have pub night once a week and like to try a new place every time. Carlos O'Bryan's was a few weeks ago when family was in town. The waitress was rude, inattentive and service was slow. Food was average and certainly not value for...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Worst service, food was cold, bug in my drink. Cold food. Worst pub we have ever been to. Give the franchise a bad name. Careful these people will charge you for premium drinks and give you cheap liquor. Shame on you people!

1  Thank Maggie P
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Finding the parking lot is really difficult when you're from out of town, even with Google maps had to go around the block. However once you get there the location is very nice sitting on the harbour with a pleasant view. The day we were...More

Thank Macle
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Went here for my birthday. The nicest thing about the experience was that my meal was free. I had Ahi Ahi which came to me lukewarm, so had to send it back. My spouse had the prime rib which she described as okay, but said...More

Thank Ellyn T
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

It's so frustrating to visit a restaurant in a fantastic location, good decor and friendly staff, only to get a menu with over priced choices and then served sub standard food. It seems the food is just frozen items thrown in the fryer or microwave....More

Thank islandholidaymaker
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Questions & Answers
27 June 2015|
Response from sailingman22 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have a very nice outside deck on the north and east side of the restaurant. Views are of the marina and float boats coming and going.
27 June 2015|
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Response from sailingman22 | Reviewed this property |
Yes There is a wrap around patio with doors that open up the middle. The view is of the marina with boats coming and going all the time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1724 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-591-3088
  • E-mail
Located in Stones Marina over top the marina and water. Enjoy 2 for the price of one appetizers during our Blarney Time from 9-Midnight 8 days a week. 'Free' Birthday meal on the day of your birthday. Featuring 15 beers on tap with a daily draft SPECIAL at only $5.50.
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