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“wonderful meal ...however”
Review of Pirate Chips

Pirate Chips
Ranked #75 of 349 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Price range: US$6 - US$21
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 13 June 2018

we arrived (we called prior) for hours but due to horrible driving conditions we were there l0 minutes before they opened -the front doors were open and unlocked - some lady sweeping out water from porch - we were soaked - wind and monsoon rains outside - two senior ladies - us - is high spirits - the woman said to us - we are not open yet - i said it is horrible weather out here - understand you are not open yet but may we just sit on the bench here inside until you open due to the weather? NO was reply - we did go to another store across street who saw us out in rain - a seamstress store lady? fabric? very nice lady - helped us with our parking as we did not understand the cash or card stuff on the machine - she was very gracious towards us - we returned to pirates only because we were out of town seniors and had not plan B - miserable lady hostess - - oops this old girl complained .sorry - we ordered and actually as nice old girls that we are - enjoyed and remembered our manners - that woman however did not - we think she needs to be sent back to waitress school - the food was delicious and we took our left overs home - or to feed the birds .........just because we can. Yes we will return - only to see if that woman has been re-trained or fired.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank beachgypsy
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

I had the poutine and it was aweful. The server was not around and the place is not comfortable. MEH

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank ralph19852018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Most everything is deep fried deliciousness. Had the fish and chips and was pleasantly surprised with how light the batter was. I have to say that no matter what i ate the batter was spot on. Fries and deep fried pickles included. Was too full to eat dessert but I will be back to try some deep fried Nanaimo bars.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Super J
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Casual atmosphere, great service in a family restaurant. The food is fantastic! We had an appetizer of grilled prawns (8) with cocktail sauce and entrees of grilled salmon with fries and cole slaw and cod and fries with cole slaw. The portions are generous, perfectly prepared and soooo delicious. We finished up with deep fried Nanaimo bar that is served with ice cream and whipped cream. Really decadent and worth trying. I would have it again. The service was excellent and prompt.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank Patti F
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner. Waited to be seated, a fellow carrying plates said he’d be back in a minute to seat us. After a minute or so another person came up and we said there was two of us. She took us to a small table leading to the kitchen. I asked for a quieter table and she seated us close by at a booth, gave us our menus reluctantly saying to us we shouldn’t be at the table. It was for 4 or more only. The original fellow we talked to began loudly berating her saying the table was for a larger group. We decided this was too much so we told our server, the one who seated us, we were leaving. She said that would be best or something like it. Not exactly a welcoming environment to say the least. If she goofed he should have talked to her quietly, in private. Don’t make us feel un-welcome.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank whawkins2017
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