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Pirate Chips

) #51 of 233 Restaurants in Nanaimo $$ - $$$ Seafood,
75 Front St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H9, Canada
+1 250-753-2447
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“poutine” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Canadian
$$ - $$$
75 Front St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This must seriously be one of the coolest places to eat in entire Canada. You can get deep fried pickles (yes, it is a thing), deep fried pierogies (yes, I'm serious) and most importantly deep fried Nanaimo bar!! Portions are huge and service is absolutely...More

Thank Aneta T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small restaurant in the heart of Old Nanaimo is hidden out of sight, around the corner at the top of Commercial/Church St, on Front St. If you're not a local and are wandering around the Commercial St area, you probably wouldn't go the extra...More

Thank pkrockit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first fish&chips and poutine in Canada and it was really good! Perfect crew. Good position. Nice prices.

Thank Michal N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time eating here. Extremely kid-friendly, fantastic environment, excellent food, great service! Would definitely recommend this place, especially people with young kids.

Thank BarbInEdmonton
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Tried the haddock and halibut. Both were excellent. Companion said it was the best fish and chips he's had since arriving on the island a week ago. Staff were friendly and service was quick.

Thank AJ Mc B
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I've heard this place had good fish & chips. Tonight I stopped in and discovered that was the special of the evening. So I tried it out. Actually the special was all you can eat cod & chips, which started out with three huge pieces....More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

My family has eaten here twice since arriving in Nanaimo because the food is very good, service is amazing and they cater to kids. I had the coconut shrimp plate, comes with fries and a Caesar salad, hubby had a sandwich of some sort (sorry...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Based on reviews, expecting a good fish and chip meal. Service was slow, weird, and the halibut was slimy and in raw batter. Left most of it. The restaurant itself was funky but not clean enough to entice me to try again.

1  Thank Mcfor
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is a good, laid back place to enjoy a nice affordable plate of fresh Fish & Chips. They don't have the Halibut Fish & Chips on the Menu as it's seasonal, but make sure to ask if they have any, it's worth the extra...More

Thank Stephan S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Love the interior... very eclectic. It's a real treat eating there. Food is great. I usually have the fish and chips but lots of other great dishes to enjoy - home of deep fried ice cream.

Thank ImpactMike
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Front St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-753-2447
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