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Qualicum Beach at the lights

250-752-7530 Parksville at Thrifty Center

250-954-3886 www.leftys.tv

White Tower R E S TAU R A N T

Enjoy the great taste of White Spot on Vancouver Island

An invitation to savour our fine Greek & Italian cuisine

Campbell River 1329 Island Hwy. Courtenay - 2299 Cliffe Ave. Nanaimo - 6561 Island Hwy. Nanaimo - 130 Terminal Ave. Duncan - 101 Trans Canada Hwy.

Steaks • Seafood Pasta • Ribs

Prime Rib • Lobster • Some Curry Dishes The Best Pizza in Town!

1920 Island Hwy., Campbell River 250.287.2282 • www.whitetower.ca

whitespot.ca

Village

Chippery Fish & Chips Home Made Chuck Burgers Hand Cut Fries Fully Licensed 2740 Dundas Road, Shawnigan Lake 250.929.8886 • www.villagechippery.com Open daily @ 11

“The Pink House on the Hill” White Tower Restaurant - For over 30 years customers come from miles around to savour our authentic Greek Cuisine, fabulous steak and lobster, exotic tasting curry dishes and… The Best Pizza in Town! The White Tower Restaurant prides itself on providing our guests with the very best. We hope our menu entices you and that you join us soon. A MEXICAN CAFE On line ordering is also available on Whitetower.xdineapp.com!

There’s something

Experience for everyone... the Tastes of Vancouver Island www.vanislandrestaurants.com

Authentic Mexican Cuisine • Fresh Local Ingredients Festive Friendly • Family Restaurant

250-753-5411 • www.ginamexicancafe.ca

47 Skinner St. Downtown Nanaimo

Tuck into something good!

Gina’s — For over 30 years, Gina’s Mexican Cafe (fondly known as the ‘Pink House on the Hill’) has been the place to go for delicious Mexican food. Experience premium seafood, fish tacos, chicken chipotle, vegetarian cuisine, and vegan entrées made with fresh local ingredients in a festive friendly family restaurant. And did we mention the margaritas? Mmmmm!

Honey Lemon Grill pho soups vermicelli bowls 250-914-5491 spring/salad rolls hot pot fondue style 1090 Shoppers Row, chicken/beef satay Campbell River vietnamese subs and much more...

NEST

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Vietnamese Cuisine

BISTRO

Fresh, organic & local! Open for Lunch & Dinner 250-591-2721 77 Skinner St. Nanaimo www.thenestbistro.com

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V I N O T E C A AT Z A N AT TA W I N E R Y

enjoy fantastic food & wine in a farm house overlooking the vineyard 5039 Marshall Rd., Cowichan Valley 250 709 2279 • www.zanatta.ca CLASSIC TASTE IN A MODERN SPACE

2 Chefs Affair — Come and experience fresh and seasonal food cooked right in front of your eyes in our open kitchen and enjoy your meal in a relaxed bistro style setting. Located in downtown Nanaimo. Be sure to check out our amazing desserts.

ASTERAS GREEK TAVERNA

Asteras Greek Taverna — From our fresh seafood to our succulent roast lamb, Asteras Greek Taverna recaptures the culinary style of authentic Greek cooking. Lunch Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm, Dinner 7 days a week from 4pm. Patio open Spring and Summer.

Authentic Greek cuisine & Fresh seafood in a sensational warm Greek atmosphere

Banners — A local favourite, offering a casual dining atmosphere and moderately priced meals. For over 35 years Banners menu features a variety of appetizers, hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, chicken, steak and seafood entrees, as well as a great selection of hard ice creams. Open at 6:30am, 7 days a week! Breakfast all Day! Boomerangs Cafe — Local owners Darren and Laura welcome you to Boomerangs Cafe. Our cozy atmosphere and warm friendly service will make you feel right at home. We offer all your favourites with a little taste of Australia. Delicious homemade food made daily. Open 7 days Sun-Thurs 7am-8pm and Fri-Sat 7am9pm. Free Wi-Fi. “We’ll Keep You Coming Back”

250-716-0451 • www.asteras.ca 347 Wesley St. Old City Quarter, Nanaimo

Cassidy Country Kitchen - Bringing you breakfast, lunch and dinner five days a week and brunch on Sundays. Join us while we make you feel at home with our fresh homemade food, friendly staff, hot coffee, and classy country decor. Everything from Burgers & Beef Dips to Southern Fried Chicken and Pulled Pork Poutine. Enjoy our patio, picnic area with a fun area for the kids.

Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch Happy Hour Everyday 3pm - 6pm

250-591-4656 123B Commercial St., Nanaimo www.twochefsaffair.com

221 Commercial Street, Nanaimo 250-754-5022 www.themoderncafe.ca

Coco Cafe — Just 10 minutes from Duke Point in Cedar, COCO Cafe has a welcoming, community focused environment. Serving artisan beverages, hearty soups and sandwiches and an extensive breakfast menu all with a mission of full inclusion for people with developmental disabilities. Dinghy Dock Pub & Family Restaurant — When coming to the Dinghy Dock you can enjoy a 10 minute harbour cruise aboard the Protection Island Ferry or arrive on your own boat. The ferry leaves the Nanaimo boat basin (behind Port Place Shopping Center) at 10 minutes past every hour. Offering great pub food, live entertainment, fishing hole for the kids and one of the most spectacular views around, this unique place is a must for locals and visitors alike.

477 5th St, Downtown Courtenay 250-897-0081 www.unionstreetgrill.ca

Union Street GRILL & GROTTO

“Eat to a different beat”

Gina’s — For over 30 years, Gina’s Mexican Cafe (fondly known as the ‘Pink House on the Hill’) has been the place to go for delicious Mexican food. Experience premium seafood, fish tacos, chicken chipotle, vegetarian cuisine, and vegan entrées made with fresh local ingredients in a festive friendly family restaurant. And did we mention the margaritas? Mmmmm!

Sandwiches | Soups | Salads | Full Breakfast | Wraps Baked Goods | Catering | Sunday Brunch Open Daily - Excluding statutory holidays Free Wi Fi & Pet Friendly Patio 250-323-2223 info@cococafe.ca www.cococafe.ca

Glow Juicery — We are a destination for natural Raw Food and Juice Lovers, and for anyone seeking wellness and thoughtful, healthy choices! We create fresh coldpressed Juices, superfood Smoothies + vegan Raw Food options. Created with local organic food sources. Add a little extra “Glow” to your day! Honey Lemon Grill - Enjoy our tasty, authentic Vietnamese specialties in a fun casual eatery. Choose from our delicious menu of vermicelli bowls, pho soups, spring/salad rolls, chicken/beef satay, hot pot fondue style, vietnamese subs and much more... We always put our customer satisfaction top priority. Come visit us and enjoy.

Family establishment with a Classy Home Cooked Cuisine with southwestern flare! 2930 Trans-Canada Hwy, Ladysmith 250-924-2500 | www.cassidycountrykitchen.com

THAI SMILE CUISINE The most authentic Thai food outside of Thailand A well established local hot spot, we are famous for fresh food and beer, as well as fun, energetic staff and a great atmosphere! Three Locations:

Just Jakes ~ 250 746 5622 Brew Pub ~ 250 737 2337 25 Craig Street, Duncan 45 Craig Street, Duncan Jakes at the lake in Lake Cowichan • 250-932-2221

Specializing in Vietnamese Noodle Soup Voted #1 Best Asian Restaurant 2013 - 2016 Voted Top Best Lunch Voted Top Best Restaurant Overall

#19-1925 Bowen Rd., Bowen Centre, Nanaimo 250-756-7943 • www.hlrestaurant.com

We use only the freshest ingredients Open Tues - Sun

1015 McLean Rd, Qualicum Beach • 250-752-7148 www.thaismilecuisine.ca


6551 Aulds Rd. North Nanaimo 250-390-5060

Howler’s Family Restaurant — We are a family run Seafood restaurant, offering local seafood and unique signature dishes. Our elk is sourced locally from Vancouver Island and our beef is hormone free and grass fed. Check out our five pin bowling lanes or vintage arcade or enjoy a game of billiards. Open until midnight all year long with fun things to do for all ages.

Italian Soul in the Heart of Nanaimo

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A friendly cozy atmosphere offering a 50 + year tradition serving German food

Celebrating over 50 years! Since 1966

Huong Lan Vietnamese Restaurant — Authentic Vietnamese food prepared from traditional recipes using herbs and spices imported from around the world. We offer a huge menu selection; our speciality is the unique and wellknown “Special Beef Noodle Soup”. Here you’ll enjoy a comfortable casual dining experience, friendly service, and great values. Open 7 days a week 11-9PM. Hope to see you there!

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Gluten Free menu... Pizzas • Pastas • Stir Frys • Dessert Even a gluten free beer! Check out our entire menu at:

www.milanos.ca

Pub Style Comfort Food The Best Fish & Chips on Vancouver Island!

Outdoor Patio Breathtaking Views!

Ship & Shore Marine Restaurant & Family Campground UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT 180 Crome Point Rd, Bowser (Deep Bay) 250-757-8399 • www.shipshoredeepbay.com

DINGHY DOCK Canada’s Only Floating Pub & Family Restaurant

OPEN YEAR ROUND

Pub: 250-753-2373 Located on Protection Island Ferry: 778-762-3735 10 min. Ferry Ride from www.dinghydockpub.com Downtown Nanaimo

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to the Dinghy Dock you can enjoy a 10 minute harbour cruise aboard the (excluding alcohol, not valid with any other discounts or promotions) Protection Island or arrive on your own boat. The ferry leaves the Nanaimo boat basin (behind Port Place Shopping Center) at 10 minutes past every hour. Offering lots of seafood, live entertainment, fishing for the kids and one of the most spectacular views around, the Dinghy Dock pub is a one of a kind place to visit.

A valley favourite FOR OVER 30 YEARS offering a casual dining experience. We are a fully licensed celiac friendly family restaurant in a warm and cozy log house open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

4676 Trans Canada Hwy., Duncan 250.746.5848 • www.pioneerhouserestaurant.com

Just Jakes Restaurant, Jakes at the lake in Lake Cowichan & Craig Street Brew Pub — We are a locally owned and operated business, offering fresh hand-crafted brews, local home made food and top notch customer service, all in a fun and funky atmosphere. We welcome you with open arms. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Kids are welcome at Just Jakes and Jakes at the Lake. Lefty’s — Crafting ‘Leftcoast’ fresh food daily since 1996. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner & desserts with many gluten-free and vegetarian choices. Two fully-licensed locations with cozy tables, sunny patios and friendly service. Now featuring thin-crust artisan pizzas in both Parksville & Qualicum Beach. It does’t matter who’s right! Visit us at: www.leftys.tv Longwood Brewpub — Our Chefs have a passion for great food and take full advantage of local Vancouver Island produce, Pacific Ocean seafood, certified triple A beef, and the freshest ingredients available to create exciting seasonal menus. This approach combined with in-house handcrafted Ales and Lagers, all served up in a warm and friendly atmosphere, makes Longwood Vancouver Island’s favourite place to be. Milano’s Ristorante — Serving Nanaimo since 1998, everything is made from scratch in our kitchen. Generous portions, delicious food, daily specials, 3 airconditioned dining rooms, and a great patio. Fast & hot delivery; 10% off take-out orders. Open from 11:00 a.m. daily. Modern Cafe — Located in the heart of Downtown Nanaimo, Modern Cafe is one of Nanaimo’s landmark restaurants. Is famous for its Nanaimo Bar Martinis, homemade Burgers, and the Tuna Sushi Roll. Modern diner with old-fashioned style & a menu of classics like burgers & elevated mac ’n’ cheese. Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual — “As the name implies, we’re all about being able to kick back with friends in a relaxed, non-pretentious setting, wearing what you want (hey, within reason) and not paying through the nose for a quality meal. Try one of our delicious Canada AAA steaks or our famous Mikeburger. Not into beef? No problem. We’ve got tasty stir-fry’s, pastas, salads, seafood and more. There’s something on the menu for everyone.” Original Joe’s — Original Joe’s has established a presence as a down-to-earth neighbourhood meeting place. From pub classics to more creative items, we satisfy our guests’ cravings with made-from-scratch comfort food, craft beer and approachable wine. Whatever the occasion and whatever you’re craving Original Joe’s has you covered with the perfect mix. Pioneer House Restaurant — Located just south of Duncan at the unique Whippletree Junction. The Pioneer House and its friendly staff have been delivering quality handcrafted meals including over 40 sauces and dressings since opening in 1980! Pioneer House delivers a large range of locally sourced, mouthwatering, innovative choices that are sure to satisfy your inner foodie. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, including celiac, vegetarian and vegan options. At the Pioneer House, we have something for everyone. Ricky’s All Day Grill — At Ricky’s we’re not just famous for breakfast anymore. Over the past few years we’ve gained quite a reputation for ourselves based on our appetizing lunch and dinner menu. We’ve evolved into one of Western Canada’s premiere, mid-scale family restaurants, and we’ve achieved this by offering a delectably impressive menu selection in a comfortably modern environment.

The Little Bavaria Restaurant Open 7 days a week • Free Wi-Fi Lunch: 11-2 Monday - Friday Dinner: 5pm until Closing

250-724-4242 • 1-800-704-2744

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED 3035-4th Ave., Port Alberni

www.littlebavariarestaurant.com

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The Little Bavaria Restaurant — Has specialized in German food and hospitality since 1966. IT’S A or Little Bavaria has a great variety of schnitzels served with Spätzle potatoes & LOfried T MORE traditional red cabbage also featuring homemade soups, goulash, sauerbraten, cabbage rolls, and so much more. “ Two good places to eat, home and here!”

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AT RICKYous ’S!

Campbell River, Courtenay, Victoria & Nanaimo (2 locations) www.gotorickys.com

Destination dining Lunch, dinner, bakery Delicious, fresh, unique European wood-fired oven Local ingredients Great wine list & beer selection Patio

7217 Lantzville Road, Lantzville (5 min. North of Nanaimo) • organic • raw food • raw treats • superfood smoothies • cold pressed juices • coffee elixirs • bulletproof coffee • tumeric ginger shots • juice cleanse packages

5380 Trans Canada Hwy., Duncan 250-597-2595 | www.glowjuicery.ca


Riso Bakery Café Bistro — Feel like you’ve taken a break in Europe by dining at Riso, just 5 minutes north of Nanaimo in the Village of Lantzville. Handcrafted Italian inspired cuisine using fresh ingredients from local farms will excite your taste buds. Enjoy hand-stretched pizzas from our wood-fired oven, deliciously prepared non-medicated meats, sustainable seafood, as well as artisanally crafted breads and fantastic desserts. Our friendly staff is excited to take care of you. Wed to Sun: Lunch from 11:30, Dinner from 5:00, Bakery all day. Connect with us on Trip Advisor, Facebook, Twitter, 250-390-0777.

3280 North Island Highway, Nanaimo, BC • 250.585.1563 #9 361 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC • 250.597.8935 originaljoes.ca

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Good Food • Games Fun for the whole family!

Family Style Restaurant Bowling • Arcade Billiards • Sports Bar

250-726-2211 1992 Peninsula Rd., Ucluelet

J A PA N E S E A N D K O R E A N C U I S I N E

Sushi Special Rolls Tempura Udon Donburi Bento Boxes

Ship and Shore Marine Restaurant — Whether you are coming here to eat our pub style comfort food or to pull in for the weekend in your camper, Ship & Shore is a wonderful place to relax and a beautiful place to visit! In addition to the Restaurant/Lounge we also serve marine fuel/diesel and a boat launch. The immediate area is beautiful with lots to see and do. Sushi Wara Japanese and Korean Cuisine — We use only the freshest ingredients available to create our authentic, delicious Asian cuisine. We provide diners with extensive menu options, including sashimi, cones, rolls, tempura dishes, appetizers, and more. Our name says it all: “wara” means “come here” in Korean. Voted Best Sushi Restaurant and Reader’s Choice in the Comox Valley.

250.890.9098 • www.sushiwara.ca • 2082 Comox Ave., Comox

BREAKFAST - LUNCH - DINNER

Thai Smile Cuisine — We offer you an exotic spread of Thai delights that represent the heart and soul of a Thai home-cooked meal. Our savory delicious dishes include; soups, curries, noodle soups, fried rice, stir fry and more that have won the hearts of many local customers. It is our pleasure to make your visit to Thai Smile Cuisine a memorable event. The Lantzville Pub — built in 1925, is a historical treasure that overlooks the Strait of Georgia and the coastal mountains. While our history goes back almost 100 years, our menu is a little more up to date! We offer hearty portions of freshly cooked pub food alongside a range of local and imported beers, warming red wines and crisp white wines as well as a fantastic selection of spirits. Whether you’re coming in for a quick lunch or meeting friends for a leisurely dinner, we’d love to welcome you to the Lantzville Pub. We look forward to seeing you soon! The Little Bavaria Restaurant — Has specialized in German food and hospitality since 1966. Little Bavaria has a great variety of schnitzels served with Spätzle or fried potatoes & traditional red cabbage also featuring homemade soups, goulash, sauerbraten, cabbage rolls, and so much more. “ Two good places to eat, home and here!” The Nest Bistro — At the Nest Bistro all our food is made from scratch by our chef/ owners and their dedicated culinary team, using local fresh and organic ingredients when possible with a French and/or Italian influence. Sip fine B.C. wines while enjoying thin crust pizza on our patio, or come inside and enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Benson.

Local Beers | Aussie Beers | Soups | Salads | Burgers | Ribs | Prawns

4833 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni 250-724-5794 • www.boomerangscafe.com

THE LANTZVILLE PUB EST 1925

250-390-4019

Trollers Fish & Chips — We serve up local and wild-caught seafood. Choose from our scratch battered fish and hand cut chips or grilled fish with a organic mixed green salad. Trollers Fish and Chips is #1 with Lonely Planet, so whether its ling cod, sockeye salmon or the delectable fresh halibut you’re in for a real treat! Union Street Grill & Grotto — We have been one of the top restaurants to go to for both lunch and dinner for over 19 years! Check us out for local seafood, steaks, burgers, and pastas, with a contemporary, urban flare. Our incredibly popular full gluten free menu! We are passionate about the quality of our food and service, come visit us soon and see for yourself!

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101 – 2763 Beverly Street, Duncan 250-715-2070

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Village Chippery — Fish ‘n’ chips, chicken breast strips, over 20 burgers, poutine, wraps & more. House made specialties. Summer patio dining. 2 - 5 minute walk to the lake and Shawnigan Lake Museum. Visit our Summertime Take Away Ice Cream Window. Vinoteca at Zanatta Winery — Vinoteca is located in the Zanatta family’s original restored 1903 farmhouse. The restaurant, managed by chef Fatima Da Silva, offers a rural setting and locally inspired cuisine complementing the Estate produced wines. White Spot — Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner & takeout at BC’s favourite neighbourhood restaurant. From award-winning burgers with secret Triple “O” sauce and signature fries to fresh salads, pastas and more – including our Kid’s Pirate Pak for little mates! There’s something on the menu for everyone. White Tower Restaurant — For over 30 years customers come from miles around to savour our authentic Greek Cuisine, fabulous steak and lobster, exotic tasting curry dishes and… The Best Pizza in Town! The White Tower Restaurant prides itself on providing our guests with the very best. We hope our menu entices you and that you join us soon. On line ordering is also available on Whitetower.xdineapp.com!

7197 LANTZVILLE RD, LANTZVILLE • WWW.LANTZVILLEPUB.CA

Dine-in, relax and watch the ships go by! Breakfast ALL DAY! Seniors & Childrens Menu Family Restaurant Wireless Internet

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1319 Island Highway at the Tyee Plaza Campbell River • 250-286-6711

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