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Simonholt Food and Drink

6582 Applecross Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
250-933-3338
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Ranked #30 of 270 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $26
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Waco, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We ordered take-out from Simonholt to take back to our hotel after a long day. The wait staff were very kind and they were able to accommodate my gluten-free needs, which is wonderful! My husband got a burger with poutine and I got a gluten-free burger with a salad. Unfortunately, both burgers were very dry and had very little 'dressing'... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went for dinner a couple of nights ago. Have tried it before and was not impressed but it was handy to where I live, so thought I'd give it another chance. But the noise was still incredible even tho it wa far from full and we were not impressed with the food. Unfortunately I felt ill all night. So won't... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

As a locally owned, non-chain restaurant Simon Holt has been one of my family's favourites here in Nanaimo for years. In the past year, we have stopped going every weekend as we used to because the service just wasn't what it used to be, and the food quality has been slipping. I used to be blown away by how attentive,... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Always consistently great food and service. This is were we bring our out of town "very picky" friends (which loved it).

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Menu changeover with a new chef meant limited menu selections. Server Lucas Andersen was excellent . Group of seven was entertained by this young man.Dragon bowl was flavourful and filed with shrimp and scallops in a creamy curry rice.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

excellent menu with great options! food is very satisfying and delicious! amazing staff who weren't afraid to go above and beyond!! lots of fun!! love this place entirely!!!

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The dragon bowl (I think this was the name) used to be super flavourful and my favorite. I have not visited for over a year due to poor service. We went back to try out their rooftop patio this summer which was beautiful. The young guy that served us was great, but the food was bland.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had amazing service and the food was delicious. They are able to modify for gluten free and other dietary needs. We sat outside for one meal and ordered take-out for another! Lovely!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Treated well every time we enter. Can let your server know what you like and it arrives as if you thought of it yourself. Very tasty.

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Vancouver Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have eaten here a lot as I work close by. When they first opened food was a little inconsistant but now is great. I really like their salads as they are different from every other place - smoked quinua salad very good. Also their seafood chowder and longboard chicken sandwhich and burgers are great.

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