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Old City Take Out

54 Prideaux Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2M5, Canada
(250) 753-5454
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Ranked #45 of 269 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Canadian
Good for: Outdoor seating
Description: Delicious fish & chips, burgers and hot dogs at a family owned and operated take-out. Great reviews, a faithful following and happy customers attest to the quality and care of the products.
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Description: Delicious fish & chips, burgers and hot dogs at a family owned and operated take-out. Great reviews, a faithful following and happy customers attest to the quality and care of the products.
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English first
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We only found this place in 2013 and I wrote a very positive review at the time. Sadly, the mother of one of the owners has shared with my wife that the decision has been made not to reopen the restaurant. For those that enjoy fish & chips.....this truly is a loss for all.

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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We ate here for the first time this week. We found the takeout by using the "nearby" search on UrbanSpoon. Very glad we took a chance. The service at the counter was first rate. The patio area was clean and bright. We both had a single piece halibut and chips. Being from England I was thrilled to have my meal... More

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Finding a consistantly good fish & chip restaurant in Nanaimo (or surrounding area) has been a challenge at best. Old City Take Out uses FRESH (not frozen) fish, homemade batter and fresh homemade fries...........and all cooked to perfection. We've been looking for several years for a consistantly good fish & chip place..... "THIS IS IT".........If you are looking for the... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Nice little place. I heard it was nice so I have tried their fish and chips, burger...it was good as I heard and it was a bit pricey as I heard. Will be back though.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This is the best takeout in Nanaimo. The prices are higher, but you get what you pay for. The owners are really friendly as well. It's also great to be supporting Nanaimo's amazing downtown.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We had the cod dinner and a burger and fries. The batter on the fish was still a little doughy. The fries, although fresh made, were a little bland. The hamburger and fixin's were tasty, but sat on a tasteless whole wheat kaiser. Overall, ok, but not great. And definitely not cheap! This meal (with no drinks) was $25.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Best halibut & chips! I'm also a fan of the burgers. Pretty much all items on the menu are a hit with me.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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76 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

A good place just off the downtown area for takeout, fish and chips, burgers etc. Located on Prideaux, just south of Comox Road, about a block west of Tim Hortons. Street parking available. One can choose to eat on picnic tables outside the cook area or take out. Staff is friendly and down to earth. Try the halibut more expensive... More

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Nanaimo
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Having looked all over Nanaimo for really great Fish and Chips - have found them at this take out/patio restaurant in Nanaimo. The couple running this business are great, with friendly service, the lady even jumped up to put our meals on without finishing her own meal. Very popular with the local people. Do try the homemade ice tea, it... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We have been eating the burgers and fish and chips from Old City Takeout for the past eight months. Jim and Mary are consistent and take great pride in their food and service. Not only do they have the best bacon cheddar burger in Nanaimo, but it is one of the best burgers we have ever had. Their fish and... More

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