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Acme Food Company

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Seafood, Healthy, Canadian, Oyster Bar
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14 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G2, Canada
+1 250-753-0042
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: We provide a West Coast inspired menu with an emphasis on seafood and...
We provide a West Coast inspired menu with an emphasis on seafood and healthy options, including gluten free and vegan. Oysters on the half shell. Vancouver Island Craft Beers.
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Good for:
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just Fantastic

Had an absolute fantastic meal at Acme Food and the staff is great. I am a bit of a picky customer but the food came fairly quick and we all enjoyed what we had ordered of the menu. The restaurant is at a great location, a stone throw from the waterfront, the Port Theatre, the Casino and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Little B
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Whitehorse, Canada
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Whitehorse, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Had an absolute fantastic meal at Acme Food and the staff is great. I am a bit of a picky customer but the food came fairly quick and we all enjoyed what we had ordered of the menu. The restaurant is at a great location, a stone throw from the waterfront, the Port Theatre, the Casino and the Conference Centre.... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

After a few LONG days of hard work, I was ready for a real break. My hubby surprised me and treated me to dinner out at Acme Food Company just last week. And it WAS a surprise, as their menu has changed (and we think, improved) since we were there over a year ago. We thoroughly enjoyed the freshest seafood... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I needed a quiet place to discuss business with a colleague and our schedule was a challenge so we thought we would meet over lunch...I am so glad we chose ACME. Excellent service, fast attentive but not intrusive and the food was so delicious it was distracting us from our topic, thanks Ann and Tony!!

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Port Townsend, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband and I were cold and very hungry one night in November of this past year. We wandered around looking at various menus in search of oysters. From across the street I spotted the Acme Food sign and knew that we had to go in! It was warm and welcoming from the get go. We were seated and proceeded... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Burnaby, Canada
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The mussels are a must have to start your meal, and easily shareable. They're big and juicy, served with a chipotle wine sauce. The hamburger was good, which came with your choice of salad or fries The calamari appetizer was well prepared. The meat was not too chewy and the tzaziki was flavourful. The calamari pieces were just smaller than... More 

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We have taken to alternating between Acme and other restaurants. Acme then Italian, then Acme, then Greek, then Acme then wherever. We enjoy the food that much.

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Comox, Canada
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We went for the raw oysters... excellent! Also had crab dip with nacho chips while awaiting the oysters, also excellent. And we had local (that is BC) wine and beer for our beverages, very nice and a great matching. Acme has a diverse menu, but we were seeking seafood and were not disappointed. If oysters are not for you, there... More 

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I absolutely loved the decor. Cool lofty style with brick and tall industrial ceilings, bar smack dab in the middle of the restaurant, which nicely gave separate areas to eat. Just visiting the island for a short visit, have lots to see in Canada before heading home. Having come all the way from Ireland, I was surprised to have a... More 

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We were staying at a nearby hotel, and just went walking looking for a place for dinner. It looked nearly full - so thought it must be good. We were not disappointed. Excellent service, menu offered a wide variety of mains and appetizers (I had the pan-fried Fanny Bay Oysters). My partner has numerous allergies and the server and chef... More 

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Powell River, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I initially hesitated because of the name; sounded like a production line sort of restaurant. But, on the recommendations of a couple of friends, coupled with a discount coupon, we went in. The place was a buzz of people and activity. We had 2 different kinds of sushi, nicely presented - and delicious. Also had a chicken dish with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-753-0042

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Healthy, Canadian, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

We provide a West Coast inspired menu with an emphasis on seafood and healthy options, including gluten free and vegan. Oysters on the half shell. Vancouver Island Craft Beers.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?