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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

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to lunch

It is really quiet when we came in on a Friday afternoon to have some lunch you have a cool atmosphere the staff was friendly and the food was good

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Shelly G
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Comox, Canada
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Back in Nanaimo and re-visited Acme (last time in Nov 2014). Rated it highly then, and it has maintained that standard. We were in town for the theatre, and looking for a good meal before the show. Acme did not disappoint. This is definitely an excellent choice for seafood, and other options are available. The dishes were nicely spiced, enough... More 

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It is really quiet when we came in on a Friday afternoon to have some lunch you have a cool atmosphere the staff was friendly and the food was good

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Nanaimo, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Poor quality food and drinks. Everything was very bland and colorless and Cesar salad was drenched with bad dressing. Seems they really cut corners on quality. Poor presentation - and uncomfortable atmosphere. Bleak view. Live jazz downstairs in a small, dank, dark room...So many staff for no customers...and they still served us our order wrong.

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Campbell River, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A friend and I were at the Convention Centre and had some time to kill so we went to ACMe for a quick bite. I had been there years earlier when it was a fabulous Sushi restaurant. Things have changed. It's now a mediocre lunch joint with a decent lunch but inexcusable physical condition. The floors are cracked tile, the... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went there for lunch with friends. We had put our orders in ahead of time to minimize wait time and help accommodate a larger group. Ordered a meal sized salad and had to ask for the dressing as it never arrived with the salad. Salad was fresh but served in a bowl that made it hard to mix the dressing... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Our lunch visit to the Acme Food Company was our first visit to this centrally located Nanaimo restaurant. From the outside (particularly because of the "Acme Food Co" neon sign above the front doors) it appeared to be yet another Earls-Keg-Milestones-Cactus Club-esk place, however, it became immediately apparent as soon as we stepped in through the doors, that this was... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband and I thought we would try a new restaurant that we hadn't been to before, so we chose the Acme Food co. Bad choice. The food was definitely not fresh. my husband had fish and chips. He couldn't eat it, you could smell a fishy smell, which with fresh fish you shouldn't be able to. The batter was... More 

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Tony A, Owner at Acme Food Company, responded to this review

Dear Henderson8, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very sorry that you were disappointed by your experience at ACMe Food. We strive to provide the best quality food with an inviting and friendly service. and atmosphere. Our server did check with you on more than one occasion on how your steak sandwich was and... More 

Whitehorse, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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
28 helpful votes 28 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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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 - 20
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?