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Acme Food Company

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Seafood, Healthy, Canadian
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14 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G2, Canada
+1 250-753-0042
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Warm and friendly

My husband and I went to the Acme Food Company on a warm, summer evening. We weren't super hungry so we split the 2 piece, fish and chips and substituted yam fries for regular fries. They were the BEST yam fries we have ever had. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Our fish was great as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Barbara F
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Vernon, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited here with our two very small children. The staff were super friendly and made every effort to accommodate and help us entertain our little ones while we waited for our food. The food was excellent and well-priced. They had run out of their famous Nanaimo cheesecake so gave us a voucher for a free one next time we... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Fresh and tasty local seafood done really well. The mussels and salmon were especially good, and the chowder has won local awards. Decent local BC wines also, which have improved. Right downtown near the water. Recommended.

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Vernon, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My husband and I went to the Acme Food Company on a warm, summer evening. We weren't super hungry so we split the 2 piece, fish and chips and substituted yam fries for regular fries. They were the BEST yam fries we have ever had. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Our fish was great as well.... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate here last night after a family event. 3 families, 11 people total. Overall everything was average to poor throughout. Of 11 people no one really enjoyed their dish. I and 2 others had butter chicken, on the servers recommendation, and the next day we were debating what the sauce tasted like? Maybe a mix between teriyaki and plum... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've eaten at Acme twice this year, the first time ordering the stir fry with chicken, it was quite average, nothing to upset about or praise. However, the price of this dish was not worth what I got. I also got a chocolate cake which I found very dry and bland. The second time I went the waiter rarely came... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We love the chowder. The menu has something for everyone. Our last visit we shared a wonderful sampler plate. Salmon, pasta, and various other tasty things. Acme is downtown and close to everything. Parking is available and easy to find. If you want the most amazing bowl of clam chowder. GO to ACME !!!

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

unfortunately the server was bored, we have the braised beef flatbread which was very good but it tasted like thanksgiving mostly due to too much sage. but I would recommend this place

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Good fish soup for this weary traveler who missed his bus to Victoria on July 17th. Nice service staff. The soup should have a tomato stock a la jambalaya. Poor window view. Large electrical housing box on sidewalk, where outside tables could be placed. The awful thing blocked our view of a beautiful B.C. sunset.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We have lived in Nanaimo for 12 years now, and ate out at many different restaurants throughout town. Last night we were celebrating a birthday with family, and made our reservations well ahead of time for 8 adults, and 2 children. We arrived there at 6:15, the time of our reservation. We were seated right away, but then waited about... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had supper last night at Acme Food Company. We visit this restaurant every couple of months since the food quality is consistently good, the prices are quite reasonable and the staff and owner very pleasant. The restaurant was unusually busy for a Sunday night; the waitress made a point of letting us know that the kitchen was backed up... 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 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Healthy, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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 - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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