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Firehouse Grill

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7 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4N9, Canada
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Painfully Slow service!

The Firehouse is a very nice restaurant and the food has always appealed to us. On this visit, our first in about 5 years, we were disappointed to wait more than an hour for our meals! Our appetizers were only delivered when we complained, but in fairness, they served us full sized portions of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
BEdwards34
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Halifax, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Parksville, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We come here often for dinner, the staff are so welcoming and the food is always amazing. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Nanaimo.

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Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Firehouse is a very nice restaurant and the food has always appealed to us. On this visit, our first in about 5 years, we were disappointed to wait more than an hour for our meals! Our appetizers were only delivered when we complained, but in fairness, they served us full sized portions of the chowder rather than the cup... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This restaurant is without question one of the top places to experience in Nanaimo. Beautiful room, excellent service and amazing food. It honestly felt like a big city restaurant.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great old firehouse (I think) converted to a restaurant but with the original window mouldings and beautiful details. The food is great too! Had mushroom soup and a great salad. Service was friendly and restaurant was reasonably priced.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Unique ambiance - interesting selection of westernized Japanese food. I've been here a few times with business colleagues and works for that purpose. Due to the high ceilings and open, hard-edged space it can be noisy at times. And as others have said, the wait for food is a bit long for a lunch crowd.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

i live on gabriola i have been here 3 times 2 out of the 3 times left for poor service long waits for food from the kitchen they have no idea how to run a restaurant go to roberts restaurant they think they have a nice site allows them to over charge and give poor service not acceptable will not... More 

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We arrived just after 1pm on a Friday afternoon and what appeared to be two over-worked staff members both greeted our party of three, and politely advised a table would be ready in a moment. Very good start. After being seated and getting our menus though it took a loooonnnnng time to have our order taken. It appears as though... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

This place couldn't get green tea right, what chance do they have at getting any of the sushi right. When you are charging a higher price DON'T bring out flavoured tetley tea, classless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I have never had anything here I really didn't like. The sushi has a fun twist to the other sushi places in town. Might be a tad more expensive, but they have lots of choice and overall, the prices are fairly average. I can't wait to go back again! The servers have always been pleasant, so not sure why there... More 

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Walked in on a slow Sunday afternoon just for a couple of drinks. The greeting by the hostess was cold, immediately told we had to be out in an hour due to reservations without even given the chance to say we were only stopping for a couple drinks. Sat at the bar, multiple people behind the bar with not one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 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?