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Danforth Deli and Grill - CLOSED

39 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G3, Canada
+1 250-591-1742
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Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Description: Best Grilled Cheese in Nanaimo ~ Specialty Burgers
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Description: Best Grilled Cheese in Nanaimo ~ Specialty Burgers

36 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Nanaimo
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I miss this place! It closed what feels like almost a year ago, word was they would close for an "extended and much needed holiday" and then re-open at a different location in the future, but I'm starting to worry that it might not come back! Nanaimo misses your amazing burgers and sandwiches, come back to us!

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Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Finding a meal that our 9-year old son will eat is a challenge. The pulled pork grilled cheese sandwich at the Danforth Deli & Grill hit the spot. Even the crusts from the homemade bread were eaten. I went for the Godzilla burger which had a homemade patty loaded with avocado, tomato, bacon, smoked cheese and some wickedly spicy secret... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Food is great, but a little on the pricey side..We love the omelettes especially. Great selection of cheeses for special occasions. As we walk downtown frequently, its great to have a cozy little place like this to go to.

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Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I love the omelettes and burgers. Well the soups are pretty awesome too> The soups are flavour full and not overloaded with salt. I love the use of the local ingredients. The cheeses used are top notch and really put the food over the top.

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Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Danforth is quite possibly my favourite place to eat in all of Nanaimo! I'm constantly going back to this friendly little deli in the downtown district for it's amazing and almost gourmet burgers, the amazzzzzing grilled cheese, and smiling faces! You're greeted with a smile and a hello and the prices are always reasonable. Everyday they have a new special... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My boyfriend and I went here for lunch today. They have a little patio outside so we were able to bring our dog. Their lunch feature was two burgers, that both sounded delicious so we decided to order both and split them. Oh my god, we couldn't decide which one was better! The meat was cooked to perfection, the veggies... More

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North Nanaimo
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Perhaps all the rave reviews had us expecting too much but we left feeling let down. The mushroom soup was less than flavourful. The burger fillings totally overpowered the bun, leaving it greasy and falling apart. I would suggest using a larger bun for these mega burgers and toasting them. I never thought I'd say it, but perhaps there was... More

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nanaimo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I was in the Danforth Deli a few weeks ago, and I have been meaning to write a review. I must get my point across, that my meal was absolutely delicious. I had the buffalo chicken grilled cheese, and some of the potato cheese soup. My meal had that comforting, homemade taste. And even though my food was so wonderful,... More

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Danforth D, Owner at Danforth Deli and Grill, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for coming in and enjoying our buffalo chicken grilled cheese! The owner was away in August which may have contributed to your experience. If you call the restaurant he would be happy to discuss the particulars of your visit and make it right. Thanks for your feedback and business! More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Best burger whilst out in canada this year. I had the venom - very clever, Guinness basted cheese on top of a perfectly cooked burger - good meat , then a squirt of mustard at the base. Really nice service and though the presentation of the shop's a bit Formica and scruffy, the food really isn't - do not pass... More

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Danforth D, Owner at Danforth Deli and Grill, responded to this review

Hi there ~ thanks for coming into the Deli and enjoying our food! we appreciate your feedback. More

Qualicum Beach, Canada
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Wow, an owner that greets you as you enter! And the food is really good too. Everything has that “homemade” taste. Try the pastries: cinnamon bun, pies, tarts, and cookies. They’re my favorite. Located in a heritage building in a quaint part of the city that has a good vibe, is clean and safe to walk and park. It’s also... More

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Danforth D, Owner at Danforth Deli and Grill, responded to this review

HI there, we really appreciate your business and thank you for your feedback! More

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