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“A waste of a pub.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Fibber Maggees

Fibber Maggees
321 Selby Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
250-591-0650
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Ranked #102 of 258 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A waste of a pub.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I know these guys are trying to be an authentic Irish pub, but that doesn't mean the food has to be so terrible! The menu is very limited, not very publike at all, and comes with a forewarning that this is slow, good quality food that can take up to 20 minutes to cook. Not sure how a cold cut plate or bratwurst can take 20 minutes to cook, we went ahead and ordered anyways. The brat was luke warm when it arrived and was in a not so fresh pretzel bun with a small amount of simple mustard on it. Expensive food for what you get, flavorless boring food and slow service, try another pub!

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
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189 reviews 189 reviews
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201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
“A New Restaurant in Restored Train Station”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We tried this restaurant pub within a week of its opening. We found the experience a little disappointing. The decor is OK but because of the orientation and the time of day, it was much too bright. The windows were bare, so there was no attempt to control the lighting. The service was average at best. There is plenty of beer choices, if you are a beer lover and want to pay inflated prices.

The food was quite bland, simple and, in our opinion, overpriced for what it was. There is some entertainment, most nights. We were finished dinner just as it was about to start, so we can't comment about its quality.

Overall, we found it underwhelming. Perhaps it will make the adjustments necessary to be a good addition to the area. It certainly has potential.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Great location, food overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

A fabulous renovation on the old railway station in downtown Nanaimo.
Many beers and ales on offer.
Slightly disorganised due to just having opened.
Food disappointing, overpriced $17 for a ploughmans that, although was large, featured basic deli meats and cheese and did not reflect the traditional Irish ploughmans from the UK.
Will give them another go once they have ironed out the teething problems.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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