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Browns Socialhouse

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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6338 Metral Dr #6, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2L8, Canada (Formerly Browns Social House)
+1 250-933-6641
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Nanaimo, Canada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

I eat here lots, as a local... but you have to time it right... go on a Sunday or Monday for cheap yummy pizza when its on sale... and also go for appies between 3-6. other wise it can be pricey... but the $4 beer on top is good and if you go when they have deals its good price.

Thank Krystle S
Nanaimo, Canada
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Brown's Social House in Nanaimo is very likely the noisiest restaurant we've ever been to! There's absolutely no possibility of conversation. Fortunately there's a heated outside area and we were lucky enough to get the last table. Service was good and our meals were mostly good. Their burgers are excellent and the chicken meatballs in tomato sauce were very good... More 

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nanoose bay, bc
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

I like to go here and sit out in the cozy covered patio area. They have good drink specials, and actually mix them quite well. The meals are consistently good. And the service is always very professional. My only complaint is that they should have picked a slightly more scenic location. A little further off the side of the highway/

Thank islandsun1
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015

Our waiter treated us like old friends and seemed to know what we needed before we even asked. I couldn't decide between two entrees and he helped me make a choice. It was excellent. We will definitely be going back!

Thank Raymond S
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015

We popped in for brunch on a Saturday, our first visit. We seated ourselves in the enclosed patio, very comfortable and tasteful decor. The service was exceptional. I ordered the Eggs Benedict, without meat, served with goat cheese and house made hollandaise sauce...a delicious combination! The eggs were done perfectly, as per my request and the hash browns were plentiful... More 

Thank Magikisland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015

Good prices for certain menu items for each night, good drinks and friendly staff, centrally located

Thank Zegna
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

Enjoyed a lite supper, I was very impressed $7.00 for a 9 ounce glass of wine...pizza was $10.95. Great atmosphere with plenty of T.V.'s for viewing sporting events.

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Black Creek, Canada
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165 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

I had lunch with coworkers, the atmosphere is great, not too noisy. The Food was very good, the halibut tacos were delish! The service even better. The manager paid attention to us as well, just to make sure we were being taken care of. Nice touch.

Thank butler52
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

Was craving a good pizza so pulled in with my wife for lunch at this establishment. First impression, great modern decor in a simplistic dark wood and loads of glass, windows and light. The food was surprisingly good and tasty, the server,(Noelle) was attentive, very well versed with the menu items, pleasant to talk to.

Thank Lino V
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

Went to Browns while in Nanaimo last week with my wife and daughter. Found the service, Food and atmosphere to be very good. Our waitress was very good. We would definitely return if in the area again.

Thank Geoff C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $16
American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6338 Metral Dr #6, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2L8, Canada (Formerly Browns Social House)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-933-6641
Welcome to the Island's favourite new hot spot. Located in North Nanaimo (off the Island Highway in Metral Station) Browns Nanaimo North is the perfect place to socialize with family and friends. Whether you are joining us for a business lunch, an after work cocktail, or watching the game with friends, this is the place to be.

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