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Mgm Restaurant

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240 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-753-3535
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Nanaimo, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I should start by saying that I'm probably the least picky diner you'll ever meet. Any meal that I don't have to cook or clean up after is generally fantastic in my book. I had never been to MGM despite living in Nanaimo my whole life and driving past it a bazillion times so one day a friend and I... More 

Thank Nick S
Whitehorse, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a supper and a breakfast. The fried oyster dish was interesting, though the veggies tasted very old and were too few. Same problem with the breakfast, I had a western omelette and again there was an "old" flavour permeating the dish.

Thank TracyAllard
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Good band, good singer, especially Black Magic Woman and Mustang Sally. The stars of the dance floor were a 5 year old boy and 4 year old girl - rockers! Some lively old folks up there too. Good dancers. Liver and onions was exceptional. Good fish and sweet potatoes too, with bread pudding for dessert.

Thank Madeline B
Chemainus, Canada
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We were looking for a place to eat on our way to a show at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo, and we decided to stop at the MGM Restaurant. Our waitress was friendly, the food was decent and the place was clean and tidy. A bonus was the live music and the dance floor - was were able to have... More 

Thank Bob J
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

MGM does have a nice dance floor good for a night out, I would check before hand if you like entertainment as you can get caught in the senior warf with an according player or lounge lizard on piano. BUT some times you can catch an exciting band. or very good artist Everthing is run on a cheap budget things... More 

1 Thank noel h
Duncan, British Columbia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

They have been here for over 30years they are doing something right. We have been here a number of times and the quality of the food is always good. We are just over 60yrs old and have a few years before we are considered "Seniors"..here a senior starts at 60 and the servings are just right and very reasonably priced.... More 

Thank herbr337
Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Wish we had found this place at the beginning of our holiday instead of the last day. We stopped in for a late dinner, we had been travelling most of the day, and that late in the evening not very hungry. My husband had a club sub, it had real turkey, ham and roast beef. He said that was one... More 

Thank Ingrid W
Nanaimo, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I have been going there for years food has always been good and prices are fairly low. A good family restaurant.

Thank Bruce S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We have tried to eat at this restaurant twice and both times we were not even served. We gave it a second chance after a bad expierence and nothing change the second time. We are not sure if this is a restaurant or a dance club. Music of oldies and people up dancing while you try to get the servers... More 

1 Thank Blair M
Hamilton, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The owner greeted us as we walked in to order a take out meal as we were staying in the motel next door and were exhausted from our long drive. He was so friendly and accommodating. The meals were made quickly and they were so good. I was pleasantly surprised that our meals were homemade and so delicious that we... More 

Thank michelle f

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-753-3535

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