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Mgm Restaurant

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240 Nicol St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4T2, Canada
(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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Edmonton, Canada
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving around Nanaimo looking for a place for lunch. We did not want something that we would find back home in Alberta. We came across the MGM and were very glad that we did. A very spacious restaurant - even with quite a few people there it was not noisy. It looked to us like many locals were... More 

Thank EMP1963
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would definitely reccommend this place. The staff were very good. Very friendly. Very helpful. The food was fantastic. Even though we had a very large family meal, they were still quick with all the food and drinks. They came around all the time to check on all of us. It was very refreshing to experience their friendly staff and... More 

Thank Standaniels
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing fancy but it is good value, decent service and quick with the food. Its dated inside but for what it is, its fine.

Thank Peter S
Garden Grove, California
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner and breakfast here. It is located next to the Harbor Light Motel. Both meals were adequate and not expensive. The menu is large enough to provide something for everyone. It is a place where the locals frequent.

Thank ronald t
Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I don't really expect much from a diner like MGM. I just wanted a decent, basic "hangover cure" breakfast for cheap. But the coffee was so weak it was like drinking water, my pancakes were undercooked and doughy, and my boyfriend got shrivelled up, wrinkly dry sausages. I didn't finish my pancakes because they were so gross, but I didn't... More 

Thank gretchen_290
Kalispell, Montana
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We had breakfast there and the food was good. The service was prompt and friendly. She was also helpful when it came to telling us places to visit in the area.

Thank brucewhite2015
Courtenay, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Food was basic mess -hall type dinners. Ordered marinated roast pork. Served dried out overcooked pork floating in greasy gravy. Had to ask twice for potatoe toppings. Dessert was a slice of banana cream pie. Delivered to table still frozen. Music consisted of a seniors jazz band that would have been more at home playing in the local senior centers.

Thank daleslair
Ladysmith, Canada
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194 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Bland food, lousy service, and attitude will be sure I will never go back. Way better places in Nanaimo to eat!

Thank fishingguy2015
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Visited today with my family. Good service, the guy gave the kids some colouring, the waitress refilled my coffee cup. A 'typical' diner with all the trimmings you would expect of such an establishment. Good wholesome food, good portions at good prices. We went in hungry and came out satisfied. The eggs benny was good

Thank john C
Nanaimo, Canada
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Having experienced the MGM several times now I’ve come to the following conclusion. Yes it is cheap eats. The service staff is friendly and helpful all though a little stretched when the restaurant is full. Breakfast is a good deal and diner is, what appears to be for the most part, something frozen in a bag and heated for your... More 

Thank Dale M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4T2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: (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?