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“always great”

Simonholt Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 320 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $21
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: SIMONHOLT is a family friendly Nanaimo destination that features a diverse menu based on the refined palette of Chef Aaron Mayor priding itself on a 'mainly from scratch' kitchen. We offer an extensive wine selection of both red and white by the glass, a fully stocked bar and first class service. We have 3 patios including a rooftop deck with beautiful ocean and mountain views. We frequently host live music from both travelling and local Vancouver Island artists. Please check our website for upcoming shows. SIMONHOLT is locally operated and has been ranked in the top 3 best overall restaurants for 4 years and best patio restaurant in Nanaimo . We are located in the North Nanaimo commercial core and are neighbors to Woodgrove Center and Costco. SIMONHOLT is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the mild west coast weather.
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“always great”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The food is good, the staff are wonderful. and the atmosphere is always good!! well managed, all the staff seem to like working there.

Visited December 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“lunch with my daughter”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

We were out shopping and decided to treat ourselves to a nice lunch. It was wonderful. The service was perfect, the food was excellent.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank GuiderSue
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Codyd16, Owner at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you so much for coming in and enjoying our restaurant with your daughter. We look forward to taking care of you both again soon
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Lantzville, Canada
1 review
“Friendly and Delicious”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

From the greeting at the door to the friendly servers like Taylor and Lucas the experience is always the same ,GREAT ,the menu variations keeps it fresh and I have yet to order something that wasn't served and presented the way it should be.We had our Company Christmas Party here and they hit it out of the park,our employees loved every thing about how they were treated and again the food was delicious. Well done Simon Holt

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank MayzesD
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Codyd16, Owner at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you for your generous review. We have new variations to our menu coming soon, so please come back and enjoy all of our new items.
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Nanaimo, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“The best experience !”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Excellent service ,great food and friendly staff ,Great entertainment on Thursdays.The variety of weekly specials and the Beef Dip on Fridays ,well what can I say simply the best in town.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank dkm4664
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Codyd16, Owner at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate the fact the you are enjoying our experience and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Nanaimo
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Menu”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

I loved that they consider dietary issues, my friend is Celiac and it is not easy to get enough consideration for her problems when you add an issue with some dairy..my only problem is too many dishes with smoked tofu, I like mine plain

Visited November 2012
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Thank Patricia G
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