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“Don't plan on any conversations.”

Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #68 of 321 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Cuisines: American, Bar, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
North Nanaimo
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Don't plan on any conversations.”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We quite enjoyed the food, sampling each other's dishes and each of them a hit.

The portions are supersized!

The staff are efficient and the prices aren't out of line.

Unfortunately the music is far too loud making conversation extremely difficult.

Visited March 2013
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English first
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“Great beer selection on tap!!!:@)”
Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Been there a couple times now,both times were extremely good.first time had the noodle bowl AWSOME!!!! Hot& fresh in a very large bowl.2nd time butter chicken poutin omg yum yum tummy rub slurp gotta try it.

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Maryland
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101 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“good, well-priced, abundant chain food”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

I took my two children and my niece and nephew here for dinner a couple of weeks ago. We had a marvelous time. The service was awesome. Three of the four kids got the jalapeno macaroni and cheese (which you can get sans jalapeno, fyi), and one got the veggie burger which came with two sides - so more, more, more than enough food. I had the hummus and na'an but substituted the na'an for raw veggies. It was really, really good. I loved the hummus, actually. Nice and garlicky, topped with a little balsamic vinegar. I'd have it again in a heart beat!

This is an American chain but is far better than most chains of similar ilk. The portions are a bit excessive but that's not necessarily bad if you want to get a lot for your money (you do here). It was a fun time there and we all liked our food a lot.

  • Visited January 2013
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Vancouver Island
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best Creek Salad”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

The perfect spot when on your own the staff make it very friendly. The portions are huge so a salad is easily shared. Pasta, pizza, and more they have it all and it's all good.

Visited November 2012
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Nanaimo, Canada
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good eats good price”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Glad Nanaimo has such a good family restaurant finally, my wife and kids go there fairly often.
Great service and great food.

  • Visited December 2012
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