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“Outstanding service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Acme Food Company - CLOSED

Acme Food Company
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $19
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Healthy, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We provide a West Coast inspired menu with an emphasis on seafood and healthy options, including gluten free and vegan. Oysters on the half shell. Vancouver Island Craft Beers.
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Just went there for the second time. Once again the food was great and the waitresses are just awesome. Friendly and helpful, especially since I needed gluten free options, and it turns out one of the owners is Gluten intolerant so they have lots of options.
Of course what I most wanted was not listed as Gluten free, but they were happy to modify the recipe for two dishes and provided delicious pan fried oysters floured with rice flour instead of deep fried as an appetizer. They even have a rice Panko for fried seafood dishes available and lots of sushi inspired options with gluten free soya sauce. A good wine list, modest prices, friendly service, from a family owned and operated restaurant walking distance from the Marina. What's not to like?

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Roger M
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Leyland Roll is the best!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

I come to Nanaimo very often and one of my regular stops is at Acme for the Leyland Roll, all of these years and the flavor is still there. Have tried other menu items and I find it's great taste & great value.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Big P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Courtenay, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Waste of money”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Went there recently.Against my better judgement I ordered tempura vegetables.Worst I have ever had.Small pieces of soggy veggies deep fried in a heavy greasy fish style batter.The burger I had was over cooked and dry. The chipotle mayo had no flavor at all.This place was good a few years ago,but in my opinion now it is a must miss.

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank Martin M
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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“GREAT !!! FOOD & SERVICE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

Had been several times over the years but recently went with a group of friends and was impressed with the great food. Detailed menu with variety of tastes to suit what your looking for in food but good drinks as well. We had cod fish and chips and was the best I've ever had and burger was enjoyed. It was busy with lots of table conversations which gives the restaurant a great atmosphere. Also has excellent specialty in sushi. Keep up the good work.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank john o
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
307 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Urban atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Interesting urban decor throughout: high ceilings with exposed ductwork, matte black paint, goth prints, hard core street photography and so on. Nice live band. Friendly waitstaff.

The food doesn't measure up however. Weird overwrought sushi & dry fish.

It's a fine place for a few drinks and some music but not for food.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank klimazz
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