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“Nice View, below average lunch”

Beefeaters Chop House and Grill
Ranked #81 of 321 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Cuisines: Canadian, American, Seafood, Greek
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Vancouver Island, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice View, below average lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

Brought clients for lunch and while the service was OK the food wasn't. I tried to order Thursday's lunch special or prime rib sandwich and it was sold out. It was 12:30. So, instead I ordered a salmon burger which turned up slightly undercooked and smelled like fish. I ate some of it and left the rest. We were never asked how the food was but when I paid I did ask what type of fish it was and made mention the fish wasn't all the great. There was an apology, so that was fine. I won't be rushing back anytime soon.

  • Visited December 2013
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Cleveland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good food but felt a tad pricy for what you got”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We arrived mid afternoon, Sunday very quiet indeed, friendly staff. Hubby had the clam chowder to start...very tasty. We both had the 6oz Petit fillet which was very flavousome. A tad over cooked. Salad was very very basic with it. When we ordered the chowder we were asked if we'd like one of two bread options (no mention of additional charge) when the bill arrived $3.95 for that little addition! Wine choice was good but a bit pricy for the selection on offer.
Nice but did feel a tad riped off.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Carie B
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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
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“A delicious surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stayed at the buccaneer motel and found our way to the beefeater. Delicious. Delicious. Delicious. We had a spicy pesto and a chicken parmigiana and were so happy with our choice. Lovely setting, no pretension- just good food at a good price. Wish I lived closer so I could go back!

  • Visited October 2013
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Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“good food, great view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

We went to the Beefeater in 2012 and had a great meal. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding, and the views were incredible. We sat and watched the boats go by in the harbour while we ate our dinner. We were very happy with the quality and quantity of the food. so I was a little surprised by some of the reviews.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank CanadaDeanP
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British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews
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“Best steak and frites in Nanaimo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

One if our favourite restaurants in Nanaimo in summer and winter. The food is consistent good and fairly priced. We usually order the lamb, filet mignon, or the kebabs. The filet also comes with teriyaki or a peppercorn sauce. Beefeater fries are the best I have ever eaten and that is high praise from a person who knows their fries. They are fresh cut, hot, and crispy and not at all greasy or soggy.. The wine list is extensive but over priced. I don't know why there is such a high mark up on the wine - over triple the cost of the liquor store, We usually just order one of the cheaper BC VQAs and enjoy that. The desserts are always the same and nothing too exciting. We sat indoors and had a nice view of the marina. The patio is not very inviting with cheap plastic chairs and acts as a storage area in one corner so not very pleasing to the eye. The owner is not very friendly but his staff make up for it. We have always found the staff to be be very pleasant and attentive. We will be back as this is our go to place for the best steak and fries in Nanaimo. We also like to go here for family dinners and special occasions. They also have some cosy booths for a romantic dinner. Good atmosphere and buzz in the restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Fragrant_Brie
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