The widest selection of Nanaimo restaurants can be found right downtown. Some kitchens here are geared toward the nightlife, combining a stylish urban atmosphere with fancy drink menus, while others are situated in character Victorian-style homes, and serve the finest in high-end international cuisine. Did you know we have 4 floating restaurants? Visit Penny's Palapa, Troller's Fish & Chips, the Lighthouse Bistro or the Dinghy Dock Pub and dine dockside while watching seals, sea birds and ocean life all around you. Where else can you do that in one day?! Other parts of the city, like mid-town, and the north end, also have a great variety of cafes, restaurant chains, classic diners, pubs, and fast food outlets.