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Beach Fires Pacific Grill

4.3
29 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Grill
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 11:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday - Sunday 9:00am - 10:00pm

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Phone number
(778) 441-4229
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
David Peck
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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
25 spots available for our restaurant within the green lines, with paid public parking outside the green lines
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 29 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I have had both lunch and dinner and the food is very good. It's obvious that they are still building their business. At dinner, two items from the menu were not available. These happened to be the dishes that 4 of 5 at our table wanted to order. The wine list is hand written on a grubby piece of cardboard. There is reasonably priced good wine. The view is lovely and I am sure that with some work, this could be one of my favourite restaurants.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Friendly and attentive staff, reasonable prices, good food, great presentation, timely service. Will definitely go back again.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Chosen for a friend's birthday. We were all pleased with our entree and would like to return to try their Saturday/Sunday brunch menu.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Found the restaurant to be VERY cold and noisy. Maybe draping cloth on the ceiling would break down that noise a little bit? The food and the service was very good tho.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

As we entered the restaurant we were greeted immediately and guided to our water side window table. Our hostess, servers and restaurant owner all took the time to check in on us throughout our visit. The environment within the restaurant involving staff, owner and visitors was energetic and positive. The food was beautifully plated and the flavors and textures vibrant and fresh. We will be back soon!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food.
A bit loud for fine dinning.
Excellent service

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food was very good and service good, but very noisy even as just 2 at the table it was at times difficult to converse quietly. Perhaps plants or area rugs etc could reduce the noise echoing. Lovely setting.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

A lovely brunch at Beach Fires. Great menu items, unique and tasty.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Had a problem using the open table when making a reservation. Also called to say we would be late, talked to a lady on the phone but she never changed it on the computer.

Food was very good and excellent flavour. We have dined here 3 times and have not been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great food & ambience!

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We enjoyed the restaurant, but did find it a bit noisy. I think it needs some soft furnishings to muffle the noise.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Other than our friends not getting their dessert after 20 minutes of waiting and the waiter having to adjust both of our bills of which was resolved by ourselves and conveyed to the waiter. All-in-all our second visit to BeachFires was a very pleasant one.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great little waterfront restaurant with a unique menu. The waitress we had was very personable with a great sense of humour...she made our night! Loved the fishbowls at each table!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day special menu was fantastic. Lobster / prawn over coconut rice and grilled asparagus . Everything done great. Place was packed . Glad we reserved a table. Drink specials were also good. Dessert was a dark chocolate fondue with plenty to eat.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was awesome! Service good and the kitchen was fast even on a busy night like Valentine's.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Delicious Entrees and cheap drinks. Fantastic view and friendly service. We ordered 2 Appetizers: Calamari and Beef Tataki...they were okay. For Entree I had the Linguini Capesante without Mussels which was very tasty and my husband had the Steak Oscar and he said it was very good!~ We will be back!

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Calamari was awesome. Ordered the Thai Coconut Curry Bowl. Very bland and the shrimp was way over cooked

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

No written wine list and the server could name two which he offered as choices.
Calamari was four strips and not special in any way.
We had indicated it was a birthday celebration when the reservation was made—but it was never noted. Dinners were okay.Small tables and lots of dishes.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Disappointing and unacceptable that I made a reservation for 10, and it was changed to six. Please see attached photo, and explain to me how four people do not have seats that were reserved well in advance.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Loved the food!! Had the oysters, chowder and pasta. All were excellent. Pasta was full of seafood and was reasonably priced as were the other two items. Great service and my lunch partner enjoyed her salad too.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

So glad we found this hidden gem! Beautiful spot right at the marina. Great food and good portions. Friendly staff and an amazing view to go with all. Definitely recommend and we will be back!

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

First time at the Beach Fires Pacific Grill for my brother and I. I had the fish (salmon) tacos which were very good and my brother had a steak. He said it was cooked to perfection!
We had a table for two in the window which was very nice. We were right on the Marina and could watch the seaplanes coming into Nanaimo.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

This is a great addition to the restaurant scene here in Nanaimo! They have a great variety of seafood and unique combinations. I wanted the quesadilla with shrimp but they were all out of the quesadilla's which seemed very strange to me. Instead I ordered the caesar salad with prawns, it was delicious! My friend had the sirloin burger which she said was delicious also, I could see the juice dripping down her chin when she bit into it! The price is comparable to most upper scale restaurants. The view of the marina is lovely. Definitely ask for a table near the water. I found it a bit chilly by the window but it was worth it for the view, they later turned on the heat. The service was okay, the waitress got my order wrong as I had asked for the small salad and got the large, but it turned out to be very good.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

I would also like to add to your above questions the fact that it is located in the most wonderful view of the Harbour....it is a great place to bring out of town guests. Love it. Also, our seating was by the door, next time we come, I will ask for a different table as by the door (being in the winter) was very cold as the door opened and closed also it was a very busy area as people come in
Thank you for having such a lovely restaurant, looking forward to perhaps, in the future, having the Patio opened in the Summer.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. More wine variety could make the place even better. We highly recommend Beach Fires to everyone. We will be back soon:)

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2.0Dined on January 1, 2018

It became obvious that it's a new restaurant fairly quickly after we arrived. This place has potential but it's not there yet. See below for pros and cons, but we won't be returning anytime soon.

Pros:

- Good parking
- Ambiance was pleasant
- View was nice
- Pricing was reasonable.
- Food taste was above average.
- Waitress had a nice personality (though perhaps lacked some professionalism)
- Menu seemed diverse (except for the fact that you can't get an omelette for breakfast or brunch)


Cons:

- No omelette on the Brunch menu. We decided to order the eggs "any style" and then asked for an omelette, and the waitress said "we don't have the pan for it" and that they don't make changes to the set menu because the item "is only $12", implying for such a small amount you can't expect them to make exceptions to suit the taste of the client. I've never heard of a restaurant serving breakfast dishes and not being able to accommodate an omelette with no fillings. They were offering a Frtittata...seems to me you could use the same pan?

- Our 5-person table was within 5-feet of the front door and it was -2 outside. We kept our jackets on while there and finally asked to be moved to another table. Fairly uncomfortable.

- Food took 45 minutes after ordering. We were warned of a delay but 45 minters seems excessive. 3 dishes came out luke warm.

- Eggs Benedict portion was very small.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Still in “soft opening” so no wine list yet, but the $5 wine and beer are sure to get everyone’s attention.
Excellent service and the flambé peppered strawberries are to die for!
Wonderful ambiance which will only improve in Spring/Summer with the waterfront view.
We will certainly be returning.
Would advise reservations as tables are limited

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Fairly new restaurant. Food was definitely a 10+ a good variety of flavours to keep everyone happy. Service was outstanding. Upscale restaurant. Super clean.
Downside- servers should be dressed appropriately for upscale restaurant.
Volume of music needs to be adjusted for conversation. But all these things I'm sure will be easily sorted out the longer they are open. Definitely will be returning.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The service was amazing! My friends and I loved the menu selection. Our server was knowledgeable and easily answered all our questions regarding our choices. Wonderful ambience, delicious food (which was elegantly presented) and can’t wait to go for brunch!

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