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Original Joe's - Nanaimo, Nanaimo, BC

Original Joe's - Nanaimo

4.4
4.4
115 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Original Joe's is a place that welcomes everyone. We have craveable classics, down-to-earth vibes and a friendly team looking to brighten your day! Our location is situated in Country Club Mall with multiple shops and services. Stop in for a drink on our patio if you're on your way to the BC Ferries or have worked up an appetite at the Nanaimo Golf Club. Fans of skating can visit Frank Crane Arena for a fun afternoon, or walk around the trails of Long Lake. Whatever you do with your days in Nanaimo, our team at OJ's is here to satisfy your cravings! If you're looking for a meal with two sides, delicious dill dip or craft beer, you know where to find us.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Nanaimo
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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115 Reviews
  1. DagmarA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was ok. The French Onion soup could have been a bit thicker hardly any cheese. Could have used a bit of toast or crackers with it. My hubby did not think the Butter Chicken was that great a lot of rice. The other three loved theirs. The service was very very good. Not sure if I want to go back, maybe for the burger. But would not bad mouth the Restaurant. Thank you for caring what people think. Ex owners of 2 Restaurants. Hubby was a Chef.

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  2. Andham

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable and food as always was excellent. Great place for a meal with clients.

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  3. Fruity

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Quite open, servers seemed to not care but were nice and food was a little bland

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  4. RickS

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about menu items!! We all enjoyed our meals!

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  5. LanceS

    Kuala Lumpur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and food! Good choice for a good meal!

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  6. AllanP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time we’ve reserved to have lunch. Highly recommend the on line reservation system

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  7. Andham

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual never disappointing Great food good service and a perfect place for a lunch meeting

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  8. NanaimoFoodie

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I don’t like the coldness of atmosphere in Nanaimo since the reno. The waitress and food both great.

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  9. KevinW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was very good, the restaurant just finished a renovation so it is a big improvement to how the restaurant looked inside before renovations

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  10. RoyS

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We got greeted very nicely and seated right away. Food was okay, none of the ordered meals was complete, had an item missing. Which we accepted. The waitress was very nice and did a wonderful job. Other than that we had a wonderful time. Thank you for that.

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  11. TraceyN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, good service without being overbearing. Was a bit noisy to have a comfortable conversation

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  12. KarenE

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was not busy when we arrived. Strangely, most of our food was cold. Unpleasant to say the least. The server asked how everything was, I explained that, in particular my eggs Benny were cold. She said she would go get the manager. She did not return for such a long time. No manager. Decided it was not worth the time or effort.

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  13. KatyF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was wonderful, our waitress Kat was the best. We always have a fabtime at OJ's Food was yummy Well done everyone 👏

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  14. Mugs

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There were 5 of us and each enjoyed their meal very much. Service was good without being overbearing. We sat on the patio, and even though the Island Hwy is close, the traffic sounds were not a distraction.

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  15. TessaC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good and our server , she's a sweet heart. Marlaina. Thanks

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  16. LindaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, ambience was good, service was excellent. Music was too loud, we asked to have it turned down as we had to shout to hear each other sitting side by side. 4 tables over we could hear 3 women shouting at each other to be heard. Way way too loud to be comfortable.

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  17. AmandaW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Melania (I believe was our server) extremely warm and friendly. Food was fantastic, Good portion size for price and was a wonderful Father’s Day lunch!

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  18. LaurenM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Great date spot for any occasion.

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  19. CelestineA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the new renovations and so glad to enjoying some good food. Got good recommendations from friendly waiter and drinks were amazing.

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  20. TimW

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very pleasant evening with excellent food and service

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  21. MrMelly

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very clean. Service was good and our server was efficient and friendly. 1st time there . Will go again

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  22. SuzanneB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a wonderful early evening, took our time enjoying our dinner , hospitality and tunes that you played. 👍🏼

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  23. AndreaP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super great service and food. Did not wait to long.

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  24. Happy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, delicious food. Loved the wings, and the price

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  25. NicS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was good, short staffed so a bit slow but understandable as it was NYE

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  26. Ferg

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Food and service were good. Very noisy mostly due to very loud music, which the server said they were not allowed to turn down. Too bad, made it almost impossible to have a conversation.

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  27. JaniceR

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect place to take my granddaughter for birthday lunch.

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  28. IreneS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The meals that we had were all very good. The waitress that we had was exceptional, very friendly and helpful.

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  29. ReginaH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love OJ's! We have a scene points card so we redeem points for gift cards and we just realized that OJ's is on the list of restaurants.. so now it makes it that much better! Thank you OJ's for being awesome :)

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  30. NanaimoFoodie

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    In the reservation I put that it was a Birthday and it was mentioned a couple of times but the server didn’t acknowledge it at all or give a discount on my piece of cake. Nothing. Most places do something.

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  31. AshleyM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was good quality, the only reason I scored it lower was because my table ordered a double and single mojito, they got the double mixed up and neither of us felt we had a double. Also I was a bit disappointed that we felt rushed out by the server giving us our bills without being prompted pretty much while one of us was still eating.

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  32. KarenR

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great the waitress was great we needed to get in and out in an hour and she made it happen which has not happened in the past at O’Jays

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  33. CharmaineH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Kiley, was great; we were a group of six ladies chatting and visiting and she was patient and pleasant. She was so accommodating as we all required individual bills.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat outside

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  35. GailH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our 30th wedding anniversary so we decided to celebrate at OJ's. The service was great from all staff, with a special thanks to our service in the special notes. The food is always great at OJ's and we like the ambiance. Cheers!

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  36. SLindsay

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience on the patio is great and the e server was also great. The calamari was tasteless and we actually had to add salt I came the next day as wel with my daughter and being a Monday I understood margaritas were $2 off. Which I mentioned to the server (since we wanted frozen margaritas which didn’t qualify for happy hour) but when we got our bill they were full price. Overall it was “fine” and some of the food was very nice. But some was disappointing. And for $62 for two appies and two drinks (before tip) I expected better. Normally don’t write bad reviews. Just a bit disappointing since I spent over $100 the day before I’ll give it one more try but it will have to be better.

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  37. LindaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. We were on patio. We were not rushed even tho we stayed quite awhile after eating. Loved the roof that closed when it started to rain. Music seemed loud in the restaurant. Everyone enjoyed the food and everyone said they would go back again.

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  38. Willi

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Patio was a little cool, but that was not the restaurant's fault! Service was slow, not enough staff?

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  39. hker

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish and chips is nice.

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  40. DarcyM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Varied menu for most tastes, large portions and quite tasty. What more do you want…..

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FAQs

Original Joe's - Nanaimo does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Original Joe's - Nanaimo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 585-1563.

Original Joe's - Nanaimo is rated 4.4 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

Original Joe's - Nanaimo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Original Joe's - Nanaimo

3280 North Island Highway, Nanaimo, BC V9T 1W1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Nanaimo
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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