Pirate Chips

The proof is in the poutine

The best fish and chips on the island, plus poutine, deep fried chocolate goodies and so much more. Come down to Nanaimo's beautiful downtown and surrender the booty!



Pirate Chips is proud to officially announce its grand re-opening July 26, 2014 at its new location 1-75 Front St.

Not only are we giving away FREE* homemade deep fried Nanaimo bars away all bathtub weekend long, its also rumored that the famous Jack Sparrow will be visiting our full service restaurant right after the parade at 11:30 am. Come on down and check out our new digs, take a picture with us!

   Hope to see you there!

* with a meal. Or a good pirate costume, parade float, bathtub, etc.

Welcome aboard the new Chip ship!

Welcome aboard the new Chip ship!

Now open at our new Front Street location, Pirate Chips has grown up to offer:

  • full table service
  • large patio with ocean... breeze (there's some view if you stand on your toes)
  • a kid's play area
  • snappy take-away
  • locally roasted coffee from Gulf Island Roasting
  • all our traditional menu items with the addition of burgers and salads

Bring your appetite, or a hungry friend, and come visit us at the top of Nanaimo's beautiful downtown.

Where is Pirate Chips and when is it open? 
Frank overlooking the old shopfront

Frank overlooking the old shopfront

 Pirate Chips was founded in 2003 to offer Nanaimo cheap, quick and delicious eats. Playing on Nanaimo's nautical and pirate theme, the restaurant thrived at the original #1 Commercial location for over ten years. Now at a bigger and better ship, we are pleased to offer the same theme in a superior package.