How we have missed TROLLERS on the dock at the Nanaimo Boat Basin is beyond me. We’ve driven by it dozens of times in the seven years we’ve lived on the Island but had never stopped. Luckily, on Tuesday some old boating friends from the States were returning from an Alaska trip and stopped to overnight in Nanaimo. They called and asked if we could come in for a visit. Where can we get good Fish & Chips they asked. I told them I thought there was a joint right on the dock. And there was. So we met them at TROLLERS.
What a pleasant surprise! This joint has really good food. And our American friends loved it. Trollers is not fancy to be sure. Rather it’s really casual. Order at the window and wait for the food to be delivered. Disposable cutlery and baskets but good food. From Halibut, Ling Cod & Salmon to Fanny Bay Oysters, Calamari, Crab Cakes, it all looks good. Our friends had Cod & Chips and Onion Rings and enjoyed it all. We had already had dinner so we shared a one piece Cod & Chips. Our server said they have the best fish & Chips in Nanaimo and I believe she is correct.
Go on a sunny day and sit outside at a picnic table. Very casual. Indoor seating is available in case of rain.
There is ample parking in the parkade nearby and its a short stroll down the ramp to Trollers. Next time we have a Fish & Chips craving we are heading there even if they don’t serve beer or wine. Check out their website for the menu and hours. By the way, they also have some Gluten Free items.