- FRIDAYS: Glasses of house wine $5 all day. 5-10pm: 2 for 1 appys
- FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Live Music! Singing!
- MONDAYS: Free coffee with any menu purchase. Strong, organic, free-trade. Roasted in Coombs.
- TUESDAYS: Kids Under 8 Eat Free – when accompanied by adult (one kid per adult)
- WEDNESDAYS: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $16.95
- THURSDAYS: 2 for 1 burgers (while supplies last – $2 charge for GF bun)
Pirate Chips Full Menu – Printer Friendly (Ask for the Little Matey Menu)
‘$-Signs’ on menus indicate Gluten-Free. Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.
If you’re looking for local scratch cooking that isn’t afraid to get weird, set sail to Pirate Chips in the heart of Nanaimo, BC. Meet their quirky crew and try one of their unique gluten-free menu items in the relaxed atmosphere of our downtown diner – we won’t judge you, and your taste buds will thank you!
Fans from out of town love Pirate Chips for their legendary deep-fried gluten-free delights – Gluten-Free Deep-Fried S’mores – and locals know them as the best place for fresh local seafood in Nanaimo. With quality as the backbone of every one of their recipes, you can trust our food to make you and your family smile.
Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Make your needs known when ordering and the Pirate Chips Crew will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal. Pirate Chips asks that we please allow time for this process.
Pirate Chips has TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers and offer gluten-free buns for hamburgers, oysters and halibut burgers! Gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups, Poke Bowls and New Grist Gluten-Free Beer! Plenty of vegetarian options, too! Pirate Bling available for purchase!
- TREASURE CHEST – Hand breaded calamari, clam strips, Zucchini, O-rings, 3 Prawns
- $BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS – 3 huge scallops hand wrapped in prosciutto, finished on the grill
- BUFFALO PRAWNS – Just like the chicken wings, served with blue cheese sauce with veggies
- GRILLED$ OR PANKO PRAWNS – With veggies and dip
- FRIED OYSTERS – 3 Large Fanny Bay Oysters Panko breaded and deep-fried. Served with house Chipotle and house Tartar
- $STEAMED CLAMS – 1/2pound fresh local clams served in the shell, steamed open with white wine, garlic and butter with fresh fry bread
- $STEAMED MUSSELS – 1LB of steamed pei mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and butter
- $CALAMARI – Half & Full – tender Calamari, light and crisp. Served with house made tzatziki
- $NACHO CRISPS – Half & Full – Crisp potato chips fried in house, topped with cheddar, green onion, and tomato. Fixings like guacamole, salsa, and sour cream all come on the side – ADD pulled Pork or ground Beef
- DEEP FRIED PICKLES – Wedge cut breaded pickles, served with house dill
- DEEP FRIED MAC and CHEESE BITES – Creamy nostalgic mac and cheese deep-fried
- ZUCHINNI STIX – Breaded Zucchini served with house made Tzatziki
- ONION RINGS – Beer battered Onion Rings, served with house made Tartar
- $SWEET POTATO FRIES – Served with house made Chipotle on the side
- $PIRATE CHIPS Small & Large – Hand cut, locally grown, double fried, Kennebec Potatoes. Voted the best in the city for 14 years
SOUP AND SALADS
- $CAESAR – Traditional Caesar Salad- enough for 2! with bacon and fry bread
- $GARDEN SALAD – Romaine, shredded cabbage, cucumber, tomato, green onion
- ADD grilled chicken – Grilled prawns, 5 buffalo prawns, or Salmon – 7.95
- $HOUSEMADE COLESLAW
- $CLAM CHOWDAR SOUP – Cup or Bowl – Fresh local clams served in the shell. Not heavy but still creamy. Seriously the very best in town. Limited supply.
Fresh fried Fish in your choice of Original batter, Panko bread, or Gluten-free batter. Served with their Famous chips and house-made slaw.
- $Pacific COD – one piece, two pieces, add more
- $HADDOCK – one piece, two pieces, add more
- $HALIBUT – one piece, two pieces, add more
- VEGAN FISH – Plant based fish patties and fries – single or double portions – sorry no options on batter
- $BBQ GRILLED SOCKEYE SALMON – one or two pieces – 6oz sockeye salmon filet, grilled with bbq sauce. Served with our famous fries and coleslaw.
- PRAWNS AND CHIPS – Your choice of $prawns- grilled, panko, or spicy hot buffalo. Served with our famous chips and coleslaw.
- $*-NEW-PIRATES POKE”’ BOWL – Coconut/cilantro infused rice, peppers cucumber, avocado, spicy sriracha mayo, seaweed, green onion and sesame seeds. Choose from ahi raw tuna, panko prawn or fried tofu
Made with our famous fries, fresh squeaky local cheese, and yummy gravy. Sub fries for- tater tots, sweet potatoes, or O-rings. Can add Small & Large.
- TRADITIONAL – Small & Large – Squeaky-est local cheese curds. You’ will think you are in Quebec
- PULLED PORK POUTINE – Made with slow roasted Dr. pepper pulled pork topped with chips and green onion
- POUTINE WITH LOVE – Small & Large – Traditional poutine with green onions, real bacon, and house made Chipotle
- CHILI CHEESE FRIES – Small & Large – House made chili with our famous fries, topped with Cheddar and green onions- SO FILLING!!
- BOWL “O” CHILI – Topped with chedder and green onion. Served with fry bread,
- $PULLED PORK SANDWICH – Slow roasted in house Dr. Pepper pulled pork, with swiss and slaw. On a multi grain bun, served with fries. Gluten free bun available for added charge
- $CHICKEN STRIPS AND CHIPS – Breaded chicken strips served with our famous chips, with your choice of dipping sauce.
- DEEP FRIED PEROGIES – Small & Large – Served with cheddar and green onion. Sour cream and fakin bits on the side. ADD real bacon for
All our beef is locally ground Albertan beef, handmade 5.5oz fresh beef with no filler • Buns are fresh and locally baked • All burgers include fries • ADD poutine, bacon, sautéed mushrooms or onions • Sub fries for Soup Salad, sweet potatoes, crisps, O-rings, or tater tots • Gluten-free bun$ available – add $2
- $BEEF BURGER – Comes with tomato, lettuce, pickles, garlic mayo. ADD cheese.
- $DOUBLE BACON CHEESE BURGER – 2-5.5oz patties, with double bacon and cheese. No veg.
- $PEANUT BUTTER BACON BURGER – Our best seller. Creamy peanut butter, bacon, cheddar, onion rings. Tomato, lettuce, pickle and garlic mayo.
- BUFFALO CHICKEN BURGER – 4oz breaded chicken breast, tossed in hot Buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese. Lettuce, tomato, mayo
- CHICKEN BLT BURGER – Breaded or grilled chicken breast$, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo.
- OYSTER BURGER – 2 large Fanny Bay oysters, breaded and fried, served with slaw and chipos
- $FISH BURGER – 4oz Fried cod, with slaw, cheddar and tartar.
- $SALMON BURGER – 6oz sockeye salmon charbroiled. BBQ sauce, Lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, and Garlic mayo.
- VEGGIE BURGER – 4oz veggie patty, served with Lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo
- DEEP FRIED NANAIMO BAR – Home of the original, featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den 2010. Served with Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, drizzled in chocolate sauce.
- DEEP FRIED CHOCOLATE BAR – Mars, Snickers, or Toblerone. ADD whip cream .50 ice cream and whip cream 1.00
- DEEP FRIED ICE CREAM – Way too good for kids! Maple Walnut ice cream, wrapped in phylo and topped with homemade caramel sauce.
- DEEP FRIED BANANA SPLIT – 2 deep fried bananas served with ice cream, chocolate, caramel, and strawberry sauce. Topped with whip cream- Best if shared.
- MINI DOUGHNUT SUNDAE – French vanilla ice cream and mini doughnuts drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce, topped with whip cream.
- $DEEP FRIED SMORES – A Canadian classic with a twist, served with ice-cream and whip
- DEEP FRIED NY CHEESECAKE – Cheesecake wrapped in tortilla, tossed in cinnamon sugar, served with whip cream and drizzled with your choice of sauce.
- KEY LIME CHEESECAKE – Served with whip and chocolate sauce, perfect finish.
- $CHOCOLATE TORTE – Super rich and chocolaty. Hits all the spots
- OREO TREAT – 3 OREOS sandwiched together with Nutella and deep-fried, served with ice cream
- $VANILLA ICE CREAM with choice of topping