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Bufflehead Pasta & Tapas Room

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Lakeside Casino and Resort | 21 Lakeshore Dr West, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada (Main)
250-493-9768
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious meal, not too expensive

We had dinner at the Bufflehead, and I had a special pasta with chicken, sun dried tomatoes and feta. Really good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Saanich_traveller
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Duncan, Canada
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Penticton, Canada
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I am a sitting board member for the Penticton Wellness Center and we chose to hold our annual fundraiser dinner here this year. Seating was limited to 90 and we sold out our dinner and silent auction well in advance. Our contact for organizing this important event was Jamie and he bent over backwards to ensure we had enough tables... More 

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Thank Dolores N
Ancaster, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This restaurant is by far my favourite place to eat in Penticton. Staff is wonderful and the food is amazing. A must try when your in town.

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Thank frequenttraveller315
Canada
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Went after a concert at the s.o.e.c to have appys and drinks. Some of us wanted entrees.It was not late, it was not busy, there were only 5 of us. The server was not happy we came at all, 2hours before closing. We were a fun group and pleasant despite such a terrible reception. It was like being on your... More 

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Thank ModLebowski
Port Aransas, Texas
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We had a family (reunion type) experience here. We spent about 3 hours in this place. We enjoyed a variety of appetizers, a variety of entrees, several different beverages. We enjoyed the comfort of the furniture, the view, the service and the ambiance. We all agreed this is just a wonderful experience and would happily go there again.

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1 Thank justtravelin59
Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Visited on a few occasions during our stay in the Lakeside Casino Hotel. Loved the decor modern, romantic, yet comfortable enough to have a family with older kids to dine. Delightful ambiance, great service, good food! Would recommended to a friend

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Thank Sim1122
Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Drove 20km to get here for dinner. Closed. Checked Website for hours open every day 4:30 to 11:00 pm - not it's not it's closed. Told front desk we'd checked their website - no apology. Poor poor poor. Will never set foot in place again.

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2 Thank AndyBhoy59
Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Our first night in town we ate at Bufflehad. We were pretty hungry so weren't too picky. Our server was excellent and we enjoyed the meal. It would not be something we would return to though. There are too many really good restaurants to bother with this one. Average food, overcooked spaghetti with bland sauce and gnocci that was very... More 

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Thank VictoriaHoliday
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Great service with very good food. The resturnat has been redone with a new menu, well worth a visit. Our meal was very good at a good price with exceptional service.

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Thank David2012804
Duncan, Canada
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had dinner at the Bufflehead, and I had a special pasta with chicken, sun dried tomatoes and feta. Really good!

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Thank Saanich_traveller
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Wanted a casual, local setting with tasty food that was shareable. The menu had enough variety for just that. We ordered smoked salmon on chips, prawn & chorizo skewers, a mini-pizza, and the braised beef pasta (a full main) as well as drinks. We grazed our way through each item and everything we chose was delicious. The setting was extremely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lakeside Casino and Resort | 21 Lakeshore Dr West, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
    (Main)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: 250-493-9768

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?