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Black Salt

Contemporary
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16072 Hwy. 3A, Crawford Bay, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 227-9596
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Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food But Operating On Mountain Time

I didn't have to look at the "Poor" ratings to know what the complaint was. This restaurant operates on "mountain time". That is a metaphor for "what's your rush?". I am not sure if they are talking or reading the paper or whatever.... but I prefer to think that they are busy creating culinary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
northernwriter7
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London, Canada
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English first
London, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I didn't have to look at the "Poor" ratings to know what the complaint was. This restaurant operates on "mountain time". That is a metaphor for "what's your rush?". I am not sure if they are talking or reading the paper or whatever.... but I prefer to think that they are busy creating culinary works of art! The food is... More 

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Cranbrook
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place has awesome food, fantastic dessert, great coffee. Inside and outside seating. Nice place to stop to eat along Highway 3A.

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the best place to eat in Crawford Bay. Succulent food, beautiful setting with an outside patio surrounded by mountains and beautiful plants, parasols. Good wine and great hosts.

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

You have to look into a ruby. They have little of a diamond's superficial glitter. The premises lie somewhere between trashy and depressing. The service is clever, slow, frustrating, personal and never dull. The chef is accomplished, sophisticated and rustic. The food, styled as tapas, is uniformly delicious, some of it dangerously addictive. Potato croquettes??? How would that work? Well,... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Yummy Cream of Carrot Soup And fantastic Kootenay Cowboy Panini. Topped off with Harvestmoon Hemp Ale... Delish! Was doubtful when we walked in but loved the food!!!

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Battleford, Canada
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180 reviews 180 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If ever and whenever we are on the east shore of Kootenay Lake and are looking for a place to have lunch or a mid-morning or mid-afternoon break we invariably find our way to the Black Salt. The food is eclectic and outstanding. The outdoor patio is quaint and welcoming as is the inside seating. The owner/manager is engaging and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My wife and I were just looking for a snack and stumbled upon Black Salt Cafe, and have no regrets. The chef obviously has some education in the business and clearly showed that food can be both tasty and a work of art. We were on vacation so time and cost are not factors. For those who rush everything, may... More 

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Oxford, England
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149 reviews 149 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have eaten here on numerous occasions and only because its the only place in town which is not a pub. It has never improved and I constantly wonder why. The food for lunch is not hot except the sandwiches. The owner just does not seem to care at all. Most trade is passing through so no chance to chose... More 

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The restaurant itself is very simple , they serve tapas style , small dishes to share ,the variety is amazing , from tandoori chicken to local leeks coocked with cheese to a pear cooked for hours in red wine , and served with balsamic and pistacchios or lam brochettes served with figs jam . Amazingly GOOD and creative . Congratulations... More 

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Swift Current, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is the best restaurant meal I have had in ages. It is a tapis restaurant, providing lots of variety, very creative combinations (tandoori chick with watermelon), great presentation, and the flavours and taste was incredible. The portions were ample, my husband and I shared 5 dishes and we had plenty to eat. They have an outdoor patio with all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16072 Hwy. 3A, Crawford Bay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Crawford Bay
  • Phone Number: (250) 227-9596

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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