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Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge

4268 | Highway 16, Smithers, British Columbia voj2n0, Canada
250 847 4672
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Ranked #9 of 34 restaurants in Smithers
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: An Exceptional dining experience. Enjoy a wonderful meal or meet friend for a drink. Experience the fireplace, waterfall, and local antiquities in a unique and entertaining setting showcasing the history of Smithers and British Columbia.
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English first
Whitehorse, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I loved the fact that this restaurant had a gluten-free menu. My husband had the club-house which he thought was very good. I had the Bison Burger on Gluten-Free Toast. They are fairly new to Gluten-Free foods, so although it was very tasty and yummy.. the bottom toast got a bit soggy from the juicy burger. I did provide verbal... More

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smithers
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

This used to be our favorite restaurant, we came here at least 2 times a week. moved away and came back 7 months later to find the menus items we used to completely enjoy were no longer on the menu. When we did get out food we had noticed the ingredients are all different. It's almost like they cheaped out... More

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AspenInnSmithers, General Manager at Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Disapointedfoodie. We are never happy to hear of our customers not enjoying The Riverhouse. We do frequently change our menu but only remove items that have low sales. We replace them with new and innovative items for our customers to try. Our chefs love coming up with new and exciting menu items to add to our menus. A couple... More

Kamloops, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Riverside features $23.95 prime rib on Friday & Saturday nights. We ate there Friday at 8:00 pm in June. (Summer days are LONG in Smithers, the place was still pretty busy, but plenty of tables were available in the restaurant.) Service was excellent, friendly, and speedy. The 1516 beer on tap was fantastic. Unfortunately, the prime rib tasted like it... More

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AspenInnSmithers, General Manager at Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear GoldenMEK. Please accept my personal apologies for the situation not being dealt with correctly. The Prime Rib @ The Riverhouse is a very popular item and in general we receive excellent reviews. I have discussed this with the waiter involved the Manager on duty and the kitchen. I feel that some steps were missed in correcting the issue with... More

Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very refurbished and upgraded. Cheap, large, quality meals. Best breakfast in town, hands down. Skillets are were it's at.

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AspenInnSmithers, General Manager at Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Beebebullet. Thank you for your review on The Riverhouse. I will pass on your comments to our Kitchen. I know they will enjoy hearing the feedback. Thanks again Colin Bateman. General Manager. More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The atmosphere will capture you with historical decorum. Look for the dogsled on the ceiling. Great food and good people make a night out at the Riverhouse memorable.

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AspenInnSmithers, General Manager at Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for Tony for your comments. All the decor was donated by Locals to set the Northern theme. Local contractors pulled the unique feel together. It is a building that even I see something new in everyday. I will pass on your feedback about service to our team. I know they really appreciate it. Colin Bateman. General Manager. More

Wadhurst, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had dinner here and also breakfast, on both occasions the food was great,the portions large ,and it was nice to eat at the same place where we were staying.the service was great as was the welcome. Well done everybody.

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AspenInnSmithers, General Manager at Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear William. Thank you for your comments. I will pass them on to our team. We hope you had a safe trip back to the UK. Colin Bateman. General Manager More

Telkwa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My husband and I took our thirteen year old son out for excellent report card dinners he wanted to go to the Riverhouse. We often go here I would recommend it to anyone for lunch or dinner, it is reasonably priced and good service. Great food.

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AspenInnSmithers, General Manager at Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thank thou so much for your inspiring comments. Congratulations to your son on his report card:) Hope to see you again soon. Colin Bateman General Manager. More

Banff, Alberta
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Had a couple of pints and nachos in the evening. They were good, lots of cheese and generous toppings. Good selection of beer. Also had breakfast and it was large portions, freshly made and I would go back again.

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AspenInnSmithers, General Manager at Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Lillytail. Thank you very much for your kind words. It is always great to hear words of encouragement. Colin Bateman. General Manager More

Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Me and a group of friends attended the Aspen Riverhouse a couple of lunch hours ago, and coming in at 12:10 we were surprised that with a group of 7 the waitresses were very accommodating to our big group. We were sat immediately, although the restaurant was already very busy, and we were served by a funny, friendly and very... More

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AspenInnSmithers, General Manager at Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Bev S. Thank you so much for your kind words.They made my day:) I am very happy to hear we could put together a table for your group as Lunch time we are usually full. Hope to see you again soon. Colin Bateman General Manager. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

After a late night of work my boyfriend and myself got to the restaurant at 8:40 wanting to have a nice quiet dinner realizing they close at 9 but knowing we would be out soon there after sat down on the restaurant side. We were given menus and asked what we would like to drink, the waitress then returned asking... More

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