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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 33 restaurants in Smithers
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Telkwa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
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

Canmore, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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SMITHERS
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I go to The Riverhouse multiple times a month. Food is always good. Service is average. Some are better than others, as expected. Would suggest it without hesitation.

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Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is our favorite place to eat in town. We go there weekly. They have the best fries I have ever had at a restaurant. They are homemade just like east coast canteen fries !

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Had a very bored waitress and a very average meal. Not as good as I expected from a really good looking restaraunt attached to the nicest looking hotel in town.

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Smithers, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Staff are friendly, it is a family friendly atmosphere, service is good. Unfortunately, they don't have many allergy-friendly options, but they do offer a small gluten-free menu. The salads are made with fresh ingredients. You can linger a long time over coffee, and not feel pressured to finish up. Locals choose the Riverhouse because prices are reasonable, there is wi-fi,... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We did read all the reviews of places to have dinner in Smithers, but the first four we went to were closed on Mondays! So we gave this one a try. It was okay, just. The best item we had was the candied salmon salad. Served on spring mix greens, it included lots of cranberries, seeds and a couple of... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We went to supper early, as we had friends joining us. We ordered only water at first, but let the waitress know we'd order supper a little later. The waitress was cheerful and accomodating, thus allowing a longer than usual stay at the table. When supper was ordered, however, we ordered the deal of the day to split and that... More

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