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Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge

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4268 | Highway 16, Smithers, British Columbia voj2n0, Canada
250 847 4672
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: An Exceptional dining experience. Enjoy a wonderful meal or meet friend...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Consistently consistent

We've eaten here a few times. The staff is engaged and friendly and I firmly believe that attitude flows from the manager Colin who seems genuinely to be running the Hotel and Restaurant Breakfast skillets are enormous so fair warning. Service if fast and pleasant. Dinner is also excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Lee L
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North Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We've eaten here a few times. The staff is engaged and friendly and I firmly believe that attitude flows from the manager Colin who seems genuinely to be running the Hotel and Restaurant Breakfast skillets are enormous so fair warning. Service if fast and pleasant. Dinner is also excellent. Good hearty basic food that fills one up for a day... More 

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Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stayed at the Apsen Inn and Suites for 5 nights. We had dinner in the pub twice and breakfast each morning. I found the service to be fast and friendly in both areas. The breakfast was hearty, tasty and served efficiently. The coffee was very good. For dinner I had the ribs which were filling and tasty. The previous... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Only had breakfast here which was very average but ok for coffee and something to eat before you hit the road again.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The ambiance was really nice. My family is passing through heading to Alberta. We all ordered the steak dinner. It was served cold basically. Which was unfortunate. I'm hoping breakfast is better.

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Vancouver
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117 reviews 117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went in on a Saturday night. I had the prime rib special which was wonderful. The baked potato came with everything on the side which let you choose what to put on. The yorksire pudding could have used some juis or gravy but was good. Service was very good. Lots to choose from on the menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Was in Smithers working for a month or so I loved it, the pub side of the aspen was very welcoming and friendly... I had the turkey special it was amazing.... Great staff Tracy and Maria. L were fun and entertaining... Definitely going back if I'm in town again! Thanks girls!!

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Kalama, Washington
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136 reviews 136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I shared a pretty pricy meal here after a long day of travelling. It looked like a solid choice but two hours later we were pretty disappointed. The ambience was nice enough. The pub side was hopping. There were no seats there so we sat restaurant side. We had completely forgettable ribs and steak that we waited... More 

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somewhere in oregon usa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Not much choice in Smithers but this looked promising. Inside is clean. We ordered 2 salads and shared a fajita. When the young waitress placed the salad in front of my mom, the tomatoes dropped out of their little cup onto the table. Expecting the waitress to apologize and bring a new little cup of tomatoes, she said "my bad"... More 

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Burns Lake, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I ate 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners during my business stay. Tuesday - supper (restaurant)- steak sandwich was good, though the steak sauce was so cold it hurt my teeth. Slow service, but good wine selection. Wednesday - breakfast - sent my rubbery eggs and hashbrowns back with my gossipy loud waitress. The toast and bacon were good, so was... More 

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

Dear Rebecca. Thank you for your comments. I personally was on shift for most of those seatings. Unfortunately these issues were not brought to my attention. I also checked with our supervisors who are always on shift and on the floor and the issues were not brought to their attention either. The Riverhouse is a busy Restaurant used by locals... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Pasta was great, chicken wings great. Food came as expected. Busy place . Service good. Family friendly side and pub side

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4268 | Highway 16, Smithers, British Columbia voj2n0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Smithers
  • Phone Number: 250 847 4672

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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