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Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge

4268 | Highway 16, Smithers, British Columbia voj2n0, Canada
250 847 4672
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Ranked #14 of 35 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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  • German first
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English first
Kalama, Washington, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Kitimat, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We happened to be in Smithers, hangin out for the day and come late afternoon..lunch was the order. We had noted the Riverhouse by the Aspen Inn earlier, so..in we went. It was hot...and we opted to sit outside..hotter yet...and our servers offers to fetch drinks. I ask about on-tap, she listed off the offerings and then, with a straight... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Nice décor; reasonably clean. Both our meals were OK, but nothing special. Server was friendly and attentive. Best part: the carrot cake.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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164 reviews 164 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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

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