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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Description: An Exceptional dining experience. Enjoy a wonderful meal or meet friend for...
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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    Very good
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Standard Breakfast

The standard breakfast fare. Had the Benny plate. Very good. Came out really quick. Really good service. Nice clean place. Have been for dinner and was also good. A little more variety.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
LLHH
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Vancouver
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New Aiyansh, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great, I had the Portabella Mushroom burger which I expected to be different but it was very good. we had an excellent time and enjoyed ourselves immensely, our group was there for a birthday celebration as well and we were playing a name game requiring us to use name tags of rappers and the server was cool... More 

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Thank MichaelM0079
Vancouver
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230 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The standard breakfast fare. Had the Benny plate. Very good. Came out really quick. Really good service. Nice clean place. Have been for dinner and was also good. A little more variety.

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Thank LLHH
Smithers, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

How long does breakfast take??? Yes it was busy, but after an hour and a half! Really! The server was avoiding our table after repeatedly asking about our food. Go elsewhere!

Helpful?
Thank Micheal D
AspenInnSmithers, General Manager at Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your Feedback Micheal D We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at The Riverhouse. We have followed this up with our daytime supervisors. Unfortunatly they do not recall this issue. The staff at the Riverhouse are used to high volume so I would not see that being the issue. I will look... More 

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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Delicious steak and crab meal for dinner with friends. Steak was cooked to perfection just the way we like it. Excellent king crab legs. Veggies cooked just right. Hot butter didn't stay hot because candle flame was low. Mashed potatoes cooled very quickly too. We needed to ask for lemon and garlic and got sliced lemon and fresh chopped garlic.... More 

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Thank Wewilling7
Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The food is reliable, interesting and the staff friendly and efficient. They don't over-do it if you know what I mean.

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Thank Jim S
Vancouver
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230 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Had the schnitzel and a salad. Everything came out when it was supposed too and tasted very good. Service a little slow but I was in no hurry. The table next to me had the prime rib special which is offered every Friday and Saturday. They said it was very good.

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Thank LLHH
Edmonton
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

There is a prime rib special Friday's and Saturdays that is Excellent! Unique atmosphere with good service and a decent menu. One of the best places to eat inSmithers

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Thank sled_head67
Smithers, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Excellent atmosphere. Servers are very friendly and they deserve all the credit. Manager should rethink the clothing. Tank tops and short short skirts are bar wear not family restaurant wear. However. The breakfast was horrible. Tiny frozen deep fried hash browns. Bland eggs. Bacon just ok. Sausage was a mystery meat in my opinion. I sincerely hope that this was... More 

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

Dear Pan Bear. Thank you for your review. I was sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your breakfast here at The Riverhouse. I will discuss with our Chef the concerns in this review. I would however like to address these concerns. At the Riverhouse the hash browns are prepared and chopped fresh every day. All of our pork... More 

West Kelowna, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We have been going to Smithers off and on in September to fish for steelhead over a 20 year period .we have at least one dinner at the Riverhouse restaurant at the Aspen hotel.....I recommend going on Friday or Saturday when the special is PRIME RIB!!!!!....a huge portion cooked to perfection with baked potatoes ( or mashed) with all the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. More 

Harrisburg, North Carolina
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128 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

very good breakfast EVERY year for last 4 or 5 coming south from alaska via cassiar highway. excellent meats EXCEPT sausage. excellent service. excellent atmosphere. sausage undercooked and not as good as bacon, ham, etc. great dining areas. about the best in town. though i do not stay here, i would stay here IF i stayed in smithers. i just... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. More 

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups

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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