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Alpenhorn Bistro & Bar

Pub, Bistro, Canadian
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1261 Main Street | PO Box 3688, Smithers, British Columbia V0J 2J0, Canada
+1 250-847-5366
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A place as unique as the people behind it, the Alpenhorn invites you to be...
A place as unique as the people behind it, the Alpenhorn invites you to be our guest, where friends meet in a casual dining and pub environment.With a locally crafted menu, a hand picked wine list and long line up of specialty beers and other fine libations, we practice what we preach – follow your own path, make good friends along the way and have fun …. Along with local characters and a staff that delivers legendary service, this is your home away from home. Join us for an experience you won’t soon forget.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Alpenhorn Bistro & Bar

The food is exceptionally good but the TV's go full blast all the time. Not particularly the right atmosphere for visiting. In the summer there is outside seating which is considerably quieter & much more conducive to visiting not to mention hearing.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
maryfinch
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Smithers, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Smithers, Canada
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We have been to the Alpenhorn a number of times as it WAS one of our favorite places to grab a good lunch at a reasonable price, considering the limited choices in Smithers. The last two times we went, however we found the quality of the food quite disappointing. Both times we needed to send the “hot” plates back to... More 

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Smithers, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food is exceptionally good but the TV's go full blast all the time. Not particularly the right atmosphere for visiting. In the summer there is outside seating which is considerably quieter & much more conducive to visiting not to mention hearing.

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Ate here 3 times when I was in Smithers on a business trip. Food is above average pub style, they have a decent beer selection and the service was good. This is a nice big pub/bistro. There is a good variety of food available and it was not too noisy even while the hockey game was on. The pub is... More 

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164 reviews 164 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We came here after a day of skiing, it took forever for the waitress to serve us. When she finally did it took forever for the beer to come. We eventually were able to order appetizers, but since it was now so close to dinner we didn't order as much. They were ok. The beer was good. Service could use... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had dinner here a few years ago during a stop over in Smithers and as we were there again a few days ago went back. It is still great food, some interesting menu options - definitely try their "famous salmon dip" - delicious and the potato skins were also great. Steak cooked to perfection for a main was really... More 

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Mackenzie, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Went here for dinner twice and both meals (burger and steak) were excellent. Good service and ambiance, as well. This place will continue to be my go-to eatery when in Smithers..

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Vancouver
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Love the Alpenhorn. Went all the time when I lived in Smithers. Really decent food and super nice staff. Newly renovated, lots of space and the owners are great.

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Kitimat-Stikine District, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Location and atmosphere were good. The steak was not cook to the requested medium rare and the Fish & Chip was too salty. The beer was good and we had a good time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I had such a dope experience at this spot. I asked the waitress to change up the pasta a little and they were more than happy to do so. The mushrooms are super dope. I can't even tell you guys how dope they are. Actually I can, they are dope but not as dope as the chorizo pasta. You get... More 

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Calgary
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80 reviews 80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Same as the title. Ate there 2x during 2 day stay. Interesting menu, fresh food, good service. Locals said it is inconsistent at times but I only ate there twice and it was fine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1261 Main Street | PO Box 3688, Smithers, British Columbia V0J 2J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Smithers
  • Phone Number: +1 250-847-5366

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Bistro, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating

Description

A place as unique as the people behind it, the Alpenhorn invites you to be our guest, where friends meet in a casual dining and pub environment.With a locally crafted menu, a hand picked wine list and long line up of specialty beers and other fine libations, we practice what we preach – follow your own path, make good friends along the way and have fun …. Along with local characters and a staff that delivers legendary service, this is your home away from home. Join us for an experience you won’t soon forget.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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