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Firehall Bistro

34881 97th Street, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T0, Canada
(250) 498-4867
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Ranked #10 of 34 Restaurants in Oliver
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Oliver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We were at the bistro under new owners a couple of weeks ago. Service was excellent. Good food, but clearly they were just getting into the groove, having just opened. Tonight we attended the grand opening. I had calamari. Excellent with small salad and tzatsiki. Husband had lasagna. I tried it and it was delicious! Made with fettuccini noodles(I think),... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

new owners and new menu! The food was horrible! Everything tasted like it came from the frozen food section! The meat was ground pressed garbage! Nothing we had was prepared fresh! Except the salad. Our waitress didn't even know half the items in the menu! The waitress did try very hard to please us! Won't be eating there again! Unless... More

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Kelowna
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Firehall is just o.k. But what really got to me was that the hostess did not like me using the handicap bathroom, saying it was the principle of the thing. What she didn't realize, is that the handicap bathroom is geared for the disabled to use with ease, but is not only for the disabled, unlike a handicap parking... More

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Oliver, British Columbia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We have gone to this restaurant many times in the past and decided to try out the new owners and their menu. It is now known as Pappa's Firehall Bistro. It was a Monday evening and we were surprised at so many customers but surmised all curious about the "new" old place. The servers were harried and inexperienced. Seems some... More

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Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

New Owners are running the place ad it is now called Pappas Firehall Bistro. Had the New YorK Steak .. done to perfection, cesear salad made with homemade dressing and croutons. Nice oven roasted Savoury Potatoes. Husband had Shrimp Skewers and he stated they were very good and not overcooked. Portions are not too large. Serving staff where good and... More

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Oliver, Canada
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We recently went as part of a party of 10 to this restaurant for a birthday dinner. The place used to be called the "Firehall Bistro". It is now "Pappa's Firehall Bistro". Due to it's design the restaurant can be very noisy. Therefore at our large table we were really only able to communicate with the folks next to us.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

So sorry to hear the closure of a nice family diner,we like the owners and staff, Hope they find a new location soon. Tom

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Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This use to be one of my favorite places to eat, and since new owners had taken over thought it was time to try it again. So we went in, were seated and had to wait quite a few mins for our server to arrive. We were given water and not offered anything else to drink, or even mentioned if... More

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Kamloops, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you are looking for a hardy, belly-full meal that tastes much better than most reputable burger, family style restaurant food, you should go to Firehall Bistro. They pile on the goodies and the food tastes like home-made. They take care in their prep and service and its a fun place to eat. Also check out the brewery on site,... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Firehall Bistro has a great central location in Oliver and outwardly is an interesting looking building, but that’s as good as it gets as once inside it becomes very average, very quickly. I visited for an early supper during the peak summer season. On entering I was advised that not all menu selections were currently available (not told why)... More

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