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Pappa's Firehall Bistro

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6077 Main Street, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T0, Canada (Formerly Firehall Bistro)
+1 250-498-4867
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OK for a "Family" restaurant but ……….was better before……...

Staff are nice and try hard but mistakes in the kitchen sabotage any hope of things being as they should. Cold fries……TWICE. overcooked (well insert whatever you want here because its all that way). NOT THRILLED BUT WILL TRY AGAIN…………..just to be sure.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
rahall
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Oliver, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oliver, Canada
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Staff are nice and try hard but mistakes in the kitchen sabotage any hope of things being as they should. Cold fries……TWICE. overcooked (well insert whatever you want here because its all that way). NOT THRILLED BUT WILL TRY AGAIN…………..just to be sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I don't eat meat or dairy and often find small town menus challenging, but what a nice surprise to lunch at the Firehall Bistro in Oliver. I asked the server to hold the feta on the falafel salad, but even without it, this was such a satisfying meal that I had to take leftovers. Field greens, tomatoes, carrots, onion, roasted... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been there a couple of times. The first time the food was wonderful. The second time it was still good but just not quite up to the standards as the first time. Both times the service was excellent.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Neat old building. Place was spotless. Probably cleanest restaurant I'd been to in a long while. Our server was the bartender. Very nice. Knowledgeable. Efficient. Checked on us all at the right time. Food was excellent. Had the falafel salad and the lentils salad. They don't so D that great but they were. Very fresh. Original and good. The basement... More 

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Williams Lake, BC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Good fresh pub food. Onsite brew pub, the beer is top notch. The burgers are excellent as well. Service with a smile.

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Oliver
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went to the firehall on Friday after the movie! Appies two for one from 8-10. Excellent service. Lots of people. Calamari and ribs really tasty. Our after the movies go to place!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I stopped in for a bit of lunch. He had a club sandwich which he said was fantastic. I had the chicken breast. Due to the menus focus on their chicken I figured it must be something special. I was wrong. The breast was dry and under spiced. The greek salad while very tasty was soo cold... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Visited once and won't return. Nice building inside and out but the menu is not up to scratch with regards to choice and the ale is nothing to write home about. Ordered a starter and drinks and decided not to go any further. Lots of changes required in order for this place to work.

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Morris, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We visited the bistro during our winter's stay in Osoyoos and it was worth the short drive to Oliver. They certainly know how to prepare fish and chips and as an ex-Brit I know how it should be served. The batter was thin and crisp with a hint of beer. Of course they had malt vinegar the only accompaniment that... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I know it's not about the building, but this restaurant has one of the coolest buildings I have been in for a restaurant. The food was exceptional, especially for a small town restaurant. I had the ribs for one meal and the second day in the restaurant at the spicy chicken sandwich. Both were excellent and everyone at our table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6077 Main Street, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T0, Canada (Formerly Firehall Bistro)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Oliver
  • Phone Number: +1 250-498-4867

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian

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