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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just not quite good enough - need to pay more attention to detail.

I have been there 4 or so times now. I know they are working on improving - but here's my experience. They have upgraded their fries - they are not hand cut - but a more superior frozen variety. I have tried the hot chicken sandwich - rubbery chicken - fries dry (double fried or sitting under... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
FFgirl
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Oliver, Canada
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English first
Princeton BC
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74 reviews 74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

we went to Oliver for lunch as the Firehall Bistro is a fav , it's changed a bit, different staff ( but very good ) , the fish & chips were very good, smaller than before, but the batter was very light & crisp. Their beer is excellent , as it's made right there.

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Oliver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have been there 4 or so times now. I know they are working on improving - but here's my experience. They have upgraded their fries - they are not hand cut - but a more superior frozen variety. I have tried the hot chicken sandwich - rubbery chicken - fries dry (double fried or sitting under heat lamp?) and... More 

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Oliver, Canada
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147 reviews 147 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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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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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
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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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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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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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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