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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Great beer in the middle of wine country

In an area known internationally for its wine, what a blessing to find a pub/restaurant with a credible beer list. Good food and friendly service too.Very busy with locals when we arrived - usually a sign of good quality. We agree.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Chris D
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New Westminster, Canada
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English first
Fort McMurray, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I am not sure I am a fan of seating myself and not realizing that we should have grabbed a menu on the way thru, they are right by the entrance. So we had to wait for our waitress to bring us one. The other waitress did walk by to one ofher tables and let us know our waitres will... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

In an area known internationally for its wine, what a blessing to find a pub/restaurant with a credible beer list. Good food and friendly service too.Very busy with locals when we arrived - usually a sign of good quality. We agree.

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Ordered the daily special which was a hamburger, greek style, with feta, olives and tzatziki for $14.99. When asked what I wanted for a side, was offered the usual: fries, salad- caesar, garden or greek, or soup. I opted for the caesar and since I was getting the special thought it would be included in the $14.99. It wasn't and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Walked into the restaurant and was told to find a table for ourselves. While looking for a table we were handed 2 menus before sitting down. Once we sat down we ordered a mojito and a Heineken. They didn't have either which was fine. We ordered a beer and water and with a beer a glass was accompanied but was... More 

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Princeton BC
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79 reviews 79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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
18 helpful votes 18 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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121 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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