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Pappa's Firehall Bistro

Canadian, Pub
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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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average food, OK service "family style"………...

Good burgers, Fries could be better (prev frozen), Lemon "chicken" soup had precious little CHICKEN. Server was distracted and missed cues that we were wondering where our lunch was and later we had to flag her down to get the bill. Overall, fine for kids and family…..NOT for a date or business... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
rahall
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Oliver, Canada
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Oliver, Canada
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184 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good burgers, Fries could be better (prev frozen), Lemon "chicken" soup had precious little CHICKEN. Server was distracted and missed cues that we were wondering where our lunch was and later we had to flag her down to get the bill. Overall, fine for kids and family…..NOT for a date or business lunch either………. Need to do better.

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Thank rahall
Pictou, Canada
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this bistro several times over the past 6 weeks for a variety of visits. Since we are visiting from away, we relied on the staff to make recommendations for us. The staff, Sloane, Abby & Faith are very friendly & helpful, offering different wine selections for different food choices. The calamari appetizer is excellent, the nachos... More 

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Thank heath1301
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have driven past this restaurant many times. Usually it's not open. Yesterday we decided to give it a shot seeing as we were in Oliver and it was open for a change. There was not a large crowd which should have been our first clue, but it was a little after typical lunch hour so we ignored it. My... More 

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Thank MarAndyB
Sherwood Park, Canada
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Great clubhouse sandwich to much to finish with french fries. Wife had Prime Rib Beef Burger was excellent.We enjoys sitting by the fireplace.

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Thank SRBSherwood
Penticton, Canada
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Went there and the food was terrible, gave it a second try and terrible again. The price was good and high thou. This guy even put a write up in the Oliver paper saying his employees get headaches working in that place. Wow, not a place I would want to go to, but, there is never any worry about me... More 

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Thank Mike J
Leduc, Canada
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We decided to try this place even after reading previous bad reviews. Great atmosphere, and our meals were very good, so no complaints about the food quality. We had the chicken and rib entrees. Both the calamari and the fries were excellent so we would go back.

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Thank Grammy929
Penticton
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Today was a day to go out for lunch. Why ? Just ‘cuz. We went into a restaurant we had not visited for a very long time and that was due to such bad food offered to the customer as well as being told we couldn’t go in because they were too busy and, believe me, it was half empty.... More 

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Thank Bonnie W
Oliver, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Ordered Steak medium rare and got from one end rare to the other end well done...don't know on what it was cooked on......so I changed and order ribs and fries.....the ribs where cold.....the fries where drenched in oil (squeezed the fried in front of waiter and he saw all the oil come out..speachless) and the Vegas were raw...I guess they... More 

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Abbotsford, BC, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We had a great meal at the Firehall. Lots of nice "gluten free" options. Only issue: not good sound buffering. Very noisy at lunch time. And music was too loud.

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Thank Dwight A
Apache Junction, Arizona
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I had ribs and shrimp. Ribs were "fall off the bone" good. Shrimp were plump and tender. Wife had a beef dip with sweet potato fries. Very good too. I had a glass of Hester Creek white wine. Great wine also. They are know for their home brewed beer which I heard was excellent. Service was excellent and not hurried.... 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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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