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“Worst lunch in recent memory” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Castlegar Borscht Hut

Castlegar Borscht Hut
2816 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N2X9, Canada
+(1)250-365-5553
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Ranked #24 of 39 Restaurants in Castlegar
Price range: $0 - $13
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Vernon, Canada
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152 reviews 152 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Worst lunch in recent memory”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My wife and I were back in the Kootenays for a week and decided to try something new. We saw some signs on the Castlegar borscht hut that they were serving authentic BBQ. After ordering our food we sat down and waited for it. What we heard was very disappointing. Microwave after microwave, our food was being moved from freezer to being reheated to plate. I ordered the beef brisket which not only was tasteless, but was over microwaved and tough and dry. It was absolutely sub par. It was like your grandmothers over cooked roast, only worse because there were hard bits of meat from the microwave reheating.

The pulled pork was better but the bun was old, stale and was crumbling. Baked Beans were ok at best, nothing better than a canned product if in fact they were homemade.

We certainly will never be back because what we were served was one of the worst lunches in recent memory.

Don't put out crap food like that. Show a little more respect to your customers and have respect for yourselves as restauranteurs.

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English first
Medicine Hat, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A Taste of Russia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The Borscht Hut is a great place for a quick lunch of homemade Russian borscht and pyrahi. We enjoyed the simple meal immensely. Be sure to plan to take home a jar of Borscht and loaf of homemade bread as well. The Doukabor influence permeates this community... plan a visit of the Doukabor museum either before or after lunch.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Williams Lake, Canada
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“Excellent Russian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We were travelling with vintage cars and although the Borscht Hut is closed on Sundays, the owners opened up to accommodate our group. They have recently taken over the Restaurant and are doing a great job producing traditional Doukhobor recipes. I had the combination plate with Pyrahi, Vareniki and Borscht with homemade bread, which was excellent. Many of our group had the cabbage roll special, which they said was also excellent. A unique experience and highly recommended. Congratulations to the new owners and good luck. We will visit again on our next visit to Castlegar.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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