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Pappa's Firehall Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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6077 Main Street, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T0, Canada (Formerly Firehall Bistro)
+1 250-498-4867
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch over Thanksgiving weekend. The place was packed and understaffed. Our waitress did her best; but she was covering a LOT of tables. She also thanked us for our patience which softened the annoyance of being kept waiting. Food was OK; nothing special.

Thank Ann C
British Columbia, Canada
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920 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 408 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Bistro for lunch. They have ample off-street parking in the upper and lower parking lots. Inside it is very dark, with small halogen/LED lights hanging from the ceiling. This made reading the menu extremely difficult, especially areas that were red on black. Service was prompt and the waitress very pleasant. I had the burger special and... More 

Thank Gla_Rangers
Penticton, Canada
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best value restaurant in downtown Oliver. Love the food and wine & beer they serve. Has a nice atmosphere in the summer, when the patio is still warm from the summer heat and you sip a nice beer or wine with your food.

Thank travelbeat1955
Okanagan Falls, Canada
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like beer and wine and food Canadian food in Oliver Pappa's is the place to go. Friendly staff, fresh prepared food and your choice of local made beer or wine.

Thank Beat J K
Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us ordered two beef burgers and one veggie burger. All three were very good. Good selection of brews. We sat on the patio which faces Hwy 97 so busy but not too noisy and lots of action at least. I would definitely go again. Lost one notch cause the waitress wasn't very knowledgeable about their beer. It is... More 

Thank thealbertasipper
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is definitely worth checking out. I went a few times during my trip and got the herb chicken both times - it was that good. They claim to have the best calamari....it was probably the worst I've ever had. Over cooked, rubbery - the seasoning and coating was great though. But even with that, I still give this... More 

Thank Brenden G
Kennewick, Wa
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We were in Oliver yesterday and I had not done my Tripadvisor check on food in this area. There were a lot of cars in the parking lot. Usually a good sign. The outside seating was full so we sat inside. We overheard the BBQ is excellent but we were there for lunch and the BBQ unless it is on... More 

Thank deslagle
Summerland, Canada
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Not a whole lot of options in Oliver so we have had a few meals here when in town. Recently had the ribs for dinner. Fall off the bone tender and nice flavour. 1/2 rack was enough with nice fries on the side. Fish and chips are also good. Microbrewed beers on tap, made downstairs. Service was good. Fairly busy... More 

Thank Softball_nut
Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed a casual dinner here. Found a few options that accommodated multiples food sensitivities , always a bonus.

Thank Terriuu
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

The restaurant was packed, it was 2 for 1 rib dinner night. Only 3 service staff, but they kept up! Food was passable, nothing to write home about. The ribs could be in proved with a nicer bbq sauce. The veggies were fresh, but only got 5 pieces of zucchini and carrot. Fries you standard frozen ones.

Thank Jenmoose

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?