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“Service lacking...”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Dock 'N' Duck

Dock 'N' Duck
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Balfour
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The DOCK 'n' DUCK Pub, Family Grill & Lodge is Kootenay Lake's premier lake front destination. It's “the quintessential BC Mountain experience in a setting right out of the pages of National Geographic." Break-away to spectacular family dining & comfy lodging at the award winning beach front Eatery & Lodge. CRAZY GOOD FOOD Homey • Hearty • Healthy • Gourmet Beef Burgers - 100% Certified Angus Canadian Beef • Stellar Pizza - tons of fresh toppings, home crafted stone wheat crust, house made pizza sauce, and real Canadian cheeses • Oven-roasted & crunchy chicken, tasty wings, apple-jack back ribs, all hormone, preservative & steroid free • Organic beer-battered Fish & Chips, wild Salmon - from Arctic or BC waters using sustainable fishing practices • Home-made sauces, dressings, and food free from preservatives, artificial colors & flavors • Wheat free choices - Romaine lettuce bun, corn chips & vegetable infused rice SUPER GOOD STAY Escape to the sandy lake front at the Dock ‘n’ Duck Lodge • Comfortable 1 & 2 bedroom suites sleep up to six • Full kitchens, handy for a longer stay or vacation rental • Pristine beach front access • Boat moorage • Room service • • Free Wi-Fi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Service lacking...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful patio setting lakeside by the ferry terminal. Food is ok, extensive menu. Service is VERY spotty, seems to taper off once mains are delivered. Also had to go in search if server to pay bill at the end, and is wasn't very busy at the time. There are a few better choices in the area if you look for them.

Visited August 2013
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Connecticut
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“Only show in town”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

On a recent trip we had dinner here twice. Make sure you are seated on the deck overlooking the lake and mountains. The inside while lovely and obviously updated was very hot and stuffy. We were seated quickly, staff was friendly, food was what you would expect for pub food but they have a fairly extensive menu. Once served we never saw our server again. Had to get up and find him so we could pay to leave. Go early if you can after 6:30p gets busy and service falters.

  • Visited July 2013
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Nelson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

It's pub food, expensive, and not particularly good. The fries were undercooked, chicken sandwich was breaded chicken strips. We came back because of the view and location but don't expect to be back.

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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“Friendly and reliable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great people and friendly staff. The foods pretty typical but consistant on the times we've visited. See ya the next time we come through.

  • Visited August 2012
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Nelson, Canada
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“this food was worse than McCains frozen Tv dinners!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

the service was awful, the food was totally substandard and the price was way too much. the view was lovely and the building is beautiful....maybe they need to pay for the reno's by overcharging for fries you could cut your gums on!!
we wont be back. the Bakery across the strip is a way better deal.

Visited October 2012
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Thank love l
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