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Hooded Merganser

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21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7M5, Canada (Main Street)
+1 250-487-4663
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Calgary
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168 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Where do I start. The service was great. The Cesar salad was excellent, probably the best Ive had. The smoked sablefish outdid the Cesar. My meal was simply excellent. My wife enjoyed her filet and really liked her dinner. The view is spectacular and the space is very nice. I can't say enough good things about this place. TripAdvisor hasn't... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing dinner at the restaurant. Great service, exceptional food and a few of the lake to die for. The bar is also available for drinks and snacks and they are also top notch. If you go to Penticton and you're looking for a nice place to eat, this is the place!

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Thank Mattwick1957
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media Development at Hooded Merganser, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great location, great wine pairings. I've eaten here every time I've been in Penticton without disappointment; last week I went again and was wow-ed yet again. The beef tataki in particular was a standout, but the buttermilk chicken sandwich was also very tasty...a nice bit of bite to the mayo, but still very enjoyable.

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Penticton, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband has been building the new hotel addition here. So over the past year we have gone to the Hooded Merganser for our birthdays and romantic weekends. Service is always excellent. Food is great. As well as the presentation. Love the view. If you really want to go someplace special then this is it! Fantastic energy sitting on top... More 

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Thank gerizzly
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media Development at Hooded Merganser, responded to this review

So glad you enjoy your experiences with us. Also, a big thank you to your husband for his hard work on the expansion! More 

Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service, location and ambiance are excellent. Food is good. Nice wine selection and some interesting choices on the menu. Looks like a good place for dinner.

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Thank SeanBrassil
Penticton
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shrimp pizza is an original and not like other restaurant pizza. The crust is thin and crisp with large shrimp (more like prawns) in great quantities. Very tasty.

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PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media Development at Hooded Merganser, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed the pizza! More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had drinks and food. .very nice atmosphere and exceptional service. .a great time and will definitely return

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Kelowna, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have the Club Sandwich or Burger plate both are mouth watering! The view is wonderful, and the staff or friendly and professional.

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Thank stuandchar2016
PentictonLakeside, Marketing & Social Media Development at Hooded Merganser, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and that the weather allowed you to take advantage of our patio! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly this beautiful spot on Lake Okanagan in the heart of Penticton attempts fine dining (certainly with the prices) but is not quite there. More work to improve the quality of food and service would make this spot a real stand out!

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Kelowna, Canada
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 25 person group for a 50th birthday dinner here. Food and service was amazing! Everyone seemed to really enjoy their meals. Breakfast was equally delicious and huge portions!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
Canadian, American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7M5, Canada
    (Main Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: +1 250-487-4663
Description
Named after the rare and reclusive North American duck that shares its name (and flew onto the restaurant patio during name selection) the Hooded Merganser is a culinary and architectural masterpiece that straddles Okanagan Lake to offer panoramic views of the lake and mountains.Inside, the décor is luxurious, the atmosphere is casual and the menu diverse yet surprisingly reasonable: contemporary local cuisine and phenomenal views of the Okanagan Valley.

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