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Shades On Main Restaurant

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Canadian, Mexican
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1909 Main St, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5H5, Canada
+1 250-493-0465
06:30 - 20:00
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Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat - Thu 06:30 - 20:00
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Manning Park, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We read many reviews about Shades and it was recommended as 'the best breakfast in town' but we don't agree. Menu is very large, eggs were good but not hot - just not as good as other places we have been to

Thank MKE239
Penticton, BC
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want quick service and excellent food Shades On Main has it down to a tea. I liked the happy family style environment, pleasant management and food to please. It's an easy place to find right on Main Street with parking behind.

Thank JeanettePenticton_BC
Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Long a place known for its breakfasts (my first job back in the 1970s was in the same place when it was known as the Donut King, then the Royal King), Shades' Mexican dishes are also worth a try. It's a busy little place at lunch with breakfast until 4, diner style dishes, and several Mexican items on the menu.... More 

Thank Charp1
Penticton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their Caesar salad is the best I've ever had. Crave it! They also have the best Mexican food in town. Friday nights that is. I have friend from Vancouver and Calgary who every time they visit must have their breakfast. Burrito.

Thank thelake_10
Penticton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The food is made fresh on site. For a quick turn around even when they are packed, the staff at Shades go above and beyond to make your experience memorable. I have been inand out of there in about 30 minutes when busy. Manuelaleads her crew well and prides herself on great food... More 

Thank denis9752
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557 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Last two times in the service was not up to par. Tried second time after the last attempt was a fail and this time nobody would even come over and greet me, or simply ask if i wanted any drink and was about 5/6 mins of looking at servers in area and they could not open their eyes and come... More 

1 Thank Nolpreen
Penticton, Canada
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I stopped for Thanksgiving Turkey dinner today . As always the service is great, the staff are friendly and the turkey was great as was the pumpkin pie.

Thank Ron C
Vancouver, Canada
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is just great food, and ya gotta eat here! Went to meet friends who live in Penticton for breakfast! This joint was their choice, and I am really glad they suggested it. The food here has the home grown , right out of your own kitchen appeal! I had them build my omelette with my ingredient choices and was... More 

Thank bcdurangoboy
Penticton, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a great family restaurant with home cooked meals at decent prices. The restaurant has continuously won best of the Okanagan awards for many years in a row, often for their Mexican food Friday's, where you can get authentic Mexican food. The locals often pack the place at lunch, but the wait time is minimal, if any. With burger... More 

Thank Pentictonitis
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I ate at this restaurant on a Friday and I ordered Mexican food. It was so delicious and authentic. The best place in town for Mexican food. That is my opinion.

Thank luv2travelCanada

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1909 Main St, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5H5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: +1 250-493-0465

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