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Hooded Merganser

21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7M5, Canada
+1 250-487-4663
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7M5, Canada
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

It doesn't look like much from the front. It's on the walkway along the lake behine the Casino. We where lucky to get a lake view table. It's really nice to look out over the lake at night. Service was very good for us, but...More

Thank Stanley F
Reviewed 19 September 2016

If you like waiting a really long time to be served overpriced food that is not very good, this is the place for you. I can't begin to explain the different ways that this restaurant disappointed. We waited ten minutes to be seated in a...More

Thank mike111111
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice restaurant, with beautiful views of the lake and surrounding countryside. A little hard to figure out how to get to though. We are fairly new to the Penticton area... It was not clear that the Merganser was part of the...More

Thank Kat S
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We visited midweek for dinner. The food was excellent with some creative and delicious choices that lived up to their description. However the restaurant was exceptionally noisy, simply because it was so full and the structure is very hard, so noise bounces. The view over...More

Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My husband took me here for dinner and we had a wonderful table right at the window, it was a gorgeous view of the lake. The interior decor was very romantic as they had little lights string around. We enjoyed steak and lamb and the...More

Thank b1rdiebee
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived for our reservation time at 600pm and were escorted to a very good location that provided an exquisite view of the lake. Very busy here tonight and our server arrived at our table to ask us for our drink orders which were delivered...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 12 September 2016

It was a windy day at noon hour for a family brunch which was available from 11 AM till 3 PM. We decided to sit inside and watch the huge waves as they beat against the moorings, the sea birds overhead, and the spectacular Okanagan...More

Thank JeanettePenticton_BC
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Convenient and beautiful location, excellent food and service. Good prices. Very good portions for kids and excellent prices for kids. A perfect place to take a family. We have four small kids, ages 2-9 and we ate here three times during our stay. Sitting out...More

Thank JimCelineSamZachZoe
Management response:Responded 16 September 2016

Thanks for your review, glad to hear we're able to deliver on our service for everyone of all ages in your group! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food and drinks here are completely overpriced, but oh that lovely view. That is the main reason for coming to this restaurant; ambiance and view. It's right on the water of Okanagan Lake. We told the lady at the front that we wanted to...More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious meal on the deck at the Hooded Merganzer restaurant in Penticton. We looked out onto Okanagan Lake, with Summerland's Giants Head Mtn to the left and Peachland in the distance, with heaters above us as the evening cooled. Excellent service -...More

Thank Jennifer P
Management response:Responded 27 September 2016

Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Hope to see you again soon :)

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Lynda R
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Response from Joanne M | Reviewed this property |
Salad :)
Lynda R
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Response from mvanharen | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other comments. I had dinner there so don't know, I would give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
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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
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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