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Flying Steamshovel Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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2003 2nd Ave, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
+1 250-362-7323
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Steam Shovel is better than the Rockcut. The service is quicker, the food is more consistent, there's better parking, and they occasionally have live music. They serve tasty fries, and there are a few cool ghost stories that go along with the building.

Thank Andrew M
New Hampshire
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

INteresting and jovial place. Pool tables and local bar game - Neglin- enhanced the experience. Very good pub food!

Thank pmlgorn2015
Canmore, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned here 3 times in a week, good locals atmosphere, good happy hour but a good menu with great staff. Friendly and professional and a busy and bustling pub. See you again soon.

Thank Sue S
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there. No hostess or bartender. Just one amazing waitress working her butt off. Despite the lack of staff, she was very apologetic & attentive. We would have gotten cocktails to start, but since she was also the bartender, we opted for a pint of ale instead. (Very good Helter Smelter Amber). The chicken panini was pretty good. The... More 

Thank Jonathan H
Auburn, Maine
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good and it's obviously a popular location based on how busy it was on a Sunday evening. Service was only okay.

Thank Thomas T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been there a couple of times and never strayed far from the burgers and beer. They have a reasonably good burger that might be a little pricey but what do you think your going to get in a resort town.

Thank Brad K
Rossland, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always serve great food, decent service and many different ales to try. Can't beat this place for a nice relaxing night out.

Thank NellieMay91
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Looked good thought it was worth a try. Active bar Sean. Orders cheeseburgers medium rare but it came well done. Fries came with burgers and I got an order of French fries scraps. Pretty poor all around. I will not try again. Noisy

Thank beckett1
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This place is not fancy, just to set the record straight. But, it is a terrific ski town bar. Good selection of BC and PNW beers. Many different burgers (I went with the John Candy, and it lived up to its namesakes awesomeness). They have some curry bowls and the like, so I think they can provide some options for... More 

Thank Unpossible
Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great atmosphere and very good food. Worth a stop if you are in Rossland and 'need' a burger! Whether with friends or family, you will be warmly welcomed!

Thank gporterskier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2003 2nd Ave, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Rossland
  • Phone Number: +1 250-362-7323
The “Shovel” has a long and storied past and was once the location of the first helicopter flight in the world. Today, clean comfortable rooms, delicious meals and a fun filled atmosphere await you and your friends after enjoying any of the four season’s activities available to you from our doorstep.

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