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The Island Restaurant

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101 Gould's Island, 10th Avenue | British Columbia, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
+1 250-344-2400
09:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came in for breakfast he other day a 1/2hr ahead of lunch and I asked about lunch menu out of curiosity and waitress said that if I wanted something from lunch it'd be ok. Overall service was very good at this restaurant. Had the smoked salmon benny and calamari, very tasty. Mentioned how the tandoori dip would've have been even... More 

Thank Derek B
Calgary, Canada
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513 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful newer two story log cabin building, nicely appointed, with friendly, attentive staff. The food was beautifully presented, but it was very bland, which some people must like. We had a Jamaican Jerk Chicken dish had no spice (zero spice), and the Chicken Club featured a generous slab of tender but bland chicken breast.

Thank BenLar137
Pleasanton, California
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234 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Island is literally tucked onto a small island in the middle of the river. It looks rustic from the outside but the dining refined. I had the elk resore, essentially an elk meatball. It was tasty. The spicy soup is WAY WAY spicy so be prepared. And the service was great.

Thank Daryl C
Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very loud socializing from workers. Definitely not the " best fish and chips in Golden" as per Google search. They don't even have fish and chips. Food is okay service is okay not blown away but not disappointed. A bit more expensive then I would have liked. Just kinda blah

Thank Adam R
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a dinner here with my fiance and her dad. All of us loved it. Excellent food, Excellent service. Location is good and the atmosphere is nice. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Justin G
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Island restaurant has great food that is very unique. I have ordered many different things from the menu and everything I have ordered is delicious! The service is awesome as well. My girlfriend and I always come here when we drive through golden and we always will come here.

Thank Drew P
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Island restaurant many times and it is always excellent! It's probably the best food I have ever had. Their Aussie burger is AMAZING! What really tops everything off though is the friendly and welcoming staff. It's obvious how much effort they put into pleasing their customers and delivering top quality food! I highly recommend this... More 

Thank Carly M
Parksville, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this very charming and rustic restaurant. The staff are accomodating and kind, serving up the best bison burger we have ever had!!!

Thank Lisa M
North Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a large family gathering last weekend, used the upstairs area of the Island Restaurant. It was perfect, great ambiance, old furniture and sports memorabilia on the walls, small enough to visit with everyone, yet large enough to hold our group of about 50. Food was served plated, staff very friendly, we had some speeches which did not need... More 

Thank Bush-76BC
Hamilton, Canada
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We stopped here on our way through Golden, what a great find. We were early in the day and it was not very busy. The server had lots of time to talk to us and made some great recommendations. Our group of 5 all had different dishes and we all loved them. Based on the quality of the meal etc... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Canadian, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Gould's Island, 10th Avenue | British Columbia, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Golden
  • Phone Number: +1 250-344-2400
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can stop in for a continental breakfast, quick soup, salad or sandwich, or relax and dine on one of our Asian inspired starters followed by an entrée of local game. Dishes prepared using our fresh produce grown on "the Island". Come ask for a tour!!Convenient Online Reservations on our website.

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