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Reviewed August 26, 2023

The menu is eclectic but the food we had was good: the Saturday night ribs special and chicken quesadillas. The service was slow and erratic but the server was pleasant and tried her best.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 26, 2023

12 family members, some we hadn't seen in a number of years, went for dinner at the Alpenhorn. One minor joined us so the waitress was annoyed that she had to move us to the family section. She continued to be irritated as she took...our orders and was slow on refilling drink orders. It was not overly busy at this time. Dinner came and was good, everyone enjoyed their meal. She offered dessert but no after dinner drinks. She handed off the bills and was quick to have us pay when others at the table hadn't finished their beverages and had planned on ordering more. She then told us it was time to leave as she needed the tables and started to pull chairs out and separate the tables while we were still getting up. This is a BAR and Bistro, not just a family restaurant. This was totally unacceptable and embarrassing!! We had all tipped her very well even with her indifferent behavior! Will not be going back anytime soon and will definitely not sit in her section when I do!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 28, 2023 via mobile

Upon recommendation of a stranger at a gas station, we called ahead to Alpenhorn to check if we’d make it in time for dinner. On the road all day and nothing but Subway in a town 45 minutes west of there. Made it in time...and were ecstatic with our meals. The BYO bowl was tasty and filling, vegetables galore, perfectly cooked, served at requested spice level. Fantastic selection of craft brews. Welcoming, comfortable place.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed November 1, 2022

It was a short walk from our hotel to this Pub. If you're a sports fan you will love it as there are multiple screens around the very large room. It is very popular and had great atmosphere. The staff are very helpful and friendly....The food is excellent and a good price with plenty of choice.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

Good food and friendly staff. A great location in downtown Smithers! We would definitely come back for a lunch on their airy and spacious patio

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Came in on Saturday rib night. A ceasar salid and brownie for the same price of just the regular ribs. Great service. Ribs ok but love the spaetzle. Good experience.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

Came in on schnitzel Friday night. Schnitzel plus a ceasar salad and a strudel for the schnitzel only menu price. Chicken very good as was the spaetzle. Very good service and food.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

We were part of a party of 7. The others appeared to be fine with their burgers and fries type choices. I had a lamb shank, which was tasty, but contained a 1.5 inch long white plastic splinter. Mild mouth stab, not too bad. My...spouse was not really eating her scnitzel. I volunteered to help and carved off a large chunk. Took one bite and said "That's awful!" "I know." she said. Research showed it was the sauce. Bitter and unpleasant. And also all over the scnitzel. The nice waitress asked if she could pack the remains for later. "No." I said. "It is awful." "Awful?!" "Yes, the full awful." Polite apology, but the full amount for the awful scnitzel was on the bill, so we paid up and left. Obviously would not go back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

Had dinner there twice. Friendly staff, good service. Food was great. Like the schnitzel better than the steak. We were told that the owners are Austrian so that explains the good schnitzels.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

We were disappointed in the Alpenhorn. To be clear, the service was very good - thank you Heather. It was the food. My wife ordered the Classic Schnitzel and I the Cordon Bleu. The food arrive promptly. I cut into my meal and placed a...piece of raw chicken in my mouth. That's right raw as in uncooked. I immediately called Heather and showed her the uncooked meat. She apologized and asked what she could do to make it right. I ordered the Classic Schnitzel and called it a night. The manager did comp my meal and beer. The kitchen might want to a good look at its quality control. Nothing worse than raw chicken!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2019

Food was greasy, the hamburger we had was full of fillers, and greasy. The salad I had with in house dressing was good. The service was so so, the waitress acted like she wanted to be anywhere but there working. The price of the food...and what you get is ridiculous. Very disappointed in the meal here. Nice place. I guess it is trendy, and people do buy into that, good or bad. I would not return. As we left and got down the street a ways, we seen a nice pub with people sitting outside, enjoying themselves and food. Terribly overpriced. Also asked for extra dressing, and they charged me for it!!!!!!!! Really??????More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

We ate here twice during our stay in Smithers. The restaurant is quite popular with locals and tourists and the atmosphere is friendly. The food was good and they always seem to have a beer or other drink in offer so it’s a good way...of trying a local breweries offerings. Would recommend this bar/restaurant if you are nearby.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

Visited on their two for one appies night. Our group of 3 shared 6 appies. I would highly recommend the tuna, the wings, and the calamari. Potato skins are also good. Only small disappointment was the beer selection. In a town and province with so...many fantastic craft beers the selection at the Alpenhorn was decidedly generic.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

Came in on Wednesday wing night. Seated immediately. I ordered a dozen wings and an entree. The wings were to be broken into 2 separate batches with different sauces but came together with 1 sauce. Oh well. The wings came followed by the entree a...minute later. Seems some better attention to detail is required in the kitchen end. Good food and great service. Just missing on the fine points.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

We were two couples travelling together. I had the Seafood chowder and the Roasted Yam and Beet salad. Both were delicious. After a long day on the road, the relaxed atmosphere, good food and wine were much appreciated.

Date of visit: August 2019
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4