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Dock 'N' Duck

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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7924 Hwy 3, Balfour, BC V1L 6S4 | next to the Balfour Ferry Landing, Balfour, British Columbia V0G 1C0, Canada
+1 250-229-4244
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Penticton, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner at the Dock 'N' Duck three times in the six days we were in the area. All the meals we had were excellent and the service was very good. The view of the Kootenay Lake and the ferry added to our good experience.

Thank BabaWendy
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of our usual stops when we are out at our cottage on Kootenay Lake. Staff are always friendly and do their best! They go above and beyond for those taking the ferry to ensure their drinks and food come out in time for them to get to their vehicles and board on time! They have put in... More 

Thank Kootenay3520
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made the mistake of going here on Mother's Day. The place was packed and we had to wait for over an hour for our meal. Food was good when it finally came. View of the lake shore is beautiful and if the weather is nice, sitting on the deck would be awesome.

Thank Christine H
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go for the ribs full size portion. While you are at it get one of their honey lagers. Awesome service, great views, tasty delicious ribs all for a good price.

Thank Jacques L
Spokane, Washington
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I came over the border for a couple of days. Unfortunately a lot of places don't open until May...a couple days short. We left Castlegar this morning and drove Hey 6, 28, and 31 to get here. Nothing was open for the last 6 hours. I just happened to pull into the parking lot for the ferry... More 

Thank WARedBear
Management response:

So glad you found us! :) More 

Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had arranged to meet a friend for dinner at this pub. I ordered a soda, while I waited, and perused the menu. The pub had about 10 tables busy when I came in, and I chose a table for us to sit at. The server came by and proceeded to 'dis' foodies for giving this place low marks for... More 

Thank Ted S
Thunder Bay, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Busy little place on the lake, great food, almost too many choices on the menu. We had two children under two and the staff ordered the kids food and we leisurely read the BIG menu. The food was excellent and very good sized portions, we all had enough left over for lunch the next day. Our only problem was they... More 

Thank Pmoore1st
Management response:

Our staff really try with children. Glad to hear your server was on the ball. We also work hard to ensure hearty portions. This time of year appropriate staffing levels can be a balancing act. We go by historic numbers but occasionally get caught by a rush. We're glad your experience remained positive. More 

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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Food was tasty, but like the other reviews... overpriced for what you get. My complaint is for my side I ordered a standard salad (one of the choices) then was told I have to pay extra because of the produce prices...yet if I ordered the fresh veges as a side there would be no charge... I asked what was the... More 

Thank Boatergirl2000
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write, and we're glad you think the food tastes good. We go out of our way to provide honey, hearty, healthy food. From no hormones, no additives, no msg and preservatives wherever possible, certified Angus beef, fish caught sustainably only from North American waters, a plethora of homemade items... all contribute to our... More 

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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We lucked out with this place. They just recently reopened for the season. It's nice to have somewhere decent to eat in town as Nelson is a 30 minute drive away. I had the burger and it was very tasty. I always prefer when a restaurant makes their own patties and they did not disappoint. I think our table had... More 

Thank jenjensavage
Management response:

Thanks for the thumbs up. We truly appreciate the kind words. The Dock n Duck is a recognized Gold Standard Cerrified Angus Beef provider. There's no filler in that home-made, flame-broiled burger.. and no preservatives, no antibiotics... (Couldn't resist putting in a plug :) Thanks again. More 

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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This place is slow with mediocre overpriced food. Best to eat in Nelson or Kaslo/Ainsworth and avoid it completely.

Thank bluestang
Management response:

This review was written while we were closed for the winter. We reopened March 15th, 2017 after closing for the season in October 2016. We take our reviews seriously, but ask anyone reading this thread to please take this comment with a grain of salt. It was written over four months after we had closed for the winter. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$9 - US$19
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7924 Hwy 3, Balfour, BC V1L 6S4 | next to the Balfour Ferry Landing, Balfour, British Columbia V0G 1C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Balfour
  • Phone Number: +1 250-229-4244
The DOCK 'n' DUCK Pub, Family Grill & Lodge is Kootenay Lake's premier lake front destination. It's “the quintessential BC Mountain experience in a setting right out of the pages of National Geographic."

Break-away to spectacular family dining & comfy lodging at the award winning beach front Eatery & Lodge.

Homey • Hearty • Healthy

• Gourmet Beef Burgers - 100% Certified Angus Canadian Beef
• Stellar Pizza - tons of fresh toppings, home crafted stone wheat crust, house made pizza sauce, and real Canadian cheeses
• Oven-roasted & crunchy chicken, tasty wings, apple-jack back ribs, all hormone, preservative & steroid free
• Organic beer-battered Fish & Chips, wild Salmon - from Arctic or BC waters using sustainable fishing practices
• Home-made sauces, dressings, and food free from preservatives, artificial colors & flavors
• Wheat free choices - Romaine lettuce bun, corn chips & vegetable infused rice

Escape to the sandy lake front at the Dock ‘n’ Duck Lodge

• Comfortable 1 & 2 bedroom suites sleep up to six
• Full kitchens, handy for a longer stay or vacation rental
• Pristine beach front access
• Boat moorage
• Room service •
• Free Wi-Fi

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?