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Hooded Merganser

21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7M5, Canada
+1 250-487-4663
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“arctic char” (10 reviews)
“salad” (54 reviews)
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American, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7M5, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed a great breakfast here while on vacation. The service was excellent and the food came out fairly quick. The decor is nice and the view of the lake is beautiful.

Thank BuriedTreasure
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful view of the south end of Lake Okanagan, excellent service very attentive, food was good, would recommend this place.

Thank hjorthguy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came for breakfast with friends while in town and was treated to the usual good food and good service. Menu is smallest but have always enjoyed it. French toast is great

Thank nevman2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat on the patio facing the lake at sunset and had some really great drinks and appetizers! Service was great and the view was beautiful. Try the Moscow Mule with an appie of edamame beans!

Thank Marcelle C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a late lunch on a busy day of sine touring and were equally charmed and relaxed by the wonderful and atmosphere of the restaurant. Our service was good and prompt we were able to order, eat and relax in our 1 hour...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter decided that the Hooded Merganser was the place she wanted to go for her birthday dinner - there were 6 of us in total. I really like how the restaurant is set up and we were lucky to be given a table by...More

Thank Cindy F
PentictonLakeside, Manager at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Cindy! I'm so glad to hear that you and your friends had an enjoyable time with us. We're truly lucky to have floor to ceiling windows on each side of the building facing the water, so we're happy you enjoyed the view! I'll make...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right after our offer to buy our place in Penticton was accepted, we celebrated by going to HM. Very nice location, as you are surrounded by water. Food and service were very good. You pay for it, but you won't feel ripped off. It would...More

Thank aussiekeith11
PentictonLakeside, Manager at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your fantastic review! We take pride in making sure that all of our guests get what they pay for and leave as happy as possible. I'll make sure to pass on your warm regards to our servers and culinary staff. Hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed two days in a row for cocktails and appies. Wonderfully made Aperol Spritz. Great location on the water. When in Penticton you should visit. Great service too👍

Thank Tex H
PentictonLakeside, Manager at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome review! I'll make sure to pass on your compliments to our servers :) Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Theviee, the ambience, the food, the service- it all adds up to a great experience. This restaurant never disappoints

Thank MicheleAndDan
PentictonLakeside, Manager at Hooded Merganser, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your great review! I'll make sure to pass along your warm regards to our servers as well :) Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Great view of the lake and the mountains and we were lucky enough to get a window table. We had Mary as a server and she was great! The Lakeboat lager was good. We wanted a fairly light lunch so I opted for the Dynamite...More

Thank Margaret A
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Lynda R
29 December 2015|
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Response from Joanne M | Reviewed this property |
Salad :)
Lynda R
29 December 2015|
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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
Drinks, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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