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Chameleon Restaurant

330 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1G5, Canada
+1 250-365-4981
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“schnitzel” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
$$ - $$$
330 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1G5, Canada
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

The menu is fantastic - made from scratch and not your typical "fast-food" - I have NO indigestion at all every time I have their food! I have had every item on the menu - all are excellent and I eat it all - nothing...More

Thank john c
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This is a cool little restaurant attached to a charming old hotel. I had the bratwurst with mashed potato and saur kraut. It was very good!

Thank Harmonize
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The Chameleon is owned by a German/Moldova couple. Most of the menu is German food, schnitzel etc. The food was good. Not 'high cuisine' but very good home cooking. The restaurant is downtown Castlegar. It has some outside seating if it is a nice day.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Good food takes time to prepare, so don't expect the 'fast food' experience. You will be rewarded for your patience, by an excellent dining experience. There was time to really enjoy a beverage, while waiting for my meal. It was not so long as to...More

Thank Cord L
Reviewed 11 May 2017

we stayed at the hotel for two days. we could not have enough of trying and enjoying the food. everything was soooo good. especially the blinchiky and jager schnitzel with homemade spatzle. the chocolate mousse is also very good. the service was excellent .jager we...More

Thank iverdes797
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I enjoy german cuisine and have hoped to try this restaurant for more than 3-years now, but every time, season and year that I have gone to its doors for a meal there has been a hand written sign explaining one reason or another for...More

Thank Coonhounds
Marina K, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Dear traveler , we are very sorry to disappoint you. We are close for the winter seasons and will be close in future. But we are open for hotel guests. If you would like to try our food, we would be more then happy to...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a great European menu. The spaetzle is served as a menu option during dinner that you should try. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Marko M
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This place exceeded my expectations. The food is fresh and obviously a lot of care is taken in preparing it. Don't come here if you are in a rush. The schnitzels are very good as was the pasta dish I had. Noodles cooked to perfect...More

Thank redredwine74
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Went to this restaurant 4 times and each time the meal just wasn't very good. 1st I had a chicken meal and the chicken was dry and hard to chew, then I had the schnitzel and it too was dry with very little flavour. I...More

Thank taber
Hartmut K, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Well, I think you should stop trying . Our food is never made in advance and has a authentic European taste. It will not be loaded with spices, salt or MSG products. So, you have to be used or prepared to have fine taste European...More

Reviewed 5 August 2016

What a treat it was to dine at The Chameleon restaurant! This was our first time here and the owners welcomed us as if we were old friends, the service was excellent and the food was exquisite. We can't wait to go back to try...More

Thank heidischoenberner
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Questions & Answers
Jacquie H
4 May 2017|
Response from Hartmut K | Property representative |
Hello Jacquie, We do have gluten free options. Most of our dishes are gluten free. All three spaghetti dishes can be gluten free, blinchiky, two tipes of schnitzels,one of the sausages option and all the salads. Have a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Castlegar
  • Phone Number: +1 250-365-4981
  • E-mail
The restaurant will be closed for public from November 1st till April 1st. Open for hotel guest everyday. Just let know at the reception you would like to dine in. Chameleon Restaurant-a fully licensed family restaurant,- is located down town in the center of Castlegar in the previous-once famous -Marlane Hotel, now Chameleon Hotel- with its own restaurant entrance. There is space for 39 people inside and a huge sunny licensed patio outside. The atmosphere is very intimate european. The food is all made from scratch and is major German and European like different Schnitzels, Bratwurst, Maultaschen Soup etc, but also incl. a variety of Spaghetti dishes,French dishes, Borsch, etc. The salads are all big chef salads and filling,and of course for the North Americans...home style Hamburgers. We speak english, german russian, romanian, french, open for lunch & dinner.
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