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The Painted Turtle Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Canadian, European
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361 Ridge Dr, Clearwater, British Columbia V0E 1N2, Canada
+1 250-674-3560
08:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The view is amazing. I suggest going for lunch, its cheaper but dinner is wonderful too. The desserts are all home made there and are amazing. Staff very friendly, waiters could use a little more training. The ladies are great. We actually got to see painted turtles sunning themselves .

Thank Yasmin S
isle of Palms, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We started the day off with breakfast at the Painted Turtle, which was not only delicious, but beautiful, peaceful and simply delightful. The restaurant is near a campground overlooking a gorgeous lake. There is seating inside as well as outside on the porch overlooking the lake, which was is a pleasure on a clear day.

Thank love2live4ever
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We really enjoyed our lunch at the Painted Turtle, especially the location overlooking the lake. We each had a quesadilla and very much enjoyed them. It's a beautiful spot for lunch. Recommended.

Thank DonH
Congleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We'd wanted to go to the Hop n Hog on a recommendation but, seeing as that was closed, came here. Again, we'd heard it was good. My wife opted for a local cider, me a local beer. She ate a half rack of ribs, I opted for butter chicken. The server was on her own but managed the floor and... More 

Thank CharlesBrownEsq
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Lovely spot overlooking a crystal clear lake. We saw loons, osprey and of course the turtles (see photo). Food good with fast friendly service. Sad to leave Clearwater.

1 Thank CherryClift
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Clearwater for lunch before visiting Wells Gray Park. We decided to try this restaurant and are glad we did. The restaurant overlooks a lake with a beautiful view. Both the food and the service were excellent.

2 Thank Melanie B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Having stopped for the night nearby we were recommended this restaurant at the Visitor Centre. As it was Labor Day weekend there was little choice so we had both lunch and dinner here. Sadly dinner was not so good but it was lovely to sit by the edge of the water on a nice summers day.

2 Thank RJT06
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great service, great patio, great view, great meal! The food is delicious, and the menu has a variety of items. The menu is average price.

2 Thank Cynthia1964
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast before heading off to Chilliwack, beautiful setting right on the waterfront. Nice friendly staff, the food was good too. My husband had the eggs benny and said its one of the best he's had!

1 Thank LandBW7568
Chichester, West Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were only staying overnight in Clearwater and were looking for a quick bite. We found the Painted Turtle in our guide book and set off to check it out. We were met with a cheery smile and seeing the great views over the lake we booked up. We sat on the covered deck and had great views over the... More 

1 Thank Penders65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 361 Ridge Dr, Clearwater, British Columbia V0E 1N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 250-674-3560

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?