The Flying Steamshovel

4.7
92 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
THE FLYING STEAMSHOVEL FEATURES, 14 CRAFT BEER TAPS, A BC FOCUSED WINE LIST, HAND CRAFTED COCKTAILS AND FOOD OFFERINGS. ALONG WITH BOUTIQUE ROOMS ABOVE THE VENUE,
THE GASTROPUB SHOWCASES CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS ON STAGE EACH AND EVERY WEEK.

THE SHOVEL IS THE PLACE TO EXPERIENCE ALL THINGS ROSSLAND.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 92 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our local! Great beer list and good food.

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mimi
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a POKE BOWL, it was fresh and healthy, with a varied and fabulous taste. My husband loved the burger. Our server was wonderful and friendly. Beautiful table with plenty of space from others to feel safe from Covid. Cool historic too.

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AdamT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time ever experience a few years ago I had a sub-par experience at the shovel. This year has really turned it around in my books. The happy hours specials are fantastic. The servers are super helpful with food and drink recommendations. If youre going to eat or drink anywhere in Rossland, the Shovel is where to go!

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PhilipA
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Prompt service, fresh beer with an awesome selection that rotates through various local BC beers. Interesting menu, pub food with character.

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RossD
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great visit - friendly service, clear Covid protocols, excellent food, local beer and a surprisingly decent wine list.

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Kety
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat, great menu, my favorite is the John candy burger

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MarlaP
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Table was dirty when we arrived/ atmosphere is not great by kitchen/ door where people are exiting because of covif

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ginandtonic
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go there! It is really good, burgers and tacos are da bomb.

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JoanneV
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Definitely high quality pub food. Following COVID protocols well.

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Cordelia
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The veggie patty burgers are very good, as are the yam fries. Beefburgers also good.

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StevenD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Would recommend to anyone. Great beer on tap.

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DWRossland
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, tried their special which was a neat combination of chicken with waffles and maple.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Though the name implies a restaurant with an abundance of decor and ambience, it is the food and drink that make this place stand out. A very diverse menu (I had the Scotch Egg and Cuban Sandwich) provides plenty of opportunity to explore cuisine not usually found in a small rustic ski town. There is definitely something for everyone with prices that are respectful of the quality of food served. The bar and drink menu matched the girth of food menu, with a healthy mix of local beers on tap. As COVID usually works to minimize experience at most establishments today, the staff and music at the Flying Steamshovel were both respectful of pandemic stresses and worked to ensure the meal and drinks were served in a friendly and professional manner.

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Dxiechk3
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

There service at the restaurant is beyond good. The servers are amazing. A few years ago this wasn’t the case at all, so it’s nice to have somewhere that’s changed this much.

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leighH
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pub food and good service. Children friendly.

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Carson
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and atmosphere. The kitchen was done and they went above and beyond to make us comfortable and feed us.

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CurtisV
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch and the food, service and overall experience was excellent! Highly recommend and will definitely return and try the dinner menu.

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DWRossland
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always friendly service and a great beer selection.

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DianneJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe dinning with my grandsons. The service and meal was excellent.
I will be back.

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JenP
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful and safety was clearly a top concern.

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Cole
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both great - enough that we came back two nights in a row! Good ambience inside, and great spot in town for an apres ski.

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CoreyS
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just went for some per dinner drinks, so no comments on the food. The atmosphere was good, everything was clean and social distanced. Great evening!

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Alvaro
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Family friendly. Good value

The Flying Steamshovel
Responded on January 25, 2021

Thanks for checking us out Alvaro!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party, grate service and good food

The Flying Steamshovel
Responded on January 25, 2021

Thanks for letting us host you!

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Petra
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super friendly staff and delicious food, plenty of gluten-free options.

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Mross
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Service great
Food overcooked or cold
Can be hit and miss

The Flying Steamshovel
Responded on January 25, 2021

So sorry for your bad expierence, please feel free to contact management or the kitchen with any suggestions on how to improve our offerings!

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Recommend for nice food et great service!
Excellent je recommande sans hésitation.

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JeffC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff who were on top of the COVID safety measures.
The chicken curry bowl was fantastic.

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KateK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved our stay! The room was clean and lovely. We had dinner at the pub downstairs and the service was fabulous. Thank you for the great experience to wrap up 2020, and for the complimentary bottle of champagne!

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was pretty uninspiring and not a very good value.

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JoyandMikeB07
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic. Highly recommend the roasted root veg salad

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AileenZ
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Thanks u so much for making an evening out work!!!!

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Cordelia
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The roasted root veggie bowl and the yellow coconut curry are both very good. The restaurant felt clean and safe, with staff following protocol very well.

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PamM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Dinner wasn’t great,, hate to complain but service was great

The Flying Steamshovel
Responded on November 27, 2020

Hi Pam, Sorry you did not enjoy your meal. Can you let us know what you had so we can work to improve it for next time? Glad the service was great. Cheers

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ginandtonic
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Cocktail, Beer and Food menu is fantastic! With COVID restrictions it is less social, but it is weird everywhere!

The Flying Steamshovel
Responded on November 23, 2020

Glad you enjoyed our offerings! Thanks for making the drive!

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Cordelia
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Unfortunately, the burger was greasy, bun soggy (as though microwaved) and fries were also greasy and inedible. Sadly, we won't be revisiting.

The Flying Steamshovel
Responded on November 7, 2020

Hi Cordelia, Sorry you did not enjoy your meal with us. The servers and management make a point to quality check each guest during their dining expierence. If you didn't enjoy an aspect of your expierence, its our service policy to make it right.

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JennyB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So nice to have a brunch option in the area! Small selection but all the important stuff was there. Lovely presentation and very tasty!

The Flying Steamshovel
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thanks for coming in!

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tomf
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall1food4service5ambience4

Prices too high. Not like it used to be. Go for high customer numbers by lowering prices and see overall tips increase plus bottom line will grow - instead of high prices that mainly tourists can pay

The Flying Steamshovel
Responded on November 7, 2020

Hi Tom, Thanks for the feedback. Sorry the business model does not work for you. Margins are set at a fair and sustainable place to ensure the long term employment of our 30 staff. Hope to see you at The Shovel again soon!

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97loco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have never had a bad meal at the Shovel. Great place for a beer and a burger. Takes some getting used to masked servers but, it's a sign of the times. Very friendly and welcoming.

The Flying Steamshovel
Responded on November 7, 2020

Thanks for stopping by!

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FAQs

The Flying Steamshovel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 362-7323.

The Flying Steamshovel is rated 4.7 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.