The food was great. Loved everything that we ordered. The first server was great, really good at what she does, but then we switched tables because it was too cold outside, the new server did not seem to care much. The overall experience was decent.
Our reservation was made several days previous however it felt like we were given given "just a seat". Cole was delightful, and our brunch was satisfactory, beautifuly plated but not that hot. I felt delighted when my daughter called to pay for our meal, however having been to Smack Dab several times...this time I felt they could have done better.
Sat on the patio enjoy the awesome view by the lake staff was very accommodating
We had the mother’s Day breakfast/ brunch
The food was freshly cooked but it was a small buffet not much selection and we left disappointed that it was not a more diverse selection on this special day
Gluten free pizza might need some work ;)
Overall, we had a very good experience at Smack Dab. It started a bit slow, as we needed to wait half an hour for our reserved table to be ready, but the views from here are worth the wait. My pizza was pretty good, though the crust could stand some improvement. Dessert was excellent. I would have liked to have seen more variety of local wines and beers - it was a bit thin. There also was a pretty rowdy group next to us for a time - though that can be hard to control.
We will definitely repeat as locals, however may not come prime time weekend evening to allow for a quieter experience.
The service, food quality, and ambiance were lovely. What wasn’t so lovely was the nearly empty (or actually empty) hot food buffet. We stood and waited in the quite unbusy restaurant for almost 15 minutes for scrambled eggs. Really really good scrambled eggs, but still. For all of us, including our out-of-town guests, it made the value for money equation just a little bit sketchy. We live Smack Dab and will go again, but this wasn’t a brilliant visit.
Great night at Smack Dab. Food was excellent and value for $ spent. Nice wine and beer selection. Always consistently good.
We enjoyed the choices on the menu. Our server was very good. We come here a bit. We still can’t figure out why the burger isn’t on the menu.
Always enjoy this restaurant. Had a wine flight. It was presented well. Easy to tell which wine was which. Didn’t care for the calamari. It was a bit dry maybe? They use cornmeal which is a great idea but it seemed too dry. The Jalapeño rings in it were great though! Pizza is always good.
Have not been for years - since it opened and was delighted with the quality of the food, service and selection of craft beers. Really good food, well presented. Excellent value - and pleasantly surprised by same. Very efficient and appropriately friendly and attentive staff. Slightly noisy at times (6:30--8:30) but as always a wonderful location, on a beautiful evening. Plenty of parking. We had a seat in the middle of an aisle--a slightly awkward location for guests and wait staff as its a bit small for comfort on both sides of the dining experience (though the booths looked great).
Open Table booking worked seamlessly--thank you. Makes me wonder why its been so long since we were last there? A great place to showcase the Okanagan with friends from New Zealand. Thanks--we'll be back!
The redeeming quality that this restaurant has is the beautiful view. Breakfast stopped being served at 11:00. We arrived at 11, I ordered the all day Sunday breakfast option of eggs benedict and was told by the server that the kitchen couldn’t accommodate my dish because I requested scrambled eggs. I order this often with generally no issue. The server then had the manager come over who informed me that scrambled eggs couldn’t be accommodated and I would need to order something else. Disappointing that this was my response and I could have made these eggs at home in no time at all. I am a local and wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone and felt that I was more of an inconvenience to the manager than someone he cared to help. It should be noted that the server herself was fantastic- just didn’t have the support from her team to save the dining experience.
The food and service is always impeccable, but sitting beside Lake Okanagan is divine.
Lovely mid-week special occasion dinner at Smack Dab. The creative food presentation, portion size, and taste were all excellent (lamb and steelhead trout entrees). Service was knowledgeable, attentive and well timed. We did, however, find it curious to enter the dining room through the sports bar. With a view and menu like that, a separation of the two would enhance the dining atmosphere. Still, a delicious overall experience and we would happily return.
Would request a table next time- booth was a little tight
The staff are friendly and efficient and the ambience makes it a great place to meet with friends for a casual but delicious meal. The lakeview is up close and personal. All in all one of the best places in town to meet.
I have become a regular customer and enjoy everything and my favourite is the wine flight, pizzas and desserts as well as the option of homemade ice creams and sorbets.
Excellent as Usual
Very enjoyable, nice location , excellent service
We visited on a Sunday for lunch. Two mature females and our over 90 Mum. The things we liked most were the view, excellent menu, tasty food, good service and non intrusive but trendy music. The portions were large and filling. Prices were good but smaller portions with smaller price options for seniors would be preferred.
There is a $29 set menu with either appetizer/main or main/desert. No option fir appetizer and desert which was our preference. As none of the set menu items interested us, we ordered off the menu and had seafood chowder, steamed muscles with pita/naan (enough for two), Green salad with prawns, arugula salad and sour cherry cheesecake. Apparently you can request the salad as a side but we didnt see any mention of this. The desert cheesecake was good, but small considering how large the appetizers and entree were.
We booked online and selected “birthday” but no mention was made and no candle arrived with the cake. This was mildly dissapointing as we expected some quiet acknowledgement for my Mum who didn’t want a fuss, but a candle would have been nice.
I’m going back this week with a friend for her birthday and will see if this was normal or an oversight.
Great restaurant on the lake, just wish they had more nutrient dense menu options.
Everyone really enjoyed their food. Lots to eat. Burgers were hyge. Pasta was wonderful and live the view. Great place for a quiet lunch.
The scenery is excellent! Right on the lake. Great food!
Not much selection.
Experienced revised new menu. Glad that hamburgers were not listed! Food was served in hot skillet, well presented, tasty comfort food great for a rainy cool night. Quieter environment great for conversation without yelling. Will return without question
Service was exceptional. Food was hot and timely. Veggies were so so. Eldente with a lot of crunch. Did not meet the knife test. Pasta smelt like a fish dish which if fresh would not have noticed. The veal and lamb was great. We had a lovely evening and that's what mattered. Hard to be on top of everything.
I could sign it Gordon Ramsey(which I'm not) but if asked I will tell the truth.
Been to this place many times. Food is always good,good selection of beer and wine.
One of the best servers in town works at Smack Dab and we were lucky enough to have her as our server.......Cathy is truly amazing and has worked there for years. She made my moms 83 Rd birthday very special.
An enjoyable evening with good food, wine and great service. This place will be high on my list for all seasons.
Lovely place to go for all occasions. Enjoyed our meals and the scenery. Beautiful location!
The food was amazing, the server was professional and provided great recommendations. I would recommend the mussels, the veal and fettuccine! Would be happy to come back!
We were staying at the resort and thought it made sense to have a birthday celebration dinner while we were there. We weren't disappointed. Everything was great. Especially the mussel on tomato sauce. We dreamed of drinking the mussel sauce straight out of the pot - amazing!
Smack Dab has a great patio, fabulous view, a good basic comfort food. The prices are too high for the cuisine though - it's charing 4-star pricing for 3-star food. The service leaves a lot to be desired though. Our order was messed up a lot - vegetarian meal came with prawns. Fries were plain forgotten. Appetizers arrived at the same time as mains. Waitress doubled down on the bad service by trying to tell us that we miss-ordered... vegetarians are pretty good about not ordering prawns...
So, other that the prices being 30% over what they should be, and the our particular waitress being awful, the food is good and the view is great.
Wonderful ambiance and waterfront setting. A must-go-to restaurant for all special occasions. We do not live in Kelowna but visit about four times yearly and have made it a habit to go to Smack Dab every time we are there. Fantastic food and appetizers . Service was very prompt and dependable. We enjoy the place tremendously.
While the food was great, it was a little overpriced for the amount served.
Booths are too tight - both in table space and leg room.
The seating by the kitchen is less than ideal.
We should have been offered tea and desert menus - we would have ordered tea/coffee for sure as we wanted to sit and chat. Maybe they wanted to move us out?
from our appetizer to mains it was very good, our server was very attentive , all in all great value.
We had dinner here on Saturday evening (we had breakfast here earlier in the day). Both meals were great, but dinner was crowded and noisy! It was Saturday night during summer, so I assume that added to the crowd and noise. Service was a little slow since we were in the lounge area and the bartender was doubling as a waiter. Food was good though, and we weren't in a hurry so it was fine. Definitely make sure to make reservations on weekend nights during the summer- this place was busy!!
I booked on line and asked for a patio table and second choice was to sit by the window. There was 5 people. They were from out of town and I really wanted them to have a nice view that is why I chose smack dabs, unfortunately when I arrived on time for my reservation there was no patio or window seat available and ended up at a bar table with no view. Very disappointing and had I known before arrival I would have chosen a different venue
Smack Dab is always a great spot when I am in Kelowna. The patio is fantastic and the gluten free options are great!