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“Definition of Downhill”

Salty's Beach House
Ranked #8 of 192 Restaurants in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, International
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Good for: View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Island flavours from around the world! Fun, energetic atmosphere in the heart of the summer action!
Summerland, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Definition of Downhill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Salty's used to be a wonderful restaurant, eclectic menu great drinks and amazing view. It still has the amazing view. The menu has changed, it is more commercial, even the old favorites that they still offer taste poorly. I went in with my kids for mothers day and it tasted like it came out of a box. I was in there last night just for a drink. There was 3 tables of 4 and 2 people at the bar, it took 25 minutes to get our drinks. The "manager" had nothing to say about it and didn't seem troubled by the fact that it could take so long to get a drink. Apparantly the bartender didn't know how to make the Salty's spicy ceasar.......This place was the epitome of fine dining and a fun night, now it is just out of a box with a side of bad service. The heart and soul has left this place. Do not reccomend!

  • Visited October 2013
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vancouver
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice but pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Nice location on the lakeshore, had a couple drinks and appetizers here. Pricey - I guess you are paying for the view ...

Visited September 2013
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Thank transitionbikes
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Long on gab short on delivery”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

I had heard so much about this place and we finally decided to go with friends and family. First we called to reserve two weeks before our arrival, we were told no need to reserve as our party was not overly large (6). We called the morning of the actual day as we wanted to make sure we had no issues. This time we were told we should have reserved and instead of eating dinner at our planned 530 we had to book for 7, ok. S,our party of six arrive, there is a line up and as we waited for our table, the entire line up was seated and we waited and the second line up was seated, and we waited. Finally we get our table upstairs, it was dark, the service slow, the waitress scattered, the establishment minimally occupied and this is THE place for seafood and they had no cod, or halibut but they did make a generous substitution.
For me the experience was nothing that made an impression or met the expectations of reviews we had heard.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Yooohooo
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Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We were a group of 11 eating here on Sept. 5th. Making a reservation was a day and a half long experience, with constantly being told to call back, getting a different person each time who had no idea what we were talking about. Not sure if we ever really did have a reservation or not, but we did get an inside table as soon as we showed up. Our waitress was great, and drinks were amazing. I honestly cant even remember what I had for dinner as we were staying in Penticton for 1 week so ate at a lot of restaurants.I do remember that the calamari was AWESOME!!! I would have gone back again just for that. Out of the 11 of us, nobody had much to complain about. Will definitely go back next time in Penticton.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Trudy L
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Naramata, Canada
2 reviews
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“Tried to get in”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

We are locals and like to support restaurants year round. Salty's doesn't take any reservations for the outside and none for inside for after 6 pm. So we went anyway. There were already 6 parties waiting to be seated, inside was empty, upstairs mostly full, patio mostly full. We inquired about the wait and were told that they only had 3 waitresses on outside, so they did not want to overwhelm them, upstairs only one person on. When asked whether we could sit inside, we were told that we could, but would not get good service, as no-one was on inside duty. We agreed to wait, but were not allowed to have any drinks, as the waiting area is not licensed. We left after a while, as nothing was moving and we still wanted to eat within a normal time frame. So we can't comment on whether the quality of the food has changed or not ...

  • Visited September 2013
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