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“Cattleman's Steak House” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Historic O'Keefe Ranch

Historic O'Keefe Ranch
Ranked #3 of 48 things to do in Vernon
Certificate of Excellence
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Vernon, Canada
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193 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Cattleman's Steak House”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

We visited the above restaurant on my 70th Birthday a couple of day's ago. There were 10 of us. the restaurant was busy but we had a reservation, so the table was ready. having been in the business for over 45 years I was totally amazed that the owner whoever he is, had 1 person doing the bar and serving more then 50 people all by himself. This is absolutely ridiculous.
The waiter did an exceptional job holding it together.
We waited a long time for food and beverages. I also noted that smaller tables who came after us were served before us and got their dinner way before us. We had our 2 grand kids with us so obviously it would have been nice getting some service. I am not blaming the waiter but the owner, who was obviously nowhere to be found. The young man who came out of the kitchen to pour water did not help either as he was wearing some filthy cooks pants and has never worked in the service.
When we finally got our appetizers about 1 hour later, they were well presented and tasty. As for the entree's; I expect a perfectly cooked steak in a steak house, which we did not get.
Medium was rare. The medium rare was close to blue. My prime rib with veggies and potatoes was look warm. The meat quality was good
sending it back was not really an option with that many people, as we probably would have had to stay overnight!
After this fiasco, we skipped desserts and coffee's etc. and went home for it
I was looking forward to have a nice 70th Birthday celebration with family and friends who came from a long way to be here.
This definitely was not it.

Visited March 2013
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Armstrong, Canada
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“Best House Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

One would have thought our tour guide owned the property she conducted the tour with such warmth and pride and the details were very interesting. We found that two hours at the site was just not enough as there is so much to see. What a wonderful attraction. We will be back.

Visited September 2012
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Kelowna, Canada
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“Kinda' boring”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

Went to the murder mystery dinner night because that is totally our thing...the actors were sooooooooo bad and the food was average. The other staff were fun though and we a had a decent time in spite of the rest.

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ireland
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51 reviews
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“very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

we were advised to go here by the lady in the information office. we were not disappointed. we took the tour of the o'keefe home which is included in entry fee. we had a very charming guide and i thoroughly enjoyed the tour. after that we were free to wander around the old building and outhouses. they also have a variety of rare breed animals and a pottery. all in all i thought it was good value and the people working there take pride in their history.

Visited September 2012
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West Vancouver, Canada
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“fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

The house tour wonderful, The guide was very informative, and loved her job.
The luch in the restaurant was good too and the waitress very helpful

Visited August 2012
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