The Frontier Restaurant
122 N Highway 23
Revelstoke BC V0E 2S0
Phone: 250 837 5119
The Frontier Restaurant is part of The Ol’ Frontier, which includes a motel, restaurant, gas station, and 24-hour store. It’s easy to find all of this because it’s right on the corner of Highway 1 and Highway 23.
On entering The Frontier Restaurant you are halted in your tracks by a stoplight, which makes you wait until someone notices you and shows you to a table. When we were there, it was fairly long before someone noticed and gave us a table. The Frontier is decorated in the Old West style, with lots of wood and special booths for big groups. It was quite dark inside, even during the day. Maybe it’s the lack of big windows and the dark furnishings, but it deprived the place of a warm, homey feel.
Our server was strange and seemed to have trouble understanding us. She was also not friendly, and we felt she would rather see us leave than eat there. But we were hungry, so we looked over the menus, which looked like old newspapers (a fun concept).
Our server said the appetizers would be big, so we went with a burger and an appetizer. This type of order seemed extremely unusual to her. Then our drinks came with ice even though we asked for no ice.
The food came and the portions were okay. I think a frozen patty from the grocery store would have tasted better than my burger.
Drink refills never happened, even after we asked for them. As for the bill, we wanted to pay by credit card, which meant another wait to get the server’s attention. She certainly did not deserve her tip.
Last thoughts: The Frontier Restaurant in Revelstoke is officially on my never-go-back list. Any place in Revelstoke would do a better job than this place. Sure, they’re open from 5 am to 10 pm and they’re next to the highway, but take a pass. There are lots of other options close to the highway in Revelstoke.