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Merlin's

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American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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4553 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-938-7700
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

The locals seem to like it there but it's the worst experience I've had so far on my 2 week whistler vacation. The service is incredibly slow. The staff don't seem to know what's going on. The servers don't know the menu and seem to be too lazy to bring one over. Waited 20 minutes for someone to greet me... More 

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WhistlerBlackcomb, Manager at Merlin's, responded to this review

Dear Jaxxnpaul: Thanks very much for the feedback on your time at Merlin's. We apologize that you had such a disappointing experience at our bar over the holiday period; we can only imagine how frustrating it must have been waiting so long and then having the service not meet your needs or expectations. We can assure you that is not... More 

Stratham, NH, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

We ordered poutine as an appetizer -- it came very fast. So fast, they didn't have time to warm, much less melt the cheese. It then took a very long time to bring a salad, a sausage plate, and 2 bowls of chili. How long can it take to scoop chili? Evidently, it took a while to deliver it to... More 

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Thank Peter A
WhistlerBlackcomb, Manager at Merlin's, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Mr Stratham: We can only get better when we learn of opportunities to improve. Your specific comments and details are very welcomed, though I do apologize for the clearly less than stellar performance. I appreciate hearing of the good things as well as the bad and would very much like to ensure that you do... More 

Dyffryn Ardudwy
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203 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Nachos après ski with beer. The huge pile of nachos disappeared fast from most tables round the bar. This is a well deservedly popular choice. Great presentation, great service too.

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Lots of seating and tons of televisions; always showing sporting events or ski videos. Can be very loud, especially if they have live music (think rock concert loud). Food is good, I like their burgers. The nachos are huge and great for sharing.

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Thank Jessica E
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Good pub fare at Merlin's. Often quieter than the busy spots in Whistler Village. Food isn't the best, nor is the beer selection, but not bad value for money, and a good option when the Whistler favourites are packed.

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Thank Tim C
Toronto
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Thought I'd give this place a try. Found the food to be less than average in quality and quantity. The service -- is it still called service if you have to track down someone to serve you? -- is not a high point.

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Thank ilokcin
Surrey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

We had pleasant server but she did say that it would take over 1/2 hour for food so we did not order any.😞

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Thank Laurie L
Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Eating with four kids in a pub-like atmosphere is not always an easy task but the service at Merlin's was excellent and all were happy. And I was very thankful that the server/staff was well versed on gluten-free food so our experience was very easy. Like other Whistler eateries, Merlin's had a kids promotion where kids eat free with a... More 

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Thank GroveMom
Canada
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Went there for lunch on the BC holiday Monday before we went home. Place was quite busy with everyone on the patio since the weather was hot. Very big patio. Kids meals were free with paying adult meal which saved $20+ dollars. Kids meals were either chicken strips (real white meat, youngest enjoyed it), cheese pizza (oldest enjoyed that), 2... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Came here for the great location and fun-looking menu. Food is okay enough for winter après ski, but nothing to write home about. Pretty basic drinking food: got the nachos for two, poutine, and quesadilla. Nachos had little cheese and were dry. Poutine had (too) strong Demi glace and not much curd. Quesadilla was the standout and tasty. Restaurant needs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4553 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Whistler
  • Phone Number: +1 604-938-7700
Description
Our amazing patio features "Whistler's Best Nachos" and spirited après-ski action. We serve you lunch and dinner daily in a great location at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in the Upper Village.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?