Coal Oil Johnny's Pub

4.8
23 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
Say that five times fast.

The cozy, rustic timber-frame environment at Whitewater Ski Resort sets the stage for epic stories of knee deep powder over delicious food and local craft beer such as Nelson Brewing Company (NBC).

After the lifts stop turning, Coal Oil Johnny's offers a tantalizing and varied apres ski menu to match your choice of NBC brews on tap such as Harvest Moon Hemp Ale, Bent Pole IPA and the much anticipated seasonal Faceplant Winter Ale.

With such a cozy setting, it’s not uncommon to find people coming up to the mountain just to enjoy lunch in the pub!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 23 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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KathleenB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly staff, prompt and effiecient service. Great food.

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SylviaR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

I always have a good time on the hill and what comes with it.
I wish they wouldn't put us right by the kitchen entrance door when half the pub is empty. It was apparently the last table booked for the day and the time slot. But several tables where empty while we were there. No biggie but just a hint since we ended up at that table twice (2 different occasions) while the place was almost empty. Maybe it is because we had a 6 year old with us? Not sure... love u guys regardless 💓

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MATTHEW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome views, service and food. Definitely a great apres ski pub and really good food.

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DisaW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, setting and availability. ❤️ Johnny’s

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Coal Oil Johnny’s Pub has the best burgers & poutine we have experienced in the Kootenay’s!

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Mffdvr
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was awesome as always. Drinks were excellent. Service was very good. Views were closed over but that meant fresh powder so all was good!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best fries in Nelson:-)

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Coco
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place to grab a good hearty meal during your skiing day. Food is tasty and drinks are cold.

DO
DavidO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome views, beer, food and service . Pure magic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Looking forward to going back!

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Aimless
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Chili was fabulous, poke bowl was ok. Noodles weren’t the favourite

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Apreshunter
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Four of Nelson’s top server staff- how could we go wrong??!!

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ClaireH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Thank you for seeking feedback. The bar staff are all totally amazing. Really enjoying being able to reserve a table !!

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PatriciaD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Thanks for all the work to make things work. We enjoyed our time at Coal Oil Johnny's.

JS
JennaS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always amazing we love it at wh2o it the best place to be

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FrankM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good service. Good food. Nice view of the slopes. Servers were friendly and efficient.

DS
DaleS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food , great skiing. the best ski hill in BC

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skipole69
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great slopeside meal and a much more peaceful ambience than normal with covid measures in place.

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Root
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love going into the bar for some food snd a drink.

DW
DeanW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food! We will be back for more plus the powder was amazing too.

JC
JamesC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Possibly Best Caesar in the world. Amazing staff, food and view.

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! Some of the best food you can find at a ski hill and an unforgettable atmosphere. Things have quieted down with covid, but that is to be expected. They have done a great job following covid protocols.

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BigDog
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Can’t wait to go back and Penny to buy me lunch.

FAQs

Coal Oil Johnny's Pub is rated 4.8 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.