Manteo Resort – Waterfront Hotel & Villas is crazy happy to announce the opening of their new onsite eatery – Smack Dab. Following a $1.5 million dollar renovation to the former home of the Wild Apple Restaurant, Smack Dab will be opening with a bang in mid-March! 

The cool new digs will feature 120-seats in the lounge and restaurant, a private dining room for 18-40 (amazing place to host parties, meetings, special events and it’s high tech equipped).  Smack Dab will also claim title as Kelowna’s largest lakeside outdoor patio seating an additional 150 guests.  Soaring 10-foot folding glass doors will allow for an open-air environment in the summer months and protection from the elements when the weather doesn’t cooperate.  

“Whether a tourist looking to cleanse their palate between wineries or a local who just wants a to grab a great pizza and a beer after work, we wanted to create a neighbourhood gathering place that locals can enjoy as much as our hotel guests,” said Heather Schroeter, general manager, Manteo Resort. “Kelowna has some amazing restaurants and chefs who are doing incredible things with wine country cuisine but we saw the opportunity to deviate a bit from the expected and offer an experience you can’t find anywhere else in the city,” she said.

Smack Dab will offer a great place to hang out and unwind. The menu will feature a wide array of flavour-packed appetizers, sharing plates, forno oven pizzas, signature entrees and desserts that are all fresh and prepared in-house.  Start with a bowl of Forno Baked Onion and Ale Soup (wow) or a Grilled Caesar Salad. Then share the Meat and Cheese plate followed by Fish Tacos or a Forno Oven Pizza – like the Artisan Bacon, Wild Mushroom & Potato Pizza. Is your mouth watering?  Mine is. This menu offers seriously good eats and it is exactly what Kelowna is missing.  Finally a real gastro-pub…and its lakeside to boot!

Equally serious about their suds as they are their food, Smack Dab will offer Kelowna’s largest selection of craft beer – 12 on tap and 20 by the bottle – celebrating BC and Pacific Northwest producers.  Of course there will still be a fabulous wine list as well as a seasonal cocktail menu. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night snacks.  

I wonder if I can book a table for the season?  See you there.


~ Jennifer Schell