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The Colander Restaurant

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1475 Cedar Ave, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4C5, Canada
+1 250-364-1816
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Canmore, Canada
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Colander is an long time establishment that has been serving locals and visitors for 35 years plus. We visit every time, the spaghetti and meatballs all you can eat is perfect, service is friendly and quick. We will return over and over when we visit. Thanks.

Thank Sue S
Kugluktuk, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Colander is a great family restaurant, I love their all you can see Speghetti and meatballs. Along with wings, which we end up taking home, since we got too full from the spaghetti meal. Very affordable prices.

Thank Lucy T
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Colander is a main stay in Trail and if you are traveling to Trail everyone should eat there at least once. They serve large portions in a family style setting. Good food at a reasonable price.

Thank Brad K
Cambridge, Canada
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104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will be stuffed! While the outside of this restaurant is something to be desired, the food is worth cracking the door for. The Exterior ceramic tile front with small upper windows does not look welcoming in the slightest. Only after local recommendations did we venture in. Pleasantly surprised by a BUSY place inside. Food is generally much better if... More 

Thank Mark H
Princeton, Canada
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard about this place from the people we were visiting with in Trail and one night dinner came from here. It was interesting in that we dropped off pots and pans early in the evening for us to pick up later with our take-out meal. I didn't see much of the inside but noticed a very steady stream... More 

Thank looseink
Cranbrook, Canada
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for quick business lunch. Nothing like getting served quick so you can maintain your busy days schedule. Well done. Good eats.

Thank mnratch
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main attraction for this "famous" Trail Restaurant is the All you can eat Pasta special. It's not the healthiest, but it tastes good, and it will Fill you up. I also really like the Smoothies.

Thank Gilbert C
Trail, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Usual family meal. Lots of food, but loud setting unless you book the meeting room. Good ribs on Thursday.

Thank WolfeShade
Fruitvale, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love the chicken and spaghetti but I find it a bit greasy. There is lots to eat and the service is good. Really noisy when its busy though

Thank fruitvale1234
Fort St. John, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This place gets BUSY! That said, they style their service and menu to accommodate large groups. My husband and I went before a Smoke Eaters Hockey Game. We were seated and it took a bit to be noticed. When we were, the server pointed out that this was not her section. As our meal progressed, we did meet the server... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Cedar Ave, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Trail
  • Phone Number: +1 250-364-1816

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