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Strand's Old House Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Strand’s overlooks the business section of Invermere and offers a commanding view of the Rocky Mountains. Today, as yesterday, Strand’s is an integral part of Valley history. It was built in 1912 as the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Ritchie. At that time Mr. Richie owned the Livery Stable in Invermere and did heavy hauling with his team and wagon. He later became a prominent Valley rancher. The home was purchased by Dr. and Mrs. Filmer Coy around 1920. “Doc” Coy, as he was affectionately known, was for many years the only medical practitioner between Cranbrook and Golden. He set aside one room of his home for use as his consulting-study and many of his patients were examined and treated there.
US$15 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

Lovely evening for a quiet dinner in a unique setting. Pricey but very good food that is presented well. Lots of variety in rooms of the home to sit in as large groups or couples.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lovestherockies
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Celebrated with friends on their anniversary at this great restaurant. It was a very busy evening but the waitress that served us was exceptional and was able to help us make decisions on meal choices due to our arrival following a large dinner party. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CostaWatcher
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and in fines here for the first time in ten years. The menu is still very similar and the food was just as great as the last time we are there. What a nice treat. We wont take ten years to go back!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ghuizer
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Found this restaurant online and were drawn to the early bird specials. Turkey pot pie was great as was the pork schnitzel. Nice soup and salad appies and the desert was both tasty and well presented. Comfortable surroundings and good service. We read a couple...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Blake85
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We ordered takeout as we were not feeling going out . Food was good but holy over priced! Two schnitzels....$75!!! Not worth it

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lisaj103
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Dinner was excellent. Prescentaton exceptional And early bird price was great Would highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bscasper
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t impressed with the flavors for the price. We ate at Helna’s Stube the night after and had much better food for far less a price. The setting of this restaurant and the service are it’s redeeming qualities which is why we rated this 3...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Adam B
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We visited Strands mid week and ordered off of a shortened menu. The salads were fantastic and the main course and the dessert were very good. My wife had a glass of the house red wine and really enjoyed that as well. It's a bit...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bobsalberta1963
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We just had an excellent supper. We both had superb pasta dishes followed by incredible deserts. We’ll be back!!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rick H
Reviewed August 13, 2018

It had been years since we had dined at Strand's. Our family is now 17 strong so going out for dinner at a beautiful restaurant isn't really an option! But we found ourselves among grown-ups so we decided to go to Strand's. We were thrilled...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Ajdina S
May 23, 2017|
Response from tastycat | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry this is so late. I rarely go into my account on this site. I'm not sure if Strands allows dogs outside on their patio. We've been on the patio a few times and I haven't seen anyone bring their dog. It's kind of a... More
June 23, 2015|
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Response from MJAHoofd | Reviewed this property |
This is their Facebook page, Strands-Old-House-Restaurant/135497379808532 It is kept up2date and queries are answered within a reasonable time.
Donna P
January 29, 2015|
Response from Kathleen5204 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. Just google the restaurant and with a bit of a search you can get the menu. They also have the menu for Valentines Day listed!
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