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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
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Kel B
Vernon, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Hockey team has been here twice now. I do not like the food because it is so bland. The salad is way too vinegary. The spaghetti needs to be spicier. I had lasagna this time and it was not my finest meal by far.No taste at all. Others in my family fared no better. Yes, there is lots of food... More 

Thank wiseowls2
Kelowna, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We come through with our team every time we are in town. Great food, all you can eat pasta, the best sauce I've had anywhere. Staff is friendly, beautiful waitresses, and the manager was really helpful. He dropped everything he was doing to get me a cup of coffee! Now that's service!

Thank alanrockets
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We decided to try The Colander shortly after arriving in town and checking into our motel. There were not a lot of places open for lunch but The Colander was. It doesn't look like your typical Italian Restaurant. It's a very large open area with a lot of seating. My husband found it very strange and commented about it to... More 

1 Thank Shelley E
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Best meatballs ever and the spaghetti can't be duplicated at home! Topping off the meal with roasted chicken and roasted potatoes is just delicious.

Thank Travcan
Trail, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

People come from all over for the spaghetti at the colander. Locals can bring in a pot and get it filled with spaghetti and sauce for a fraction of the price. Try it you will like it!!!

Thank sjohnston000
Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our Bantam hockey team dined there for dinner on Saturday night. 49 of us in total. Food portions are served family style and more than most of us could eat. Real homestyle Italian & so delicious! We pre-ordered our meals, which was helpful, but a little chaotic with that many people. The only drawback was our huge party was assigned... 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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?