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Strand's Old House Restaurant

818 12th St, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K0, Canada
+1 250-342-6344
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
818 12th St, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank Blake E
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank bscasper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 13 August 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

Thank NatachaH112
Reviewed 8 August 2018

A fairly expensive restaurant in a nice setting , serving mediocre food. It will be my last visit.Everyone in our group of 6 was not impressed. We were planning to dine at Birchwood actually but it was fully booked. Years ago the food was good...More

Thank Pegasus_AB
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Went there 2 years ago and will not be going back. This was there third and final chance, the atmosphere and service are great. The food not that good, exspecially for what they want to charge you! I ordered chicken Oscar, it was a piece...More

1  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We live in Louisiana and travel to Canada at least once a year. We eat at Strand's every time we visit this area. We have found over the years that the food and service are superb. In fact, the chef/owner will even fix something special...More

Thank James A
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Ajdina S
23 May 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
23 June 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
29 January 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 12th St, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Invermere
  • Phone Number: +1 250-342-6344
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. Dr. and Mrs. Coy were very influential and highly respected Valley citizens. Dr. Coy attained high military office during the Second World War. strands-08The Ian Weir family purchased the home about 1946 and three generations of Weirs enjoyed its beauty and comfort. In 1979, the home was purchased by Tim Strand and he opened Strand’s Old House Restaurant in June 1980 with Chef Tony Wood. Renovations and furnishings reflect the historical integrity of the home and, in line with its rich heritage, Tim Strand named the dining areas the Ritchie, Coy and Weir Rooms, and a fourth dining room Harrington named after the maiden name of Tim’s mother. Executive chef Tony Wood originally hails from New Zealand and has been an integral part of Strands since its inception. In 1992, Tony expanded on his partnership role and became the sole proprietor of Strands.
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