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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%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Canadian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
818 12th St, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The is a lovely restaurant in a refurbished house. My husband and I had a wonderful three-course meal of prime rib that was delicious. Our server, Beau, was amazing. But we did go on a Sunday evening, early in May before the height of the...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fabulous meal before a hockey game in town and the atmosphere was excellent with a live band. The portions were decent and the food was home made with very friendly staff.

Thank gizbot
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We might not have gone during peak season so i am not sure how this large place fills in in the summer. One of three or four table that night in a place which must have 80. We were greeted pleasantly and seated fast. the...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is a fine dining restaurant with excellent food, good staff and reasonable prices and near to downtown.

1  Thank Lindsay N
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at the Strand mid-week, around 8:00pm without reservations. We could see they were “very” busy. That resulted in slower service, food came out warm and not all at once. We have eaten here before, and that type of service is unusual. The...More

1  Thank Shreder
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We like to come here for a meal when we want some good food and a nice ambience. The old house is very charming and cozy. The service is always pleasant. The food is usually good to very good. The steaks are not their best...More

2  Thank Winderbelle
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for many years as we go up to Canada each year in the fall. We have always been impressed with the food, service and ambience. The appetizer we had was fabulous. French onion soup this year was not...More

Thank Lois M
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We came with friends for the early bird special. My Venison Bratwurst with Huckleberry sauce was great. My wife's Sockeye Salmon was slightly overdone. Wonderful atmosphere on the enclosed porch.

Thank dhendricks43
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We had Strand's cater our wedding for 30.guests. Tony & his staff did an amazing job, providing lots of delicious prime rib, roasted vegetables & a variety of great salads. Look forward to dining with them again in the restaurant.

Thank duanestunts
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Strand's is somewhat of an institution in this valley - in the 35 years I have been coming here many things have changed but Strand's continues to offer the same service and dining experience. This can be good and bad. Consistency is a good thing...More

1  Thank Dean S
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24 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
24 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
30 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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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