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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Canadian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
818 12th St, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everyone loved the setting and the meal. The service was superb! The appetizers were spectacular! The entrees were perfect and the dessert exquisite! The Longfellows

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Took my wife and her Aunt and Uncle to Strands each summer for our Anniversary the food os fantastic and the service is great they even made a special dessert for the Anniversary (50th) of my wifes Aunt and Uncle

Thank MrCleanOne
Reviewed 31 July 2017

What a well run establishment! Excellent Chef who knows how to prepare excellent ingredients with a delicate and knowledgeable touch. Attentive server who was also very willing to help with special food requests and was very informative about the sourcing of the restaurants produce and...More

Thank Don G
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were here last year and the food and service was amazing !! Not true for this year :( The waitress we had forgot our buns, had to keep asking her for drinks. The caesar was okay but not much on the plate. I ordered...More

Thank Katiejojo65
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were a bit on the late side of the very hot day- no reservations- and they took us in with open arms. Our server Mike was a tremenous help- deciding can sometimes be hard- and the servers always have the scoop on what is...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Really great food, Services was great as well. Short walk up the hill from The Canterbury Inn. Well groomed place.

1  Thank hairbunny2017
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Nice old house, and food was good( i have steak) , server Mike did a good job attending to us, Pleasant experience on our first time at Strands.Will be back soon.

Thank Cristy D
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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$16 - US$33
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, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
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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