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Strand's Old House Restaurant

) #8 of 25 Restaurants in Invermere ₹₹₹₹ , Seafood, European
818 12th St, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K0, Canada
+1 250-342-6344
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • 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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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank hairbunny2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Strand is located in an old house of some historical significants in downtown Invermere. We were the only couple in the restaurant. Part of that may have been the fact it was right at opening time in mid week. The food while not outstanding...More

Thank 252dennisk
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We have been coming to Strands for over 20 years. It has always been a very pleasant experience - a relatively high priced dinner, but worth the expense. For our most recent visit this was NO LONGER TRUE. We had a very disappointing meal at...More

1  Thank Bruster99
Reviewed 6 June 2017

On the last night of our short golf and relaxation vacation, we made a reservation at Strand's. We were instantly delighted with the surroundings which appeared to be a recreation of a 100 year old farmhouse. After being seated at a lovely table for two...More

Thank CanadaCate
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The service was wonderful and our waiter was very friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was worth the trip from the soothe jazz music to the rich history of the house. They ended our lovely evening by giving my mom a rose for mothers day. I...More

Thank Alisha D
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed an excellent meal at Strands. I ordered salmon wrapped in filo and my husband chose escargot for a starter and pasta carbonara for his entree. Our server Mike was friendly and by not overwhelming. My husband has mobility issues and Mike was...More

Thank cabels
Reviewed 10 May 2017

From the white picket fence, the local art work, the floor that creaks as you walk. The vintage table and chairs, this place reminds me of a walk back in time. The atmosphere was amazing. Service was grwat, friendly amd personable. Never felt to be...More

Thank Dan R
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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
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$ 32
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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