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The Cottage Restaurant

13 - 9 Ave. S., Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 2L9, Canada
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Ranked #17 of 83 Restaurants in Cranbrook
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2014
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26 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Cranbrook, Canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This restaurant does have excellent home made soups, I will say that. And there are old-fashioned, eclectic decorations around that remind me (fondly) of my great grandmother's kitchen, so that has some charm. For me, that's where the positives end. The seating is extremely cramped though. This is especially problematic because the soup bar is self-serve, and you have to... More

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Princeton, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Right from the prospects of seeing people drinking what looked like wonderful lemonade from a glass boot---then discovering that it tasted like something instant from a powder, this restaurant produced a chain of disappointments. After figuring out what we wanted to order.....then suddenly finding they were out of cabbage roles; then tasting what we hoped would be a great borsch... More

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Cranbrook, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

What a great lil place to eat ! The soups are to die for! Best borscht ever! The thick sandwiches fantastic, also like that can order half a sandwich! Service was awesome! Totally worth a visit for a great lunch !

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Invermere, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Having lunch was a pleasant experience, great atmosphere, and fine foods. The staff were super and attentive.

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Terrace Bay, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

What a cute little place. We were shopping for new ski boots and this place was recommended by Shane at Gerrick's Ski's and Bikes. Thank you for the tip! Since both Bob & I prefer to cook our own meals rather than eat by default in restaurants, The Cottage Restaurant has now been added to our small list of awesome!... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

We've now been to The Cottage twice. Food is predictable, substantial, home made tasty and served quickly in a homey atmosphere. Prices are reasonable. If you're looking for a spot for brekky or lunch with no pretensions and good food, this is it!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I have eaten here a couple of times now. 1 lunch, 1 brunch. Cabbage roll and perogie lunch was very good. I will have it again. Ham and cheese omelet for brunch. They made their own bread and baked goods. You get a big slice of toast that is about 1 inch thick. I could make a meal of just... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Cute place. Had the chef's salad and there was a generous portion. Fresh veggies. Real meat and not processed. Hot tea. Home made bread was great. I'd go again.

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Dunan, BC
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I know this place has many positive comments, but this was our experience: The service was very slow. had to return coffee because there was lipstick on the cup. I had the Texan breakfast with my eggs over easy. The eggs to me needed a little more time in the pan, there was still clear jelly on the tops of... More

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Cranbrook, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We DO enjoy the great homemade bread , and other homemade things at The Cottage. But beware of the fish and chips. We were v e r y surprized when our orders of fish & chips arrived as neat little triangles - obviously from superstore bulk packs that have been re-fried in oil. We can re-fry boxed frozen triangles at... More

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