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The Cottage Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Canadian, Soups
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13 9th Ave S, Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 2L9, Canada
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible service & grumpy server. We did arrive there for lunch at around 12:15 so it was indeed busy at that time but started to clear out soon after & still it took 45 minutes to get served our "half" sandwiches. Only then were we told that we should have helped ourselves to the soup that we had ordered at... More 

Thank donaldsI7534IF
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For starters they know the importance of serving food warm. We traveled for 2 weeks in British Columbia and Alberta. We were fortunate to eat breakfast here at the start and end of our vacation. The food was always served warm and was very flavorful. My hubby had omelettes both times and loved them. Served with hash browns which he... More 

Thank Wanda R
Cranbrook, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Ate there several times. Delicious home made soups and bread. Everything is home cooked. Very friendly staff and cozy cottage feeling

Thank a3a51129
Lethbridge, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stopped in for lunch in a Wednesday around 1:30. It wasn't super busy but our waitress acted like she hadn't seen so many people in one place before. She came to take our order in okay time but we made a joke about meatloaf sandwiches where meatloaf was the bread and she said she was really... More 

Thank provincialwander
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

It was Saturday at 12:30PM. Very busy lunch. The tables are crammed in too close so that no matter where you sit on the uncomfortable chairs you are bumped by other customers moving to get their soup from the self serve tureens. There were two wait staff. Should have been three and a bus boy. Our lunch took two hours.... More 

Thank Carol S
Nelson, Canada
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Did they buy that Certificate? Soup: help yourself - Borscht was more a Tomato Soup - $7.50 almost finished the soup then the bread was served The Merlot was ice cold terrible service- waitress too hectic; no time

Thank Rebecca_d181780
Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Fresh perogies made from scratch and are served with a generous portion of sour cream, bacon and onion. Delicious recipe!

Thank mcclurecarmen
Saskatoon, Canada
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I like The Cottage, it's fairly cheap, and for the main part the food is good. The only food that I've gotten there that I did not like were the potato skins. The bacon on them is the fake bacon bits, so those are not worth it. Service on the other hand is terrible. This is not a place for... More 

Thank Brooke B
Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We had breakfast here after staying overnight in Cranbrook on our way to Vancouver. Eclectic decor, decent prices, good service, tasty home-cooked food (loved the homemade bread!), and large portions. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Altamom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We sat for almost an hour before the food came out. Bread is good but nothing else special about breakfast. Not big choice. Cheap orange juice. Cute decor. Not cheap. Not friendly especially. What more can we say?

Thank Hank S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Canadian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 9th Ave S, Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 2L9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Cranbrook
  • Phone Number: (250)426-6516

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?