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The Cottage Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Canadian, Soups, Cafe
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13 9th Ave S, Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 2L9, Canada
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Los Angeles
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399 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here for lunch and weren't sure what to order. Everyone around us was getting soup with bread so that's what we chose too. It was a great choice. The soup was hearty and filling and the fresh bread was amazing. The only drawback was that it was kind of expensive. There weren't a lot of choices in the... More 

Thank d0ndequiera
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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 

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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201 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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?