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“Excellent Group Dinner”

Strand's Old House Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 42 Restaurants in Invermere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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.
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Group Dinner”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

I was at Strand's for a family dinner after the passing of my father-in-law. Service was excellent, the staff were attentive to a big group (over 26 people).

Food was slow arriving but when your trying to get a large group feed, and they all pretty much choice something unique, they did a good job. All our food arrived hot - not sure how they did it but thank you Strand's!

The waitress kept our wine glasses full and the 3 hours flew by.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Kevin J
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edmonton, alberta
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“New Years Eve”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Good food, and unique atmosphere. The only complaint was the waiter commented to the entire table that he only got an 8% tip (The bill was hundreds of $$ - 6 people). The service was mediocre and he got tipped according to his service. We had to ask multiple times for our water glasses to be re-filled. Other than that, the portions were great and the food was delicious!

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Quicksilver39
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Edmonton, Canada
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect atmosphere, Excellent food and service”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We visited this place with my family without appointment and they were very attentive accommodating us. We order the Chef's recommendation and absolutely no regret: presentation of the food, taste, and quality were exceptional. Furthermore when they heard we were speaking in different language (btwn family) they played songs in that language! Thank you people you were awesome!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Ardik
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great authentic restaurant”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We loved the ambiance and very friendly staff. We had a great dinner here, on thanksgiving. We had the traditional Turkey dinner but actually the whole menu looked nice! We will come back here for sure.

Visited October 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Still Our Favorite Restaurant in the Valley”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We have taken an annual trip to the Columbia Valley for about the past 15+ years. We discovered Stand's the first time we were there and it instantly became a yearly tradition. The restaurant is exquisite, the food is fabulous and the service can't be beat. It's not just one of our favorite restaurants in the Valley, it's one of our favorite restaurants anywhere.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank CalgaryValerie
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