Invermere Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Invermere

August 23, 2017 Madelene Haan

Invermere is a community in eastern British Columbia, Canada, near the border of Alberta. It is the hub of the Columbia Valley between Golden to the north and Cranbrook to the south. Invermere sits on the northwest shore of Windermere Lake and is a popular summer destination for visitors and second home owners from Calgary.
Things to do in Invermere

1. A&W Restaurant

255 Third Ave, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K7, Canada Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Canadian, American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 250-342-3575
Excellent
40%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

A&W Restaurant

Reviewed By KimberleyJohn - Golden, British Columbia

This one of many nationwide franchises makes a good attempt at doing what it takes to make a customer return.Fast,curteous service and a fresh exterior renovation with good value coupons.Working to source healthy beef and eggs is another move that shows customer respect.Clean parking lot and well situated makes this particular A&W stand out!

2. Black Forest Steak & Schnitzel

540 93 95 Hwy, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K0, Canada Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards German, Austrian, European, Canadian, Central European, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$126 - HK$290 +1 250-342-9417
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 333 reviews

Black Forest Steak & Schnitzel

At the Black Forest Restaurant, we feature an authentic European atmosphere to complement our extensive Bavarian menu. We are known for our famous schnitzels but we also specialize in steak, seafood, duck, chicken, spatzle, salads and lamb dishes as well as delicious home-made desserts. Enjoy a beverage with your meal from our extensive collection of beer and wine. We feature early bird specials from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Every day and nightly specials from 5:00 p.M. until closing. Our Dress Code is Causal - please not hats, muscle/sleaveless shirts. Shorts and t-shirts acceptable.

Reviewed By Peter G

My wife had been to the restaurant many years ago and wanted to try it again. I’m so glad we went, the food, atmosphere, the service and the food was excellent...we would definitely return when in the area again...best to make Reservations, the restaurant was packed for the 2 hour that were were there.

3. Blue Dog Cafe

1213 7th Ave, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K0, Canada Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 250-342-3814
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

Blue Dog Cafe

Reviewed By karobski - Radium Hot Springs British Columbia

Grab one and head for the beach in this nice westher Very healthy and filling No need to make your own lunch for a picnic at lake

4. Huckleberry's Family Restaurant

205 Laurier St, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K0, Canada Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 250-342-6766
Excellent
30%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 379 reviews

Huckleberry's Family Restaurant

Reviewed By Cecilia S - Stockholm

We are here for skiing and we looking for an alternative to our hotel breakfast and found this place on the way to Panorama. They served a very traditional unhealthy breakfast with many options and combinations of eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, toast, pancakes. Had some kids options too. The chocolate chip pancakes with their Huckleberry syrup was delicious.

5. Peppi's Pizzeria

1018 8th Ave, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K0, Canada Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +1 250-342-3421
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Peppi's Pizzeria

Reviewed By karobski - Radium Hot Springs British Columbia

Want a good pizza experience look no further than Peppi's. It is always busy which is a good sign. We have only eaten in the restaurant but they do take out also.

6. Strand's Old House Restaurant

818 12th St, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K0, Canada Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating Canadian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$126 - HK$243 +1 250-342-6344
Excellent
64%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Strand's Old House Restaurant

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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.

Reviewed By Dean S - Alberta

Strand's is somewhat of an institution in this valley - in the 35 years I have been coming here many things have changed but Strand's continues to offer the same service and dining experience. This can be good and bad. Consistency is a good thing when the food is outstanding and the menu unique but can also be repetitive and tiring after a while. I have eaten here twenty times in the 35 years and had great meals and "okay" meals - this last one was okay. The food is good generally but the service, wine list (which seemed to be filled with holes - why put a wine on the menu if you don't have any?) and prices seem to be inconsistent. Ordering a la carte is expensive. The lamb in the past has been very good and the pastas decent. The best deal we found this summer was the summer set price menu - three options for under $40. I had the bocconcini salad, the steak and the pie - it was good. Ordering wine was an adventure as the server had to make multiple trips to the cellar to see if they had the wine and then if there was more than one bottle. The server constantly complained that they were really busy tonight but only two other tables were occupied and the there were three servers? My take: good food, a little pricey, and average service.

7. The Invermere Bakery

1305 7th Avenue | Box 519, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K0, Canada Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$63 +1 888-681-9977
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 276 reviews

The Invermere Bakery

Artisan Bakery Cafe A local favourite Downtown Invermere In the heart of the Columbia Valley

Reviewed By Graeme B - Merritt, Canada

Nice selection of pastries and breads, eye-appealing although some of the selection needed a bit of microwave to make it softer. Very tasty though!

8. Rocky River Grill

8888 Arrow Rd | At Super 8, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K2, Canada Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating American, Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$8 +1 250-342-8888
Excellent
49%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 229 reviews

Rocky River Grill

Reviewed By Susan F - Radium Hot Springs, Canada

Had dinner here the other night and we both ordered the Lemon Snapper. There was some confusion about what "starch" choices were available to accompany our entree but once sorted out we were good to dine. The calamari starter was perfectly cooked although the batter pretty much crumbled off. The vegetables and potatoes were great and while the fish was tasty it was a bit overdone/dry. Portions were so generous we couldn't finish all our fòod. I'd been in for lunch a month preciously and LOVED my Honey Garlic wrap. Overall well worth the money.

9. Birchwood Restaurant

722 - 13th Street, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K0, Canada Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner HK$110 - HK$259 +1 250-342-0606
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 308 reviews

Birchwood Restaurant

The Birchwood Winter Hours: Opened Tuesday - Saturday opened at 5pm Daily.<br><br>Dinner orders must be in kitchen by 9pm. During off-season, kitchen hours may vary depending on how busy we are.<br><br> We are closed Sundays & Mondays.

Reviewed By ashle4 - Langley City, Canada

We don't know Invermere well, but we would bet most small cities like this don't have a restaurant as special and accomplished as Birchwood. In fact, many large city establishments could learn a thing or two from Birchwood.
The service was personable, professional and un-rushed. The decor is pleasing, offering a casual elegance.
We enjoyed a nice caesar salad, curry bowl and pasta special. Course timing was excellent, dishes were served warm, plentiful and very tasty. My pasta had mussels, shrimp and a Thai egg noodle base.
I like spices, and could have enjoyed a little more heat, however, the flavours were very nice. The mussels and shrimps were perfectly prepared.
If you are in the Kootenays and looking for a special meal, Birchwood should be on your list.

10. Elements

760 Cooper Rd, Invermere, British Columbia V0A 1K2, Canada Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Grill, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night HK$47 - HK$212 +1 250-341-4002
Excellent
35%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
12%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 227 reviews

Elements

Elements, is a contemporary restaurant with indoor and outdoor Seating, is sure to become a favorite among foodies and the après golf crowd. This innovative new restaurant at Copper Point Resort delivers elegance with refreshing simplicity. Sit down to spectacular mountain and golf course views inside one of the Columbia Valley&apos;s most contemporary restaurants. Catch a golf tournament on the patio&apos;s 46-inch flat screen TV or order a snack and cocktail by the pool. Either way, you&apos;ll be impressed. Elements Executive Chef creates ultra-fresh seasonal menus with &apos;smart food&apos; selections that inspire your healthy, active lifestyle. Room for a little indulgence? Exquisite desserts, fun martinis, and gourmet coffees are best enjoyed on the wrap-around outdoor patio.

Reviewed By janidd - St. John's, Canada

We decided to eat at Elements at Copper Point Resort rather than venture out to find something after a long day of travel. We were glad we did, the restaurant is very good with prompt service and lovely atmosphere. Our starter of bruschetta was enjoyable and I really loved my entree of butter chicken (but after the yummy bruschetta I was too full to finish the chicken!). Next time in BC we are planning a return to Copper Point and will definitely eat at Elements.

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