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The Colander Restaurant

1475 Cedar Ave, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4C5, Canada
+1 250-364-1816
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“spaghetti” (75 reviews)
“potatoes” (31 reviews)
“chicken” (54 reviews)
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Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1475 Cedar Ave, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4C5, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the exact opposite of fashionable modern food. It's very old fashioned, plain, and uncomplicated. The restaurant is enormous and seems to be constantly busy. I had the standard dinner, which seems to be what everyone has. A plate of spaghetti and meatballs, plus...More

Thank tripleaardvark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific food Rustic environment Friendly staff and kid friendly If you're in the West Kootenay Pay Trail a visit and go for dinner

Thank Arthur W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely "family dining". If you like spaghetti, meatballs and chicken, with salad and crispy potatoes, this is the place for you! Casual atmosphere, with value for your dollar. It is licensed and the service is fast and friendly. They also have other choices...More

Thank Anita F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A big, noisy barn of a place but we would go again the next time we are in the area. Service started a bit slow. I would say understaffed. The hostess got us a salad and buns to help the waitress out. Smart move. The...More

Thank Doug D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If it is greasy food and a noisy-busy place ??? Yes it is. But, I love the family atmosphere, and its spaghetti !!!!, even when it's too much food for me. It's my second visit with my family and I'm sure there will be more.

Thank Markkela
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What to say about the legendary Colander? This humble locally-owned restaurant is a tried and true "Trail Tradition". The Italian community has created some delicious roots in this small little town. The Colander is a family restaurant that has been owned by the LeRose family...More

Thank sharpy s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here many times, as I am a local. The Colander serves " REAL" Italian Spaghetti Sauce which is not as spicy as "American " Sauce. The Tortellini & Lasagna are excellent. Comes with salad & fresh white dinner bun.

Thank can2ski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One word. Terrible. If this is the best place to eat in Trail I can't imagine what the other restaurants are like. The spaghetti is non-authentic. The chicken and jo-jo 's are grease laden. The salad is a joke. The buns are stale. Will not...More

1  Thank redredwine74
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a must do when you visit the Rossland, Trail, Castlegar and even Nelson area.....food is area renowned and we always have a family dinner when we come back "home". Open for Lunch and Dinner.

Thank TomasoVernon_B_C_
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a local's favorite! Everyone from around here grew up eating the all-you-can-eat pasta here. Sure, the building may not look like much from the outside, but their signature pasta sauce is fantastic! If you order the special, you get all the pasta you...More

Thank 72hoursRemain
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Cedar Ave, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Trail
  • Phone Number: +1 250-364-1816
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