Growing up in small town Southern Alberta, one often gets to hang out in other small towns visiting friends and family, attending volleyball tournaments ect. I’ve been to High River a time or two but had never stopped in at the very quaint and adorable Hitchin’ Post Drive Thru.
Finding myself in town the other day I had an ‘Ah Ha’ moment and decided to see what the Hitchin’ Post had to offer. The place was bustling with the lunch hour crowd, a grandpa/dad/daughter trio, some workin’ men, a kid on a bike and none other than Wild Rose Party leader Danielle Smith were amongst the customers lining up at the Hitchin’ Posts tiny windows.
With a menu of the usual vintage drive thru fare — milkshakes, burgers, fries, hot dogs ect. — the thing that most caught my attention was how freaking reasonable this place is. The most expensive thing on the menu is the chicken finger dinner for eight bucks.
I chose the mushroom burger ($4), with fries ($2.25) and a small grape soda ($1.75). I’ve mentioned my love of orange soda before but I must say how pleased I am when food establishments bust out of the traditional cola and ginger ale fare.
The burger was decent. It was an on-the-thin-side patty on a lovely fresh bun and as well as mushrooms had some sort of creamy gravy action going on. The sauce was the best part of the burger but I feel like I should of had cheese or bacon as well because the burger/bun ratio weighed too heavily on bun for my liking.
Photo by Kelsey Hipkin
If I’m ever back that way, I do plan on trying one of the milkshakes (I have a weakness for root beer ‘shakes especially) as the Hitchin Post had quite a few to choose from.
Hitchin’ Post Drive Thru
100 12 Ave SE
High River, Alberta