Tino’s Drive-In – Medicine Hat, Alberta

I “kind of” grew up in Medicine Hat, as we used to have a family restaurant there, and much more. I never needed to eat out except for breakfast as my grandma loved eating pancakes with half a bottle of syrup. She always got yelled at so these breakfasts were special treats. I’ve always heard of Tino’s but never went there as it never made sense for me to spend money on other peoples hamburgers and fries. A co-worker of mine convinced me to go and I made the special trip there JUST for that.

I knew I needed to try their Chili Chips as it’s a tangy chili on top of delicious and crispy fries. These fries are outstanding as they hold up to the chili sauce. It doesn’t get soggy or anything even at the end. The tang from the vinegar really helps cut the “grease” taste and feel so this was a perfect side!

I ordered their more plain burger, their Cheeseburger as everyone knows I like a good cheeseburger. Sure, it looks a tad plain, but it’s definitely a tasty burger! You don’t need to do anything fancy with a good classic burger.

Then, to the other extreme, we ordered a King Mushroom Burger
and this burger was intense! It had 4 patties on it, and it was a beautiful mess that was meaty and hearty. We knew after this snack, and the drive back home we wouldn’t need dinner!

This place was amazing! It was raining and there was a constant line of cars coming through the drive-in. It was a great sight and it’s no wonder it’s been so many years and they’re still standing! They have amazing milkshakes as well, and my go to milkshake is the strawberry milkshake as I use to make my own at the restaurant. Here, they make it just my style and I loved that it brought back a bit of my childhood.


860 14 St SW,
Medicine Hat, Alberta

Boogie’s Burgers – Calgary, Alberta

I guess one evening, my husband really wanted burgers for dinner. He ended up taking me out to Boogies Burger which was very interesting! I’ve seen the sign for it when we drive along Edmonton Trail, but oddly, I’ve never once thought about trying “boogie” burgers! But, we did it! The location can be a little tough to find as it’s tucked in a bit, and it’s not really lit up.

The interior is pretty neat, it’s kind of decorated retro style and it definitely brings you back into the past with arcade games, which my husband did try to play them… and reported one of the buttons was broken, so he stood no chance. I think he just had no chance and came up with the excuse. Regardless, I think he had fun!

I was browsing through the menu and I found a huge section on milkshakes! I love the good old fashion style milkshake, and I was curios to see if this place would hit a home run with it. I got their Strawberry Milkshake as it’s my favourite and it use to be the one I’d get in our old family restaurant. My husband ordered the Pina Colada Milkshake and I’m so happy to report these milkshakes are AWESOME! It’s thick, creamy, delicious and proper! I can’t wait to go back for another shake!

For the burger, I got the Fay’s Burger and it was a decent burger stuffed with a patty, some bacon, mushrooms, onion, lettuce and tomatoes. It almost sounds like a standard burger but the burger was huge, almost the size of my head. The patty wasn’t a well formed patty but it was still good! Being the person I am, I ordered some spicy fries with my meal and it was quite good! It wasn’t too spicy, but well seasoned! I enjoyed the fries!

My husband decided to order their Boog-Mac which is probably their take on a “Big Mac” with 2 patties, thousand island sauce, cheddar cheese, pickles, lettuce, onions and tomatoes. It was a gigantic burger and a messy one, but it as nice with more sauce in the burger! It was nice!

Overall, I fell in love with the milkshakes as it bright me back to my childhood! I would only have the straw to complain about as it seemed too flimsy for the milkshake. I’d suck the straw and it seems to collapse! That’s probably just an Elsie issue though. But, this was a great place to be!

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Boogie’s Burgers

908 Edmonton Trl NE
Calgary, AB
(403) 230-7070

The Eddie Burger & Bar – Banff, Alberta

I’m in Banff a lot as it’s a wonderful place to go. I’ve see an Eddie Burger car that is usually parked on the side street which is quite unusal for of marketing. But, I must say – it works! It brought me in after a few visits in Banff. One thing that really pushed me in the doors was the fact they were reviewd by Food Network Canada, so I knew it was a special place and I had to go visit.

I was definitely not hungry when I arrived at Eddie Burger, we made it into Banff rather spontaneously, right after a Stampede Breakfast. So, we ordered the Eddie Classic Burger made with a giant Alberta beef patty and topped with aged cheddar, double smoked bacon, grilled red onion, dill pickle, mayo, green leaf lettuce and tomato on a whole wheat bun.

We got Onion Strings on the side as I’ve been wanting onion rings for a very long time. This burger is huge, and very delicious!! The beef patty is juicy and tender – which makes or breaks a burger (in this case it MAKES the burger so special!)

We had an order of Chili Cheese Fries which was a huge bowl of french fries topped with white cheddar cheese curds and home-style veggie chili. It was really good, and I’m sure I could have ordered it on it’s own. Needless to say, the meal was not finished. But, even though we were extremely stuffed, we managed to finish the delicious burger!

The Eddie Burger & Bar

137 Banff Ave
Banff, AB
(403) 762-2230