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
I feel like I’ve been telling my life story lately. I’m not sorry it’s been very wordy.. as it’s been an interesting period of my life. Where I go, what I do, who I’m with has been changing and I’m reflecting. Medicine Hat is a city I spent a lot of time in as a young girl when we first came to Calgary. On this particular day I followed my grandmas sister-in-law and her daughters to Medicine Hat. We did a nice blast into the past and required lunch so we found Local Public Eatery and they had space for all 6 of us.
We ordered refreshing drinks on this super hot 30C+ day and some food. I wanted something a tad “lighter” and went for Tuna Club Sandwich, which was really amazing and large portions. I actually got scolded for not finishing my lunch! I don’t remember the last time I didn’t finish and got in trouble. Oh family!
My husband had an interesting trip on Medicine Hat journey. He knows my past but never to this extent. Things I’ve told him got verified today and we learned a lot of new things as well. But, his lunch was a giant portion of their Local Burger! Him and my second cousin devoured their entire plates! It was insane! I just didn’t want to be too full as the 3 hour trip home would make me sick if I ate it all.
On and on I talk about the trip I had so now I will go back to Local. The service was great, the bathroom doors were really heavy (I am super weak as well though…) the space was large, the food was so good! I loved our time here! We parked blocks away as we were doing other things. This place now has a place in my heart. I haven’t been back to Medicine Hat since this history lesson day but I know I will, and I will likely stop in here with some other places!
Local Public Eatery
579 3rd St SE,
Medicine Hat, Alberta