Where is The

Hitchin Post Bar & Grill

We are located on Highway 2A and near the intersection of Highway 53.  We are a short 2-minute drive to the Calnash AG Event Centre, across the highway from the Cattle Auction house and within minutes of several hotels and the downtown core of Ponoka.  If you visit during the Ponoka Stampede, we are within 5 minutes walk of the fair grounds and the RV park.

The Hitchin Posts’ parking lot is perfect for those who need to maneuver their large cattle, horse, or other type of trailer.  Quick and easy access to the South or North along highway 2A or East or West along highway 53.

The Hitchin Post Bar & Grill is in the quaint little town of Ponoka 45 min south of Edmonton and 30 min north of Red Deer in Central Alberta. The Origins of The Hitchin Post date back over 80 years but has been primarily known as The Hitchin Post Bar & Grill for the last 5 years.

Our Story


We do our best to not purchase ingredients where every other business purchase from and we instead support a vast number of local ranchers, farms, greenhouses, butchers and produce farmers.

You will never get a bad meal from The Hitching Post. Always out standing and staff are really friendly. Like walking into a friend’s house for supper.

Diane Hopgood

I'm away f They are the best in Ponoka and if you are looking for a good feed of tasty fish, then try The Hitching Post. Affordable ,a friendly family atmosphere.

Edward McLain


Anything from the Poutine Bar
The Hitching Post Special Beef Burger
Lobster Ravioli
12oz Rib Eye
Prime Rib
Rack of Lamb
The Hitchin Post Special Butter Chicken
All Day Breakfast
Hunan Tofu Kung Pao

Special selection


Sirloin Steak (G) 8oz

Always cooked to medium fare for best result

Special Butter Chicken

Basmati rice and cilantro naan and kachumber salad

Braised Beef Short Ribs
$ 25.99

Slow braised boneless short ribs, mashed potato, seasonal vegetables and red wine gravy.

Classic Breakfast

2 eggs any style, choice of any one protein (bacon, pork sausage, ham), pan fried potatoes and toast

Post Breakfast

3 eggs any style, all 3 proteins (bacon, pork sausage, ham). pan fried potatoes and toast


Cherry-size fresh mozzarella cheese balls

Chickpea Curry Bowl
$ 16.99

Served with basmati rice, kuchumber salad

Hunan Tofu Kung Pao
$ 17.99

Served with Jasmine rice, stirfry vegetables, singer soy sauce and toasted peanuts

Buffalo Cauliflower (VG)

Tender cauliflower tossed in buffalo sauce, served with ranch dip

Butter Chicken

Grilled chicken, butter chicken sauce, green onion

Our food philosophy


Our restaurant sets a high standard for its food quality and ensures that guests receive the same quality with every meal. Serving quality food can earn our restaurant a good reputation and compel our guests to return for repeat visits.

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4405 AB-2A, Ponoka
AB T4J 1J8 Canada
+1-403-783-3800 , +1-780-699-3350
Open: Mon to Thur 11am-11pm
Friday 11am to 2am
Sat 9am to 2am
Sunday 9am to 11pm