Whistling Kettle: Homemade specialties
A tea room for a nice and quiet lunch, where you can have your tea or coffee inside or on the veranda.
Excellent home made pies, cake and sandwiches.
There is also a nice gift-craft shop with decorative knickknacks that are on display around the teahouse.
Located across the street from the Visitor Information Centre with the World's Largest Dinosaur.
Delia - Mother Mountain: ... hidden gem
After visiting Drumheller and the ghost town of Rowley we were driving eastward along Highway 9 to Saskatchewan through the plains of Alberta.
There was a sign of ‘Mother Mountain Tea House’ along the road and we turned off to the (almost ghost) town of Delia. Without any problem we found the red coloured teahouse in a completely restored old Crown Lumber Building. What a hidden gem with antique furniture, wood floors and knick-knacks everywhere inside.
We had a lovely pot of tea and a perfect tuna sandwich.
(Delia is located just north of the Hand Hills, 200 metres high ‘mountains’, which are called ‘the Roof of the Prairies’. They were the namesake of Mother Mountain Tea House. It is possible to make a round trip from Drumheller through the secondary roads 576 and 851 and back along Rowley and/or Highway 9.)
Last Chance Saloon: Old Western Gold Town Saloon
Located in the old 1913 "Rosedeer Hotel", the Last Chance Saloon is littered with old relics and photographs of the old days. The food is typical of a normal bar & grill, but the location and decoration makes the experience unique. The name Last Chance came because this was the end of the road and there was nothing for a long time if any adventurous soul wanted to push south.
Favorite Dish: Typical bar and grill food, such as burgers, bbq and daily specials.
It is a fully functional bar, so minors are not allowed except for on Sundays. Open 12n to 1am on Mondays ~ Saturdays.
Sundays are until 7pm only in May ~ September.
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