History, as you might guess from the tunnels, is important here. There are over 20 buildings on the Canadian Register of Historic Places and Hopkins Dining Parlour is one of them.
In fact, if you combine the elegance of a 1905 Victorian mansion, a reputation as Moose Jaw’s most haunted historical building, and a versatile menu, you’ve got Hopkins Dining Parlour.
Prezi with the History of Hopkins House
Inside the house, an open refinished hardwood staircase leads from floor to floor through spacious, open concept areas. Of course, there need to be walls to maintain the integrity of a building this large, so what were once walls separating rooms are now half walls that create cozy alcoves. Here, wooden tables and chairs slide into inviting private spaces that leave lots of room for serving staff in front of them.
On my visit, I figured that if Minnie was out and about, she secretly enjoyed the night’s cocktail special, an Alabama Slammer (Southern Comfort, Amaretto, and fruit juices). Sigh. No trace of Minnie all night.
Learn more about Minnie, the tall man and child that wander through this historic spot in this Creepy Canada video.
Creepy Canada: Hopkins Dining Parlour
Dinner at Hopkins Dining Parlour
The menu at Hopkins Dining Parlour is a great mix of prairie favourites, like prime rib and barbeque pork ribs, to cultural specialties like Cajun Chicken Caesar salad and Thai Chicken. I ordered the Steel Head Trout, sourced from Saskatchewan. Trout is a favourite with local fishers, especially from the cool, clear waters of nearby Lake Diefenbaker.
There were a number of potato options, so I selected potato skins with cheese sauce. Yum! And while the Chocolate Eruption looked positively decadent on the dessert menu, I couldn’t eat another bite by the time I finished the main course.
Visit Hopkins Dining Parlour
Hopkins Dining Parlour is situated on Main Street, Moose Jaw, which is also #2 Highway. You can’t miss it, whether you’re going for a meal or to check out this National Historic spot.
Online at: https://www.hopkinsdining.com/