Rancher’s Poutine in Cochrane Does Not Disappoint!




Straight outta Montreal, this potato-fry, cheese curds and gravy concoction can cure any hankering for some hearty food (or hangover, whichever)… but oh, let me count the ways it can go so wrong.


1/ Fries that can’t take their gravy!I prefer the potato skins to be left on, but if the fries are skinless, I like them to be crisp enough to hold up to the sogginess-inducing gravy. Also, sometimes a coated fry makes a pleasing poutine addition.
2/ Clumpy, too thick gravy!Bleck! I don’t want to eat clumps of gravy, do you? Preferred poutine gravy has a smooth texture, is flavourful (not bland) and is piping hot!
3/ Cheese Curds that do NOT Melt!See #2. If the gravy isn’t hot enough, then you can’t have poutine perfection. You just can’t.

Presenting: the Rancher’s Classic Poutine


Well, I am one pleased-as-punch poutine fan who will certainly be going back to the new Rancher’s Poutine here in Cochrane.

A delightful decor, paired with options of OMG toppings (plus salads and other items that were overlooked because POUTINE!) and a 1642 Montreal Cola, makes this little slice of french fry heaven to-die-for. I eventually chose the Rancher’s Classic Poutine with brisket (OMG!) because it was only my first visit and I thought, well, may as well start with the Classic and work my way through the menu (truth: I am a rather committed poutine lover).

The fries were just right, the gravy piping hot and the brisket… every poutine NEEDS brisket. Am I right?

The poutine was also not so massive that I couldn’t finish it (because who the heck WASTES poutine?). 

But the Cheeseburger Poutine is calling my name, loudly. I must go back.

And you should go!

If you haven’t been into Rancher’s Poutine yet (it’s near the M&M’s and Canadian Brewhouse), get on it!







*This is not a sponsored post. I just like to eat and talk about it.*

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Samantha Nickerson

Samantha is the Founder of Urbancasual.ca and is also the Lead Content Creator. She is a community inspired individual who is always looking for better ways to serve and connect the community, whether it be through the sharing of stories or organizing local events.

Samantha also designs websites & is a digital marketer.

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Written by Samantha Nickerson