Welcome to The Hitching Post

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The original Hitching Post has been serving Marshall and surrounding communities

for 14 years.  But it's not just your typical blue jean, come-as-you-are restaurant. The Hitching Post's food is

made fresh in-house every day.


In 2010 the Hitching Post expanded into Cottonwood. With a local, small town atmosphere, LeRoy's features on and off-sale liquor, pull tabs, meat raffles and delicious food just like the Hitching Post.


The most recent addition to the Hitching Post family, Lake Center in Annandale, opened in April 2011.  With great food

and dining, entertainment, pull tabs,

meat raffles and more,

you're sure to have a great time.

dine in or takeout

Did you know that the Hitching Post offers take out?

Take a look at our menu and give your local Hitching Post restaurant a call.

Our story began in marshall, minnesota

In 1984 Tom Handeland came to Marshall to manage the American Legion. For 13 years he worked in the restaurant industry in the Marshall area. In 1997 he moved back to Annandale, his hometown, when a buddy of his built the club house on the golf course. Tom, who had begun painting upon his return to Annandale, got the painting contract. When the job was done, he was offered the opportunity to run the club house, and he got back into the restaurant business. But in 1999, he gave his notice and took on a position selling cars. Just a few short years later, in 2003, he received a call from his friend John Murphy. John told him there was an opportunity of a lifetime: to buy the old Country Kitchen in Marshall and start his own restaurant. Tom made a trip back to Marshall, took a trip through the restaurant and decided to take a leap of faith and start his first restaurant.  It hasn’t always been a smooth path for Tom; the first year was a struggle until he joined the Chamber and had the chance to feature his ribs at the Taste of Marshall. Since then the Hitching Post has sold almost half a million pounds of ribs, and LeRoy’s and Hitching Post at Lake Center have joined the Hitching Post family. After more than 30 years in the restaurant business, Tom feels lucky to have had the support of the communities that make the Hitching Post restaurants possible.


we cater, too!

At the Hitching Post restaurants, we know food! We'd love to be a part of your special event. Contact us at 507-929-2228 or contact us on our Facebook page for more details about catering at the Hitching Post.​



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hitching post, marshall

1104 E. Main Street | Marshall, MN 56232


Leroy's, cottonwood
hitching post at
lake center (annandale)