Iconic NM Restaurants: Hi-D-Ho Drive In

Posted at: 04/07/2014 6:39 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4

When driving on White Sands Boulevard in Alamogordo and you need a quick bite, there is no shortage of fast food joints to pick from. You've got your Arby's, Papa John's, Wendy's, and the list goes on and on, but if you want an old-fashioned juicy burger that's been home grown in the Land of Enchantment, then come to the Hi-D-Ho.

Robin Myers still takes calls at the restaurant that her mother, Patricia Dulany, took control back in '79, but the Hi-D-Ho has been a gem for Otero County since 1952. Robin still doesn't know why the Hi-D-Ho is called the Hi-D-Ho. 

"I still to this day do not know. The first owner, Mr. King, he named it Hi-D-Ho. I don't know what that's for," Myers said.

No matter the reason, the restaurant continues to make fresh and delicious burgers that have been voted as the best burgers in Otero County for the past two decades. It's why the locals keep coming back, along with the airmen down the road.

"Holloman is a big one. Holloman and the Germans. I've had someone from Germany come and say they heard about us from another military person who was stationed here at Holloman," Myers stated.

It's easy to see how the word got about the burgers here. Myers says that people just love a good quality burger.

Named after Alamogordo High School's mascot, the Tiger Burger is a double meat cheeseburger that comes with fries and your choice of, well, almost anything, including green chile, pineapple, mushrooms, red chile, and bacon. Myers is proud of the their Tiger Burger.

In this fast world that we live in, Myers is glad that the restaurant can take us back to a time when great food was the first choice over fast food.

"It's still an original. People want to get back to the original, not a franchise. we stay true to that and we'll always stay true to that," Myers said about the restaurant.