Restaurant Guide–Wyoming

Restaurant Guide Main Index

  • Date indicates the most recent update of the restaurants listed
  • Bold indicates my recommendations; others come from what I consider to be good sources (see bottom of page for further explanation)


Fathom–461 Washington St. (Indian) Closed Sun.  Serves Indian food with steak, sandwiches and burgers for any in the party who would prefer American. Also has Filipino dishes, burrito (Mexican), grilled fish from the Caribbean, and Vietnamese stir fried shrimp. I’m not sure how good all of this is, but reviewers like the Indian food, Filipino pancit, and the mushroom and swiss burger. (Dining room is open 9-17-21)


Pie Zanos–17 N. Main St. (Pizza) Dinner only (closed Tue & Wed); lunch Fri & Sat only.  Wood fired pizza, cooked the way it is supposed to be (according to reviewers). (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Virginian Restaurant–10 N. Main (American) Dinner only (closed Mon & Tue).  At the Occidental Hotel.  Gets excellent reviews for steaks, game (elk, etc.), lamb chops, and other upscale food, but not by everyone. Some say Winchester is better and has better prices. People who like Virginian many times point to the seasoning they use here. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Winchester Steakhouse–117 US Hwy 16 E. (Steaks) Dinner only (closed Mon).  Sirloin, prime rib, chicken pot pie. (Dining room is open 8-11-21)


Don Juan–144 S. Center St. (Mexican) Open 11 am to 9 pm (closed Sun).  Guadalajara covers the “fancy” sit-down Mexican restaurants (although nothing in Wyoming is really that fancy), and Don Juan looks like a good choice for authentic hole in the wall eating. Posole, pork burrito with green chile, tamales are recommended (enchiladas and flautas are not recommended as much). (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Eggington’s–229 E. 2nd St. (American) Breakfast & lunch only (open daily).  Breakfast is the most popular meal here. Traditional breakfast or burrito with green chile are recommended. Note: also has a restaurant in Edmond, OK. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Guadalajara–3350 CY Ave. (Mexican) Open Daily.  I don’t rate this as being very authentic, but I do rate it as being very good. Chile is almost as good as in New Mexico. (Additional location in Cheyenne). (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Himalayan Indian Cuisine–232 E. 2nd St. (Himalayan) Closed Sun.  People say the Indian food is excellent. Also serves Nepalese food, and I think this should be good based on the care they take in preparing the food (but I can’t find any reviews for Nepalese). People say order from the menu instead of getting the buffet if you want the full Indian flavors, and especially if you like it spicy (the buffet is not spicy). (Dining room is open 7-27-21)

Lime Leaf–845 E. 2nd St. (Vietnamese) Open daily 11 am to 9 pm.  Good reviews. Vietnamese menu is limited but it is their specialty. Also serves American style Chinese food. (Dining room is open 7-27-21)

Pho Saigon–2145 E. 12th St. (Vietnamese) Open 10 am to 8 pm (closed Sun).  Pho is highly rated here–almost everyone gets this instead of Chinese food (which they also offer). Vermicelli bowls also available (people say these are good too). I think this would be my first choice to try for Vietnamese food. (Dining room is open 7-27-21)

Steaks: Locals (on the City-Data web site) say Fire Rock is the best, but it’s high priced. Silver Fox is also very good, and lower priced (but Yelp gives it a slightly lower rating). Both places also serve chicken. (8-16-21)


Anong’s Thai–620 Central Ave. (Thai) Open daily (closed from 3 to 5 pm) and closes 7 pm on Sun.  A good choice for Asian food in Cheyenne. Curry, laap, papaya salad, and pad thai are recommended.  Also in Laramie and Rawlins. (Dining room is open 7-27-21)

Bread Basket–1819 Maxwell Ave. (Sandwiches) Breakfast & lunch only (closed Sun & Mon).  Good sandwiches-home made bread & soup. Cookies and brownies are also very good. (Takeout only 9-17-21)

Destination Taiwan–2634 Dell Range Blvd. (Taiwanese) Lunch only (closed Mon-Wed).  A small takeout place that specializes in bubble tea, steamed buns, and other authentic dishes. (Takeout only but has a picnic table 9-17-21)

Good Friends Chinese–507 E. Lincolnway (Chinese) Closed Sun.  Americanized Chinese food, but has a few good dishes that make it stand out from the other Chinese places in town, including Szechuan chicken, kung pao, and drunken noodles. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Korean House–3219 Snyder Ave. (Korean) Open 11 am to 6 pm (closed Sat & Sun).  Possibly the most authentic Asian restaurant in Wyoming. In an old, mostly abandoned shopping center, but people say the food is excellent. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Luxury Diner–1401 W. Lincolnway (American) Open daily 6 am to 3 pm.  Normal diner food, but also has good quality New Mexico style dishes with Hatch green chile. (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Rodolfo’s–801 E. Lincolnway (Mexican) Open 24 hrs (at least the drive-through is open 24 hrs).  Breakfast is served all day. Authentic hole-in-the-wall Mexican food. Tacos and breakfast burritos are particularly popular. (Dining room is open 8-11-21)

Other tip from City-Data:

  • The cafeteria and food court at the LCCC campus have good quality food at very good prices, but there is no service there (you have to bus your own table)–good place for people on a budget.


Stampede Saloon and Eatery–417 1st St. (American) Open Wed-Sun (closes 3 pm on Sun).  I would call it a tourist trap with live shows and a gift shop, but reviewers have good words for the food and drink (it is also a saloon). Chicken fried steak is the most popular item. (Dining room is open 9-17-21)


Thai Thai–1452 Sheridan Ave. (Thai) Closed Wed (and closed from 3 to 4:30 pm).  I replaced China Town with this as an Asian choice because it looks as if it has better food. Curries all look very good from the photos. (Dining room is open 6-20-21)

Wy Thai–1928 Big Horn Ave. (Thai) Open 11 am to 7 pm (closed Sat-Mon).  Seems to have very good food, but is served from a portable building and is take-out only unless you sit at one of the two picnic tables they have. (Takeout only 9-17-21)

Zapata’s–1362 Sheridan Ave. (Mexican) Lunch Fri-Sun; dinner Tue-Sun. Some say it has New Mexico style green chile, and anything with this is reportedly good. I do not see from the photos, though, that it is NM style food. Bad reviews for the rice and beans, and overall people are only moderately impressed with the food. (Other Mexican restaurants in town only get moderately good reviews). (Dining room is open 6-20-21)

Note: Steaks seem like a logical choice in Wyoming and the most popular place in town is the Cody Steak House. Reviews, though, indicate that the steak is good but not great. The other steak place in town, The Cody Cattle Company, includes a show and has an all you can eat dinner–sounds like a tourist trap although this doesn’t mean the steaks are not good (6-20-21).


Sapporo–206 E. Walnut St. (Japanese) Open Daily.  Definitely a hidden gem with sushi that reviewers compare with what they get in Denver and other cities.  Has sushi, lunch hibachi, lunch bento boxes, and traditional Japanese dishes. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

The Depot–100 Walnut St. (Steakhouse) Closed Sun & Mon.  This is a down home steakhouse–has a large selection of other items (burgers, sandwiches, other main dishes, etc.). Many consider it to be the best restaurant in Douglas. (Dining room is open 8-11-21)


Cowboy Cafe–115 E. Ram Horn (American) Open 7 am to 9 pm (closed Wed).  Breakfast, house reuben, fish & chips, buffalo burger, chicken fried steak, and pies are recommended. Some say this is one of the best restaurants in Wyoming. (Dining room is open 9-17-21)


Jalisco–197 Bear River Dr. (Mexican) Closed Sun. Reviewers say the food is good and authentic. Has aguas frescas. (Dining room is open 8-11-21)

Jody’s Diner–260 Bear River Dr. (American) Breakfast & lunch only (dinner Fri-Sun).  Many think this is the best food in town. Most popular food is breakfast & chicken fried steak. (Dining room is open 8-11-21)


Pho and Bakery 59–51 Town Center Dr. (Vietnamese) Open daily, including breakfast. Serves pho and other Vietnamese dishes, and apparently it’s very authentic. Selection is limited, though, by its location away from Asian markets. What they do serve, though, includes pho ga and vermicelli noodle bowls. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

The Coop–208 W. 2nd St. (American) Closed Sun.  Called “The Coop” because it is so small, but has a loyal following because of the rotisserie chicken, chicken pot pie, and other items. It’s also a good place for Mexican dishes such as chimichanga and quesadilla. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Green River

Mi Casita–36 E. Flaming Gorge Way (Mexican) Closed Sun & Mon.  Chile verde (pork) has especially good reviews. Also serves Mexican style street tacos. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)


Twisters–84 N. Wyoming Ave. (American) Breakfast & lunch daily; dinner Wed-Fri.  Has a variety of sandwiches, burgers, dinner plates, and breakfast items. Brisket, cheeseburger, and pie are recommended. Some say don’t stop unless you have some time (service is sometimes slow). (Dining room is open 9-17-21)


Miners and Stockmen’s Steakhouse–608 Main St. (Steakhouse) Dinner only (open Thu-Sun only).  Reviewers say it has very good steak and salad, but sides are just OK. About 15 mi. e. of IH-25 on US 26, then about 5 mi. n. on SH 270. (Dining room is open 9-17-21)

Hawk Springs

The Emporium–225 US 85 (American) Open 10:30 am to 9 pm (closed Sun evening & Mon).  Mostly downscale (and gets good reviews). The specialty, though, is the prime rib. (Dining room is open 9-17-21)


Svilar’s–173 S. Main St. (Steakhouse) Dinner only (closed Sun & Mon). This is apparently one of the few steakhouses in Wyoming that has maintained a consistent quality over the years. Many do not like the sides, though (salad, rolls, etc.), and tobacco smoke is apparently a problem drifting in from the bar area. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)


Cafe Genevieve–135 E. Broadway Ave. (New American) Open daily 8 am to 9 pm (opens at 7 am in summer). Very popular restaurant, good variety of food, all entrees are $20 or less (although a whole fried chicken is $25). Breakfast, in particular, has good reviews. (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Merry Piglets–160 N. Cache St. (Mexican) Open daily 11:30 am to 10 pm. Some reviewers say it is “authentic.” I think it is more likely just good quality food with bold flavors (which is good enough, even if it’s not authentic). Note: Fiesta looks better for tacos. (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Teton Thai–7342 Granite Loop Rd. Teton Village (Thai) Closed Sun; lunch & dinner Fri & Sat; dinner only other days. Solid Thai that makes it “Thai hot” if you want. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Thai Plate–135 N. Cache Dr. (Thai) Open daily (closed from 3 to 5 pm).  Reviewers say it is authentic and they haven’t met a dish here they didn’t like. They recommend a spice level no higher than 4. Is sometimes closed for extended periods during the winter. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Upscale: Jackson is known for its $$$ or higher restaurants.  Some of the most popular are:

  • Glorietta Trattoria formerly Nani’s (Italian)Very good traditional Italian with handmade pasta. (I think it may be $$$ mainly because of the wine and not the food). (8-16-21)
  • Gun Barrel–Steaks & game.  Popular with kids because of the western decor. (8-16-21)


Thai Chef–975 Lincoln St. (Thai) Open Daily.  All the curries and tom ga soup are recommended. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)


Anong’s Thai–101 E. Ivinson (Thai) Closed Tue.  Masamam curry, yellow curry are good. Thai tea is very good. Some say avoid the noodle dishes. Also in Cheyenne and Rawlins, and they all have the same hours. (Dining room is open 7-27-21)

Chuckwagon–1502 S. 3rd St. (American) Breakfast & lunch only (closed Tue).  Probably more typical of “Wyoming cuisine” than other restaurants on this list–serves steak, steak sandwich, biscuits and gravy.  Changed management in 2015, and now gets better reviews, partly because it has a more varied menu than before (has Italian food as well as breakfast burritos, among other things). (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

J’s Prairie Rose–410 S. 2nd St. (American) Breakfast & lunch only (Sun closes at noon).  Reviews indicate that this is Laramie’s best breakfast place. Pancakes, cinnamon rolls (or any baked item) are what many people like best. Has a breakfast burrito with green chile that looks good. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Jeffrey’s Bistro–123 E. Ivinson St. (American) Closed Sun.  Large number of vegetarian dishes, but there are some meat items (such as chicken milanese and chicken pot pie). Food described as “yummy,” and they have some hard to find items such as black bean burgers. Prices seem to be higher than at Sweet Melissa’s Cafe, though. (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Sweet Melissa’s Cafe–213 S. 1st St. (American) Closed Sun & Mon. Vegetarian rest. with food that is said to be very good. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Thai Spice–204 S. 3rd St. (Thai) Closed Sun (and closed from 3 to 4:30 pm weekdays).  Reviewers say it is spiced better than Anong’s and is more authentic. Stir fried dishes are especially good (eggplant, basil spiced chicken, etc). Some do not like the Thai tea, though, and they say the dumplings are better at Anong’s. (Dining room is open 7-27-21)


Anong’s Thai–210 5th St. (Thai) Closed Sun (closed from 3 to 5 pm).  Most reviewers like the food and say it has a Thai taste.  Many also say it is not spicy enough (so order it spicier than at other restaurants).  Also in Laramie and Cheyenne. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Aspen House–316 5th St. (Steaks) Dinner only (open daily).  Reviewers say these are among the best steaks in Wyoming, but there are other things on the menu as well (mostly of the fine dining variety). I can’t find specific prices for the steaks but they seemed to be about $30 in 2019. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Rock Springs

Remedies–409 Broadway St. (Burgers) Lunch only (closed Sun).  Gourmet style burgers with good sides, desserts, etc. Reviews are very good. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Siam King–1679 Sunset Dr. (Thai) Open Daily.  Serves Thai, Chinese, and sushi. Probably curry is best. Reviews are less positive about the Chinese food, and say to definitely not order the sushi. (Wonderful House seems to be better for Chinese). (Dining room is open 8-16-21)


Bella’s Bistro–218 N. 1st St. (Italian) Dinner only (closed Mon & Tue). Bruschetta, foccacia, creme brulee. This is apparently an upscale restaurant with very good food and “old world” type service. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Lollypops–107 E. Bridge Ave. (Sandwiches) Closed Wed.  This is a popular breakfast, sandwich, and light lunch place. It is best known, though, for its home made ice cream. Cappuccino ice cream is recommended. Also has their own blend of coffee and mocha, but the ice cream is the “must try” item. I’m not sure of the hours. Yelp says it is open until 8 pm but one reviewer said they close at 4 pm. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)


Cowboy Cafe–138 N. Main St. (American) Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (open daily).  American food that reviewers say tastes home made. Somewhat upscale–has buffalo burgers, roast beef sandwich, chicken fried steak, sandwiches, etc. Desserts are especially recommended. Reviewers say portions are big, and in Wyoming that probably means I would have to share it in order to eat it all. Also in Dubois and Riverton. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Frackleton’s–55 N. Main St. (New American) Open daily except Sun evening.  Serves “yuppie” food like curried lamb kebabs, tuna poke with a wasabi drizzle, and a lot of other dishes that are not common in Wyoming restaurants. (Reviewers say they do all of this very well). (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Sapporo–1062 E. Brundage Ln. (Japanese) Open Daily.  A sushi and Japanese steakhouse restaurant is not usually my thing, but this restaurant seems to have far better reviews than any other Asian place in Sheridan. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)

Note: The Silver Spur is a popular “old style” restaurant in town (you can get items such as chicken fried steak for breakfast). Cowboy Cafe seems to be better for those who want breakfast without cigarette smoke (I don’t know if some of the other restaurant still allow smoking). For more choices some recommend going to The Hootin’ Owl in Ranchester (cafe). Some reviewers say that Wagon Box Inn in Story has changed owners and is no longer worth the drive.


Yellowstone Malt Shop–502 E. 2nd St. (Ice Cream).  Most people come for the malts and milk shakes (they also serve food such as burgers). (May be closed but I don’t have enough info 8-16-21)


Juan’s House of Tacos–477 N. Main St. (Mexican) Closed Sun-Tue in winter, (I think closed Tue in summer). Authentic Mexican, with tacos, gorditas, sopes, barbacoa, horchata, and tres leches cake. You can ask for salsa with real heat. Almost everyone loves the food, and those who don’t are probably expecting American style combination plates. They do say to bring a jacket, though, because the building is not heated well. (Dining room is open 8-16-21)


Western Sky’s Family Diner–86 16th St. (American) Open 6 am to 8 pm daily.  Good reviews, but the best item to me looks like the breakfast burrito with green chile. (Dining room is open 9-17-21)

Yellowstone National Park

Roosevelt Lodge Dining Room–1 Grand Loop Rd. Tower Junction (American).  Reviewers say this is the best place in the park for breakfast or dinner.  Note: only open from early June to early Sep (check their web site for specific dates). Most all of the main dishes seem to be made with bison (Dining room is open 7-27-21)


Notes About This List:

This is a “master list” of restaurants that I have seen on the Internet or other sources and would like to try, or that I think would be of interest to others.  I do not mean for this to be an exhaustive list of every good place to eat, but it should represent a good sample of the most interesting or unique restaurants, along with a few that best represent an area’s regional cuisine.  My own recommendations are in Bold.

I am not looking to include:

  • Fine dining (unless they are unique because of regional specialties)
  • Low end restaurants that are popular with locals but may not be of much interest to travelers or people in general (everyone will have to use their judgment on this one)

Extra consideration for the following:

  • The food is organic, fresh, healthy, or farm to table
  • The restaurant serves a relatively hard to find type of ethnic food and reviews are good

In addition to the regular guidelines I try to include:

  • The best Asian restaurants in the area even if they are not totally authentic
  • Particularly good Mexican restaurants (this usually means the food is from a particular state in Mexico or it is one of the best examples of a U.S. regional style)

Please feel free to leave your own comments or suggestions.



Chowhound (Wyoming)

City-Data (Casper)

City-Data (Cheyenne)

Dine Rank

Google Maps

TripAdvisor (Jackson) (former web site which I used for preliminary research)

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle (Destination Taiwan-Cheyenne)

Yelp (Wyoming)

Zomato (Jackson)

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