The Most Iconic Restaurant in Wyoming (And Every Other State)


The Virginian

Buffalo (EST. 1880)

“Located in the historic (and wonderfully preserved) Occidental Hotel in the center of this charming little mountain town, the Virginian looks like it could easily serve as a set for an old-timey period piece with its stately decor and Old West vibe. But you can't get icon status for being purty. Luckily, you're in cattle country, and the Virginian serves up amazing steaks. You don't count Teddy Roosevelt among your fans if you mess up your rib-eye. Or your bison. Or your elk. Hell, could be the ghost of the old Bull Moose is still designing the menu,” stated Thrillist.

Now I’m in the mood for a nice steak! Maybe some elk or bison too!

Personally I prefer the Cavalryman Steakhouse in Laramie, Wyoming but that’s quite a drive just for dinner. What’s your favorite steakhouse in Cheyenne?

Here are some of our neighboring states:


Buckhorn Exchange

Denver (EST. 1893)

“The Colorado dining scene has come a long way since the Buckhorn Exchange opened. There's practically a brewery and a buzzed-about restaurant on every street corner in Denver these days. But the Buckhorn Exchange is a glimpse into what Colorado restaurants used to be famous for -- giant portions of steak that will feed you, your friends, and your friends' friends. Beyond the steak, there's also the opportunity to eat practically every animal that was on Noah's ark. And eating here puts you in good company, as Teddy Roosevelt and Eisenhower both dined here,” stated Thrillist.


The Drover Restaurant & Lounge

Omaha (EST. 1978)

“While the state has way more cattle than people, Nebraskans are trying to even things out by ordering plenty of whiskey steaks at The Drover. And even though it hasn't been around as long as some of the other spots on this rundown, there's no denying that the Certified Angus cuts with a whiskey marinade -- a combination of whiskey, soy, garlic, and pepper -- have been keeping butts in seats for 30+ years. Eat here and there's no doubt you're in Nebraska, with plenty of Western art on the walls and two fireplaces to keep you warm during those cold, cold winters,” stated Thrillist.


Grand Union Hotel

Fort Benton (EST. 1882) 

“Located just east of Great Falls -- with its highfalutin waterfalls and Tiki mermaids -- the small town of Fort Benton itself is so old and iconic that a good portion of the town is a historic district thanks to its rich history of steamboats. The Grand Union Hotel is also on the National Registry of Historic Places, having established itself seven years before Montana even became a state, long before the city fell on hard times thanks to the railroad. Now restored to its original glory, the old hotel offers up a high-end, seasonally based menu in the Union Grille, which specializes in European and Indian twists on Montana classics, and where for 11 months a year (January's a no-no) you can gorge yourself before sleeping it off in one of the hotel's posh rooms,” stated Thrillist.

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