20 Best Restaurants in Cody, Sheridan, and Northern Wyoming, Wyoming

Bangkok Thai

$$ Fodor's choice
You could be forgiven for not expecting to find legit Thai food in northern Wyoming, much less in tiny Thermopolis, but this simple downtown eatery turns out flavorful, authentic curries and stir-fries. Choose from the usual proteins along with duck and lamb—the avocado curry, drunken noodles, and steamed pork pot stickers are among the specialties. There's no alcohol.
512 Broadway St., Thermopolis, WY, 82443, USA
307-864–3565
Known For
  • Friendly, welcoming service
  • Plenty of vegetarian options
  • Mango sticky rice
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

Ludovico Gruner Brothers

$$$ Fodor's choice
Come for the beer and pizza, stay for the views. Gruner Brothers is run by two actual brothers who love making good beer to enjoy after a long day of work or play. Within the brewery is Ludovico Pizza, an Italian restaurant specializing in pizza in several styles (Chicago, Detroit, and thin-crust) and other Italian specialties.

The Station by Cody Coffee

$ Fodor's choice
The downtown branch of this excellent small-batch coffee roaster with a flagship café by the airport occupies a colorfully restored and decorated former gas station with a landscaped patio. In addition to well-crafted espresso drinks, both locations of Cody Coffee offer an extensive menu of sweet and savory crepes and triple-decker sandwiches.

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The Virginian Restaurant

$$$ Fodor's choice

Named for the 1902 Owen Wister novel that made Buffalo famous, this is the dining salon of the beautifully restored Occidental Hotel. Dishes made from organic beef range from buffalo rib eye to chateaubriand and filet mignon with béarnaise sauce. Further delights include shrimp scampi, swordfish, and chicken marsala, all served amid the splendor of antique mirrors, Western art, and Victorian lamps; many fixtures are from the original building. Period lamps light the 19th-century brass-color tin ceiling, and wainscoting accents the maroon-colored walls. There's also a kids' menu, and starry-eyed couples can dine in candlelit seclusion within the old Stockmen's bank vault.

10 N. Main St., Buffalo, WY, 82834, USA
307-684--5976
Known For
  • Marvelous stained-glass accents in the saloon, dating from 1908
  • Inspiration for Owen Wister's famous novel (and not much has changed since)
  • Decadent buffalo steaks
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

Trailhead Bar | Grill | Wood Fired Pizza

$$$ Fodor's choice
This hip neighborhood bistro a block off Cody's main drag serves some of the most creative fare in town—consider the starter of pork belly sliders with a kicky habanero-lingonberry aioli, followed by cured duck leg confit served on a bed of mascarpone-polenta with a cherry gastrique. There's also a full bar serving first-rate craft cocktails, like the Smoky Buck with mezcal, wood-fired strawberries, and lime. On warm days you can dine on the streetside patio.

8th Street at the Ivy

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A short drive west of downtown, this high-ceilinged regional American restaurant with deep booth seats and big windows looking out toward the mountains draws guests but also quite a few locals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Regionally sourced meat and seafood are the stars here, including fall-off-the-bone short ribs and flavorful grilled Idaho trout.

Bozeman Stable Grillroom and Saloon

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A wood-slat building with a false front and tin roof, this is the oldest operating bar in Wyoming, established in 1882. The inn's only sign is painted on a mock covered wagon that's perched above the door. The kitchen serves standard burgers and sandwiches for lunch, steak and seafood for dinner, and prime rib on weekends.

158 Johnson St., Big Horn, WY, 82801, USA
307-672--5837
Known For
  • Ernest Hemingway was a patron
  • Small-town friendliness
  • Options for everyone
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

Bozeman Trail Steakhouse

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This eatery, which is literally on the Bozeman Trail, serves decent food, from chicken, taco, and Cobb salads to local favorites such as prime-rib melts and club sandwiches or bison steak, burgers, and king-cut prime-rib plates amid Western memorabilia. You can also dine outdoors on the deck and sip from the large selection of microbrews.

675 E. Hart St., Buffalo, WY, 82834, USA
307-684--5555
Known For
  • Best place in town to try a bison steak
  • 19 beers on tap from around Wyoming and the country
  • Diverse menu with something to please everyone
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

Brandin' Iron

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This homey diner-style grill is a local favorite, where folks come for the kind of down-home cooking that sticks to your ribs: biscuits and gravy, ham-steak eggs Benedict, chicken-fried steaks, and shrimp scampi. For lighter meals, consider the several sandwich and salad options.

483 Shoshone Ave., Lovell, WY, 82431, USA
307-548–9370
Known For
  • Down-home hospitality
  • Steak-and-eggs breakfasts
  • Build-your-own burgers
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

Cody Steak House

$$$

This handsome, clubby-feeling restaurant along Cody's main drag is a favorite of carnivores, but there's also a surprising variety of internationally inspired seafood and poultry dishes, including prawns with a spicy mango-jalapeño salsa. Among the meatier fare, consider the 16-ounce hand-cut buffalo rib-eye or 18-ounce T-bone Angus beef steak.

1367 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY, 82414, USA
307-586–2550
Known For
  • Prodigious portions
  • One of Cody's better wine and beer selections
  • Rich chocolate brownie sandwiches topped with ice cream
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch, Credit cards accepted

Eggingtons

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It's not uncommon to see a line out the door here on weekend mornings. With a wide selection of breakfast and lunch options, there's something for everyone. Eggingtons' warm and casual atmosphere paired delicious offerings like four different kinds of Benedicts keep locals and tourists coming back.
229 E. 2nd St., Casper, WY, 82601, USA
307-265--8700
Known For
  • 6 am opening time for the early birds
  • Build-your-own breakfast tacos and omelets
  • Nine staple burgers to choose from
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: No dinner

Hong Kong

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Lunches here are served fast and cheap (between $7 and $8) and include more than 30 different dishes, such as Mongolian beef and cashew chicken. They're popular with the business crowd, so you might want to avoid the noon lunch rush.

1612 W. 2nd St., Gillette, WY, 82716, USA
307-682--5829
Known For
  • Extensive menu
  • Large portions
  • Friendly service
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

One Eyed Buffalo Brewing

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As notable for its well-crafted IPA, whiskey stout, and peach blonde ale as for serving reliably good comfort fare, this convivial brewpub occupies a stately stone building downtown. You could make a meal of a few apps—fried pickle spears, potato skins, loaded nachos—or tackle one of the hearty entrées, like spinach-artichoke mac and cheese or a Cajun-rubbed spicy blackened burger.
528 Broadway St., Thermopolis, WY, 82443, USA
307-864–3555
Known For
  • Extensive mac and cheese selection
  • First-rate craft beer
  • Boneless rib-eye steaks
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.–Tues. No lunch

P.O. News & Flagstaff Cafe

$$$
A tobacco store in the front and a casual restaurant in the back, the historic Flagstaff Cafe is one of the longest-running, continually operating businesses in Wyoming. This classic family-style menu offers hearty breakfast and lunch to weary travelers and locals alike. The tobacco shop first opened in 1910; the café was added later.
1 N. Main St., Sheridan, WY, 82801, USA
307-673--5333
Known For
  • Locally sourced Legerski sausage
  • All hamburgers ground fresh every day by the nearby Sacketts Market
  • Convenient location in the heart of downtown Sheridan
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No dinner

Pat O'Hara Brewing Company Pub & Grill

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Stainless-steel brewing vats are the centerpiece of the bar and dining area of this friendly downtown Cody brewpub that also has a large dining patio. The kitchen turns out tasty gastropub fare, from bacon-wrapped grilled shrimp to amber-beer-battered fish-and-chips, and the ales on tap include both house brews and plenty of visiting craft beers from around the country.
1019 15th St., Cody, WY, 82414, USA
307-586–5410
Known For
  • Irish-influenced classics like shepherd's pie
  • Hefty cheeseburgers
  • Seasonal brews
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.

Pizza Place

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A casual atmosphere and good food come together at this downtown eatery. Pizza, calzones, and sub sandwiches made with homemade bread are on the menu, and there's also a salad bar.

218 S. Main St., Lusk, WY, 82225., USA
307-334--3000
Known For
  • From-scratch dinner rolls, and they'll even sell you a batch to take home
  • Dough made fresh every day
  • Sausage that's ground and seasoned in house daily
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., No credit cards

Plains Trading Post

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Antique furnishings and portions of old bank buildings set the scene at this restaurant, where the menu is diverse but basic—chicken, burgers, steaks—and the portions are large. It's open 24 hours a day, a rarity even in the larger cities.

628 Richards St., Douglas, WY, 82633, USA
307-358–4489
Known For
  • Pie by the slice
  • Open 24 hours a day
  • The Plains Burger
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

Sackett's Market

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With a back-to-basics approach to food, Sackett's sells freshly butchered meats and fresh-picked vegetables free from all chemicals, additives, and preservatives. But the market has become equally popular for its delicious sandwiches, salads, and a fresh soup of the day, all made for take-out. Owner Paul Sackett Haworth's great grandfather came out west to help with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show in the 1800s before moving the family to Big Horn, Wyoming and opening the Big Horn Mercantile. Paul takes the same principles of providing great quality food to his community at this fully stocked market.

The Gaslight Social

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This fun, open bar and grill has a build-your-own burrito amongst flavorful appetizers and a full drinks menu. Gaslight Social also functions as a concert venue and event complex.

Uptown Shabby Eatery & Catering

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With a farmhouse feel and an eclectic menu, this local favorite serves up iconic classics like skillet mac and cheese, flatbreads, and burgers, each with their own twists. You won't be leaving hungry here with meals like French PBC&B sandwich (peanut butter, chocolate, and banana served between French toast) or jalapeño popper mac and cheese. Inspiration is drawn from the owner's grandfather, a French-Italian chef.