The dining scene in Cheyenne offers visitors the opportunity to get a taste of The West that includes cowboy cookouts and saloons. The city also affords options that range from fine dining to family friendly. Cheyenne is home to several local breweries and distilleries, crafting a variety of seasonal beverages.
Wyoming Rib & Chop – This downtown staple serves up bison and beef, fresh fish, and salads, and features local brewery Accomplice Beer Company on tap.
The Senator's Restaurant & Brass Buffalo Saloon - Located at Terry Bison Ranch, this Old West restaurant and bar is open June through September for lunch and dinner, as well as breakfast during Cheyenne Frontier Days.
The Bunkhouse – Chase the sunset to the west on Happy Jack Road for a honky-tonk dinner you’ll never forget. Swinging saloon doors, taxidermy-adorned walls, and a hitching rail to tie up your horse, the Bunkhouse is as “Western saloon” as you can get. Originally the bunkhouse of a ranch, the building now serves up steaks, burgers, and “swingin’ sirloins” (Rocky Mountain oysters) along with cooked-from-scratch soups and hand-prepped sides. A family-friendly house band plays from 7-11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday.
• The Metropolitan Downtown – At The Met, the food is a central focus, featuring a beautifully presented classic menu of New American cuisine. The upscale décor brings a touch of class to the downtown restaurant scene, accommodating groups of all sizes.
Poor Richard's Restaurant - For over 40 years, Poor Richard's has served fine food and beverages and is known for their steaks and seafood. Features beautiful stained glass windows and a fireplace-graced bar area.
Little Bear Inn - Originally a saloon and gambling hall with a colorful past, Little Bear Inn is a steakhouse that specializes in aged steaks that are cut in house. For seafood lovers, Little Bear offers "World-famous fancy fried lobster."
Family Owned & Operated
The Albany - Opened in 1942 and a local favorite, The Albany is family-owned restaurant and bar featuring American fare and time-tested and proven recipes developed by the Kallas family and staff. The restaurant was once a 40 room hotel.
Napoli’s Italian Restaurant – Authentic Italian fare enjoyed an art deco environment in the old Frontier Hotel building. Recipes that come straight from the source, you will not find better Italian food in town.
2 Doors Down – “Flippin’ Good Burgers since 2009,” this is THE place to get burgers (or swap for chicken or fish) with a side of bottomless fries. The Inness family tout the best hand-stirred milkshakes in town.
Paramount Ballroom – Upscale craft cocktail lounge in one of the most historically storied buildings downtown. Share bites on the old marquee sign table or sip your beverages in the garden, overlooking Cheyenne’s favorite murals.
Sanford's Grub & Pub - Features a huge collection of on-tap brews in a fun and friendly restaurant environment downtown.
The Outlaw Saloon - Cheyenne's hot spot for country and rock music with big name acts and live bands Wednesday through Saturday. This saloon holds the largest dance floor in southeastern Wyoming. There are over 26,000 square feet with five bars, pool tables, dart boards, an outside patio, and an indoor/outdoor stage area.
Breweries & Distilleries
Freedom's Edge Tap House Brewing Co. - Freedom's Edge Brewing is a family owned, small batch microbrewery operating in the Historic Business District of Cheyenne Wyoming.
Danielmark's Brewery- A family brewery and the place to enjoy craft beer on a shady patio in Cheyenne. Enjoy a taster flight of our beer, a cold pint, or take a growler home to enjoy at your leisure.
Accomplice Beer Company - Housed in the historic Cheyenne Depot, Accomplice is a unique brewery concept with self-pour taps and a newly expanded food menu. Also serves breakfast under the name The Good Egg until 2 p.m.
Chronicles Distilling (downtown Cheyenne) and Pine Bluffs Distilling (Pine Bluffs, in eastern Laramie County) both feature unique flavors of various types alcohol, many developed in a local soil-to-spirits process. Enjoy on site in their tasting rooms or to purchase by the bottle.