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Diamond Horseshoe | Luxury Diner | R&B Breakfast Club | Epic Egg
To quote Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman’s character in Parks and Rec), “There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.” If that is, indeed, the case, we ought to have a quite joyous city here in the Capital. A variety of breakfast/lunch hubs are spread across town like melting butter on toast, so you are sure to find happiness in any corner of the city.
Diamond Horseshoe – 404 Central Ave, Cheyenne
Not far off I-80, this little place is a locals’ hangout, perfect for the traveler who wants a piece of true Cheyenne as they are passing though. The comfort food served until 4 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sundays). Drawing in the western elements of Cheyenne, the décor certainly pays homage to ranching life- and the breakfast aims to feed you like the cowboys coming in for breakfast after chores.
“I eat here at least once a week. This is truly a local hang out and the place in the morning is mostly regulars. I personally love the great personal service, the food and the large portions they serve. The staff is always friendly and helpful to everyone. The menu has a very wide variety of choices with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. They serve mostly Traditional American fare with some Mexican choices as well.” – Jose M.
Luxury Diner – 1401 W Lincolnway, Cheyenne
The quintessential diner on the West Edge of Cheyenne harkens to bygone days. As the regulars will tell you, the core of the restaurant is an old Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley car shell. It carried passengers on the streets of Cheyenne at some point between 1887 and 1924, and was repurposed into a diner in 1926 and eventually expanded, out toward the old Lincoln Highway (Hwy 30), the first transcontinental highway in the U.S. Today, the diner is a bustling greasy spoon where they bake cinnamon rolls as big as a dinner plate, still serve the same sausage gravy and green chili recipes they’ve used for decades, and their food is made from scratch. With a choice of counters to belly up to (including one that overlooks the kitchen where the staff squeezes past each other and tag teams orders) or a cozy booth or table in the midst of it all, locals and visitors alike have an unforgettable experience in this must-see Cheyenne staple.
“Second time in Cheyenne, I returned to The Luxury. I can't visit Cheyenne without stopping! Their cinnamon rolls are HUGE, and so delicious. This morning I had eggs, link sausage and a biscuit. HOLY LORD! Best biscuit I've ever eaten! Wish I had more time to go back before I fly out from Laramie tomorrow. This is a MUST when visiting the area. Oh, and the servers are all excellent! Very friendly and accommodating.” – Lena M.
R&B Breakfast Club – 2102 E Lincolnway, Cheyenne
Well known by locals as “The Home of the Breakfast Burrito” ™, R&B Breakfast Club certainly has found their niche in a market that loves both breakfast and Mexican food. Named with a nod to owners Rose and Bill, Elvis Presley fanatics; pictures of “The King” adorn the walls both inside and outside the building. Bask in the retro 50s vibe as you enjoy breakfast or lunch. Generous portion sizes will NOT leave you hungry!
“We have visited R&B twice. The food is good. And the service is great. From the hostess seating us to meeting the owner out in the parking lot. The owner offered and took the time to help load my wheelchair. Cheyenne is a city but this restaurant has all the class of a small town friendly atmosphere. This place is worth the detour off of I-80 or I-25 to have a great meal with great people.” – Alex M.
Epic Egg – 2300 Carey Ave, Cheyenne
“Nested” between the Capitol Building and the Laramie County Library, the Epic Egg serves up breakfast and lunch daily in a bright, window-filled restaurant that smells like waffles, omelets, and heaven. The second of the regional three-restaurant chain hosts many-a business meetings, get-togethers, and chats over coffee – or mimosas! One of the only breakfast joints that serve alcohol, screwdrivers, bloody Marys, and mimosas are on the menu. Conveniently located for the government workers on the north end of downtown to walk, there is also a dedicated parking lot and ample street parking available.
“The Epic Egg is a local and personal favorite. The food is high quality and consistent. The owners believe in quality products, and it is reflected in the meals. As for the staff, they are personable and friendly. Epic Egg is a weekly stop for me and several friends. I heartily recommend it!” – Steven G.
In this series, we’re highlighting some of the restaurants around the county that may be a bit off the beaten path, but are well-worth the stop. Check out the rest of the Off the Eatin' Path for more foodie delights!