Uncle Charlie’s | Poor Richards | The Albany
All too often community classics fade to the background with the entrance of new and shiny restaurants making their debut. While there are certainly room for all of our restaurants in town, sometimes it’s good to be reminded of our long-established options to become reacquainted!
Uncle Charlie’s – 6001 Yellowstone Rd, Cheyenne
With a history that dates back over 100 years, Uncle Charlie’s settled into its location off Yellowstone in 1977. The tavern and grill serves food all day, has several private rooms available for private parties, and has an attached package liquor to take the party home with you! They have daily specials if you want to plan your trip to Uncle C’s accordingly.
“I'm NOT a barfly here YET! At the end of a busy week, I just come here to unwind, have a $5 Margarita or 2, have some Happy Hour free food, then my week is complete. This harkens back to my younger days when there were bars and pubs back East that would do the same thing on a Friday with discount drinks and BIG discount food on Friday late afternoon/early evening. I'll be coming back regularly as long as the good times roll.” –Charles K.
Poor Richard’s – 2233 E. Lincolnway, Cheyenne
Cheyenne 1977 was evidently a big year on the restaurant scene, as Poor Richard’s also made an entrance in town. Self-dubbed as “Cheyenne’s Finest Restaurant”, they provide a warm environment with cozy booths in the dining room and a fireplace in the bar area. The menus for lunch and dinner suggest a level of sophistication and are promised to be made with the finest ingredients to order.
“This place is a gem! The salad bar and soup was amazing. Their special this evening was a petite filet minon steak with asparagus. THE TENDEREST FILET I’ve ever had! Loved the atmosphere as well. Super great service. You gotta try it.” – Jenn W.
The Albany – 1506 Capitol Ave., Cheyenne
Immediately adjacent to the Cheyenne Depot building, The Albany is one of those obvious choices downtown that gets overlooked much too often. Like many of the buildings downtown, the venue has been home to a variety of hotels and restaurants as ownership exchanged hands, but the proximity to the Depot made it a sure-fire success from the building’s open in 1905. The Albany restaurant as we know it has been in place and owned by the same family since 1942. The menus cover (differing for lunch and dinner) a lot of a ground, with options for just about everyone (including an impressive vegetarian selection!) Specializing in what many would consider “comfort food”, the understated restaurant is even home to a few local ghosts, one whom has been said to be seen sitting at the end of the bar, nursing a drink with the patrons.
“Was recommended to this restaurant as a unique "Cheyenne" experience: and that it was. Located in the heart of downtown by the old train depot, it is not fancy but incredibly good. The building is old and doesn't look like much from the outside, but don't let looks deceive you. My wife and I had incredible meals at a very reasonable cost. The restaurant was packed with locals and tourists as we left, so don't miss this place for a touch of old Cheyenne.” – ColoradoJasper
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.