Burger Inn | Pie Lady Restaurant | 2 Doors Down | Sanford’s Grub and Pub | A&W
Our sweet tooth readers get not one, but two posts with options to sate their cravings. Sprinkled around town like jimmies on ice cream, these sweet spots are sure to brighten your day! Pie and ice cream?? We've got the scoop!
Burger Inn – 904 W Pershing Blvd, Cheyenne
Take a step back in time in this vintage burger shack just a quick jog away from F.E. Warren. With a full food menu, the highlight of their offerings is their shakes. Going beyond the usual flavors, they also include raspberry, banana, Cherry, pineapple, butterscotch, and Oreo in the mix. Grabbed to-go in the drive thru lane or shared in the dining area, you’ll be reminded of bygone days. Two straws or one, these shakes are thick and creamy, perfect for slowly eating with your sweetie.
“A nice little find with this gem. The burgers were fantastic, and the shakes were incredibly awesome!!! I love the way it made you feel like you were in an old burger joint that had been around for years. Great find if you check it out.” – Dwayne A.
Pie Lady Restaurant -- 3515 E Lincolnway, Cheyenne
As the name indicates, this is the place to go for freshly made pie in town. They do offer a full menu for lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch (with meals that include pie!), but if you’re looking for a good place to have a cup of coffee and a slice of pie, the eastside is where to head!
“OMG!!! Super impressed with The Pie Lady! Not only are the pies amazing, so is the food! I highly recommend this cute lil restaurant!!!” – Kimberly S.
2 Doors Down -- 118 E. 17th St., Cheyenne
“Flippin’ Great Burgers Since 2009” – a decade of amazing burgers and sandwiches with bottomless fries has kept 2 Doors Down on the radar in downtown Cheyenne. What is perhaps less known is the hand-stirred shakes they offer. Catering to the classics, you can always get a vanilla or chocolate shake, but they strive to go that extra step of awesome. For example, the September Shake of the Month is the drool-worthy Apple Pie Ala Mode Shake. Adding that to their offerings of sundaes, cakes, and tortes (including a gluten-free option!), everyone can find something to get their sugar rush!
“Hands down one of the best places we’ve tried in Cheyenne. The owners are amazing and so down to earth. The food is so delish and the portions, even the kids, are very generous. INCREDIBLE customer service, like hands down best service I’ve had in a very long time. This will def be a spot we frequent!” – Dorothy S.
Sanford’s Grub and Pub – 115 E. 17th St., Cheyenne
Directly across the street from 2 Doors Down is Sanford’s – you can’t miss the truck bed precariously sticking out of the front of the building! – a restaurant and bar well known for its crazy I Spy-like décor covering every surface of the interior. What many have missed, however, is the small freezer tucked away by the exit-only door. Inside are bins of quality ice cream, hand-scooped to order, perfect for eating as you stroll down the streets of downtown. A smattering of flavors are offered (including my favorite, the regional Huckleberry). A treat that won’t break the bank, if you know where to look for it!
“A delightful surprise to unexpectedly stumble upon scoops of ice cream for a buck at Sanford’s! The Cookie Dough flavor was wonderful – hit the spot as we continued exploring Cheyenne, walking off our dinners.” – Hana G.
A&W – 706 Parson St, Pine Bluffs
While up to this point, all the restaurants we’ve highlighted have NOT been big-name franchises. However, this one deserves a tip of the hat, as A&W Restaurants are a classic that are harder to come by these days. While serving up all the typical burger stand standards, their claim to fame is certainly the Root Beer Float, a dollop of vanilla ice cream, bobbing around in their world-famous A&W Root Beer. However, if sundaes, shakes, or freezes are more your thing, they have you covered. A 45-minute drive east of Cheyenne to the town of Pine Bluffs will quench your cravings.
“As a kid, I loved going to A & W. This little business in Pine Bluff has become a traditional stop for my family on our trips to and from Wyoming. We love the old-fashioned root beer you can still get in a frosty mug if you eat in the dining area. The hamburgers are excellent as are the fries. This isn't fancy food, but it's tasty, and it's served quickly. If your diet permits, the root floats are the bomb! For those with a time limit, this A & W is attached to a Sinclair with a travel stop store and clean restrooms.” – TripAdvisor Reviewer
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.