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Aug 28, 2009 12:15 PM

Best meal in Cheyenne, WY? (Mexican, BBQ, or anything good)

Hi folks - I've done some searching for good eats in Cheyenne and am dismayed that the scene seems pretty grim. Anyone have opinions on the best place to have dinner in town?

I am an adventuresome eater...

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  1. Turtl_girl - You don't need to be an adventuresome eater to enjoy food in Cheyenne. In fact, you'd probabl enjoy it more if you were NOT an adventuresome eater. Cheyenne is a real meat-and-potatoes town, w/ some pedestrian Mexican thrown in. I know there have been some other threads, so you might want to check those too.

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    1. re: ClaireWalter

      Yes, I've done a bit of looking and there's a couple options that stood out to me -- the Plains Hotel and Korean House.

      Any experience with either? Thanks!

      1. re: turtl_girl

        I've been to the Plains Hotel restaurant (lunch only) and it was fine -- and the setting is interesting and attractive.

    2. I'm from Laramie and eat in Cheyenne occasionally. We really enjoy Tortilla Factory on South Greeley Hwy. Take the Central Ave exit on I-25 and turn right. It's on the left side of the street across from Safeway. Be warned though, the hot green chili is HOT! For Chinese, alot of people enjoy Twin Dragon, downtown on Cary Ave (I think) I've eaten there a couple of time. It's good but not to die for great. There is a decent mexican restaurant on Dell Range across from the Mall, next to Taco Bell. Can't remember the name. Sanford's Pub & Grub is also downtown. Huge portions are their selling point, the food is ok, most people go for the beer. I've heard good things about T-Joes. It's a bar/grill on Hwy 30 east of Cheyenne. Supposedly the steaks are really good. I've never eaten there though. That's about all I know, hopefully somone will pipe in, I'm always looking for places to eat over there.
      BTW, Cheyenne is a mecca for corporate chains, so if you're into that, you're all set! :)

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      1. re: jcattles

        thanks for the recs! i'll post back with what we try later in the month.

        1. re: turtl_girl

          I talked to a coworker who just moved from Cheyenne, she recomended Pizzaria Venti and Mongolian Grill. She also said Albany used to have great french dips. I haven't eaten at any of them, so I can't vouch for them.
          I would avoid Avanti's completely. It's an italian buffett, not good at all. Avoid Pie Lady also, the pie is decent, but the food leaves alot to be desired.
          Another place that I like is The Bunkhouse- it's on Happy Jack road west of Cheyenne. The prime rib is a good choice.

          1. re: jcattles

            Just a report back on our meal in Cheyenne. We were set to try one of the recs, but then our B&B hostess at the Howdy Pardner (a gem!) suggested a local steakhouse called Poor Richard's. It was quite a find, a classic local steakhouse. I had a buffalo steak with truffled wild mushrooms which was heavenly. The buffalo was perfectly done - lean and flavorful and not tough as buffalo can be. My dinner companion had a veal piccata which was unbelievably tender. The sauce was fairly standard, but the veal itself was fabulous. You can get the salad bar alongside any entree - which was simple and fresh.

            The wine and cocktail selection was quite good for a local spot, I had a nice La Crema Pinot Noir and dinner companion had a nice crisp Pinot Gris. I get the sense locals may know this spot already, it was pretty full on a Thursday night, but would really recommend it for anyone passing through.

            1. re: turtl_girl

              Truffled wild mushrooms in Cheyenne! A-mazing! I've heard of Poor Richard's, which has been around for years, but I've never been there. Very good to know. Thn x..

        2. re: jcattles

          Exit for Tortilla Factory is on I-80 not I-25, sorry to confuse anyone

        3. Adding links for places mentioned. Updates?

          Poor Richard's Restaurant
          2233 E Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82001

          Korean House Restaurant
          3219 Snyder Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001

          Mongolian Grill
          1637 Stillwater Ave Unit C, Cheyenne, WY 82009

          T-Joe's Steakhouse & Saloon
          12700 I80 Service Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82009

          Pizzeria Venti
          112 E 17th St, Cheyenne, WY 82001

          115 E 17th St, Cheyenne, WY 82001

          Bunkhouse Bar and Grill
          1064 Happy Jack Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82009

          Tortilla Factory
          715 S Greeley Hwy, Cheyenne, WY 82007