13 Ways to Taste Wyoming’s Unique Flavors

With its fair share of rustic cowboy culture and longstanding dude ranches, it’s fair to say that Wyoming is rich in delightfully hearty fare. Experience flavors around the state—from the iconic to the innovative—at these must-taste spots.

1. Rock Springs – Bitter Creek Brewing

Kick back with a pint of craft beer at Bitter Creek Brewing in Rock Springs. Unwind with some friends and a round of craft beers made onsite at this family-friendly brewpub, where the rotating tap list features year-round staples and seasonal selections, from the summery Sweetwater Wheat to the wintry Coal Porter. Discover more Wyoming breweries at TravelWyoming.com/itineraries/brewery-tour.

2. Jackson – Local Restaurant & Bar

Savor local ingredients at farm-to-table hotspot Local Restaurant & Bar in Jackson. Ranched beef and in-season produce are the focus at this American steakhouse in Jackson’s historic town square, where you can enjoy anything from buffalo-short-rib pasta—made from scratch, naturally—to local Lockhart Cattle Co. steak tartare. 

3. Laramie – Sweet Melissa Cafe

Refuel with healthy fare at Sweet Melissa Cafe in Laramie. After a day of outdoor adventures, give your body some good eatin’ at this vegetarian cafe with fresh salads, hearty soups and wholesome sandwiches piled high with everything from pickled daikon radish to grilled pineapple. We recommend the seitan banh mi or portobello reuben.

4. Lander – Cowfish

Experience the best of land and sea at Cowfish in Lander. Fill up on New American cuisine at this cozy gastropub, where ahi tuna sashimi, beer-battered shrimp, center-cut filet and coffee-rubbed ribeye grace the menu. They also have unique and delicious deserts. While you’re here, be sure to sample a few craft brews from the adjacent Lander Brewing Co.

5. Sheridan – Frackelton’s

Recount the day’s adventures over a fine supper at Frackelton’s in Sheridan. Specialties like coffee and chili-rubbed ribeye with gorgonzola mashed potatoes, scallops seared in brown butter and lemon, and triple-chocolate mousse cake make for the perfect finale to a day of sightseeing.