Where to Eat in Buffalo: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Jasper Kershner

Sitting along the Cloud Peak Scenic Byway in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, Buffalo is conveniently located between Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park. The town itself is rich in frontier history, allowing visitors to step back in time to the days of cowboys and sheriffs. Have a glass of authentic sassafras in the saloon of the Occidental Hotel, right on Main Street, or head south of town and search out the Hole-in-the-Wall hangout of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Things to do in Buffalo

1. Winchester Steakhouse

117 US Highway 16 E, Buffalo, WY 82834-9347 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 59 +1 307-684-8636
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 501 reviews

Winchester Steakhouse

Reviewed By SophieOakes - Boston, Massachusetts

I would classify this as a place you go if you are driving by and want something to eat. It was nice enough. Service was pleasant but very slow. Chicken pot pie was puff pastry with chicken breast and gravy on top - good but not exciting. Same with beef pot pie. Seemed like a nice neighborhood family restaurant. Large portions.

2. Up In Smoke Buffalo's BBQ & Brew

94 S Main St, Buffalo, WY 82834-1823 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Barbecue Drinks SGD 10 - SGD 38 +1 307-217-2290
Excellent
49%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

Up In Smoke Buffalo's BBQ & Brew

Buffalo Wyoming's only organic restaurant! Serving organic BBQ with Texas style, all natural, smoked meats cooked low and slow every week. All food is made fresh everyday and it's all cooked in house for that down-home barbecue feel. We serve hand stretched artisan pizzas & offer specials every weekend. All of our menu items are gluten free and we offer gluten free sandwiches and pizza! Come in and enjoy our full service bar and our extensive single malt scotch selection. Join our Drink307 program by taking home a growler today full of 1 of our 10 Wyoming Microbrews on tap offered out of Sheridan and Tensleep, Wyoming! While you're here try out our selection of distilled spirits from around the state. Our PATIO is open in the summer and we have live music every weekend. We offer a fun, energetic place with a laid back attitude serving great food and cold beer. Can't wait to meet ya!

Reviewed By April P

I admire the owners of Up in Smoke for their dedication to serving fresh ingredients. They have great brisket and I love that their cola doesn't have corn sugar in it. They use organic produce. The decor' is unique and this is a fun place...MoreThanks for coming in and letting us serve you. We strive to provide healthy, fresh food and we are glad you enjoy our little place. Come again soon.

3. The Fix

323 E Hart St, Buffalo, WY 82834-1762 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 10 +1 307-684-2788
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

The Fix

The Fix is a coffee shop and cafe. We import our coffee from Italy. We also import our meats and cheeses from Spain and France. We do any and every coffee drink you can imagine, we have over 360 flavor variations for both hot and cold coffee including frappes. We bake our bread here on location and use the meats cheeses to make tapas for a light lunch. We also make breakfast croissants with the imported meats and cheeses.

Reviewed By LeftCoastGirl - Oregon

As a morning coffee stop, this isn't the best. The servers / baristas are hardworking, but they overheat the coffee drinks and there is a burned flavor to them. The scones are pretty dry and flavorless.

4. Dash-Inn

620 E Hart St, Buffalo, WY 82834-9349 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 307-684-7930
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 160 reviews

Dash-Inn

Phone 307.684.7930

Reviewed By Deanne A - Arizona

A good budget option for a meal, with super fast service and good food. I had the ribs with coleslaw and they were very good. Lots of seating inside and out.

5. Lickity Splits

61 N Main St, Buffalo, WY 82834-1814 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 307-217-0445
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Lickity Splits

Reviewed By Mark H - Charlotte, North Carolina

Buffalo WY is a wonderfully quaint western town that deserves a stroll through the historic downtown area. Be sure to visit the hotel lobby -- its wonderful. After your stroll, some cool refreshment is in order. Fortunately, there is the Lickity Splits ice cream store. This is an old fashioned, order at the window and take your ice cream away to eat while you stroll or sit at one of the three outdoor tables available. They have a nice variety and good sized servings. They have a good variety of ice cream flavors served up in numerous sundaes, cones, etc. I had a traditional banana split -- though due to a shortage of strawberry ice cream that day, we agreed on substituting huckleberry -- it was wonderful. The chocolate ice cream used was very deep and rich chocolate. So when you need a break from exploring Buffalo WY, this is a good place to cool off.

6. Sagewood Cafe

15 N Main St, Buffalo, WY 82834-1814 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 307-684-7670
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

Sagewood Cafe

Reviewed By maratom - Atlanta

We stopped here for lunch on our road trip out to Yellowstone and it was perfect! Great sandwiches, homemade soups and desserts. They even offer gluten free which was perfect for my daughter who has celiac disease. Would definitely stop here again! Great little spot...MoreGlad you found us and enjoyed your lunch...Margaret @ Sagewood

7. The Virginian Restaurant

10 N Main St, Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WY 82834-1815 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American Dinner +1 307-684-5976
Excellent
56%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 190 reviews

The Virginian Restaurant

Reviewed By Caribbean5 - Portland, OR

a must stop for any traveler. like the hotel/Museum theme and the food was good too boot and not a cowboy boot LOL

8. China Gardens

386 N Main St, Buffalo, WY 82834-1731 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 20 +1 307-684-9208
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

China Gardens

China Gardens features a nice dining room, and meals cooked by professional chiefs with extensive experience that are provided top quality ingredients.

Reviewed By PamWhitmire - Shepherd, Texas

The selections sounded really good and we decided to chance eating here. We did takeout, and got Happy Family, the crab wontons and the combo fried rice. The Happy Family was pretty good, the rice ok but the beef wasn't great. The wontons weren't wonton skins - I'm not sure what they were. They were more like a flour tortilla. Maybe they are something I'm not familiar with but they weren't crispy at all, and the filling was kind of sweet. I didn't eat them. Other selections may have been better - they do have a large menu.

9. The Occidental Saloon

10 N Main St, Buffalo, WY 82834-1815 Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub Dinner, Lunch, Drinks +1 307-684-0451
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 194 reviews

The Occidental Saloon

Reviewed By Caecilie - Essen, Germany

On our stopover in Buffalo we had our dinner in the historical Occidental Saloon. The burgers were tasty and the local beer very good. But the best of the evening was the live-music with the owner of the Occidental Hotel, David Stewart, and his fellow Larry Elliott. With the beginning of the song 'Seminole Wind' I got goose-bumps and that was my catchy song for the rest of my vacation. We bought both CDs of David and Larry and have now awesome memories back home in Germany of the wonderful evening in the Occidental Saloon in Buffalo.

10. The Busy Bee Cafe

10 N Main St, Buffalo, WY 82834-1815 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 307-684-0451
Excellent
39%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
9%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 322 reviews

The Busy Bee Cafe

Reviewed By SeamusDad - Chicago

Had breakfast at the Busy Bee before hitting the road on our way to Yellowstone. Large, stick to your ribs portions, great coffee, and very pleasant atmosphere make this place a winner.

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