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The Virginian Restaurant

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10 North Main Street, Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WY 82834
+1 307-684-0451
17:00 - 21:00
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

The atmosphere is amazing, but that is about all. We had to wait forever to be seated even though there was no one in the restaurant. The waitress seemed bored and confused every time we asked a question about the menu. The food was good, but not good enough considering the price you pay. If you want to eat at... More 

1 Thank Saharian5
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We visited in May, 2015 and enjoyed Elk Tenderloin, Bison Steak, and Shrimp. Our meats were cooked to perfection and were quite tasty and tender. The friendliness of the service was remarkable and were felt welcomed as new friends. There are "private" tables in the front windows and what appeared to be a very special private dining room in an... More 

2 Thank JBJump
hastings highlands
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

The historic Occidental Hotel and Virginian Restaurant is a must see when in the area. Even if you don't eat here you have to have a look around. It's like being back in the 1800s with private dining table by the windows and curtains on each side for privacy. As well as having a ton of ambiance, the food is... More 

Thank g0ldendays
Buffalo, Wyoming
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015

The Virginian is very inconsistent in its food. You never know if you are going to have a good meal or a downright bad one. I hate to send things back but have had to on several occasions due to raw or undercooked, overly salted or even terribly overcooked food. The atmosphere is lovely, though. It is one of our... More 

1 Thank Lisa Y
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73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2015

My newlywed husband and I ate here for our wedding dinner...We both had steaks which was good but not what I was expecting..but what I did LOVE (my mouth's watering just thinking about it) was their bacon wrapped scallops and their grilled asparagus!..the sauce that was under the scallops made them even more delicious..they were cooked so perfectly!..and the grilled... More 

Thank chulaboriqua79
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

The food was very good, prices were reasonable, and it provided the authentic Wyoming restaurant experience and menu I was looking for. The service was slow, but I'm sure that can vary and happen anywhere, and the staff was very nice. If you're passing through, or visiting, and are looking for a menu fitting of a quintessential Wyoming restaurant, I'd... More 

1 Thank Speaney
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55 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Really enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. Fine dined in the vault, of all places! Could have also sat in a window alcove, very authentic... Great food!

1 Thank Texsmom
Gillette, Wyoming
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

Stopped in on a snowy Tuesday evening. Have not been here in a long time, but the food and atmosphere were as great as I remembered. Asked for something that was not on the menu, and they were happy to improvise. The service was outstanding.

1 Thank Daniela G
Deer Lodge, Montana
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234 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Outstanding food. Great elk and great buffalo. The entire mesl was great...including desert. Wonderful atmosphere. original wild west decorations attached to the original hotel of that era. Very expensive meal. Three of us ran $150 tab. BEWARE if you are hungry. The portions are rediculosly small...Rediculosly! !! Two asparagus. .come on guys. Smallest piece of elk meat ever served. Our... More 

Thank Marc D
West Palm Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had gone next door to the occidental their menu was limited and bar staff was rude so we had dinner at the Virginian. I had the elk and my husband had the cowboy ribeye. Small portions for the price veggies were under cooked and under seasoned. The elk was super tender and delicious but the steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 North Main Street, Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WY 82834
  • Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 307-684-0451

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?