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$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Bar
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148 Main St., Lander, WY 82520 (1st)
+1 307-332-8227
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Lander, Wyoming
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just had dinner tonight with some colleagues and their spouses. Usually better service and food then tonight. Waitress was almost non-existent. Never came to check on us after serving the food until she came back and presented us with a check. I had the sirloin steak fritias. Tasted good, except the fries that came with it was as room temperature... More 

Thank jpsbigr
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Most of the food here is great. But when they are extremely busy there are times when some meals arrive cold. Their steaks are superb. Their beer burger is the best burger around.

Thank John G
Colfax, Washington, United States
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was clean and pleasant, well decorated and excellent service. We were a group of 4 adults. A couple of us had salad and pasta dishes which they said were great. One had baby back ribs and salad, the other had salmon and salad. The salad was fresh and colorful as well as just plain good. The main dishes... More 

Thank Beth M
Lander, Wyoming
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Loved by locals and visitors for a reason. Relax and enjoy a fantastic dining experience (we always do!). Yes, Lander is all that.

Thank Melissa D
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The trouble with most folks is somewhere they forgot to relax. Serving time may appear to be a bit slow, which it is, however, where are you going? In a rush? Just slow down and enjoy life...have a bit of a chat, enjoy an appetizer, relax. The food is great, the beer cold...enjoy!!

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I was told by almost everyone I asked - "go to the Cowfish it is really good" - so I had pretty high expectations. Needless to say I was not disappointed. Everything I ate was very fresh, the flavors fabulous, the wine selection good and the server was great. A trip to Lander would not be complete without a visit... More 

Thank Nannook-of-the-North
Watertown, Massachusetts
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264 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This was a good choice for dinner when I was in town before a long fishing trip. The food is quite tasty although you do pay for it. The service was impressively slow, so don't come expecting a quick meal but rather order a couple beers and just hang out.

Thank Shantap
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Love this unexpected little gem of a restaurant in Lander WY! Great atmosphere & excellent food whether you get steak or fish! Read the story of how the restaurant got its name! Best restaurant in town!

Thank baylor1972
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We really enjoy the Cowfish. They change their menu enough to create interest and they keep the old favorites. We like the atmosphere and especially enjoy the pub and patio.

Thank William L
Anacortes, Washington
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The consensus seems to be that Cowfish is the best restaurant in Lander. As it's the only one we've eaten in--and we ate very light that night--I'll have to take it on faith that that's true. The menu is certainly interesting and varied, the interior simple but inviting, and the service OK. Might be worth 5 stars, but I'd need... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Main St., Lander, WY 82520
  • Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Lander
  • Phone Number: +1 307-332-8227
Located inside a historic and beautifully restored 100 year old brick building, Cowfish offers a fun and lively atmosphere paired with excellent food and knowledgeable service. Our menu features hand cut steaks, local grass fed burgers, fresh fish and our innovative pastas and salads. All our beers are brewed on site by the Lander Brewing Co. Its popular lineup of refreshing, made from scratch microbrews includes beers that have won awards at the Great American Beer festival, the World Beer Cup and other competitions. Enjoy a romantic dinner in our candlelit dining room or a more casual dining experience in our pub. In the summer, we offer the added attraction of dining on our outdoor patio under a trellis of wild Cascade hops.

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