Wyoming April 15, 2018
The Best Pies In The State Come From This Tiny Wyoming Cafe
How far would you travel for a good piece of pie? How about for the best pie in the state? In Wyoming, how far you travel depends on how close you are to the nearest Cowboy Café. One of the few restaurants in Dubois and among the even fewer open for more than a handful of years, it’s the place locals go for a heavenly slice of homemade pie. When we say “locals,” we mean Wyomingites in general. It’s well-known all over the state that the best pies ever can be found in this tiny Wyoming café.
The original Cowboy Café is located at 115 Ramshorn Street in Dubois.
It was purchased in 1993 by a local couple who re-vamped the menu to serve a selection of homemade fare such as chicken fried steak and stroganoff.
The breakfasts are legendary, too. The biscuits and gravy are to-die, and the Cowboy serves up gigantic pancakes chockfull of chocolate chips or smothered in a cinnamony-sweet caramel apple sauce.
However, the pies at the Cowboy Café are the stars of the show. People not only drive miles and miles for a slice, but they also place orders for holidays and special occasions.
Every bit of them is fresh-made on site from the owner's family recipes and ones she created herself. No frozen crusts. No pre-made, canned fillings. Just mouthwatering homemade goodness.
Plus, the pie menu doesn't consist of just a handful of typical basic flavors you could get anywhere. It's loaded with variety, and changes from day to day.
Sure, you can get a good old-fashioned flavors like lemon meringue...
...or pecan, though you'll also find unique takes on the recipe such as Irish cream pecan, pecan caramel crunch, or Kahlua chocolate pecan.
And you might want to try the other uncommon flavor combinations such as rhubarb peach...
...one of the berry jumble pies like cherry raspberry...
...or the decadent cherry almond crunch.
The food, in general, and the pies, specifically, are so delightfully tasty that more Cowboy Cafés have been opened in other Wyoming locations. Even so, the pies are still homemade by hand in Dubois and shipped out to the other two restaurants.
There's now a Cowboy Café at 138 North Main Street in Sheridan and another one at 203 East Main Street in Riverton.
The newer additions are larger than the original café, but Dubois is the original and still the place to get the best pie you'll ever taste.
Have you experienced the scrumptious pies at the Cowboy Café? What flavor is your favorite?
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