Wyoming November 02, 2017
The Tiny Town In Wyoming With The Most Scrumdiddilyumptious Restaurants
Wyoming small-town living is great but usually tiny towns don’t have much more than diners and fast food when it comes to restaurant choices. That can be hard on those who appreciate great food.
The residents of Rawlins definitely don’t have that problem. For a little town, it has more than its share of places to eat. Some serve such scrumptious food you might consider making a move.
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If you're traveling through Wyoming along I-80, you'll hit Rawlins in the middle of the state.
Rose's Lariat, 410 East Cedar Street
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
When the topic of delectable Mexican food comes up, Rose's Lariat in Rawlins usually makes the list. Whatever your favorite dish is from enchiladas and tacos to nachos, huevos, or chimichangas, you'll find them at Rose's. May we recommend the stuffed sopapillas? They're hard to beat.
Buck's Sports Grill, 401 West Cedar
Hours: Monday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Every town should have an awesome sports bar, and Buck's is Rawlins' own. It's the place to go for burgers and brews and watching the game. The menu at this sports bar extends beyond the typical hamburgers and nachos, however. When you visit Buck's you'll want to try their brand of bar food like the brisket hoagie, beer-battered brats, mac n' cheese wedgies, or chicken fried steak - and when you're in the mood for pizza, Buck's Sports Grill is the place to go.
Anong's Thai Cuisine, 210 5th Street
Hours: Monday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.
Who knew you could get really great Thai food in Rawlins? The veggies are super-fresh, cooked only after you make your order, and the pad thai is something to write home about. Other tasty dishes from the menu include rad nha, halibut with ginger sauce, basil mussels, and a selection of curry dishes. With lip-smacking treats like lava cake, tiramisu, and fried bananas with ice cream, you'll want to save room for dessert or make an order to go and take it home for later.
Huckleberry's Espresso, Inc., 509 West Cedar Street
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You gotta have a good sandwich shop as well as a place to get a really great cup of coffee. In Rawlins, Huckleberry's is both, and it's a bakery, too, so you can always find something delicious and satisfying.
Start your day right with a big cuppa joe and a scone or bagel, or try a breakfast sandwich on a croissant. They also have an epic version of biscuits and gravy that includes tater tots, sausage, and cheese. For lunch, order a bowl of hot homemade soup to go with one of the mouthwatering sandwiches on the menu like the chipotle turkey on sourdough, or build your own.
Aspen House, 318 5th Street
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday - Monday, 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Aspen House is where you go for fine dining in Rawlins. More than the typical Wyoming steakhouse, this restaurant makes its home in a beautiful Victorian house built in the early 1900s.
On top of the elegant atmosphere, you'll find a menu with a large selection of items that are a cut-above such as Thai shrimp skewers, New Zealand rack of lamb, creamy and flavorful clam chowder, and hand-cut steaks served with out-of-this-world house-made sauces like the cowboy BBQ Cajun topped with shrimp.
What other tiny Wyoming towns have tasty eateries?