Good food surrounded by the beauty of nature; what more could you ask for? Wyoming has some of the best restaurants nestled among the most beautiful spots. Here are some restaurants that offer a magical outdoor dining experience.
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1. Morris House Bistro
Morris House Bistro is a quaint little restaurant located in the heart of Cheyenne. They have patio seating, complete with heaters, that you can take advantage of while you are enjoying a delicious meal of pork tenderloin, catfish, lamb, shrimp, ribeye or quail. They offer an upscale Lowcountry Southern cuisine for dinner and a Friday barbeque lunch. Morris House Bistro is located at 2114 Warren Avenue in Cheyenne.
2. Dornans/Moose Chuckwagon
This is a great pit stop if you are on your way to or from Grand Teton or Yellowstone National Park. They serve good old-fashioned cowboy food including all-you-can-eat sourdough pancakes for breakfast, hearty sandwiches for lunch, and an all-you-can-eat Chuckwagon dinner prepared over a wood fire in a dutch oven. You can eat outside with gorgeous views of the Grand Teton Mountains, Snake River and the Menor's Ferry Historic District. You have your choice of eating in open air, a teepee or pavilion. Dormans/Moose Chuckwagon is located at 12170 Dorman Road #39 in Moose, Wyoming.
3. Pat O'Hara Brewing Company
Pat O'Hara Brewing Company is a pub and grill combined. The pub opened in 2013 and is run by a husband and wife team. They serve traditional Irish favorites along with locally brewed craft beer. They make their food from scratch and some of their selections include Shepherd's Pie, fish & chips and corn beef sandwiches. Sit out in the fresh air and enjoy a cold brew and/or some delicious food. Pat O'Hara Brewing Company is located at 1019 15th Street in the picturesque town of Cody.
4. Big Horn Smokehouse And Saloon
Big Horn Smokehouse & Saloon was originally known as the Last Chance Saloon. Their steaks are made from regional beef that is free from hormones and antibiotics. The meat is delivered daily from Sackett's Market. Enjoy a fresh breeze along with the delicious taste of steak, pasta, seafood, barbeque, chicken, ribs, burgers, sandwiches or a salad. Big Horn Smokehouse is located at 158 Johnson Street in Big Horn.
5. Cafe Genevieve
Café Genevieve is in a quaint historic log cabin in the middle of downtown Jackson. They offer a southern menu that includes egg Benedicts, local trout and Snake River Farms pork chop. Whatever you do, don't forget to try their signature Pig Candy. You can sit outside and watch the world go by while enjoying brunch, dinner, cocktails, wine, beer and/or dessert. Café Genevieve is located at 135 East Broadway in Jackson, one block east of Town Square.
6. Firenze Italian Steakhouse
Firenze Italian Steakhouse is a hidden gem in the small town of Worland. It is right on the main drag and has a patio that is spacious and inviting. Their upscale ambience is further exemplified in their food selection which includes steak, pizza, burgers, scallops, pasta, salmon and chicken; all cooked with an Italian flair. Firenze Italian is located at 625 Big Horn Avenue in Worland.
7. Gannett Grill - Lander Bar
Gannett Grill-Lander Bar has a rather unique outdoor dining area. The area consists of a garden patio that is shaded by a 100-year-old blue spruce. Their food is also rather unique with their specialty burgers, salads, New York style pizza and one-of-a-kind sandwiches. They use locally raised grass fed livestock for their beef. Gannett Grill is located at 126 Main Street in Lander.
8. Thai Me Up Restaurant And Brewery
Thai Me Up specializes in locally crafted beer, curry dishes, Thai noodles and brew food. They offer heated outdoor seating as well as seating in the dining room and bar area. They serve food until midnight, if not later. Thai Me Up is located at 75 E. Pearl Avenue, just off of Town Square in Jackson.
9. Lodge At Jackson Fork Ranch
The Lodge at Jackson Fork Ranch offers a unique dining option. You can enjoy a gourmet cookout on a flagstone patio with a Viking grill and fire pit. This is such a beautiful setting with panoramic views of the mountains and valley. You can eat in the dining room or in the open air terraces. Dinner includes a 3-course menu or a western-style grilled dinner on the outdoor terrace. Fresh game meat, trout, local produce, dairy and cheese items are all prepared by a gourmet chef. Lodge at Jackson Fork Ranch is located at 670 Upper Hoback Road in Bondurant.
10. Wind River Brewing Company
Wind River Brewing Company is located at the base of the Wind River Mountains in Pinedale. This spectacular view overlooks the Wind Rivers. They specialize in handcrafted award-winning brews, steaks, appetizers, soup and salads. Be sure to check out their Brewmaster Burger which is their signature dish. Wind River Brewing Company is located at 402 W. Pine Street in Pinedale.