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The Virginian Restaurant

10 North Main Street, Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WY 82834
307 684-0451
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Ranked #5 of 30 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 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 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 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!

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Gillette, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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.

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 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 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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Ramer, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Private and quiet. The Virginian has an elegant menu. We enjoyed the filet mignon, salads, scallops, and wine.

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Caen, Basse-Normandie, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Allright, were should I begin ? We were wondering were to go to have dinner in Buffalo and ended walking in the main street, when I heard music (live music that is) coming from the "Occidental Saloon". Dropping an eye inside, I discovered both a bar and a restaurant in a, say, historic way of decoration. It was kind of... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Had dinner with our kids as we were passing through. Dining room did not open until 6 pm on a Friday that did seem a bit odd but we waited. Food was delicious and steaks cooked perfect. My kids had the pear And Gorgonzola ravioli. That was a taste sensation. Atmosphere is 1880 and a great piece if the old... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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231 reviews 231 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great food, but on our visit the staff were clearly having some communication problems, which reduced our experience from 5/5 to 4/5 Great tasty food , good friendly staff, but basic errors in service, reduce our rating from 5 to 4.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were on a road trip and stayed overnight in Buffalo Wy. Our hotel owner recommended The Virginian and it was as she described....Great steak dinners. Good service. Rocky Mountain oysters were good too and my first time having them !

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Additional Information about The Virginian Restaurant

Address: 10 North Main Street, Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WY 82834
Phone Number: 307 684-0451
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Buffalo
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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