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The Virginian Restaurant

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10 North Main Street, Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WY 82834
307 684-0451
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Western Hospitality at It's Best!

We visited in May, 2015 and enjoyed Elk Tenderloin, Bison Steak, and Shrimp. Our meats were cooked to perfection and were quite tasty and tender. The friendliness of the service was remarkable and were felt welcomed as new friends. There are "private" tables in the front windows and what appeared... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
JBJump
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Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We visited in May, 2015 and enjoyed Elk Tenderloin, Bison Steak, and Shrimp. Our meats were cooked to perfection and were quite tasty and tender. The friendliness of the service was remarkable and were felt welcomed as new friends. There are "private" tables in the front windows and what appeared to be a very special private dining room in an... More 

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hastings highlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The historic Occidental Hotel and Virginian Restaurant is a must see when in the area. Even if you don't eat here you have to have a look around. It's like being back in the 1800s with private dining table by the windows and curtains on each side for privacy. As well as having a ton of ambiance, the food is... More 

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Buffalo, Wyoming
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Virginian is very inconsistent in its food. You never know if you are going to have a good meal or a downright bad one. I hate to send things back but have had to on several occasions due to raw or undercooked, overly salted or even terribly overcooked food. The atmosphere is lovely, though. It is one of our... More 

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My newlywed husband and I ate here for our wedding dinner...We both had steaks which was good but not what I was expecting..but what I did LOVE (my mouth's watering just thinking about it) was their bacon wrapped scallops and their grilled asparagus!..the sauce that was under the scallops made them even more delicious..they were cooked so perfectly!..and the grilled... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 North Main Street, Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WY 82834
  • Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 307 684-0451

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?