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Cowfish

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Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Hamburgers, Seafood
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148 Main St., Lander, WY 82520 (1st)
+1 307-332-8227
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located inside a historic and beautifully restored 100 year old brick...
Located inside a historic and beautifully restored 100 year old brick building, Cowfish offers a fun and lively atmosphere paired with excellent food and knowledgeable service. Our menu features hand cut steaks, local grass fed burgers, fresh fish and our innovative pastas and salads. All our beers are brewed on site by the Lander Brewing Co. Its popular lineup of refreshing, made from scratch microbrews includes beers that have won awards at the Great American Beer festival, the World Beer Cup and other competitions. Enjoy a romantic dinner in our candlelit dining room or a more casual dining experience in our pub. In the summer, we offer the added attraction of dining on our outdoor patio under a trellis of wild Cascade hops.
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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Innovative recipes make the experience worthwhile. Some reservations, though.

Outstanding and innovative recipes on their main menu make this place something special, but the finishing touches could use some polishing up. Our servers seemed distracted and programmed, way too rushed to give us a sense of individual care and attention. She had to be reminded about bringing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Wall, South Dakota
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  • Special occasions
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Wall, South Dakota
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Outstanding and innovative recipes on their main menu make this place something special, but the finishing touches could use some polishing up. Our servers seemed distracted and programmed, way too rushed to give us a sense of individual care and attention. She had to be reminded about bringing us some bread. Our table lacked silver service for two of the... More 

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Rock Springs, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Cowfish is a WONDERFUL place to go, if you're looking for a really nice dinner, and, dining experience!

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Lander
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I love the grill, but honestly is a hit or miss. When they are on, they are on. When they are not, get bummed. Especially for the price.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

An interesting restaurant sited in a small brewery, so there are many beers to choose from. Read the last page of the menu to understand the name! It's obviously very popular with residents of this very small town. We ate there early (about 6.30pm) on a Monday evening and were lucky to get a table, but the service and consequently... More 

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Riverton, Wyoming
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Stopped in to have dinner as it has been 3 or 4 years since my last visit I know they were busy but I counted the tables that had been served and I feel that the one hour and 17 minutes it took me to get my meal was totally unacceptable. I love beef been chasing it , butchering it... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Perhaps because this is a climbers' town or maybe because it's along a Denver-to-Yellowstone route, but it seems to me that Lander has an unusual amount of good eateries and bars for a town its size. We stayed at the very acceptable Pronghorn Motel, and within 2 blocks (other side of the river) were 3 good-looking establishments: a historic bar,... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant. I think it is the best in town. Food is very fresh and well prepared. Large, varied menu. Beef is very good. Sometimes hard to find parking. It is a popular eating place in Lander.

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Basin, Wyoming
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Not awful but not great vegetarian food. Service was good. But I'm very particular about restaurant reviews. The food has to be better than what I can make at home to get a stellar review.

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Iowa
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The menu is excellent and many choices, if not already naturally gluten-free, can easily be changed to be so. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about GF dining and were very helpful. I had an excellent salmon meal and topped it off with GF creme brulée. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone in the Lander/Riverton area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I have visited several times and have always been impressed! Fish tacos, pulled pork sliders, the parmesan fries all are great choices! My friend and I have tried the specialty mixed drinks, she always gets the margarita but I had a ginger whiskey drink that was really great!

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Additional Information about Cowfish

Address: 148 Main St., Lander, WY 82520
Phone Number: +1 307-332-8227
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Lander
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Hamburgers, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 148 Main St., Lander, WY 82520
    (1st)
  • Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Lander
  • Phone Number: +1 307-332-8227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Hamburgers, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Located inside a historic and beautifully restored 100 year old brick building, Cowfish offers a fun and lively atmosphere paired with excellent food and knowledgeable service. Our menu features hand cut steaks, local grass fed burgers, fresh fish and our innovative pastas and salads. All our beers are brewed on site by the Lander Brewing Co. Its popular lineup of refreshing, made from scratch microbrews includes beers that have won awards at the Great American Beer festival, the World Beer Cup and other competitions. Enjoy a romantic dinner in our candlelit dining room or a more casual dining experience in our pub. In the summer, we offer the added attraction of dining on our outdoor patio under a trellis of wild Cascade hops.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?