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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 10
    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
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A part of the Occidental Hotel this restaurant is also lovingly restored and decorated. Perfect for a romantic evening or just a great meal at a reasonable price. I never expected to have well prepared Scallops in a wine and butter sauce in a small rural town. Not being a snob, I live in another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cpyles
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Riverton, Wyoming
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Riverton, Wyoming
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A part of the Occidental Hotel this restaurant is also lovingly restored and decorated. Perfect for a romantic evening or just a great meal at a reasonable price. I never expected to have well prepared Scallops in a wine and butter sauce in a small rural town. Not being a snob, I live in another small Wyoming town. The food,... More 

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Thank Cpyles
Paris, France
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The building is very cute, with great decor. But service ruined everything. We had a reservation but they made us wait more than 20 minutes (restaurant was not even full, 50% capacity). Waitress IDEd but we didn't even order alcohol. They were out of the elk, so I chose an other pasta dish, which was so tiny. She chose a... More 

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1 Thank Antoine D
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This restaurant as well as the hotel that it is in is decorated much like it would have been at the turn of the last century. It is very cozy and inviting. We had a group of 10 in a back room which we had to ourselves in front of the fireplace on a cold evening. Our waitress was great... More 

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Thank SeenaKS
Aurora, Colorado
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This is living history! Great food, very friendly service, all in the atmosphere of the wild West. Down to earth food--nothing fancy--well worth a visit when traveling in this area.

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Thank Becky F
Dadeville, Alabama
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We had 3 couples in our party and experienced great service. The elk steak was excellent as were the other entrees. The best part was being in this restored historic building. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful meal here.

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Thank Toni A
Halliday, North Dakota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Tour the hotel then come eat in the Virginian, it's a great time warp and super fun. The menu is surprisingly varied and there is something for everyone.

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Thank Reggie P
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

On a recommendation from a local my wife and I ate at the Virginian while staying in Buffalo for the night. Did not have reservations but got there early and they seated us right away. The atmosphere was historical and quaint, the service very good and the food was outstanding! Wife had the grilled salmon and I had the ravioli... More 

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Thank John B
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Decent meal but nothing to go out of your way for. The elk was nice, but I've had much better. The veggies wern't particularly fresh

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1 Thank JDK712
Menasha, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Since we weren't hungry enough for a full meal, we enjoyed delicious appetizers, desserts and drink. There was a live band in the connected saloon that added to the enjoyable atmosphere.

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Thank FourforWyoming
Fresno
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

this restaurant is in old downtown under an old classic hotel and the dinning rooms are made up of several old shops and a bank Our tour included a dinner here, we had a limited selection menu, ordered the prime rib. I have had prime rib all over California , Nevada and on cruises but this was the best .... More 

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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: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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