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The Virginian Restaurant

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10 N Main St, Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WY 82834-1815
307 684-0451
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a business dinner with filet mignon, chicken Dijon, a bottle of Cabernet, the beef tip appetizer and the Wyoming whiskey cake for dessert probably one of the best meals I've had in many years. We drove eight hours to come back to this restaurant after having a similar experience a few months ago. Highly recommended. If you're lucky you'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at The Virginian in the historic Occidental Hotel. We had great food, great service and the waitress was very attentive. We toured the old hotel after our dinner, took pictures, walked around Buffalo. We will try and stay here our next visit. It is definitely on our list of favorites!

Thank LaDonna S
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here as we're staying onsite. Excellent service. Lovely atmosphere the real oil lamps were a great touch. Not cheap but an excellent meal.

Thank Sue K
Rock Springs, WY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very reasonably priced bottle of wine...very good food...romantic and historic and quiet setting...excellent service...we loved dining here and would do so again if we return to Buffalo.

Thank Yodelman
Janesville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had 2 meals here . Both awesome. Buffalo was great. service was great also. Thursday nite hoe down was reall some ting.

Thank Bob S
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really fun dining experience. Our waiter Daniel was wonderful, providing great service and conversation. One of the best dining experiences in my life so far. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Thank Buck D
Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The Virginian is the dining room at the Occidental Hotel. We were surprised that there were not more people eating there—only two other tables were occupied--but the high prices could be deterring customers. The elk tenderloin was wonderful, but the bison steak was a little stringy. The chocolate whiskey cake was fantastic. Our server did a fine job and was... More 

1 Thank AniJoh
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

It was at the end of Longmire days and the wonderful waitress was not burnt out from all the travelers. She was so friendly and caring, she was from Arizona originally. We got to sit in the window table, loved the antique look of the place. My husband had chicken marsala and I had the beef tip salad, they were... More 

Thank CherylAnn138
Casper, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We walked in on a Tuesday night for dinner and did not have to have a reservation. The waitress was very friendly and delightful. I ordered the "Spicy Chicken Marsala". It was not at all spicy, in fact I had to add salt and pepper to improve the taste. It a bit dry and oily. It was overpriced at $22... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Ate here while staying at the hotel. First of all, they did not have our reservation for a window table and told us someone else had reserved it. It ended up there are more than one window table so ended up ok. But the hotel receptionist had supposedly made our reservation and there was no record of it. The space... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 N Main St, Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WY 82834-1815
  • Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 307 684-0451

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