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The Virginian Restaurant

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10 North Main Street, Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WY 82834
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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Eugene, Oregon
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank AniJoh
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

1 Thank Hall7454
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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279 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 

1 Thank maapar
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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240 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our food was good. Our server was a bit slow. the food was overpriced and the information we requested was short and abridged. The decor is great.Overall we were not terribly dissapointed but wished there would be a little bore service and a little less pricey.

1 Thank robbythegreat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the special, prime rib. Mine was cold when it arrived. Very, very tough. Green beans were raw. We complained to our server. They took off one dinner from our bill but my husband also had the prime rib and couldn't eat it. I don't recommend the beef

1 Thank Flamingojan
Hawalli, Kuwait
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambience is wonderful bringing the past to the present. Several different dining options. If Paul is the chef you are in for a better treat.

Thank cness67
Lysite, Wyoming
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very good service and wonderful food-- it is a bit small for the amount of people who come there; it is probably not a place for small children; but we did enjoy it.

Thank debbihe
Littleton, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The Occidental is a historic western hotel with a colorful past. The menu is perfect old west with interesting dishes; including an incredible elk tenderloin

Thank jmputnam
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Whilst staying at the Occidental we opted for supper in the bar of the Virginian. Food and service were excellent with a good choice of draft beers available.

Thank Miles7000

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?