A Guide To Cody Yellowstone’s Restaurants and Bars
There’s a whole world of wonder awaiting visitors to Cody Yellowstone. From amazing local attractions to unforgettable outdoor experiences, there’s so much waiting for eager explorers, wonder-seeking wanderers, and aspiring adventurers. And there’s one thing all these people have in common — they need food to fuel their fun!
Luckily, generations of local families, farmers, and ranchers have kept locals and travelers alike well-fed over the years. And today, there are plenty of establishments for all appetites and budgets that are ready to serve you. When you’re planning your next trip to Cody Yellowstone, make sure to put these restaurants and bars on your must-visit list for a blend of modern flavors and old-school Western charm that’s sure to hit the spot.
As this family restaurant’s name suggests, Granny’s is an excellent spot for home-style cooking and the comfort of a classic American diner. Every morning at 5am, Granny’s opens its doors to early birds eager to catch a meal before saddling up to explore the natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park. Not an early bird? Don’t worry! Granny’s serves breakfast all day, so you can start your day the right way, whenever you want!
Coffee drinkers rejoice! This local coffee shop is operated by a family with five generations of roots in Cody. Taste the difference of high-altitude coffee roasting, a process helped by the environment here in Wyoming. Need something to go along with that crucial caffeine kick? Cody Coffee has soups made from scratch, hearty sandwiches, and a selection of crepes. Quick and convenient, Cody Coffee offers two locations with the pick-me-up you need. Oh, and if you’re on the go, they also have a drive-thru.
The Breadboard Cody
Do you have a love for submarine sandwiches that surfaces from time to time? Then you’ll love the Breadboard Cody. This family-owned Wyoming sub shop has been satisfying sandwich cravings across our great state since 1978. Their sandwiches are made with high-quality ingredients and fresh bread baked every morning. Homemade bagels, soups, and salads are also on the menu! Everything is available for breakfast and lunch with dine-in and drive-thru options.
Buffalo Bill’s Irma Hotel
The historic Irma Hotel was built by the town’s founder, Buffalo Bill Cody himself! Constructed in 1902 and named after his youngest daughter, the restaurant and saloon transport you back in time to the Wild West. You’ll want to order a drink and snap a photo of the iconic room-long cherry wood bar that was a gift from England’s Queen Victoria (turns out, everybody was a fan of Buffalo Bill!). Discover the charm and comfort of the watering hole where cowgirls, ranchers, travelers, and locals have met for over 100 years. Be sure to try the prime rib, the meal this spot is most famous for.
Are you the type to get Bar-B-Que on the brain? Craving the flavors of slow-cooked deliciousness? Check out Bubba’s Bar-B-Que. Their mouth-watering beef brisket is smoked for over 12 hours in the restaurant’s hickory-fired smoker. They say patience is a virtue, and you’ll see why they take the time to get it right. Hickory-smoked sausage, chicken, ribs, and classic burgers are also on the menu and sure to hit the spot. Plus, they also offer a big breakfast, the perfect meal to fuel your drive along one of the most scenic routes in America.
Proud Cut Saloon
You’ll know you’re in the Wild West as soon as you walk through the front doors of the Proud Cut Saloon. This little establishment started as a cafe in the 1930s and has been known by several different names over the years. And it certainly has stories to tell. If you want a cocktail after a day of exploring or are looking for a bite to eat, you’ll find something delicious for every modern cowgirl or old-school cowboy. Can’t get enough of the outdoors? Sit and enjoy the back patio.
Cassie’s Supper Club
Calling all cowboys! Cassie’s has been a Cody Institution since it was founded in 1922 by Cassie Waters. The walls of this Wild West establishment are full of cowboy memorabilia, while the menu offers up everything from pizza to prime rib, seafood to steaks. In fact, the steaks at Cassie’s are legendary, hand cut to order, and absolutely delicious. With a large dance floor, weekly live music, and three bars, if you’re looking for a spot to dine and dance, you’ll feel right at home here.
Taco Tuesday can be any day of the week when you visit Michael’s Taco — not that we need an excuse to enjoy these fantastic flavors inspired from south of the border. While the tacos steal the show, many tasty options are being served up here daily, including burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and taquitos. Yum! Best of all, Michael’s Taco is an authentic family restaurant — they even have a kids menu so everybody can get in on the fiesta.
WYOld West Taproom
If you’re a craft beer lover, be sure to mosey on over to the WYOld West Brewing Company. Established in 2014 in the nearby town of Powell, WYOld West has expanded and now has a taproom here in Cody. And we sure are happy to have them! Their beer is brewed onsite, and there’s definitely something for all tastes. Not sure where to start? We recommend their flagship brew, the Heart Mountain Hefeweizen — an American Wheat Ale featuring wheat malt and Harvest Oats. Pair it with something from their appetizer menu or a more hearty meal with a distinctly Western theme, and you’re well on your way to an excellent evening in the WYOld West!
Trailhead | Bar | Grill | Wood Fired Pizza
Pizza night takes on an upscale but casual feel at the Trailhead Cody. This family-friendly spot features wood-fired pizza alongside soups, salads, and other entrees highlighted by local and seasonal ingredients. Trailhead Cody supports our ranchers and farmers, and is locally owned and operated. In fact, their Executive Chef graduated from Cody High School, went away to culinary school, and returned to start the restaurant. We totally get that. After all, spend any time in Cody, and you’re sure to want to return!
The Wingz King
Fittingly, the chef behind The Wingz King started his wings journey in Buffalo, New York, the birthplace of the irresistible deep-fried chicken with hot sauce. Now, Chef Spencer Busteed is serving up wings fit for royalty right here in Cody! Chef Spencer’s signature twice-cooked wings are served up at the Olive Glenn Golf and Country Club for pickup, and delivery is available in Cody.
Pat O’Hara Brewing Company
Not only does the Pat O’Hara Brewing Company brew their own delicious beers on site, they also showcase the best local and craft beer from across the Rocky Mountain Region. With 15 craft beers on tap, you may have to plan a few visits to try them all! And beer isn’t the only reason to visit this Cody brewery. The lunch and dinner menu features Irish pub fare along with American favorites, made from scratch and with fresh ingredients.
8th Street at the Ivy
This family-friendly restaurant, located inside the Best Western Premier Ivy Inn & Suites, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. If brunch is your favorite meal, you’ll want to pop by on Sunday for Huevos Rancheros, omelet wraps (with all the fixings, of course), and everything you crave. The friendly staff and top-notch service at this upscale restaurant make it a great dining experience for travelers of all ages.
Cody Cattle Company
The only thing better than a famous Chuckwagon dinner at The Cody Cattle Company is enjoying your meal while being entertained by Ryan Martin and the Triple C Cowboys band. The ultimate Western dinner and a show experience, you’ll enjoy family-style meals with unlimited beef brisket and BBQ chicken while being entertained from June through September. And the fun doesn’t have to stop there! The show wraps up in time to take a walk down the road to the Cody Nite Rodeo during the summer.
Just because you’re on vacation, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the big game! Brewgards is the place to be for sports fans when in Cody Yellowstone, where you can watch everything from NFL to MLB. Also, catch the latest college football action while cheering on the Wyoming Cowboys from the University of Wyoming. Brewgards has excellent food, lots of gameday specials, and an outdoor area that’s sure to be a winner with sports fans and non-sports fans alike.
Silver Dollar Bar & Grill
If you’re looking for beer and burgers, make plans to stop by the iconic Silver Dollar. There are plenty of beer options on draft, along with a vast selection of domestic and imported bottles. Enjoy a drink inside the bar or outdoors on the large patio. All the classics are on the burger menu, and you can have them made your way (you are on vacation, after all!). You can even add more flavor through blackening.
Hong Kong Restaurant
This Chinese restaurant focuses on three things to delight the senses with every dish: make sure it’s colorful, ensure an enticing aroma, and most importantly, provide exquisite flavor. There are plenty of vegetarian options, so everyone will find something to enjoy at Hong Kong Restaurant. The diverse menu draws on the best of Szechuan, Mandarin, Hunan, and Cantonese cuisines. Sit down for a meal or order for delivery anywhere inside the city limits of Cody. It’s open late, perfect if you lose track of time exploring Yellowstone during the day.
China Town is the go-to spot when you’re looking to sit down and enjoy a Chinese buffet. Friendly staff are on hand to help build-your-own buffet plate with whatever catches your eye. With so many delicious options, we can’t blame you for going back to the buffet for seconds or thirds! From classic appetizers such as egg rolls and dumplings to a variety of fried rice and lo mein egg noodle dishes, the options are endless. If you’re looking to grab lunch or dinner to-go, China Town offers pickup options with lunch and dinner menus.
Millstone Pizza Company & Brewery
You’d never guess this place used to be an old library. Now it’s home to three very exciting things: pizza, beer, and an arcade. Enjoy a slice of pizza on location at Millstone Pizza Company & Brewery, stop by for pickup, or order for delivery whenever that craving for a big slice hits. They also have fresh subs, salads, and appetizers. If you’re dining in, be sure to try one of the many craft beers made by Millstone’s microbrewery. And it’s hard to miss the fun and excitement in the basement where you’ll find video games in the arcade.
Flavors of the world come together on Sheridan Ave. and 14th St. in a place we like to call “International Corner”. There’s Japanese food at Shaki, authentic tastes of Germany at Gasthaus Cardi, fresh Mexican food at Zapata’s, and local American cuisine at Cody Steakhouse.
Everything you would hope to find on a Mexican food menu is here at Zapata’s. From enchiladas to tacos, the New Mexico-style Mexican food is sure to hit the spot. The first round of chips and homemade salsa is on the house. Sit on the covered patio and watch the energy of downtown Cody. Like what you taste? Take the flavors home with you! Bottles of fresh salsa and green chili based on traditional recipes from New Mexico are available for purchase in-store.
Cardi of Gasthaus Cardi fame was born in Bad Nauheim, Germany, and combines the old with the new on their menu. For an authentic taste of Germany, enjoy dishes made from recipes passed down from Cardi’s mother and grandmother. Stop in for various vorspeise — the German word for appetizers — bratwurst sausages, and traditional side selections. Of course, Cardi’s traditional schnitzel of thinly pounded pork or chicken is a highlight of the schnitzel dinners available. And no trip to the Gasthaus would be complete without washing everything down with a giant boot of German beer on their mainstreet patio!
Cody Yellowstone is home to many farms and ranches, so naturally, the Cody Steakhouse is the place to experience flavors of the West. On the menu, you’ll find buffalo ribeye, Certified Angus Beef steaks, slow-cooked ribs, and a Wyoming favorite — chicken fried steak. Keep an eye out for the mouth-watering prime rib — you’ll want to get it before it’s gone on special prime rib nights. Surprisingly, many menu items have Cajun roots and are very popular with the locals!
Shiki Japanese Restaurant
For over a decade, Shiki has been the go-to location for Japanese cuisine in Cody Yellowstone. The menu has something for every sushi enthusiast — from traditional rolls to over 20 Shiki original rolls. Be sure to try the Cody, a 10-piece roll with shrimp tempura, eel, cream cheese, and cucumber topped with masago and eel sauce. Tempura, teriyaki, and curry dinner entrees are also available.
Hungry For More? Come See What’s on the Menu in Cody Yellowstone!
There’s so much to see and do in Cody Yellowstone, so when you’re planning your vacation, remember to check out Cody’s best restaurants and bars. They’ll satisfy your appetite for adventure and, of course, your literal hunger!