Dine Out

Lander’s Culinary Experience

When it comes to dining, Lander has quite the diverse collection of establishments, from cozy coffee shops and bakeries to upscale fine dining, from food trucks and street vendors to specialty cuisines and everything in between. While in town you can breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack and dine to your hearts content in both casual and formal settings.

A trip downtown means you have a selection of such Asian cuisines as authentic Chinese and dim sum, Thai, Cambodian, Japanese and sushi. There are traditional good old American down home restaurants too for traditional red-white-and blue comfort food. For south of the border dishes, try native Jalisco State Mexican and fast food tacos. There are steakhouses, delis, local and national hamburger joints, malt shops and sub sandwich options. You can enjoy Italian dishes and pizza, to-go lunches packed especially for you and, for the bigger occasions or reunions, caterers. How about some homemade ice cream? Yes, it’s all here.


Lander also features gluten free food shopping and dining and two large supermarkets with daily deliveries of produce, local meats and regionally grown items, plus liquor stores at each location. Each has their own deli and one with its own sushi chef. Want to picnic? Get everything you’ll need at these two locations.


There are convenience stores with prepared food and snacks and drinks for those on the go.


Lander has its own brewery and features craft beers from Wyoming and around the region plus Wyoming whiskeys and local takes on such eye openers as Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s. You can dine upstairs or down, relax in a lounge, or meet friends for a cold one at one of the city’s bars.


Lander restaurants offer casual patio and rooftop dining and imbibing, fast-food drive through options, plus western barbecue and venues with live music on the weekends and special occasions. Want to grill your own? City Park has grills spread among giant cottonwood trees and blue spruce along the banks of the Popo Agie River.


One of the West’s most famous steakhouses is located just nine miles to the east in Hudson. For authentic and classic Old West atmosphere, head to Atlantic City for buffalo burgers and more served up in structures from the area’s historic gold mining era.


Want an Indian Taco? Of course you do because it’s the Native American take on a tostado, but made with delicious Indian Fry Bread. Or you can enjoy just fry bread with honey, local treats not to be missed. Just north of Lander you can enjoy Indian Tacos and much more at our local tribal Casino, Hotel and Restaurant.


The Lander Community is also active in the Farm to Market Food movement and several Farmer’s Markets are held weekly during the summer months with fresh vegetables and fruit grown locally, along with whole milk, cream, salsas, baked items and other goodies.