We took a month for our road trip from Avon, CO to Vancouver, BC and did a lot of eating along the way. Our third stop was Cody, WY and this is a list excerpted from our blog posting on where we ate while we were there (go for more detail to
1. After we visited Buffalo Bill Museum sections on Yellowstone and the art gallery, we went back to the Beartooth Inn where we soaked in the Jacuzzi before dinner at Wyoming's Rib and Chop House (1367 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414, tel. 307-527-7731). When we got there at 6 p.m. it was very crowded but by 7 p.m. it was quiet and the children had left. We were under-welmed by the food and service. We ordered 1 grilled salmon $14.95 (that was a little over-cooked) which came with soup (oyster Rockefeller soup) that was very salty (or it could have come with a salad) and a side of squash casserole ($1.95). It was good enough and plenty of food for two people. We had 1 glass cabernet sauvignon ($4) and 1 glass chardonnay ($3.50) that were fine. For dessert we shared 1 apple cobbler $4.95 (it was a soupy mix of cinnamon coffee cake on the bottom, doused in caramel sauce and sprinkled with pecans). It was good but way too rich and too much.
2. We had dinner on Friday night at Sunset House Restaurant (1651 8th St., Cody, WY 8241, tel. 307-587-2257, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) which had been recommended by the woman at the health food store and it was okay. We had 1 Idaho trout ($14.95) that came with clam chowder, baked potato, and a vegetable of carrots. It was plenty for two but the trout (frozen) was dry. We had 2 glasses of wine with it and for dessert we shared the bread pudding ($4.95). We asked for the caramel sauce on the side so it wasn't as gooey as the previous night's dessert. It too was okay. We asked the helpful hostess where in Cody we could get prairie oysters and she said a restaurant called Proud Cut (and she called for us to make sure they had them). So for Saturday's main meal, we decided to go there.
3. On Saturday the weather was good enough for our drive on the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway but before that we went out for a local breakfast at Our Place (148 West Yellowstone Ave., Cody, WY 82414, tel. 307-527-4420) where it advertises that it is the home of the 25 cent coffee and home cooking. It had been recommended to us by our front desk at the Beartooth Inn and by the commenters on yelp (http://www.yelp.com/biz/our-place-cody). We had breakfast for $15 in this husband and wife run place. It is small and it was filled with people who knew each other. Dimitri ordered 2 eggs over easy with bacon and hash browns, sourdough toast, orange juice and coffee. He liked it. I ordered 2 eggs scrambled with sourdough toast and hash browns. The scrambled eggs were dry, the hash browns were mushy and the toast was just okay. But the place is authentic and the people friendly.
4. After our hike we went to an early dinner at the restaurant where we had been told we could find prairie oysters, Proud Cut Saloon, 1227 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414. tel. 307-527-6905 (owned by Del Nose and Becky Crump). We ordered “Rocky Mountain Oysters”—‘the real thing’ for $8.95 but they were all bread and no meat and totally uninteresting. We told the waitress and the manager (or owner) that we wouldn’t eat them and why. We were given a credit for them on our bill. We shared the Proudcut Prime Rib with salad and garlic fries (12 oz. for $19.95). It was described as slow-cooked and, even though we ordered it rare, it came out more like medium rare. It was good. Dimitri had a Snake River Zonker Stout handmade in Jackson Hole ($3.75). The bill with tax was $27.45.
We went to Mountain High Health Foods (1914 17th St., Cody, WY 82414, tel. 307-5871700 or 866-427-1700) where we bought some dried figs for a mountain high price of $5.89. The woman at Mountain High recommended a bakery for Dimitri to buy some dessert sweets and also recommended that we go to the Sunset House Restaurant for dinner. We went to the Heritage Bakery and Bistro, 1532 Wyoming Ave., Cody, WY 82414, tel. 307-587-2622 (owned by Steve and Patsy Carpenter) where Dimitri found some spice cake and a scone (for $3 total).
Proud Cut Saloon
1227 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414
Sunset House Restaurant
1651 8th St, Cody, WY 82414
148 W Yellowstone Ave, Cody, WY 82414
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