An acquaintance of mine of long standing drives very long hauls for a living. He dropped me an email about this place. I know it sounds like he owns the joint but, trust me, he doesn't! He's just a very thorough kinda guy. He gave me permission to post this. I hope someone has a chance to check it out and report back here:
"I finally got back to that restaurant that I love, in the high desert of
Wyoming. Here is the scoop on it.
The Cowboy Cafe is on the lot of the Gas & Go Truck Stop, one of the few
truck stops left that looks like it belongs in the '40's or the '50's.
It is near Lyman Wyoming on I-80 at exit 41, about 130 miles east of
Salt Lake City Utah. The cafe is in a two story frame building. It
looks like it should have a sign proclaiming "GOOD EATS", but don't let
the looks fool you. The food is wonderful, and the help is friendly, as
you would expect out here in cowboy country. About half of the
customers are locals, and the rest are truckers and travelers.
The food here is a very pleasant surprise. They have the usual
hamburgers, fries, bacon & eggs and such, but they also have daily
specials, such as stuffed peppers, stir fry, chili verde, liver &
onions, beef stroganoff, ham rolls, cabbage rolls, baked ham, roast
beef, roast pork, meat loaf, ect. I have eaten here about eight times,
and I have not been disappointed yet.
All of the meat is fresh and butchered on site, with the exception of
the hamburger patties that are purchased pre formed and frozen. The
vegetables are either fresh or fresh frozen, not canned. All of the
preparation is done on site, including the baking. The pies are
delicious. To top it off, the prices are very reasonable.
The hours are 6:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. Phone # (307) 786-2107".
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