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Cowfish
Cowfish

Cowfish Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cowfishlander.com
  • Phone: (307) 332-8227
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Chris McDonald
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two private dining rooms and a private outdoor deck. We can accommodate parties from 10-60 people. Rooms must be reserved in advance and special menus are available.
  • Private Party Contact: Caitlin Hereford (307) 332-8227

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have our own private parking lot next to the restaurant.
A word from Cowfish
Located inside a historic and beautifully restored 100 year old brick building, Cowfish offers a fun and lively atmosphere paired with excellent food and knowledgeable service. Our menu features hand cut steaks, local grass fed burgers, fresh fish and our innovative pastas and salads. All our beers are brewed on site by the Lander Brewing Co. Its popular lineup of refreshing, made from scratch microbrews includes beers that have won awards at the Great American Beer festival, the World Beer Cup and other competitions. Enjoy a romantic dinner in our candlelit dining room or a more casual dining experience in our pub. In the summer, we offer the added attraction of dining on our outdoor patio under a trellis of wild Cascade hops.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, great service. I love the beer and appetizer's keep up the good work and quality of food"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant is trying to be a big city trendy restaurant in the small town of Lander Wyoming. It is way overpriced and the food was marginal. I ordered the sirloin steak with 3 schrimp kabob on top and garlic mashed potatoes, they call this dish something that I don't recall. The steak was a bit over cooked as I ordered it medium rare and was cold. The shrimp was way over cooked and cold. I did not receive the garlic mashed potatoes but something else, although it was tasty."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Eight of us ate dinner at the cowfish. The food was very good and the beer was very good as we'll. I was surprised by the menu options. You can eat for a reasonable price from the pub menu or pay a little more money and order from the dinner menu. Our group ordered items from both menus and everyone was very happy with the food. I would definitely recommend and go back there again."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Found shortly after our afternoon arrival in town with large group bike ride through its vibrant yellow color and interesting name and graphic, we ate lunch at the adjacent Gannett Grill also run by the brewery and thoroughly enjoyed it and headed back with a group of 10 for dinner. They were unable to accommodate the time requested but called and suggested options. Interesting menu which includes pub food as well as more elaborate mains and appetizers. I thoroughly enjoyed my baby kale Caesar salad and crisped Brussels sprouts spaghetti carbonara which was perfectly cooked. Service was good under very busy conditions. Based in what was formerly a brick car repair shop, the interiors are modern and industrial."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our server was so attentive to our needs and the food as a so tasty"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 8 pm. I checked in at the host stand at 7:55 pm and then watched several groups of people get seated before us. I finally intervened with the host at 8:15 pm as he was about to seat 2 more people in front of us. I told him we had a reservation and he sat us down right away and offered us a free cocktail. I'm pretty sure the host was one of the owners so it was disappointing that the owner didn't acknowledge our reservation, especially after I checked in with him before our reservation time. But that aside, the food was outstanding and so was the free mojito. It was the best mojito I've ever had."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our reserved table was waiting. The service was prompt (but not rushed) and cordial. The entrées met our expectations. We sat in the dining room which was only partially occupied during our visit but the noise level was still more than desired."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "It's always a pleasure to eat here; the menu offers a deep variety and the specials are special. This time we sampled the Brussels Sprouts appetizer and were quite taken by their crisp deliciousness. Staff are helpful, friendly and informative. It's a great choice for locals to take their out-of-towners as well."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food is always amazing at Cowfish. The place is a family favorite when we are craving a great night out. The service is touch and go but won't prevent a future visit. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We live in Farson and every time we have to go through Lander we will eat here and sometimes even make a special trip for the good food. This is the nicest restaurant we have found in Wyoming. Service is always pleasant and food is great. I even saw the bartender check the glasses before she sat them back on the rack to reuse, today it's hard to find a place to eat that cares about serving clean glassware!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I eat here once or twice a month with friends. I usually order steak or shrimp because this is not what I cook at home. Both dishes are always so good. Staff is always pleasant."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We are never disappointed in this this restaurant and will always return."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "It looks cool and the food is great! I was surprised by the price. It was lower than I expected!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Loved our dinner!!! The food is amazing and so was our waiter Jeff!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Cowfish has become a very popular place in our little town and it can be difficult to even eat there unless you have reservations. The food was delicious and exquisite, everything was sanitary, and our waitress Heather was friendly and accomodating. However, they have jam-packed as many people as can humanly fit into the restaurant and you can barely walk to your seat. I could hear everything the people around us were saying as they were all about 3 feet away, which didn't lend itself to a romantic, private dinner. A heavy-set person would have a hard time just squeezing through the chairs to get to a seat. I would love to see Cowfish expand their space so they can fit more people and so that it is more comfortable."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Went for our 30th anniversary. It's been very good and previous experiences. We both got rib eye steaks which turned out to be so tough and stringy we couldn't eat much. We ended up leaving most of it on the plate."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Our family of 4 adult eaters came away extraordinarily satisfied with each of our meals. A salmon, 2 steaks and a meatloaf all prepared to perfection, with ample quantity and excellent quality. The Cowfish didn't disappoint in the least. Steaks cooked MR just right, salmon flavorful and moist with unique but yummy polenta and grilled asparagus. You don't get meatloaf in a fine-dining restaurant everyday, but this was tasty, moist with enough to save as tomorrow's lunch. It's spendy but worth it if you're going to take the plunge. March Madness 2 for 1 entrees helps."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "It's hard to find good food in a rural area, but Cowfish makes it possible. They have great specials and deals, like BOGO for the month of March. The calamari was a odd blend of flavors, but props for originality. The entrees and dessert were fantastic. I had the salmon, while my fiance had the ribs, both were cooked perfectly. We both greatly enjoyed dinner with very generous portions and decided to try dessert. We had the chocolate cake, we were warned by our waitress that it is cooked to order and takes 15 minutes. We had the time and are very thankful we waited. Delicious! Food, service and ambience were great."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This restaurant runs a special on entrees through out March. Gives us an opportunity to try some new dishes. The staff is very friendly and accommodates as best they can those without reservations."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Made reservations for my anniversary. Under special remarks, I put down, restaurant only, do NOT want the bar/lounge. They stuck us in the bar again. (My wife encourgaged me not to make a scene and just eat in there). Server was great, she was really busy but still did a good job and always had a smile. Ordered a steak medium. It came out medium rare. I have a policy, never to send food back to the kitchen. So I had it med rare. Overall we enjoyed ourselves. However, this is the second time I have requested not to sit in the bar and they seat me there. Not sure if I will eat there again since I detest being in bars."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Be aware that all offerings, soup or salad? will add $$ to the ticket. A wedge salad $9 becomes $10 if split in the kitchen. It's as if each offer has a cost attached. Once you catch on...it's manageable."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Yesterday was the first time I dined out at your restaurant. The interior was great. Food was outstanding! However our service was lacking. We never got the bread we ordered. Our steak was served first, followed by the salads 2 minutes after, and our appetizer another 5 minutes later. As you can imagine our table was overcrowded with plates, not to mention we did not appreciate getting our food out of order."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I went out on a date and enjoyed our time very much. We appreciated the discount with March Madness! Food was yummy, although I wish there were veges served with main dishes. Ambiance great, and enjoyed that kids were in the restaurant and not shunned. Casual feel, but you can dress up a bit and enjoy that, too. Our waitress was super nice and friendly. One of the best we have ever had. She works as a teacher, but is working at the Cowfish for now."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have been to the Cowfish multiple times and have never had a bad experience. Always a friendly wait staff and know the products and services Cowfish offers. I would say to make a reservation becuase this place is the place to be!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Wasn't happy about forced to pay 18% gratuity . That should be a choice based on service. The service was great don't get me wrong But I don't like to not have a choice."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "While my experience at the cow fish in raleigh was outstanding, opentable actually made the reservation at cow fish in Wyoming? Why? I live in nc. The manager at the cow fish at north hills actually honored the reservation after we finally realized the mistake since they do not use opentable. He was great, but I am seriously upset with opentable. This could have ruined a celebration night for our group!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended to my husband and I due to its reputation for great steaks. We had reservations and were seated in a prompt manner (within 5 minutes). The atmosphere was very nice and service was great. However, we really did not enjoy our meal. The steaks (dry rub ribeye) were dry (cooked medium-well) and the rub gave the steaks a burnt flavor. I enjoyed the roasted potatoes. However, my husband wanted to get french fries and the waiter told him that the chefs put together the choices as they should be eaten. Both my husband and I really enjoyed the fried leeks. The wine was reasonably priced. My husband ordered soda and it was really flat tasting. Overall, it just wasn't the experience we expected for a $100 meal."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The server talked us into the Sea Bass over ratatouille, and it was amazing. I asked her if they had the fish flown in and she said yes, just that morning. So great to be able to get excellent dining in such a small Wyoming town. Keep it up Cowfish!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Terrific steak dinners--among the very best we have ever had! A tip of the hat to all involved; enjoyed the evening very much and will definitely eat ther again whenever we happen to pass through Lander."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were a party of six and chose the Cowfish for a great night out or a special occasion. This was Valentines dinner and they did a superb job both in terms of food and service. There staff is always three steps above most places. Well trained, very attentive and spot on for quality service. The food at the Cowfish is tops every time. The presentation, preparation, quality are consistently excellent. This restaurant is a real gem for our community and for folks coming through town it is a "not to miss" part of the Wyoming experience. You will be going home saying "we had dinner at a restaurant with a funny name that was better than 95% of the restaurants we have ever eaten at anywhere.""
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Even tho I'm a local, I don't tire of this menu. I get to craving the Southwest Eggrolls, the Beer Burger (which feeds two) and the Baby Kale salad. Service is always friendly and attentive; and the handsome interior and comfortable seating add to the enjoyment of dining here."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "It was excellent. Every dish was amazingly delicious."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Made reservations. Had to wait for the hostess to show up, while waiting had wait staff just walking by, not addressing that no one was helping us. Made reservations because I wanted to eat in the restaurant, was shown a table in the bar/lounge. Asked for a table. Was told we could sit in the lounge for about 10min then they would get us a table. We were never given the table. Sat on hard wood bar stool with no padding. The lounge was hot and noisy, just wanted to have a nice relaxing enjoyable date night, not a bar/lounge expirence, especially since neither my wife or myself drink. I ate here 1 time before for a business dinner. Had a great expirence and wanted to treat my wife to something special. This was not the experience I wanted."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I love this place!!! So glad Lander has a fine dining place to eat. The price is not bad either:)"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We were blessed to eat at the Cowfish two nights in a row for two separate dinner engagements. The food did not disappoint either time. They proved that they can cook a variety of meals that really boarder on being exquisite. The ambience is shabby-sheik, the food is world class. The price is moderately expensive ie. $23 for a mid-priced meal. The waitresses act as if it truly is a pleasure to serve. Would heartily recommend it!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I have been going to cowfish for at least 10 yrs. it is my favorite restaurant and I drive 40 miles just to eat there"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We have eaten at the Cowfish many, many times and their food preparation and presentation have remained the same. Excellent."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food was great but three of six diners had the wrong steak served with their meals, which tells me that the server didn't write up the order correctly. The iced tea was served warm without ice. It took 10 minutes for the server to ask me for my drink order. In the past, I have always received amazing service specifically by Cassidy and Emma. Unfortunately Emma no longer works there and Cassidy was not available for our dining experience. I was astonished that the server we had was so unprepared and unskilled which is very unusual for a Cowfish experience. As usual the chef, Chris, prepared amazing food....I will return because Chris is an incredible chef!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I order the 8 oz filet or I sometimes order "off menu" with a grilled shrimp. I rarely get a steak that's tough and the shrimp is always to perfection. The staff is friendly and helpful in answering any questions you may have. The menu is upscale which is not always to my liking but the meals can be ordered the way you prefer (without sauces or grilled rather than fried..etc). The STAFF in general are quite happy to make your dinning experience a happy one."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "We really enjoy the Cowfish! The food is consistently very good and the service is the some of the best we have ever experienced. We love to dine there!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013