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81 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Cowfish is a classic American bar with a country style feel in Lander, Wyoming. Cowfish guests can indulge in a variety of meat and seafood dishes made fresh to order. On the menu is a variety of items that include Oaxaca grilled chicken salad, Southwest eggrolls, ahi tuna sashimi, roasted butternut squash pasta, roasted Scottish salmon, rack of lamb, local meatloaf and baby back ribs.

To finish, try one of the handmade desserts served at Cowfish. The cr�me brulee and the molten chocolate cake are baked to order and add a sweet end to every meal. The Cowfish carrot cake and coffee nut mud pie are classic favorites as well.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Steak, Brewery
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(307) 332-8227
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris McDonald
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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.
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Private party contact
Caitlin Hereford: (307) 332-8227
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Cross street
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Parking details
We have our own private parking lot next to the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.3  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Jackson Hole)
2.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

Slow service , over cooked steaks and very overpriced.
Friendly service and nice environment.

OpenTable Diner (Jackson Hole)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2014

....and has for 10+ years. The Cowfish is just reliable, though. It's creative, friendly, and well staffed. Lander's signature restaurant.

Chip (Jackson Hole)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2014

I am in town often on military business & Cowfish is always on the agenda. Great food, beer, and wait staff.

WYOGAL (Jackson Hole)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2014

We had a delightful meal of fresh salmon (not farm raised). The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. We will definitely return when we wre next in Lander.

vipCityMouse (Jackson Hole)
3.0  Dined on October 4, 2014

Our 2nd time here, we were looking forward to it. We (party of 2) were there for an early dinner on a Saturday, not very busy yet. We were seated in the bar area, it was quite chilly. Waitress said there was no other area that was warmer. We ordered an appetizer to share, each ordered a side salad & entree +1 beer & 1 glass of wine. Appetizer came, was delicious (mussels). We were enjoying it in a leisurely manner when suddenly our salads arrived. We were at one of the high tables, not too much room for lots of plates. The waitress took away our mussels - we had just finished, we were about to enjoy the sauce left in the bowl. Entrees arrived , right on top of the salads. Timing poor.

LanderGuy (Jackson Hole)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2014

With a reservation, these guys are really accommodating to just about anything. Inside can be intimate and quite, the back room is great for groups, and the patio is great if you have kids. Food is phenomenal, and there's plenty of variety on their menu for just about anyone. The owner is also really active and supportive of the community.

WYPinecone (Jackson Hole)
4.0  Dined on September 18, 2014

Codfish is my favorite restaurant in Lander. Dinner was great that night and we had a good time. My only complaint would be we asked for a spot that was somewhat private and quiet and we were placed in the dining room. I would have preferred a room on the alternative dinning area. Otherwise it was great as usual!

NorthHillsian (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2014

CowFish does not accept reservations made with opentable even though open table allows you to make them. Please fix that ASAP.

Treet2eat (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2014

A real gem in a small town. The food is fantastic. We have been there several times in the past two years and the menu has new dishes every time. Service has always been great,with attentive and knowledgeable staff. Great wine list and bar service. They use local ingredients when possible and great craft beer.

Landerite (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2014

Expanded outdoor dining enhances the summer appeal of this solid restaurant. It has become a Lander favorite. Specials always add a touch of interesting and the regular menu continues to innovate. One of Wyoming's best!

Foodlover (Jackson Hole)
4.0  Dined on August 15, 2014

The Cowfish is a local favorite! Great food and fun atmosphere.

amdee1979 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2014

My wife and I only have a couple opportunities every so often to take advantage of a date night with having a small child. When we do get the opportunity, we choose Cowfish! This was only our second time visiting and just like the first time, this place delivered another amazing dinner. Enough cannot be said about the quality of the sushi, wine, staff and atmosphere of this restaurant. Our waitress took the time to investigate what kinds of wine and sushi we liked and made strong suggestions which we obliged to try. This place is just absurd... absurdly delicious! Oh, and don't ever try the parmesan cheese fries because you will never be able to stop eating them!

OpenTable Diner (Jackson Hole)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2014

We had a party of 10, and received attentive but discrete service, great recommendations for our entree choices and tasty food! Steaks were a bit overdone, but everything else was delicious! Worth a visit to Lander, and deserving of it's great reputation!

shirll60 (Jackson Hole)
4.0  Dined on August 1, 2014

We all enjoyed our experience of dining at Cowfish very much. The food was good, the service good, and the all around experience of dining at the Cowfish was very enjoyable.

tomandsuzi (Denver)
4.0  Dined on July 30, 2014

The food was very good. The service was excellent. The beer was outstanding. I especially liked the barleywine. We will definitely visit this restaurant again.

Charliebrown (Jackson Hole)
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2014

Great food, great service. I love the beer and appetizer's keep up the good work and quality of food

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on July 17, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 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.

steamboatflyer (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 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.

Wyocuban (Jackson Hole)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2014

Our server was so attentive to our needs and the food as a so tasty