Hathaway's Restaurant and Lounge at Little America
Regular Hours of Operation:
Hathaway's Lunch Buffet: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday
Sunday Brunch: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays
Named for Stan Hathaway, governor of Wyoming from 1967 to 1975, Hathaway's is one of Cheyenne's premier restaurants. We're known for our weekday Lunch Buffet, Sunday Brunch, elegant twists on classic dishes and traditional comfort foods.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Hathaway's restaurant combines friendly service and casual ambiance. Our beautiful brick patio offers a large dining area for your enjoyment all summer long.
Atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. Food was okay, service was great. Made for a great evening out for my better half and I.
Dear David, thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to the restaurant. I will pass this review along to the restaurant leadership team. Warm regards, Tony O'Brien General Manager
Not for Valentine's Day. Food was cold and service was slow. Ambiance was like eating in one of those old cafeteria type places like Morrisons or Lubbys. We like the holiday buffets in the ballroom but I the restaurant was definitely not the place for a romantic dinner.
Dear Catherine, thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry to hear the restaurant did not meet your expectations. I will pass this along to the leadership team to discuss how we can improve. Thank you for visiting us. Warm regards, Tony O'Brien General Manager
Extremely overpriced--$100 for 2. The filet mignon and lobster were over cooked. The filet was tough and almost unrecognizable. The lobster was chewy and without flavor. The service was slow and inattentive.
Dear Barry, thank you for your review. We are sorry that we did not meet expectation but this review gives us a chance to improve future guest experiences. I would be happy to discuss your visit with us over the phone or via email. Please don't hesitate to reach out. Warm regards, Tony O'Brien General Manager
Valentines Day. Expecting to get an above average meal my wife and I went to Hathaway’s. We were greeted with a nice ambiance, a beautiful hotel and a great staff. Limited menu, but for me, that’s okay. I worked on that side before so I get it. The Filet , however, was not a good piece of meat...not even close. I want to try their lunch menu, but no more “filet” for awhile
Thank you for sharing. We are grateful for the chance to serve you and we are sorry that we fell short with expectations. We do thank you for this review as it gives us a chance to improve. Thank you for visiting and we hope to earn more stars on your next visit. Warm regards, Tony O'Brien General Manager
Great atmosphere and food!
Thank you for visiting. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the restaurant. We are grateful to serve you, and we hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Tony O'Brien General Manager
Waitress... new?? Service..we need this table asap?
Thank you for sharing. We are sorry that we did not meet expectation and this is something we are actively working to improve with the leadership team. Warm regards, Tony O'Brien General Manager
Tasteless boiled veggies, cold dip, toughest steak in town, but at least we only spent $150 on Vday. Never going back.
Dear Zack, thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry that we did not meet expectation but this review gives us a chance to improve future guest experiences. I would be happy to discuss your visit with us over the phone or via email. Please don't hesitate to reach out. Warm regards, Tony O'Brien General Manager
My only complaint is the service. There seems to be plenty of waiters and waitresses, but they seem to disappear for long periods of time. In the mean time everyone is out of drinks or waiting on the check. The food is really good and the breakfast buffet is well thought out. I've been to the buffet several times and it is very consistent. The guy who makes the omelettes is obviously a pro as well.
They ran out of crab legs and other items. The prime rib was overcooked and very tough. Everything was picked over and they closed the omelette station. Some items were great and the service good.
The buffet line snaked in and out of all the tables so I would have to say they way over-booked. We couldn’t even leave our table at one point due to being completely encased with people waiting in lines. People kept bumping into my back as I was trying to eat. The food was excellent, but for the price, the ambiance left something to be desired.
We loved the Christmas buffet. There was so much food you could never begin to try everything, but everyone found just what they wanted. Shrimp the size of your fist, King crab legs, turkey, ham, pork, prime rib, deserts galore, breakfast items, a chocolate fountain.....I could go on and on. It is a bit pricey ($60 per person), but for a holiday gathering it is worth everyone being able to eat what they wanted and no dishes to clean up. Little America is the most opulent place locally and thus makes for a wonderful holiday experience.
coffee, tea and soft drinks should be included, bread pudding was awesome
Planned our anniversary dinner there. Walked in hostess didn’t ask about reservations. Was seated ordered appetizers, then the meal. Used the open table app asked to write happy anniversary on the desert plate. Nothing why have a restaurant on an app if they don’t use it from start to finish.
Baked potatoes were cold. Prime rib was good. Chicken fried steak was dry and just so so. Great place for large group. Quiet atmosphere so we can chat. Good waiter.
They had a marinated tri-tip that probably would have been good had the cut of beef been a lot better. We waited far too long for a drink from the bar to arrive. It's very bright. I think it was the manager that was very polite and observant, but our server wasn't. Polite enough I suppose but slow and didn't seem to care.
The service was terrible!! The food was good, but with bad service, and the horrible wait time, even for water, it was an overall flop.
Sorry we wasted our time.
Dear Susan, thank you for leaving us this review. We are truly sorry about your experience and this is something we will look into. We take these reviews very seriously and use them as a chance to improve. Thank you for being our guest. Warm regards, Tony O'Brien General Manager
Overall very good but not 5 star. Waitress could have been more discrete with service. Someone was vacuuming floor before we left.
Dear Kate, thank you for letting us know about your experience. Please know that I have forwarded this review to restaurant management. We are dedicated to improving service. Thank you for being our guest and we hope to see you again soon! - Tony O'Brien, General Manager
We had made reservations for 6:16 and when we got there, they had us on the list, but weren't ready for us. We ended up waiting about 15 - 20 mins just get seated. It then took them about 15 mins to take our order & then about 20 mins to get it to us. We had tickets to a show that started at 7:30 and we weren't able to make it on time because of the delay in the service. I was disappointed that they weren't ready for us upon our arrival, that made all the difference in the world for our timing.
Thank you for leaving us this review about your reservations. I have passed along this note to restaurant management. We were busy for Cheyenne Frontier Days and this is not a typical experience for guests. We will take your comments to heart and use them to improve service for the future. We would like to invite you back for a better experience. - Tony O'Brien, General Manager
Typically love dining here. Waitress did not understand English very well, so our drink orders were not accurate and an order was incorrect as well.
Thank you for sharing! We will pass this along to restaurant management. - Tony O'Brien, General Manager
The BBQ was good, but the sides were average. Especially for the price paid. The service was quite slow.
Thank you for the feedback. We will take this into account and work on it. Thank you for being our guest. - Tony O'Brien, General Manager
I adore Hathaways. I go as often as possible ( a minimum of 6 to 7 times a year) and I take many friends up there. Prime rib excellent. Buffet selections, always great. Menu items are wonderful, too. It's a happy " day outing" going up to Cheyenne and enjoying the ambiance and fine cuisine at " L.A." I have never been disappointed.
Thank you for being our guest at Hathaway's Restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon! - Tony O'Brien, General Manager
We ate at Hathaway's because we had a large party and hadn't made previous plans. They were able to accomodate our group of 10 easily. The ambiance, food, and exceptional service was an unexpected bonus. We will definitely be back when we visit family. It will be a great place to get the whole clan together. Great food and quiet enough that we can chat and catch up. They were even brave enough to suggest the kids have their own table. Worked out perfectly!
Dear Felicia, thank you so much for sharing your experience at Hathaway's Restaurant at Little America! I am glad you enjoyed the service, food and ambiance. I will definitely pass this review along to restaurant management so they know their team's hard work is noticed. Thank you for being our guest and we look forward to your next visit. - Tony O'Brien, General Manager
Special mother's day event, it was definitely expensive and we were among about 1000 other people in our room. The food was mostly great, it was a good time.
Dear Matt, thank you for your feedback about Mother's Day Brunch at Little America. I am glad you had a great time and don't forget about our upcoming Thanksgiving Day Brunch. - Tony O'Brien, General Manager
This was our first time to Hathaway's and it was awesome! We were there to celebrate our anniversary and it did not disappoint! We will definitely recommend it to others and we plan on making this our new place for celebrating all upcoming anniversaries.
Dear Ryan, thank you so much for being our guest! We are proud to be a part of your anniversary and thank you for the future recommendations. Thank you for leaving us this review and we hope to see you again soon! - Tony O'Brien, General Manager
Wonderful food and the service was impeccable. Little America always does an amazing job.
Dear Michael, thank you for sharing! We love the feedback. We hope to see you again soon. - Tony O'Brien, General Manager
I was disappointed with the brunch buffet. The ham and prime rib were very good, but I was disappointed with the lack of breakfast type items that one usually associates with a brunch menu. The service was really good and the staff was very attentive. The food available was good overall.
Dear SWait, thank you for leaving us this review. I am glad you enjoyed the food at brunch. I will pass along the information about the food items. Thank you for being our guest. Warm regards, Tony O'Brien General Manager
My Wife and I got extremely ill from something we ate at their buffet. $150 for 2 people to get food poisioning. Awesome deal right? Never again.
Dear John, thank you for the information about your experience at brunch. I am sorry this happened to you and the situation is something that we take very seriously. If you have any further comment or if you want to discuss your experience, I invite you to reach out to me at 307-775-8451. Warm regards, Tony O'Brien General Manager
Wait staff needs improvement. Did not fill my water glass at all during my stay. Had to ask to have it filled. Would not keep the dirty dishes clean from the table. Considering it is a Buffett I don’t need to see my dishes after I have used them. Witnessed a staff member placing silverware on the table and touching the end of the silverware that goes into your mouth. Each piece of silverware was touched that way. Then fixing her hair with the very same fingers before moving on to the next table to repeat the process.
The dinners were fine. The tri-tip special was flavorful and spicy as noted by the attendant server. The desserts were disappointing. Both were generic out of the freezer, and the Bananas Foster was swimming in caramel sauce.
Dear Brendan, thank you for visiting the restaurant and leaving your feedback on your experience. I am glad you enjoyed the dinner. I will pass along a note to the chef about the desserts so we can improve on this in the future. Thank you for being our guest and we hope to see you again. - Tony O'Brien, General Manager
Great service, ambiance, and great all around experience.
Manager was wonderful we had some trouble getting waited on, had long wait for our dinner to come out. Manager took a little off our bill asked if we were staying at hotel, brought us a card for breakfast. Because of him going above and beyond to make things right we will be back.
There are many places to start, but I'll begin with the food, since that is the reason for the trip. It was good, but very inconsistent. My wife and I got the same thing (the Valentine's Day special), and we ordered the same main. However, my fillet was perfectly cooked, and tender, and medium, and my wife's (who also ordered it medium) was leaning toward medium well. Lobster thermidor came with the main. Mine was well cooked, and had plenty of lobster. My wife's had 1 piece of lobster, and a lot of mushrooms, and 2 bay scallops. The food was good, but the inconsistency (for the same dish at the same table ordered the same way at the same time) was alarming.
Service, though, is what absolutely ruined the evening's experience. Clearly, the wait staff had not been trained on the new menu, and we did not even make it through the order before our waiter had to check with his "superiors," a word he used a lot. But, after making it through taking our order, it got worse. A bottle of white wine came, but it was not chilled, nor was there a table-side ice bucket. Our salad/soup came after our main course. We had to go to the bar to order a second glass (my wife didn't want the white), because the waiter did not come back. And, when it came to pay the bill, there was even more confusion, and we had to check our banking app multiple times just to make sure no additional charges showed up since the card was away from the table for so long. The staff assigned to clear the tables was working incredibly hard, and was polite and efficient, and fantastic. However, the waiter assigned to our table had simply not been trained on a lot of things. And, if he had been trained, the training was not complete or understood.
Overall, food was fine. Service was beyond horrible. And, we're not going back. This is one of our hometown restaurants, one we should want to go to, or at least put in the rotation. But, we're done. At least for the restaurant.
Ivy was our waitress and I would not recommend her to serve our party again😢
Overall the food was good. The service was so-so. The buffet was good but we had to ask several times to get someone to cut the prime rib and ham. Every time I asked it seemed like an inconvenience. Our servers were good when we first arrived. However, we had to request our final bill, it was never picked up so I walked it up, then they added an extra buffet on. I had to hunt down a server to make the change. She was very nice but the service was a bit rough and they were not very friendly. The food was very good. Especially the bread pudding, which is worth going for alone.
Thank you for sharing! I will inform the food director of your experience of the service as this was not up to our standards. I am sorry about the service and we will work to make sure it is improved in the future. Thank you for visiting us. - Tony O'Brien, General Manager
Prime rib was good. Bread pudding not as good as usual. Miss the layered salad which I think has a jello base
Thank you for sharing your experience about the restaurant. I will make a note about the bread pudding. Thank you and we hope to host you again in the future. - Tony O'Brien, General Manager
A bit disappointed this time around. Christmas buffet was so-so, with few sides and prime rib overcooked. Had to get our own menus and service/customer service was subpar. They also did not have turkey available on the buffet (@$40 plate) but you could get it as a plated meal (@$33); meanwhile they had ham and lamb as other choices. Salmon was good but also overcooked. Seems like the employees were not too happy to be there, which I get since it's Christmas, but I'm sure they knew well in advance that they would be working. We enjoyed Little America much better last year, and unfortunately may not be going back next Christmas.
Dear CaraM, thank you for spending your Christmas with us. I am sorry about your experience with the buffet and service. What you experienced was not up to our standards and I will pass along your review so we can work to improve service for next year. Thank you for being our guest. - Tony O'Brien, General Manager
The xmas lights were amazing. The quiet scenery was great. Food was above average
It was 5:30pm on Thanksgiving, there were busy before we arrived, I'm just assuming so. Food was ok. Some items seemed dry or left out for a while. I'm not sure what I was expecting but, I was disappointed in the quality of the food. But what do I expect on a busy holiday? $40.00 for a buffet that included drinks, I think it was a good value. Next time we will go earlier.
Disappointed with Thanksgiving buffet, very messy and the shrimp looked like it had been out for a week. No butter for the rolls and my son who eat Mac and cheese everywhere did not finish it saying it was gross. The food tasted okay but I had to flag down another waiter to pay my bill as we was busy being super attentive to the old ladies at the table next to us. Never had our drinks refilled and my kids ages 10 & 11 commented that they wanted a new tradition because of how meh it was. As a single mom who tries to have a nice holiday for her kids when we cannot be with family Little America has always been the got , but it looks like, a new tradition needs to be made after such a disappointing experience.
Thank you for an amazing Thanksgiving experience. Everything was wonderful.