Don’t be off put by the outside appearance of this lonely small town restaurant near Devil’s Tower of Wyoming. It advertises great bison burgers, cold beer, and homemade pie, which is all we needed to pull in. We were greeted by the only waitress, who sat us in a booth below mounted deer heads and other Wild West decorations. The dining area was clean, cozy, and close enough to the kitchen we could smell the local Wyoming bison meat being prepared. We knew right then and there exactly what we were going to eat. A quick peek at the menu revealed six burger variations, a few appetizers, steak, fish & chips, seasonal tacos and some sandwiches. We proceeded to order the bison burger, of course, and a grilled chicken sandwich. Each came with fries or tater tots and so we snagged one of each.
Both the burger and the chicken were accompanied by crisp lettuce, pickles and onions sandwiched between a soft, warm, buttery roll. The bison patty wasn’t too thick but was wide enough to pour over the sides of the bun dripping with just the right amount of grease. The grilled chicken breast was barely seasoned but cooked to be juicy and tender throughout. French fries were average diner style and medium cut, but were overshadowed by fantastic tater tots. Their crisp, golden exterior gave way to a perfectly mushy interior as we bit into these morsels of goodness.
Though the tots seemed perfect, they were topped by yet another part of the meal. We were advised to save room for dessert. We were glad we did! Dessert options are fairly straightforward: pie, pie, and more pie! We went with a slice of strawberry rhubarb pie. One word: heavenly! The pie had a flaky, buttery crust and an ample amount of tasty filling. We had ours a la mode–warmed up with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream. There is something about the combination of pie warmed to perfection and refreshingly cold and creamy ice cream that makes for the perfect storm inside your mouth.
Stuffed and satisfied, we were happy to have experienced an authentic Wyoming restaurant conveniently close to a national park. Friendly and efficient service in a local business made Devils Tower View worth a stop. What’s more, the food is most certainly made with love and the pies are out of this world. Stop by on your way to or from Devil’s Tower and make sure to sign the visitor’s book and check out the gift shop. And do save room for dessert!