As you cruise down the western slopes of the Big Horn Mountains – or prepare to head east into them – the town of Greybull offers all sorts of attractions. These include a sprawling Museum of Flight and Aerial Fire Fighting with countless decommissioned airplanes on display, an awesome museum of taxidermy, Probst’s Western Wear Shop (in business since the 1940s), and Lisa’s restaurant.
“In Wyoming when we say hearty, we mean hearty!!” Lisa’s menu crows. But it isn’t so much the generous size of meals that makes this roadside cafe a worthwhile stop; it is the flavor. For breakfast, we’ve had chunky corned beef hash made from juicy slices of spiced brisket, warm biscuits with luxurious sausage gravy, “puff scrambles,” which are eggs stuffed into puff pastries and topped with hollandaise sauce, and a side order of crisp-fried Indian fry bread. Other tempting items include Breakfast Charlotta, which is a tortilla stuffed with potato hash and eggs, pork chile and polenta, huevos rancheros, pancakes, and French toast made from homemade bread.
Lisa and Brad Dalin, the proprietors, call their place “a tribute to the original cowboy camp cook as well as the Native American way of cooking on our Western Plains.” In keeping with that theme, décor includes Navajo rugs, Mexican tiles, and walls of stucco and wood; a tree-shaded outdoor patio offers the opportunity to dine al fresco in crisp mountain air.
NOTE: Breakfast is served only in the summer, until Labor Day.