Luxury Diner

Worth a detour


In the Roadfood-challenged state of Wyoming, the Luxury Diner is a welcome beacon of good value and superior short-order fare. It has been a breakfast-and-lunch favorite of Cheyenne residents for decades, now run by Sherrie and her husband, who refurbished the décor but have vowed to maintain the menu mantra of straightforward good food at a reasonable price.

The dish I recommend as a must-try is a Santa Fe burrito. It is stuffed with scrambled eggs, spicy sausage, refried beans, homemade salsa, cheddar, and hash browns, and topped with green chili and tomatoes. On the side comes a pile of “Luxury Potatoes” – chunky home fries with peppers and onions. Biscuits are excellent, and Sherrie was kind enough to offer me a free cinnamon roll. It was very large and tasty, if a bit dry — well-accompanied by good coffee.

As for lunch, regulars sing the praises of smothered pork chops, chicken-fried steak, meat loaf, and hot roast beef sandwiches. There are all sorts of burgers, including red chili cheeseburgers and green chili cheeseburgers and a top-of-the-line Luxury Burger festooned with bacon, sauteed mushrooms, and Swiss and American cheeses.

My server, Pam, was friendly and efficient, hospitality being a longstanding Luxury Diner tradition. In fact, it has been a working diner since 1926, before which it was a trolley car. Atmosphere is quaint and welcoming, its appearance recalling days when Cheyenne was a big railroad junction town.

What to Eat
Luxury Diner, Santa Fe Burrito
Santa Fe Burrito
The Santa Fe burrito is loaded with eggs, refried beans, salsa, and cheddar cheese, served under a mantle of green chili.
Luxury Diner, Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon Roll
The menu does not lie when it bills this as a "Giant Cinnamon Roll." It's breakfast for 2 (at least).
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday6am - 3pm
Monday6am - 2pm
Tuesday6am - 2pm
Wednesday6am - 2pm
Thursday6am - 2pm
Friday6am - 2pm
Saturday6am - 3pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating