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    Places to Eat Along I-80 in Wyoming and roads to Jackson

    Below is a great, family run, Mexican restaurant in Rock Springs - a good stopping point whether you're turning North to Jackson or continuing on to Salt Lake. I found a breweries thread, a few road-trip threads, but nothing specific to food stops.

    I started a spin-off thread to the Official I-70 Bitch Thread on places to eat, in the same sub-forum ("Snow Conditions and Weather"), titled "Places to Eat Along i-70, 285, etc. My thinking at the time was that if the road is closed, finding a place to hunker down for a 60-90 minutes to eat isn't such a bad idea (https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...g-I-70-285-etc).


    After yet another white knuckle, wind-blown, whiteout round-trip through Wyoming on I-80, I thought it made sense to start a resource for this road as well. It would be cool if someone started a resource for I-25 (through Wyoming) to I-90 (Bozeman / Missoula).


    Here's my entry in Rock Springs


    Los Primos
    443 N. Front St.
    Rock Springs, WY 82901
    (307) 382-9902


    Say "hi" to Maria if you drop by & tell them a couple of crazy skiers who ordered corn tortillas recommended them (I'm sure they'll appreciate it).

    Maria is a mid-30's, stocky lady with a Mohawk. It's a family run place, about 2 miles South of the I-80 exit.

    About the only warning I'd make is to not expect barista quality coffee. Everything else is first class. These folks deserve to thrive, and I have to believe keeping small restaurants open in towns like this has to be tough.




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    Grubs in Rock Springs has great hamburgers and shakes. Thatís my usual stop for food on the way to Jackson.

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    Thereís a McDonaldís in Rawlins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    Maria is a mid-30's, stocky lady...
    So she's a husky latin woman?

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    Sweet Melissa's and Born in a Barn - Laramie. Right next door to each other.
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    donuts in rock springs.

    http://cowboydonuts.com/


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    Don't they can Chugwater Chili in Chugwater, Wyo?

    On a side note, back in 2001, I saw a guy eastbound on I-80 get ground into sausage by a westbound car carrier after he lost control of his Yamaha at about 90mph and crossed the median about 20 miles W of Cheyenne. It was instant, but it was still really bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    donuts in rock springs.

    http://cowboydonuts.com/
    Reminds me of Waldo's Discount Donuts

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    The Thai restaurant in Rawlings is probably the best food that you will find in that town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    The Thai restaurant in Rawlings is probably the best food that you will find in that town.
    My buddy I met in Jackson who was coming from Chicago said the same thing.

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    There's a Thai restaurant in Rawlins?
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    saw this place featured on cbs sunday morning a couple wks ago on I-80 in Laramie. would try
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    ^^^^ was going to post that as well, havenít stopped yet though.

    This is going to not sound right but, Bonsai in Rock Springs is not too bad.
    Itís been awhile since I have eaten their but it was pretty decent.




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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    There’s a McDonald’s in Rawlins.
    Take it to the next level.

    https://mcriblocator.com
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    There's a Thai restaurant in Rawlins?
    Yes, and it has a sister restaurant in Laramie.
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    DUH!

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    I go up through Casper and then south to avoid all things 80 and Crack Rock Springs.

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    Whatever you put in your stomach, be sure to drop that ballast at Little America. Best shitters on I80


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    Quote Originally Posted by joetron View Post
    Whatever you put in your stomach, be sure to drop that ballast at Little America. Best shitters on I80


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    Maybe the mods can append the thread title ;-)
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    Andale Rapido in Laramie was good. I think that’s what it’s called.

    Maybe I just think that bc this is the photo I took there
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    Then again, anything would have seemed like an oasis at that point of the drive. Ymmv

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    So I tell Dave the mechanic “how big of a gas tank can we put under this truck”

    Why, says Dave.

    “I want to avoid stopping anywhere between Dubuque and Ogden.”

    Hmmm. Yup. Says Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    Andale Rapido in Laramie was good. I think that’s what it’s called.



    Can confirm. Solid Mexican. Large portions. easy access from highway.
    In with the 9.

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    Now we need some good steak & salad places. It is, Wyoming after all. What 'cha got?

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    Now we need some good steak & salad places. It is, Wyoming after all. What 'cha got?

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    The Cavalryman is where I used to take my dates in college when the usual beers and shots didn't work to get some. Looks like the menu has gotten a lot fancier, but its still a good old fashioned Wyoming tradition.
    http://wyomingsteakhouse.com/menus/
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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    Now we need some good steak & salad places. It is, Wyoming after all. What 'cha got?

    ... Thom
    I have yet to actually eat there, but a friend of mine whose opinion I trust raves about Bon Rico in Evanston: https://www.yelp.com/biz/bon-rico-evanston
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