The Terrace (Cody, WY)

There are a lot of places to eat in Cody, but the Terrace stands out. The food is high quality and extremely tasty. While other places may have more rustic, cowboy food, the Terrace takes those ingredients and takes them to the next level. I’ve been there twice and both times the food was excellent, and the atmosphere was lovely. (They have a nice wooden bar and a good view of the canyon.)

This time, I got the buffalo meatloaf, which was fantastic and came wrapped in bacon (always a plus) and coated with a subtle cranberry demi-glace. It was accompanied by decadent goat cheese mashed potatoes and green beans that were both perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. The dish cost about $15.

My meal was accompanied by a nice local beer, and then I finished off the evening by sharing the amazing flourless chocolate torte (which came with a delicious, not-too-sweet, fresh raspberry sauce).

Would definitely recommend to any traveler who’s tired of road or pub food and ready for a special meal.

ps. Also: When we were about to leave, two women came to the bar and ordered margaritas. We watched the bartender prepare them (one regular, one watermelon), and they looked fabulous. So, next time… margaritas!