Photo of salmon on a grill: one of the most popular Wyoming ranch foods

Wyoming dude ranches offer an all-inclusive vacation experience like no other destination. From activities to lodging and dining, we have it all covered. One of the best parts of your getaway is sure to be the mouthwatering Wyoming ranch foods served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whether you are looking for a rustic ranch with campfire meals or a luxury ranch with fine dining options, Wyoming Dude Ranchers Association offers a place for everyone! No matter where you decide to stay, you can expect every meal to be homemade, fresh, and, most importantly, delicious!

What Kind of Wyoming Ranch Foods Can I Expect?

Every Wyoming dude ranch offers a slightly different dining experience, depending on the ranch you choose. Rustic ranches usually offer campfire cookouts, while luxury ranches provide gourmet twists on western cuisine. Many of our member ranches use ingredients sourced from local farmers, so you can always expect fresh and delicious meals encapsulating Wyoming’s flavors. 


The most important meal of the day is served many different ways at our Wyoming dude ranches. Some ranches will have breakfast buffets for you to self-serve some eggs, pancakes, fruit, and bacon. Other ranch-style breakfasts include cowboy cookouts, where you will start the day with a meal around the campfire. A hearty breakfast at the ranch will fuel you for a fun day of western activities!


Since you will spend most of your time participating in afternoon activities, lunch is usually a quick affair at our member ranches. Many ranches will pack a lunch you can take with you to enjoy on the trail. Other popular lunch options include buffets, salad bars, homemade soup, and sandwiches.


Dinner will be one of the most treasured times during your ranch getaway. Many ranches start dinner with horderves and drinks where you can socialize with other guests before dinner. This is when you can exchange stories from the day while enjoying a delicious home-cooked dinner. 

  • Talented chefs regularly prepare locally sourced meats like marbled Wyoming steak, western Angus beef, boar, trout, salmon, and grouper. 
  • Some ways meat will be prepared include smoked brisket, smoked salmon, stuffed pork chops, seared duck, rack of lambs, ribeye steak, and grilled trout.
  • Some ranches include complimentary wines and cocktails for dinner. 
  • Dinner can be anything from a three-course gourmet meal to a steak cookout around the campfire. 

Keep in mind that ranches can accommodate dietary restrictions with advanced notice. 

Dine with Us at Dude Ranches in Wyoming!

Whether you want to enjoy Wyoming ranch foods in a sit-down setting or outside in the mountain air, there is a ranch vacation for everyone. Enjoy the flavors of the Rocky Mountains with one of our Wyoming Dude Rancher’s Association members. Browse the Wyoming dude ranches on our website and start planning your mountain getaway today!