On the way to Devil’s Tower, we stopped in Sundance, Wyoming, for lunch. Imagine our surprise at finding an upscale restaurant at the site of the old Longhorn Bar, named after Etta Place, the woman who accompanied Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to South America.fine dining Wyoming, Wyoming restaurants, Sundance restaurants

If you search online for “Etta’s Place,” you’ll find a B&B in Fort Worth, Texas. On Urbanspoon, this restaurant is listed as the Longhorn Bar. In any case, if you’re in northeastern Wyoming, I suggest checking it out. Todd and I ate there on Tuesday, July 5, and really enjoyed the quiet, elegant atmosphere and the lunch.Etta Place, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Wyoming restaurants

The chairs caught my eye, for looks as well as comfort.

I thought this cold strawberry soup was made with yogurt, but the waitress insisted that chef Beverly Doll made it with cream and wine. It was a bit like eating a smoothie with a spoon, but less sweet, and the cinnamon was a nice touch.Etta's Place, strawberry soup in WyomingTo go along with the soup, I had a salad, with flavorful beets, strawberries, cantaloupe, and red pepper and house-made blue cheese dressing.Wyoming fine dining, upscale Wyoming restaurantsAfter days on the road through Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota and a surfeit of meat, I was very happy with my light, fresh meal, all the more so for it being so unexpected.

Even the bathrooms at Etta’s are worth recording. Etta's Place in Sundance WyomingI especially liked the double rolls. “Just in case you’re going to be here for a while…”
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  1. Harry O September 7, 2011 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    I have had the pleasure of eating at Etta’s Place several time and have never been disappointed.

  2. Cheryl S September 7, 2011 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Chef Beverly Doll created a beautiful and delicious meal. Our salads were fresh and the steaks done to perfection. Our next trip to Etta’s will be to try one of the other offerings on the menu. It was nice to see choices beyond steak that you just don’t see in this part of the country. Great job Dave, Ron and Bev!

  3. Beth Partin September 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    I’m hoping to go back someday myself.

  4. Deanna Hooper August 24, 2012 at 11:45 am - Reply

    My husband and I live in Sundance, WY and love the homemade, delicious meals and rustic ambiance offered at Etta’s Place / Longhorn Bar. No matter how casual we are dressed, we always feel welcome. They often have class-act entertainment – on the back patio in the warmer months or inside Etta’s Place dining room. This business is a great addition to our little town!

  5. Pam May 3, 2015 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Ran across Etta’s Place when passing thru Sundance on 5/5/2012. We were referred there by the Harley Davidson dealer. We were too early for dinner but they welcomed us at the bar for happy hour. Even though we didn’t have a reservation, they made a place for us at dinner. The special was chile rellenos in honor of Cinco de Mayo and it was fabulous. We will b n the area again this year & plan to make sure we go back.

  6. Beth Partin May 4, 2015 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the comment, Pam! I need to get back there sometime.