About Us

Welcome to The Aspen House Restaurant! While we’re known for offering the best hand-cut steaks in Wyoming, we’re also famous for our signature sauces, exciting spice blends, and our come-as-you-are approach to fine dining. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, we invite you to have dinner with us.

The Property

The Aspen House Restaurant has found a home in a Victorian house in Rawlins, Wyoming that was built back in 1905. With our special touch and passion for what we do, we’ve created a special dining experience with a historic twist.

Dr. Barber built the home back in 1905, and he used part of the house as his doctor’s office. The Brigg family purchased the home after Dr. Barber and used it as their law firm and home. In 1995, Lena and James Dirck, the Executive Chef and owners of The Aspen House, bought the house and converted it into a fine-dining restaurant for the people of Rawlins and tourists alike.

The Food

Enjoy the environment, but stay for the food! From light salads to hearty hand-cut steaks, pasta, and seafood, we have an exciting menu for everyone. Dig in, but make sure you leave room for dessert. We keep many local favorites, incorporating seasonal ingredients.

We brag about having the best steaks in Wyoming, and we mean it. Quality, pride, and dedication combine to set us apart from the rest. Whether you’re in your jeans or dressed to the nines, we invite you to the Aspen House for the best food in Rawlins.

Who We Are

  • Lena and James Dirck
  • Executive Chef and Owner


Menu Sample


Steaks, Pasta and Seafood

We brag about having the “Best Steaks in Wyoming,” and we stand by that claim. When you start with the best quality ingredients, the pride in our wide and inclusive menu, and time we put into our craft, it leaves little room for the competition.


Delectable Desserts

Our made from scratch dessert list is always growing. We keep a lot of local favorites, but also include some seasonal delights.


Do I need a reservation?

We do accept walk-ins and will do our best to seat you as soon as possible. We recommend reservations for parties of six or more, special occasions, and around the holidays.

What is the dress code?

The owners of the restaurant have not set a dress code and only ask that you have your shoes and shirt. We understand that after a long day of travel, you need a good meal, so please come as you are.

Do you offer gluten-free options?

​Yes! We are a 90% scratch kitchen and are able to accommodate dietary restrictions upon request.