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The Fossil Rock Tavern

119 Main St., Shell, WY 82441
+1 307-765-4322
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4 weeks ago
“Old town western bar restaurant ”
13 Oct 2017
“Great home made food and cold beer”
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119 Main St., Shell, WY 82441
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into Verna’s 3 night’s while staying at the Shell Campgound for deer season. Fossil Rock is nothing fancy, small place, small menu but Verna is extremely friendly and makes great homemade food. The best hamburgers and beer. This is a small town western...More

Thank avdusen59
Verna I, Owner at The Fossil Rock Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

HI, thanks for your review of THE FOSSIL ROCK TAVERN! Your comments help me to know I am heading in the direction of my goals; to provide my customers with the best experience for food, drinks & a friendly. comfortable atmosphere. I am glad to...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

We don't have a lot of choices in Shell but luckily the ones we do have are great! Verna runs a really friendly place, and cooks some great home made burgers, burritos and other food. She gets her summer/fall veggies from a local farmer and...More

Thank Carla M
Verna I, Owner at The Fossil Rock Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of THE FOSSIL ROCK TAVERN! It is always a pleasure to have hungry & thirsty guests at the tavern. Make sure to come in again soon! It is my customers, like you, that make each day the best! Verna

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Just plain ole friendly folks living life in the country. If you like fancy, keep drivin'. If you like a beer and a bite to eat, stop in, meet whoever is in there and learn about Shell.

Thank kpstuff
Verna I, Owner at The Fossil Rock Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you for you great review. Please stop in next time you are passing through the area!

Reviewed 21 September 2015

Stopped in for a quick drink around with our Wrangler friends after leaving our guest ranch BBQ. Friendly proprietor, ice cold beer. We didn't eat so can't comment on that.

Thank spurgirl3
Verna I, Owner at The Fossil Rock Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thank you for your review! I apologize for taking so long to respond to you review. I look forward to having you come visit the tavern again to your next visit to Shell.

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5 January 2017|
Response from Verna I | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely! The tavern is a great place and has a lovely patio with picnic tables & umbrellas if you choose to enjoy the outdoors. Inside there are a few small tables & bar. Very small, quaint & friendly. I look forward... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Main St., Shell, WY 82441
  • Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Shell
  • Phone Number: +1 307-765-4322
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The Fossil Rock Tavern is a casual, relaxed environment for everyone to enjoy.The tavern has been under new ownership for the past three summers, has been remodeled & updated & is guaranteed to be a worthwhile & enjoyable stop on your journey.. Seating is available indoor at the bar or table, or outside at one of the picnic tables with shade provided by colorful umbrellas in a patio type atmosphere. Choose from a small variety of food - a delicious grilled hamburger, homemade salsa & chips, delicious sandwiches with a variety of meats and cheeses, organic breads and locally organic grown vegetables. You will find cold beer on tap, a full service bar, and also a variety of non alcoholic drinks. There is plenty parking and room to stretch your legs after a long ride. The tavern is Biker friendly, and there is plenty safe parking for bikes off the road in front of the tavern. At night sit outside and enjoy a fire by torchlight. Gaze at the beautiful stars while enjoying a cocktail with your friends or make new acquaintances with the friendly guests who frequent the tavern. Your hostess is friendly and will do whatever she can to make your visit to the tavern and to Shell as great as possible, You will find maps, photos, directions and traveler's information abundant at the tavern to help guide you on your journey. Pet friendly, Packaged liquor sales also. Closed Mondays. Call anytime for special request or needs. Credit cards accepted. Wi-Fi service available. Tuesdays - Thursdays 11:00 am - 11:00 pm. Fridays & Saturdays 11:00am - 2:00 am. Live music and other entertainment on occasion for your enjoyment, Special private parties available.
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