I had arrived in early morning and wasn't in the mood for an all you can eat buffet. But, I was curious to see if the interior of the historic Blake House has been preserved. I was not terribly impressed with the effort to retain the exterior and landscaping, but at one time the house must surely have been one of the town's most impressive homes. It's located on the corner of 2nd and West Cedar, on the edge of the old commercial district of Rawlins.
Downtown Rawlins is pretty weak when it comes to dining. I skipped on the Rawlins Buffet, and nothing else appeared open yet. Most of the restaurants in town are on the east end of town where modern corporate brandnames dominate the scene, but I didn't want to eat there. The Sanford Grub and Pub definetly appealed to my sense of adventure from the collection of antiques displayed outside and in, but this was breakfast and I wasn't ready to drink a beer yet either. The menu is large enough though, so I decided get some food to go from the bar and hit the road. This is a good place to take a family as the collection of antique collectibles and many television sets will keep everyone captivated.