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Where To Eat & Stay In Jackson Hole

All of our favorite restaurants and bars in the Wyoming ski town where you can try some bison, eat waffles at 10,000 feet above sea level, and more.

Jackson Hole might be referred to as “the last of the Old West,” but you’re not limited to gnawing on hardtack and skimpy provisions around here. This Wyoming mountain town has a pretty interesting dining scene, whether you’re looking for an après-ski snack and something plant-based or a fancy fine dining experience with breathtaking views of Grand Teton National Park. Wherever you eat, dress codes are pretty casual, and if you’re here during the summer and around holidays and school breaks, restaurants get crowded, so make reservations where you can.

Here are 14 of the best restaurants in Jackson Hole, along with a few hotel recommendations. You’ll find standout pastries, a pizza spot inside a renovated old theater, and plenty of game meat of course.


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Rendezvous Peak, Teton Village
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Jackson Hole is the optimal place to eat a waffle at 10,450 feet above sea level. Take the aerial tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort up to the top of Rendezvous Mountain to find Corbet’s Cabin, decorated with skis on the exterior and a cozy cabin-like interior. You’ll find incredible views and waffles with toppings like Nutella, peanut butter and bacon, or brown sugar butter. Just be sure to check tram operating hours and seasons since it’s only open during the summer and winter seasons. And don’t miss the last tram each day or you’ll actually have to walk down the mountain (we’re serious).


Gun Barrel

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If you’re craving meat, especially elk or bison, head to Gun Barrel where the menu includes a wide variety of local game and steakhouse standbys. They really lean into the hunting motif—the dining room has animal mounts, lots of guns dating back to the 1700s, and memorabilia like a buffalo-skin coat Hank Williams once wore on an album cover. Start your meal with bison carpaccio, and then get into entrees like ribeye, Cheyenne tenderloin, or the “dinner for two” featuring a 24-ounce wagyu tomahawk ribeye complete with shrimp and sides. If you really can’t decide, the mixed game grill that includes bison prime rib, venison bratwurst, and elk steak is a great way to sample a few different options.


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Located in Grand Teton National Park, Dornans is a resort that’s known for having some of the best views in the valley. You can rent cabins, bikes, and boats, and you should absolutely check out the on-site restaurants. The Chuckwagon Grill offers tasty food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while the Pizza & Pasta Company has enormous windows where you can enjoy the Teton views and share a delicious pizza after a day of hiking. Monday nights in the summer are for the “Hootenanny,” an open mic night that’s a local institution among valley musicians where anyone can bring an instrument and sign up to take a turn performing in front of the majestic Tetons.


GOOD FOR GROUPS


Known as “Jackson’s living room,” or simply “the pub,” Snake River is a gathering spot that’s always busy with locals and visitors. The brewery opened in 1994, and beers like Pako’s IPA and their pale ales have won a bunch of awards over the years. Outside, play a game of cornhole or gather around the fire pit with a beer, and definitely stick around for a meal. Order starters like smoked trout dip, wings, and wood-fired nachos, and then dive into elk bolognese, pulled pork sandwiches, or pizzas like truffle mushroom.


Hand Fire Pizza is located in the historic Teton Theater building, which was built in 1941 and reopened in 2017 after a huge renovation. A number of elements of the old theater remain, including the original marquee and a ticket booth positioned by the entryway, all making for a great revitalized historic atmosphere with high ceilings, wood-fired pizza ovens, and a touch of neon lighting. These pies have a crust that’s gently coated in garlic oil, along with parmesan and herbs, before being covered with delicious toppings like herbed ricotta, caramelized onions, arugula, bacon, and spicy honey.


BREAKFAST & BRUNCH


The Bunnery has been a local favorite for breakfast, brunch, and lunch for over 40 years. During the summer, try to snag a seat on the flowery patio for people-watching, or sit inside to enjoy the welcoming, wood-paneled interior. Order the hearty Cowboy Benedict with fried eggs and sausage on top of a buttermilk biscuit doused in pepper country gravy, or go for the Gros Ventre Slide with fried eggs, green chilis, and hash browns topped with cheddar and sour cream. Using their special trademarked “OSM” (oat sunflower millet) blend, they specialize in granola and pancakes, and sell some mixes and packages to go. Stock up on pies, muffins, croissants, and other treats at the bakery while you’re there.


Persephone Cafe is one of the best spots in town to grab pastries, breakfast, lunch, or drinks. While they have three locations (one is named Picnic), the original on Broadway has a delightful summer patio, perfect for relaxing with friends or just hanging out and people-watching. For breakfast, try the croque madame, bread pudding french toast with whipped lemon ricotta, or an herbed goat cheese omelette, and when lunchtime rolls around, get some smoked trout salad or a mortadella sandwich with pistachio pesto.


DATE NIGHT


Come to wine and tapas bar Bin 22 to hang out with friends, enjoy an evening with a special someone, or make new friends at the communal tables. Choose a bottle from their wine shop to pair with some finocchiona salami or spianata romana, and add on cheeses like manchego or mahon. Other standouts include watermelon salad, melon and jamon serrano, patatas bravas, lamb stuffed piquillos, and pork belly sliders. 


When locals want to celebrate something, many head to the Snake River Grill for a nice dinner. This fine dining spot is just steps from the Town Square, with an extensive wine list, log cabin interior, and stone fireplaces that add up to feel appropriately cozy and casually fancy. Start with a few things to share—we like the potato pancake with smoked salmon, sour cream, and chives and the steak tartare pizza made with local Mead Ranch beef—before moving on to a grilled elk chop or braised lamb pappardelle.


King Sushi proves you can still have some excellent raw fish even if you’re in a mountain town. Located on King Street in downtown Jackson, this log cabin is decorated with fish-inspired art and serves pressed sushi, specialty sashimi, and creative house rolls like the JuJu, with green apple, avocado, hamachi, and smoked sea salt. It’s a great place to cozy up on date night.


There’s a ton of history at The Blue Lion, which is located in a house built in the 1930s that became a restaurant in the 1970s. The atmosphere is pretty relaxed, as there's a good mix of locals and visitors, and there always seems to be some kind of live music playing here. They serve things like New Zealand rack of lamb, huckleberry scallops, local trout, bison ribeye, and elk tenderloin, and you should always end the evening with tiramisu or mud pie for dessert. 


CASUAL MEALS


Bapp has something for everyone, from bowls of bibimbap to steak burgers and fries. You can never go wrong ordering Korean BBQ plates with spicy pork, but we love the sundubu soft tofu stew with clams, mussels, shrimp, and egg and the spicy jjampong soup with udon or rice noodles, clams, mussels, calamari, and shrimp. Find a table or booth with some friends, grab some boba tea or a beer, and check out the tiny Korean market inside after your meal.


If you get to a point where you’ve had one too many bison burgers, head to Soluna Cafe for their menu of plant-based dishes. Located on North Cache Street (head upstairs for the restaurant), Soluna is great for families, groups of friends, and anyone interested in a meal that’s a bit on the healthier side. Go with a tofu scramble breakfast burrito with pesto, a falafel wrap for lunch, or an Indonesian fried rice bowl with plenty of vegetables for dinner.


The Silver Dollar Bar & Grill is located inside the Wort Hotel, which has a rich history, including (but not limited to) gambling in the basement “Snakepit,” where you needed a password to get in. Today, you won’t find any gambling, but there’s plenty of good food and entertainment. The Silver Dollar Bar and the Silver Dollar Grill are both in the hotel and have a similar menu, but each offers a totally different experience. The Bar (which features a showroom) has live music and dancing some nights, along with a menu of things like the Wort Famous corn chowder, bison and smoked garlic chili, burgers, elk gyros, and pulled pork poutine. The Grill is a bit more upscale with delicious options like beef filet, grilled pork tomahawk, vegan gnocchi pomodoro, and more.


THE HOTELS


Hotel Terra is a great place to stay when you want to head straight to the ski slopes or the hiking trails in the morning. Its Teton Village location provides easy access to lift lines and all the village attractions, from the summer bike park to events throughout the year. Dine at Il Villaggio Osteria, which is known for handmade pastas, pizza, and a great wine list. Or relax at the spa and mountainside hot tub on the roof and take a dip in the infinity pool.


Mountain Modern refers to itself as “Jackson Hole Basecamp,” and it provides the perfect setup if you want to get active on your trip. They have rooms with gear storage as well as an on-site bike repair station where you can take care of a flat tire. Great for families and solo travelers alike, this boutique hotel is in a central location and an easy walking distance from restaurants, shops, and places to explore. Some rooms even offer bunk beds for the kids, and the hotel also features an indoor pool and hot tub.


If you’re looking for luxury, Amangani is the place to stay. It’s the kind of place where if you have a private jet (congratulations), they can arrange for you to fly into Jackson Hole Airport and then drive you to Amangani. Even if you’re not officially a member of the 1%, you should still consider staying here if you want to ball out—you’ll enjoy gorgeous views, a collection of suites, the East Tatanka four-bedroom home, and a full slate of activities and spa services.

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