Deck Dining Guide


Summer may have temporarily disappeared this week, but we’re still rolling out the welcome mat for warmer temperatures and sunny afternoons. As restaurants reopen their doors after the spring offseason, we’re bringing you the details on all your deck dining options in the valley.

Town of Jackson

Big Hole BBQ: Nothing says summer like barbecue (see for yourself in our latest issue of the magazine). Luckily, Big Hole BBQ will let you enjoy both at one of their outdoor tables on Pearl Street.

Bin 22: Bin 22 carries their wine bar ambiance out to their deck, a little oasis just far enough from the crowds of Town Square. .

The Blue Lion: Tucked away downtown, enjoy your meal at the Blue Lion beneath the shade of a few towering trees.

The Bunnery: Just off of Town Square, escape the hustle and bustle as you enjoy breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon snack on The Bunnery’s shaded deck.

Café Genevieve: There’s no better spot for a long lazy brunch than on Café Genevieve’s deck. It’s a great happy hour spot as well.

Cutty’s: Cutty’s outdoor space boasts a large deck and lawn complete with yard games. Gather your friends, grab your drinks, and head outside to enjoy a game of corn hole.

D.O.G.: Whether you’re stumbling through town looking for a morning hangover cure, or a late night burrito, D.O.G. has you covered. With outdoor booths and tables available, you might just stick around for seconds.

Dornans: The views of the Tetons from Dornans can’t be beat. Sip wine and indulge in pizza or pasta on their upstairs deck, or take in the tunes from the Monday night Hootenanny with the perfect mountain backdrop.

Hatch: This summer, Hatch is open for both lunch and dinner. From tequila to tacos, it all tastes just a bit more satisfying when enjoyed on the deck.

Lift: Outdoor dining is plentiful at Lift. Enjoy a burger at the base of Snow King from either the large first story deck or get a bird’s eye view from the rooftop deck.

Lotus: Love the new Lotus? Good news: their new location offers a second story deck this summer!

Merry Piglets: Merry Piglets’ unique restaurant front opens during the summer months to bring the outdoors in.

Moe’s Original BBQ: Fast, convenient, and delicious, there are so many things we love about Moe’s Original BBQ. With a constant stream of daily specials, be sure to pair that white BBQ sauce of theirs with some fresh mountain air this summer.

The Kitchen: Conveniently located close to Town Square, we love that the Kitchen’s patio expands their summer seating options.

persephone deck

Gather around one of Persephone’s outdoor picnic tables.

Persephone: Summer flavors abound on Persephone’s new summer menu. Their huge deck is a bustling summer hangout right in the heart of downtown.

Picnic: We love the tables located outside Picnic. The quiet space is a delightful spot to catch up over coffee or get some work done on your lunch break.

Pinky G’s: Escape the heat of high summer at Pinky G’s outdoor space beneath the Pink Garter Theatre. Or, enjoy your late-night slice in the refreshing night air.

Pizzeria Caldera: Pizzeria Caldera’s second story deck gives you a whole new vantage point for your people watching pleasure. It also allows for a more complete view of the Town Square.

Rendezvous Bistro: The Bistro’s outdoor space offers up plenty of additional seating options in the busy summer months. Choose between the high bar tables or the communal table surrounding a large fire pit.

Sidewinders: Dine beneath Sidewinder’s huge American flag on their wrap around, second story deck.

Silver Dollar Bar and Grill: Grab a table right on Broadway, and imagine what your surroundings must have looked like when the Wort first opened its doors.

Snake River Brewery: The Brew Pub’s outdoor space is getting a huge face lift. With completion targeted for June, look forward to a large bike rack, lawn games, and mini golf holes.

Snake River Grill: Snake River Grill also has an upstairs deck on the Town Square. These coveted few tables can only be reserved the day of. They’re a hot commodity you’ll definitely want to experience this summer.

Sweetwater Restaurant: One of our favorite outside lunch spots, Sweetwater’s outdoor space pairs your already excellent sandwich with awesome views of Snow King.

Thai Me Up: Pop over to Pearl Street to secure a spot on Thai Me Up’s deck and beer garden. This place is always teeming with people enjoying a Melvin brew or Thai food late into the evening.

Teton Village/Westbank

Aspen’s Market: Did you know about the picnic tables located on the grassy banks of the creek behind the Aspen’s Market? It’s the quietest spot to enjoy your picnic lunch.

Bodega: We know you can’t resist a sandwich from Bodega’s fried chicken shack. Pair that sandwich with a frozen slushie or six pack from inside, and challenge your companions to a game of corn hole.

Calico: Calico’s family friendly deck is a summer hot spot that will welcome you on a warm summer night and leave you feeling full.

Il Villagio Osteria: We’re excited for Osteria to reopen after its off season renovations. It’s alcove of outdoor tables is nestled hillside outside of Teton Village’s Hotel Terra.

Mangy Moose: If you love the Mangy Moose’s deck during sunny ski days, you’ll love it even more during the summer. In the heart of Teton Village, the Mangy Moose’s wooden deck is the perfect perch from which to enjoy one of their spicy margaritas.

Nick Wilson’s Cowboy Cafe: After your trip up the Aerial tram, stop at Nick Wilson’s for some lunch and a delicious frozen slushie.

the deckThe Deck: Dine at incredible heights, by taking the Bridger Gondola to The Deck. The amazing views of the valley below will elevate your dining experience.

The Handle Bar: There doesn’t have to be snow on the mountain for you to enjoy this slope side hangout. The stone patio offers a great place to enjoy a cold drink after a long hike.

Spur Restaurant and Bar: Are you ready for the Spur’s summer menu? We can’t wait to get a taste of the new menu items, and enjoy them at one of the Spur’s quiet outdoor tables.

Teton Thai: No one can forget about the little gem located near the Ranch Lot of Teton Village. Teton Thai’s patio expands summer seating, so everyone can be sure to indulge in their incredible Thai food.

Q Roadhouse: There are so many reasons to stop by this Moose-Wilson Road hotspot this summer. From last year’s addition of an ice cream stand to Roadhouse Brewing Co.’s ever expanding selection of micro brews.


Streetfood at the Stagecoach: What goes better with Streetfood than sunshine? We can’t think of anything! Grab a seat at one of the picnic tables on their deck this summer.



About Author

Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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