If you’re looking for an exquisite meal with an equally impressive view, then head to the Amangani Grill. Perched atop East Gros Ventre Butte, the intimate, chic dining room affords magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and Snake River Valley, making it the perfect backdrop for a spectacular meal. Featuring the delectable cuisine of Executive Chef Sebastian Lizarzaburu, Amangani Grill specializes in local, sustainable ranch meats, fresh fish (flown in daily) and seasonal produce sourced from the valley whenever possible. Lizartza is not only Sebastian’s namesake but also a town located in Basque country, from which most of his inspiration can be found. Head to the Amangani Grill to enjoy a gourmet breakfast, a peaceful afternoon lunch, tapas and sunset cocktails overlooking the valley below or for an unforgettable dinner experience. Please inquire about spa and dining packages.
From the outside, Bodega looks like your average gas station store, but don’t let the exterior façade fool you. Inside you’ll find a gem — a specialty grocery store, butcher and bottle shop that will blow your mind. Filled with an abundance of local products and gourmet foods, Bodega has plenty of provisions to choose from, in addition to an intimate bar and liquor store. The store is led by an in-house butcher who creates a rotating selection of Bovine & Swine sausages to enjoy hot in the shop or packaged up for you to take home. During breakfast and lunch, choose from a selection of grab-and-go eats, from hot fried chicken sandwiches (from the new outdoor fried chicken shack) and burritos to soups and more. For takeout, you will find everything you need for a fantastic dinner at home. And you mustn’t leave without the Cream + Sugar ice cream sandwiches or famous adult sloshies.
Don’t miss this decades-old Jackson favorite. The All-American Breakfast at Bubba’s is a must. Choose the homemade biscuits (made fresh every morning) and gravy, or the Mexican scramble with chorizo, eggs, beans and cheese. Bubba’s has lighter options like poached eggs with fresh fruit and premium dishes like breakfast pot pie, too. For lunch, Bubba’s offers one of the freshest salad bars in town. The barbecue beef brisket lunch special is a favorite, served with garlic toast and a choice of two sides. Dinner specials are served starting after 5 p.m., with plenty of barbecue plates to choose from. Don’t miss out on the spareribs that are rubbed and slowly smoked every night. The Old West memorabilia sets the tone for a great barbecue experience. Don’t let the line outside scare you; it moves quickly.
Located in a historic log cabin, Café Genevieve specializes in inspired home cooking. Brunch is a local favorite, featuring Southern-influenced classics such as fried chicken and waffles and the popular Cajun Benedict. And no need to wait until happy hour — a handcrafted daytime cocktail is perfectly acceptable here. Featuring one of Jackson’s most extensive whiskey collections, Café Genevieve lets you wind down with a barrel-aged cocktail, or you can choose something lighter from the eclectic wine list. In the evening, dinner is sure to satisfy any appetite, with everything from fresh, local trout to Guy Fieri’s favorites, the Snake River Farms pork neck ragu and the ramen noodle bowl, featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Café “G” will lure you in with its cozy, welcoming ambience. Head in to sneak a peek at the “Most Noble Pig” and sample some famous Pig Candy to take back home (your friends will love you!).
If you want great coffee, along with your breakfast or lunch, skip the chain restaurants and head to Cowboy Coffee Co. This hip cafe roasts its own coffee beans and serves locally made pastries to go alongside. Voted The Best Coffee Shop In Wyoming by Business Insider Report in 2014, you can relax and enjoy a variety of coffee and espresso drinks, such as the Cowboy Cubano, while you watch the action on the Town Square. The breakfast sandwiches are always a hit, as are the lunchtime paninis and homemade soups and chili. Gluten-free bread is always an option. The friendly staff will blend you a smoothie if you would rather just have a snack. Love the coffee? Buy a bag to-go on your way out the door. That is, if you can tear yourself away from the sofas and the free Wi-Fi. The shops in Gaslight Alley right next door are not to be missed, too.
E.leaven’s extensive menu, fresh breads and pastries make this deli one-of-a-kind. It’s one of the few places serving breakfast and lunch ALL day plus dinner in the summer. There are endless options, including huevos rancheros and a variety of omelets accompanied by breakfast potatoes and your choice of toast. E.leaven offers what’s arguably some of the best corned beef hash and eggs this side of New York. For lunch, enjoy hearty salads and massive deli sandwiches served with homemade chips or a side salad. Dinner is available from Memorial Day through September with something for everyone, including burgers, short rib sandwiches, BBQ brisket and gourmet salads. If you are heading to the national parks for the day, stop in for breakfast and take a box lunch with you. E.leaven offers takeout and delivery, as well as catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
As the sun sets, FIGS becomes the perfect place to land after returning from a day out enjoying Jackson Hole, or a launching point for an evening out on the town. Located in the Hotel Jackson, FIGS offers a warm and intimate escape in the heart of the Town Square. The vibrant bar and restaurant features a two-story fireplace with an Aspen leaf canopy floating overhead, perfect for enjoying a drink or dinner. The Mediterranean-influenced menu features seasonal ingredients from the closest available local and regional sources. Don’t miss the shared hummus plate for a post-hike snack or the gourmet chef-prepared rainbow trout with charred onion, peas and black rice for a more formal sit-down affair. Artisanal cocktails, paired wine and an exceptional dining experience are what you can expect at FIGS.
When you’re in the mood for a fresh, energizing treat, make sure to visit Jackson’s original organic cold-pressed juicery and cafe for a healthy pick-me-up juice, coffee, breakfast, lunch or dessert. At Healthy Being, find 100 percent organic fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, wellness juice shots and nut-milk tonics, all made in-house daily. Bottled exclusively in glass, these juices and tonics are designed to taste amazing and deliver the highest level of nutrition. Creative chefs compose delicious gourmet breakfast, lunch, snack and dessert specials from scratch, highlighting seasonal ingredients and partnerships with local farms. Now with more seating and Wi-Fi, relax in this cafe that’s full of delicious foods, snacks, teas, coffee and other treats. A fun selection of cleanse-detox packages and juice memberships offers many approaches to jump-starting your health and keeping your body and being healthy and energized.
Jackson’s favorite family-owned, community-oriented specialty grocer offers so much more than just groceries and takeout. The award-winning cafe is a local favorite, with a wide assortment of handcrafted salads, soups, hot entrées, sandwiches, pizza and even sushi — plus beer and wine available by the glass. Whether you’re cozied up by the cafe fireplace or seated outside on the spacious patio, Jackson Whole Grocer offers something for everyone in a welcoming, casual atmosphere. The grocer also features the largest organic, gluten-friendly, vegan and vegetarian offerings in the area. If you are on the run, choose from a grab-and-go selection of pickup sandwiches, salads and snacks, or order your favorite beverage from the coffee and juice bar. Jackson Whole Grocer is also an amazing place to curate the ultimate picnic basket or pre-order a boxed lunch for your next Jackson adventure!
There are very few restaurants that can appeal to every palate, but Lotus has something awesome for everyone, including meat eaters, vegans, live/raw foodies and the allergy-concerned diner. Guy Fieri’s visit to Lotus, as featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, is an indication that this worldly cafe can please all types of eaters. What’s more, all of the offerings are prepared in-house and from scratch, from the baked goods to the sauces and botanically infused liquors. A lunchtime favorite is the Bombay Bowl, which comes chock-full of brown rice, vegetables, mango and creamy lemon-cinnamon-ginger tikka sauce (lots of locals say it’s addicting). For dinner, opt for the elk lasagna and you won’t be disappointed. Any time of day you will find smoothies, cold-pressed juices and tasty sweets that are actually good for you. Visit Lotus in its beautiful new space at 140 N. Cache St.
Step into Persephone and feel transported to a Parisian cafe where fresh pastries spill over cake stands and baguettes bloom from baskets. Chic yet relaxed, the ambience encourages lingering over a cup of Intelligentsia coffee and a croque madame in the morning or, at lunch, a seasonal salad, steaming soup and artisanal bread. In this chic setting, charmed moments seem to be the norm: impromptu tea parties with vintage teacups and lush Bellocq blends; after-school smiles thanks to milk and cookies; tête-à-tête over rosé. For those en route to the outdoors, picnic supplies abound, from gourmet sandwiches and irresistible cookies to screen-printed napkins and vintage-inspired lunchboxes. Whether stopping by or settling in, Persephone encourages spending time with good food and good people.
When planning their second restaurant, the owners of Persephone Bakery were inspired by the outdoors. At Picnic you can find a quiet retreat from the crowds and essentials for a summer day. Pick up a pre-hike breakfast and grab a freshly prepared lunch before heading into the mountains. Or choose to plant yourself under a shady umbrella and relax at one of their outdoor tables with a cup of locally roasted organic coffee, brewed to order. Breakfast offers house-made pastries — with creative options like homemade pop parts and banana Nutella bread — as well as heartier offerings like avocado toast and biscuit egg soufflé sandwiches. At midday, order one of the sublime salads made with locally grown greens or sandwiches made with house-roasted local meats on house-baked breads. You may fall in love with this spot and never actually make it to your picnic.
There’s no better place to dine, people watch and mingle than at the Silver Dollar Bar & Grill. Right next to the Town Square, Silver Dollar Bar & Grill puts you right in the heart of the action. The extensive wine list includes a broad range of varietals from around the world with recommended pairings for the sophisticated mountain cuisine. For lunch, try the Jackson Hole Buffalo Burger or the award-winning corn chowder. For dinner, enjoy wild game, locally raised beef and fresh fish. The menu changes with the seasons, so check worthotel.com for current offerings. Inside the bar you’ll find a more casual atmosphere at this famous watering hole — the favorite meeting place of locals, cowboys, politicians, old-timers, ski bums and visitors for more than 50 years. Order a Bartender’s Margarita and sit at the bar, where 2,032 uncirculated 1921 Morgan silver dollars are inlaid in its surface.
When you think of a traditional alpine setting complete with authentic Swiss cuisine, the Alpenhof is the place. This Jackson Hole classic has it all. Settle into the inviting dining room for a full-course culinary experience at the Alpenrose or unwind upstairs at the casual Bistro. Both menus feature fondue, raclette, wiener schnitzel and German sausages, along with other European favorites. Enjoy sweeping mountain views with friends and family. The Bistro bar offers a wide selection of imported and domestic beers and drink specials. The Alpenhof is conveniently located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as pre-symphony buffet on Saturdays in July and August. Hours are seasonal, so please call or check the website for specific days and times.
Every town has a classic breakfast spot. Most just aren’t as good as The Bunnery, where everything is made from scratch daily and cooked to order. Known for great coffee and even better homemade bread (the O.S.M. abbreviation stands for oat, sunflower seed and millet), The Bunnery will help you start your day off right. Breakfast is so good you’ll soon come back again for breakfast or lunch. Homemade soups, salads and sandwiches will satisfy any appetite. The classic club sandwich and variations on grilled cheese are our favorites. On your way out, be sure to grab a bag of homemade granola and pancake and waffle mix to take home. Want something sweet? Take a whole pie or a generous wedge to go. The cakes and pies not only look great — they taste even better. No trip to Jackson is complete without a stop here. Don’t let the line fool you. It moves quickly.