Everyone loves a good story about following your dreams, so throw in some good ol’ fashioned barbecue and you have the story of Big Hole BBQ. What started out as an idea in a tiny shack in Driggs evolved into a successful (and delicious!) reality in Victor, Idaho. After nine years of serving up some of the best barbecue this side of the Mississippi, the team at Big Hole BBQ is proud to be sharing its passion with the Jackson community. With a menu for all ages, this family-owned restaurant serves food that will have you licking your fingers and asking for more. The dry-rubbed, smoked-to-perfection meats are just a portion of the mouthwatering options. Other specialties include fish tacos and mini sliders, served with your favorite barbecue accompaniments like mac and cheese, baked beans or slaw. Head in, take a seat and pair your meal with a specialty cocktail or one of the many local beers on tap.
Wander over to Bin22, where you’ll find a sophisticated yet casual reprieve from the crowds outside. Located steps away from the Town Square, this wine and tapas bar is attached to a bottle shop and specialty grocer, and is a perfect spot for a meal and a glass of wine. Pick from one of the ever-changing wines by the glass to sample while you watch chefs pulling fresh mozzarella in the open kitchen. Community tables, an outdoor deck and warm staff bring the intimate atmosphere and Spanish- and Italian-style tapas to life. Like the wine you tasted? There is no corkage fee, so grab a bottle to savor in the wine bar, or ask one of the members of the knowledgeable vintner team to pull together a selection to take with you that fits your taste and budget. Looking to dine away? Choose from a wide assortment of meats, cheeses and more from the specialty grocer.
Bon Appe Thai has received the Thai Select Premium Award from the Thai government as one of the best Thai restaurants overseas. The restaurant gives you a taste of Thai cuisine you’re not likely to find outside of Thailand itself. While we specialize in the style of cooking native to central Thailand – the cradle of royal Thai culinary culture – we don’t stop there. Our menu features plenty of dishes that represent the best of authentic home-style Thai cooking.
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, and outdoor seating is available during the summer. 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!).
A classic since it opened in 1966, this west bank restaurant has been a favorite ever since. Calico’s longevity is proof that there is something everyone will enjoy at this institution. The Calico bar is a great place to relax with a mouthwatering pizza, hot from the wood-burning oven, and a bottle of wine from the extensive and well-priced wine list. Entrée selections include house-made pastas, grilled steaks, pork tenderloin and seasonal fish. The kids’ menu is a bargain at only $3.50 per child. The portions are large, the food is fresh and delicious, and the value is hard to beat. For lighter options, the Calico offers a great selection of salads and soups, and a separate bar menu. Outside, a large lawn offers a great place for kids to play, and adults can sip on a tasty beverage from the new outdoor Yard Bar (open in summer only) while they watch the kids run around the yard.
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 Gold for the Best Coffee Shop in Jackson three years in a row, Cowboy Coffee Co. makes it easy to 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 bison 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. Be sure to check out the artwork on the walls — it’s for sale, and changes monthly.
If you are craving authentic Philadelphia cuisine, this is the place. The pizza is the same quality you will find in the “Pizza Belt” and should be on your must-order list. It is crispy, served on homemade dough and topped with freshly shredded mozzarella and other great options. The cheesesteaks are served on Amoroso’s bread straight from Philly; no need to travel 2,400 miles to the City of Brotherly Love. Try the traditional cheesesteak, served with fried onions, or the Nor’easter, with bacon, onions, cheese, mayo and pickles. Sit back with friends and family while watching your favorite sports and take advantage of the full bar stocked with local craft beers, wine and cocktails. Other food options include hoagies, burgers, wings, salads and Philly soft pretzels. Happy hour is Monday-Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Call for fast takeout orders. Packaged beer and liquor is available.
At the Chuckwagon, June through Labor Day, we offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Chuckwagon has been serving visitors and locals alike since 1948. The Chuckwagon-Grill offers a casual outdoor dining atmosphere with a dramatic backdrop. The Chuckwagon also offers a selection of beer, wine and sloshies (delicious adult frozen beverages)
The Pizza & Pasta Company serves homemade soups, fresh pastas, crisp salads, gourmet pizzas and hot sandwiches on our bakery-fresh breads. The Pizza & Pasta Company is located within the Spur Bar, which hands down has one of the best views around and during the summer and fall offers a lower and upper deck with amazing views of the Tetons and the Snake River. Besides the spectacular view, the Spur Bar is also known for delicious bloody Marys made from scratch.
The Trading Post/Deli offers gourmet sandwiches made to order that you can enjoy on our front deck or take with you on your favorite hike or outdoor adventure.
During the summer months, you can start your day with a hot cup of coffee, espresso or specialty drink from our coffee cart or perhaps some baked goods made from scratch in the Dornan’s bakery. During the summer months you can also top everything off with a delicious scoop or double scoop of ice cream from the ice cream cart.
At El Abuelito, if you like the taste of Mexico, we bring Mexico to your table. Enjoy authentic dishes, such as broiled lamb chops, charcoal grilled steak or chicken, spicy prawns, whole pan fried tilapia, mole enchiladas, chipotle chicken enchiladas and a variety of Huevos dishes. Dine in the comfortable and colorful atmosphere of El Abuelito, where children are always welcome.
Eleanor’s has all the perks of fine dining, minus the dress code. By serving rich, saucy dishes in a warm and friendly setting, this joint lives up to its reputation. And on top of one of the most creative menus in town, Eleanor’s is a primo brunch spot on Sunday afternoons. Plus, its bar alone is an attraction, thanks to reasonably priced drinks and a loyal crowd, a wine list that is second to none and a dedication to service that stems directly from its owners.
This little place isn’t such a best-kept secret anymore, as more locals and visitors alike are discovering the down home goodness within. But longtime regulars as well as newcomers still fill the tables nightly. This small restaurant has seen a few incarnations over the years, but it has succeeded in making it one of the most charming and consistently award-winning and rewarding dining experiences in town.
Get together at Gather for creative modern American cuisine that locals voted Best of Jackson Hole! Just a block from the Town Square and steps from the public parking garage, Gather offers a casual dinner experience. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, daily happy hour and new specials weekly. There is a wonderful selection of wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails as well as gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan food options. Tuesday Tastings offer guests an opportunity to be food critics: Guests rate the food on presentation, taste and creativity. Gather’s Chef’s Table is a unique culinary treat as well; the experience includes a tasting menu of seven individually portioned items, including starters, salads, entrées and desserts. Gather also offers off-site catering services and has private dining options. Visit their sister location, Palate, for lunch at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Call for more information.
Want a fresh-squeezed, 100 percent agave margarita paired with tasty shrimp tacos and roasted hatch chili queso fundido? If so, Hatch Taquería & Tequilas is
just the place. Open daily, just two blocks from the Town Square with great deck dining, Hatch proudly offers house-made, GMO-free corn tortillas, organic greens and regionally sourced meats and produce. All juices are squeezed fresh daily and served in tasty cocktails. Hatch offers a unique twist on modern Mexican cuisine with a lively contemporary atmosphere. Salads and fresh tacos are served alongside choices such as the Hatch Burger or Elk Quesadillas. Enjoy Mexican beers on tap and, most importantly, over 60 tequilas and mezcals behind the bar. The menu offers shared options and larger plates, so sit back with friends and enjoy this great spot for brunch, lunch, cocktails or dinner.
Led by Executive Chef Michael Gallivan, Haydens Post offers a sophisticated yet approachable menu of locally inspired cuisine. The lively atmosphere, with 280-degree views of surrounding mountains and an expansive deck — and being within walking distance of the brand-new Snow King Mountain Cowboy Coaster — all make Haydens Post the perfect location for a delicious lunch to fuel your Jackson Hole adventure or to enjoy an intimate dinner. Of course, don’t forget to stop by for breakfast to indulge in chef Michael’s famous scratch-made cinnamon sugar donuts. In addition to great food, Haydens Post also boasts a host of signature handcrafted cocktails, like the Velvet Antler — Patron Café XO, Buttershots, crème de cacao and cream with a cinnamon and sugar rim — created by 2016 gold medal winner for Best Bartender in Jackson Hole John-Mark Roufs.
Make your airport stay a little more enjoyable with breakfast or lunch from Jedediah’s. All menu items are made to order. Pre-made and pre-packaged selections are also available at the airport, along with a specialty coffees, daily specials, and a full bar.
Created with Gene Street and his family in Dallas, Liberty Burger restaurant features 11 different burgers, including the standard Liberty Burger as well as turkey, ahi, lamb, veggie and bison burgers. Voted best burger in Dallas and Jackson, the burgers are always fresh, never frozen, and made of chuck, brisket and tenderloin. No hormones or preservatives are used, and the bread is made locally by 460 Bread. The veggie burger is made in-house daily using seeds, chickpeas and the best-available veggies. The Wild West burger is a favorite, served with cheddar cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, pickles, onions and chipotle barbecue sauce. Liberty Burger also offers fresh salads and sandwiches. Limited-time-only burgers are debuted once a month and are sold to support local charities. At Liberty Burger, you can also find draft beer, wine, milkshakes and adult milkshakes.
LIFT is located on the quiet end of Jackson, the ‘SOBRO’ district (south of Broadway on Cache), at the base of Snow King Mountain. The restaurant boasts amazing views from the decks and roof top seating, no traffic, a rustic rock fireplace and comfort food for you and your family. Our goal is to be your favorite neighborhood public house.
MacPhail’s: a family restaurant that serves the best burgers, fries and milkshakes (and a good, cold, locally-brewed beer) anywhere! Awarded America’s 10 Most Delectable Burger Joints (TripAdvisor July 2015). We offer a clean, friendly environment we hope makes you feel right at home. Visit after visit, the food is consistently delicious and the service impeccable.
Everyone knows that the Mangy Moose is the place to go for après ski in the winter months. But don’t just frequent the world-famous saloon. In this classic village building, you will find everything you need to get through the day. There is fine dining in the Mangy Moose restaurant, and the RMO Cafe downstairs offers one of the best breakfast options around. There is also a large grocery store and wine shop. Breakfast and gourmet coffee drinks will start your day off right. Grab a slice of New York-style pizza for lunch. Or grab a whole pizza and a bottle of wine to go. At night, the Mangy Moose serves mouthwatering dinners using the finest ingredients available, including local game and regionally sourced beef from Carter Country Meats. The food isn’t the only thing that is authentic. Take a minute to explore the eclectic art and antique collection around the building, too.