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.
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.
This is one of Jackson Hole’s most unique dining experiences — after all, you’ll be dining at 9,095 feet after a breathtaking ride up the Bridger Gondola. As a member of 1% for the Planet, Couloir follows an eco-friendly mission and sources a majority of ingredients from regional farmers and ranchers. The menus are designed seasonally to enhance these local flavors, with the locavore pasta being one of the local favorites. In October, Executive Chef Wes Hamilton was invited to showcase the amazing flavors of Teton Valley in the internationally acclaimed James Beard House in New York City, a great honor in the culinary community. If you’d like to experience a taste of Jackson Hole, head to the top of the Bridger Gondola this summer for an evening you won’t forget. Be sure to check the website for private event or weather closures. Reservations recommended on opentable.com or by calling 307.739.2675.
Do you like your sandwiches warm and served on soft bread? Full Steam Subs should be your new best friend. The lunch spot steams its subs, resulting in warm, soft bread with melted cheese. Need we say more? Full Steam is the only sandwich shop in town that steams its subs, leaving you with a melt-in-your-mouth effect that you can only get there. After being steamed, each sandwich can be topped with a variety of veggies and options, from Chicago green relish to Wickles pickles. Full Steam also serves Chicago-style hot dogs, salads and soups. Make sure to try the Italian, which comes piled high with salami, pepperoni, ham and provolone. If you’re eating on the run, then take one of the 12 subs available on the menu to go without being heated. And if you’re watching your waistline, simply turn any sub into a salad. For deals and specials, follow @fullsteamsubs on Instagram.
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 brunch and lunch at The National Museum of Wildlife Art. Call for more information.
Nestled hillside at Hotel Terra in Teton Village, Osteria is a little piece of Italy in western Wyoming. The restaurant’s rustic, European feel encourages you to enjoy a multicourse menu. You will leave having had an experience, not just a meal. The pizza oven fires perfect pies in unique combinations, and the menu offers a great selection of shared starters, fresh pastas and seasonal salads. Sit at the salumi bar and nosh on plates of house-made sausage, salumi and imported cheese while you watch the pizzaiolo acrobatics. No matter the seat, the friendly, knowledgeable staff offers a first-rate experience. Osteria is located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and its authentic Italian dishes will transport you to Europe without leaving the comfort of your table. During summer, settle in for a bite and a glass of wine on the mountainside outdoor deck.
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!
Local is a modern American steakhouse and bar located on Jackson’s historic Town Square. The menu features both classic and specialty cuts of locally ranched meats and game in addition to fresh seafood, house-ground burgers and seasonally inspired eats. Owned and operated by chefs Will Bradof and Paul Wireman of Trio: An American Bistro, Local showcases their enthusiasm for reviving the craft of in-house butchery, with a focus on dry-aged steaks and house-made sausages. Much of the beef comes from the Lockhart Cattle Company, whose grass-fed cows never leave the valley. Local offers a casual and vibrant bar atmosphere with 12 regional beers on draft as well as a relaxed dining room with a contemporary Western design. Local is the perfect spot to grab a burger for lunch or to have drinks and dinner with friends while you sit and watch the action on the Town Square.
Warning: You may be tempted to eat too many fresh chips and too much homemade salsa at the Merry Piglets. Add the creamy queso dip, and you’ve surely ruined your dinner. It has happened to many — but save room. Inside the bright walls of this 47-year-old eatery, you’ll find standard, delicious Mexican fare at great prices as well as their newest addition of a wide variety of street tacos. Once you sip a margarita, you’ll be glad you stopped in. Everything on the menu is made in-house and fresh to order. The diverse menu offers enough options for the entire family. Meats are pasture-raised and hormone-free. Fish for the incredible fish tacos is line-caught. The chicken fajita salad is a good alternative to one of the combo meals, but all are good options, depending on your appetite. For vegetarians, choose the spinach quesadillas, loaded with fresh spinach and jack cheese.
If you are a fan of Southern barbecue, you are sure to love Jackson’s latest addition to the restaurant scene. This lively downtown spot is the go-to choice for a quick family-friendly lunch or dinner option. With great deals on meals that come with a rotating selection of special Southern sides (think collard greens, jalapeño cheese grits and banana pudding), there are a range of options to match your hunger. There are lighter choices, like a salad topped with freshly smoked turkey, but if you want to indulge in a platter of ribs or the fried chicken special, you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy the open-air feel on the deck or in front of the building, which overlooks the town’s happening boardwalk. A full bar offers a local selection of beers and specialty drinks, and if you love the special sauces added to your sandwich, bottles are available to take home with you.
For all those sushi snobs out there who think you can’t get good sushi in the mountains, here are two words that will prove you wrong: Nikai Sushi. This downtown hot spot is hard to get a table at for many good reasons, not the least of which is their exceptional sushi, voted Best Sushi in Jackson seven years running. The fish is flown in fresh daily from all over the world, and what they do with it will rival anything you’ve ever had. In addition to sushi, Nikai offers fish and game options, such as roasted Canadian wapiti elk chop and braised baby back wild boar ribs. The contemporary yet casual atmosphere is also a perfect spot to enjoy one of their signature cocktails. Reserve a booth, or try to grab a spot at the sushi bar for a front-row seat, and watch them roll their specialties. An award-winning wine list, sake list and extensive cocktail selection complement the menu.
The food. The view. The art. Jackson’s newest restaurant combines exquisite cuisine, breathtaking views and fabulous art from its perch at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. From the team behind Gather, this lunch spot invites you to sip a glass of rosé on the patio, linger over your meal and peruse the museum’s world-class collection. Find chef Clark Myers’ inventive dishes made with seasonal, sustainable and local ingredients presented in a creative way, like a braised pork belly BLT (tomato jam, grilled red onion, sunflower pesto on ciabatta). Palate is the place to stop for a quick bite before walking the museum or for a long, lazy lunch with friends. On Sundays, take the bike path to Palate’s luxury brunch, offering a buffet and a small made-to-order menu, along with mimosas and bloody marys. Make sure to ask about their event catering at the museum’s many options on-site.
After a day out enjoying Jackson’s activities, head to Pizzeria Caldera for authentic Napoletana-style pizza. Its scenic second-floor location overlooks the Town Square and is the perfect spot to enjoy a pint of locally brewed beer, a glass of Italian wine or a select cocktail. The pizza starts with daily-made dough, perfected by owner Chris Hansen after years of experimenting with baking bread. Baked in a gas-fired, stone-hearth oven, the pies attain perfection: a crispy, thin crust with a chewy crumb, San Marzano tomato sauce and toppings in traditional and unique combinations. Try the Porcellino, with tomato sauce, mozzarella, pork sausage, bacon, mushrooms, spinach, roasted garlic and fresh sage. Be sure to explore other areas of the menu, from salads and small plates like bacon-wrapped figs with fresh mint to paninis like the Napoli with mozzarella, vine-ripened tomatoes and basil pesto.
Locals call it “The Bistro,” and this establishment has been a favorite Jackson Hole staple since it opened in 2001. The Bistro has made a name for itself with its creative take on classic French bistro fare. Favorites include the steak tartare and seasonal pork chop creations. Enjoy the first raw bar in town, serving oysters on the half shell, tuna tartare and oyster shooters. The fun, upscale yet unpretentious atmosphere makes this eatery a fantastic option for groups of all sizes, while paper and crayons adorning the white linen tablecloths appeal to patrons of all ages. A trip to Jackson Hole is made complete with a visit to The Bistro. And don’t miss its sister properties, Bin22 (120), Bodega (122), Il Villaggio Osteria (133), The Kitchen (135) and Roadhouse Brewing Co. (147).
A bustling dining destination with something for everyone, Roadhouse presents a comforting mix of down-home favorites of varying influences, all created using thoughtfully sourced ingredients. Roadhouse’s menu changes to feature seasonal selections, with a strong focus on local and regional meat and produce. The delectable menu is complemented by an outdoor dining area and award-winning, house-brewed craft beer concocted from high-quality ingredients and brewed with unparalleled passion. The beers, built on the spirit of exploration that Jackson Hole already exudes, help cultivate and strengthen the local craft beer adventure. New this summer: Stop by Roadhouse’s new production brewery and bottling area on Gregory Lane in Jackson.
You will find this hidden gem nestled in the side of the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson. Locals may not tell you about Streetfood because they want to keep the secret spot to themselves, but the small restaurant offers globally influenced cuisine in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. Grab a seat inside and choose from a diverse menu offering everything from tacos to burgers to Cuban sandwiches. The chef’s Mexican origins shine through with his delicious tacos and quesadillas, each served with a creative sauce. Don’t be afraid to try his special habanero sauce; it’s got a kick, but it has incredible flavor, too. This is a great spot to relax after summer activities. Like its name suggests, Streetfood offers the local fare of several different countries, so make sure to branch out and try Korean or Greek specialities, too.