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.
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!).
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.
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.
There are many reasons why celebrity chef Michael Mina’s Teton Village restaurant has become a hot spot over the past few years. The Handle Bar offers an inventive cocktail list, including unique sloshie flavors, and an extensive beer menu you can order in a large boot if you are feeling adventurous. The modern American pub menu by Executive Chef Michael Lishchynsky includes creative burgers, seasonal salads, soups and much more. The 30-seat center bar opens to striking views of Rendezvous Mountain, and you’ll find family-style seating, cozy booths and an expansive outside terrace for dining alfresco. On warm days the retractable glass doors at the bar open, bringing in fresh Teton summer air. Feeling extra-hungry? Ask about the burger challenge and see if you can “Handle” it. Back by popular demand: Bourbon BBQ & Blues starting June 15 — ask for details.