Everyone loves a good story about following your dreams, so throw in some good ol’ fashioned BBQ 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, ID. After nine years of serving up some of the best BBQ 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 BBQ accompaniments like mac and cheese, baked beans or slaw. Order at the counter, take a seat and pair your meal with a specialty cocktail or one of the many local beers on tap.
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.
Inspired by local traditions, Haydens Post offers a sophisticated yet approachable menu of Western regional 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 the famous cast-iron cinnamon roll. 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.
Visitors always want to know where they can get a good salad or sandwich. And locals always give them the same response: Sweetwater Restaurant. This historic downtown lunch staple offers a number of hearty sandwiches and a dozen salads to select from. Plan to linger over your lunch in the cozy interior of this log cabin. Start by ordering The Sweetwater, a refreshing combination of sweet tea vodka, lemonade and 7UP. Don’t miss the gyro. If you’re ordering a salad, choose the feta, herb and garlic salad dressing, which is as old as the 39-year-old restaurant. But Sweetwater is about more than just lunch. The dinner menu offers an upscale twist on traditional comfort food, such as Louisiana Gulf Stew and Wild West Chili. And dessert is amazing, too.
cocktail list, including special barrel-aged drinks, 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. New this summer: BBQ and Bluegrass — ask for details.