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 cold 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 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.
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 showcases a great butcher area, featuring a rotating selection of Bovine + Swine sausages to enjoy packaged up to take home. During breakfast and lunch, choose from a selection of grab-and-go eats, freshly made breakfast burritos and a variety of hot soups all winter long. 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.
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.
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 that includes après specials during the winter months. And with a START bus stop directly in front, there’s no need to worry about the drive.
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.
All locals will tell you that Creekside is a classic favorite for sandwiches and sloshies. Touches like the bread, baked fresh in house, and freshly squeezed juices in the drinks make all the difference. But the real secret is how much more Creekside offers. In addition to a full deli counter and grocery, liquor store and supplies, Creekside offers a selection of homemade items for breakfast, lunch and takeout. Think homemade meatballs for sub sandwiches, breakfast croissant sandwiches and even a selection of fresh doughnuts. Fans flock to the deli on Fridays, where the enormous fish sandwich is a huge hit, and there are also lunch specials every day of the week. Early risers headed for an adventure love the early morning hours, making it convenient to grab an egg sandwich or satisfying breakfast burrito. Fans of a classic sandwich will be thrilled with the size, value and extensive options of ingredients.
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 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.
This hip Italian eatery’s motto is “You’re a Stranger Here but Once!” With an inviting, open dining room and bar surrounding a custom-made wood-fired grill, you not only make friends quickly — you may never leave. Glorietta is about fresh ingredients expertly prepared in an environment reminiscent of a family-run mountainside trattoria in Italy. The space is designed to be lively and familial, allowing you to sit back and relax with a glass of wine while the chefs prepare your meal using locally sourced goods, prime meats and the finest imported products. Don’t-miss items include the house-made pastas, dry-aged steaks and game, creative vegetable preparations, wild and sustainable seafood specials and the best meatballs in town. Pair any of these dishes with an Italian wine from the curated list or a professionally executed cocktail and enjoy the ride.
Jackson’s historic Teton Theatre is home to a new production: a wood-fired pizza restaurant using primarily local and organic ingredients in its simple but fantastic salads, pizzas and desserts. Hand-stretched dough is made daily and topped with delicacies like house-pickled jalapeños, organic cremini mushrooms and nitrate-free bacon. A list of local beers and domestic wines complement the lively atmosphere. Anyone trying to avoid gluten, dairy or meat can still enjoy a pizza from the many vegetarian options. The large space easily accommodates families and groups while also offering plenty of booths and small tables for privacy. The fresh salads are a standout, and if you happen to save room for dessert, you are in for a treat — try a sizzling fruit skillet topped with a scoop of Moo’s ice cream or the chocolate lava cake.
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.
Grab a table and cozy up next to the fireplace with friends and family at Healthy Being Cafe and Juicery, located in a log cabin just one block east of the Town Square. Distinguished by organic, fresh-made juices and nut milks, this cafe has grown to be loved by locals and visitors for bridging the gap between healthy and foodie! Offering locally roasted organic coffee and superfood lattes, breakfast, lunch, dessert, juices and supercharged smoothies, there is something to be savored for every appetite. With a menu that incorporates local ingredients and changes with each season there is always something new to try. Work with the healthy-savvy staff to create a custom cleanse, and be sure to peruse the well-being market for all things wellness, including snacks, superfoods and a carefully curated collection of books, housewares, gifts, potions and apothecary to feed the mind, body and soul.
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 warm from the glow of the pizza oven. No matter the seat, the friendly, knowledgeable staff offers a first-rate experience. Osteria is located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, perfect for enjoying a meal during your winter activities, and its authentic Italian dishes will transport you to Europe without leaving the comfort of your table.
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.
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.