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!
Featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and including a game room for kids, 40 televisions for sports fans and an array of food options, “the Winder” — as it’s known among locals — is a sure hit for lunch, dinner or a snack. The extensive bar offers 30 beers on tap and a comprehensive menu that will give you so many choices that you may not be able to narrow them down. So don’t. Share a few plates of appetizers, such as buffalo shrimp, hot wings, or mac and cheese bites. Or opt to build your own whole or slices of pizza (the carne asada is to-die-for). The menu offers 12 burgers plus a build-your-own option featuring Angus beef, buffalo or black beans. Try the barbecue burger with onion slivers, barbecue sauce and Swiss cheese. Swing by during the big game, prepare for a party and pick your seats carefully based on your favorite team’s fans.
With four different kinds of noodles and almost endless options for building your own meal in a bowl, this new spot is quickly becoming a favorite. A recently added sushi menu and sushi bar brings variety and excitement to the already well-known noodle dishes. Taking inspiration from Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam, the dishes at Noodle Kitchen bring a bit of the East to the West. Tease your palate with starters like the Firecracker Shrimp or veggie spring rolls before you enjoy either a suggested noodle bowl or something you build yourself with many creative options, including sauces, noodle and rice choices. Sit at the bar and enjoy one of the fresh-squeezed cocktails, like the Thai Mule, which features SKYY vodka, Soju 24, lime, Thai basil and ginger beer. Everything on the menu is reasonably priced, and there are plenty of gluten-free, vegetarian and kid-friendly dishes, too.
Almost everyone who visits Jackson Hole wants to try elk or buffalo at least once while here. And while other places offer it, no one does steak and game or offers a larger variety like the Gun Barrel does. Jackson’s legendary dining establishment has the town’s largest selection of high-end beef and game — cooked over an open mesquite wood grill — at prices you can afford. The popular restaurant also offers a great selection of fish, chicken and rib dishes. Take in the Old West in the Gun Barrel’s rustic lodge atmosphere, and check out the extraordinary collection of mounts and Western memorabilia. As one of Jackson’s largest restaurants, the Gun Barrel is the perfect place for large groups, rehearsal dinners and parties of all sorts. Save room for dessert so you can try the restaurant’s legendary lodge-made apple pie!
If you’re craving authentic Italian, then look no further than Artisan. This family-friendly restaurant serves Neapolitan-inspired pizza and house-made pastas that are as delicious as they are affordable. Pizzas are made from the finest ingredients of Italy, including fresh buffalo mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and Caputo 00 flour. They also make their gluten-free crust daily, along with plenty of vegetarian options and gluten-free pasta. The lengthy pasta menu offers linguini with clams, chicken Marsala and eggplant Parmigiana, and all pastas come with soup or salad and house-made garlic bread. Also on the menu is a selection of fresh salads, house-made apps and a build-your-own-pasta menu. Reserve the private dining room for any special occasion. Delivery and online ordering are now available.
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.
E.leaven’s extensive menu, fresh breads and pastries make this deli one-of-a-kind. It’s one of the few places serving breakfast and lunch ALL day. There are endless options, including huevos rancheros and a variety of omelets accompanied by breakfast potatoes and your choice of toast. E.leaven offers what’s arguably some of the best corned beef hash and eggs this side of New York. For lunch, enjoy hearty salads and massive deli sandwiches served with homemade chips or a side salad. If you are heading to the national parks for the day, stop in for breakfast and take a box lunch with you. E.leaven offers takeout and delivery, as well as catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Just a few blocks off the Town Square, Snake River Brewery is a great place to go any time of the day or night. Twice recognized as the Small Brewery of the Year, this award-winning neighborhood hangout known as “the Brewpub” has an incredible blend of locals and tourists alike. Dine and drink either upstairs or on the main floor. Can’t decide on a brew? Order the sampler tray to get a taste of what’s on tap before diving into a wide range of handcrafted cuisine items. No place in town beats the $9 lunch deal, happy hours and all-day menu items, including award-winning Wyoming bison and beef chili and wings, along with soups and salads. For the main meal, a bevy of wood-fired pizzas, pastas and burgers are available. Don’t forget homemade s’mores for dessert and beer to go!
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.
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).