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Our Top Restaurants in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Restaurants in Jackson Hole – Tried & Tested

Although Jackson Hole is considered to be a small town,  this place is packed with fantastic eateries from fine dining restaurants, take-aways to cafés.  There are numerous restaurants in Jackson Hole catering for all cuisines such as Italian, Thai, Chinese, European etc.

Our Top Restaurants in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – WhodoIdo: There are so many good restaurants in Jackson Hole - pizza, steakhouses, chinese, fine-dining & cafes. You really need to stay longer and the Elk is a must!

Massaman curry


Our Top Restaurants in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – WhodoIdo: There are so many good restaurants in Jackson Hole - pizza, steakhouses, chinese, fine-dining & cafes. You really need to stay longer and the Elk is a must!

Salad with the tastiest dressing


Our Top Restaurants in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – WhodoIdo: There are so many good restaurants in Jackson Hole - pizza, steakhouses, chinese, fine-dining & cafes. You really need to stay longer and the Elk is a must!

Buffalo slider in the mini bun

Light Bites/Snacks

Mangy Moose

Mango Moose is located in Teton Village, an ideal spot for a quick bite and après ski. This had a very relaxed vibe compared to other restaurants, more of a Saloon, serving local brews whilst everyone was enjoying the live music, large screen TV’s or swapping stories of what happened on the slopes, as they waited for their food.  We stopped in here for lunch a few times and ordered the salad and the sodbuster (chicken and salad served on top of the pita, with fries hidden underneath the pitta!) and the chili soup is souper YUMMY 😉

The service was super fast and the staff were very friendly and courteous.

Alpenhof Bistro

Craving for fondue?  The Alpenhof Bistro is the best for fondue in Jackson Hole (honest!).  The Bistro is located inside the boutique Alpenhof Hotel in Teton Village, next to the Aerial tram.  As you step inside, you immediately notice the cosyness and the Austrian style décor, as compared to the other restaurants; red and white chequered tablecloths and the alpine wooden tables and chairs.  There was also a live band playing when we arrived and they were excellent!

Our Top Restaurants in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – WhodoIdo: There are so many good restaurants in Jackson Hole - pizza, steakhouses, chinese, fine-dining & cafes. You really need to stay longer and the Elk is a must!

Inside the Alpenhof bistro

The roaring fire kept us warm throughout our meal.  The staff here were very welcoming and happy, which made us feel content and relaxed – just what we needed after a day on the slopes.

And don’t forget to save room for desserts.  The apple strudel and the huckleberry cheesecake were truly scrummy and the perfect instagrammable food photos!

Moos

Moos ice-cream parlour is located in downtown Jackson Hole, although not really a restaurant, we included it because – hey, who doesn’t really like ice-cream, no matter the time of year 😉  Here you’ll find natural, organic, homemade creamy ice-cream to satisfy your tastebuds.  The ice-creams and sorbets are even diabetic and dietetic friendly and the sorbets are made from 99% pure organic fruit and 1% cane sugar.  The selection of flavours was huuuge, but my favourite was the huckleberry.  They also sell delicious cakes here too.  We decided to taste the four layered red velvet cake; it was moist and fluffy – great choice.

Bubba’s Bar-B-Que

Yeehaw!  Well, I wouldn’t call this ‘light bites’ but had to add this to the list if you wanted a quick bite to eat.  Bubba’s restaurant sits right next door to the Elk Country Inn, at the intersection of Broadway, Pearl and Flat Creek in Jackson Hole.  Stated as ‘one of Jackson Hole’s longest running and favourite local BBQ restaurants’.

One of Jackson Hole’s longest running and favourite local BBQ restaurants - Bubba's

The restaurant is styled like in the Old West with old style booth seating and serving wholesome food (specialising in BBQ and homemade pies) throughout the day – hearty breakfasts, lunch and dinner.  Browsing the menu and trying to decide what to choose was proving to be difficult.  Steaks, burgers, BBQ platters … choices, choices, choices.  I finally decided on the pulled chicken sandwich and Ian chose the BBQ pulled pork sandwich, both served with french fries.  Definitely filled that space in my tummy.  The smoked turkey with the BBQ sauce and the tender beef brisket are also good too.  

Just beware that the portions for the BBQ platters are quite big.  Staff were friendly, service was prompt and was great value for money.

Full Steam Subs

Somedays I just want to sink my teeth into a hot dog!  Located in downtown Jackson Hole near the town square, you’ll find this little sandwich shop.  Selling not just sandwiches, but also hot dogs, steamed subs, salads and soup.  The steamed sub was not anything I had sampled before and different from the subs you would find in ‘Subway’ in the UK and USA.  First you choose either a 4″ (half) or 8″ (full) sub in white or wheat bread.  Then choose between the ingredients for your sub or the combos from the menu.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy.  There were so many combos it was really tricky to choose.  We eventually narrowed it down to ‘The Italian’ and the ‘Chicago style’ hot dogs.

Having the subs steamed, retains the juiciness and the flavours of the fresh ingredients.  Totally delish!

Evening Meal

Blue Lion

Of all the restaurants in Jackson Hole the Blue Lion is by far our No.1.  Located in a charming historic house downtown this elegant restaurant serves an array of fine dining delicacies including the elk tenderloin, rack of lamb, fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes.  

Our Top Restaurants in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – WhodoIdo: There are so many good restaurants in Jackson Hole - pizza, steakhouses, chinese, fine-dining & cafes. You really need to stay longer and the Elk is a must!

The Blue Lion

Every dish served was fantastic; the elk tenderloin was tender, scallops cooked to perfection and the trout and the king salmon flaked away perfectly.  Even the basil and peppercorn dressing accompanying the crisp, fresh salad leaves was really tasty. Leave room for dessert though – the mud pie and the lemon and raspberry pie were scrumptious.   The live acoustic guitar in the lounge gave the restaurant an informal and relaxed setting.  In the summer, you can enjoy food and drinks on the outdoor decking.

Tip: There’s usually an ‘Early Bed Special’ of 20% off the food bill if you dine within the first half hour of opening and mention their local advertisement.  Reservations recommended.

Million Dollar Cowboy

A favourite for the steak lovers.  Upon entering, head downstairs for the restaurant or straight ahead for live music and drinks at the bar.  The Million Dollar Cowboy is situated in the heart of Jackson Hole (you can’t miss the neon sign) and is Wyoming’s famous watering hole.  You definitely feel that you’re in the wild wild west when you’re here with the rustic Western vibe; saddle bar stools, Western memorabilia, cowboy murals and animal mounts.  Important note, there’s happy hour everyday from 5.30pm-6.30pm.

Our Top Restaurants in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – WhodoIdo: There are so many good restaurants in Jackson Hole - pizza, steakhouses, chinese, fine-dining & cafes. You really need to stay longer and the Elk is a must!

Million Dollar Cowboy

Downstairs in the restaurant area is a different atmosphere – more upmarket and relaxed.  We recommend to be seated in the booths.  The ingredients are sourced locally and the current chef reinvented the menu with a Mediterranean/Italian influence.  Big, succulent, juicy steaks were served and of course we ordered sides of fries, creamed spinach and green beans.  I found the fries a touch too salty, but otherwise the food was very good.  When visiting Jackson Hole, we definitely recommend trying the elk – the meat is so tender and soft.

I’m not going to lie, but the food here was fairly expensive and made a slight dent in the wallet. The steaks were worth the money though!

Thai Plate

Bored of steak? Then read on!  Of all the Asian restaurants in Jackson Hole the food at the Thai Plate was our favourite, serving authentic Thai cuisine.  A hidden gem tucked away down a pedestrian only alley.  I couldn’t believe how cheap it was to eat here.  Look past the magnolia walls and the box of Kleenex for napkins, as you’ll discover that the locals and tourists come here only for one thing – the FOOD.  We dined here a few times during our stay in Jackson and ordered the Massaman curry, Pad Thai and the Chicken Yellow curry.

The Pad Thai noodles are piled high on the plate and they don’t hold back on the meat or veggies, oh no, every mouthful is fragrant, fresh, full-flavoured.  The curries are served in big soup bowls with a side of  rice.  And don’t worry, you’ll have enough sauce to soak your rice.  The portions were huge for the curries alone.  Let’s just say that you won’t need a starter.  If you do decide on a starter, I recommend the mouth-watering, scrumptious, steamed dumplings.  The Thai iced tea was great to wash it all down.  If you can’t finish your food, then take it away in a doggy bag to snack on later.  Service was efficient and the staff were accommodating.

Sweetwater Restaurant

The first time dining here in 2014, we couldn’t get over how the the food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and not intrusive.  Sweetwater had a very informal setting with a relaxed ambience; rustic wooden tables and chairs with hand picked flowers in the dainty vases and hand stitched floral place mats.  Returning to Sweetwater seemed like a no-brainer.  Ian had been craving for buffalo sliders and these were packed full of flavour, which left you feeling wanting more.  I chose the catfish popcorn (sounded intriguing); morsels of soft white fish with a crisp coating dipped in creamy tartare sauce.  Mmmmmmm.  The house salads came with a choice of dressings – the raspberry and poppy seed dressing was delicious served alongside  the basket of homemade bread with honey butter.  It was difficult not to overindulge on the soft homemade slices of bread.

Our Top Restaurants in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – WhodoIdo: There are so many good restaurants in Jackson Hole - pizza, steakhouses, chinese, fine-dining & cafes. You really need to stay longer and the Elk is a must!

Catfish popcorn with tartar sauce

Next on the menu were the 16oz cowboy rib-eye steaks served with roasted garlic mash.  I know what you’re thinking … there’s no way I could eat the entire steak.  Well, I did! With the first plate of steaks brought out, the mash was cold and the steaks were luke warm – it seemed as though our food was left on the side for some time in the kitchen, hence the luke warm/cold food.  The second round of steaks was an immense improvement – medium rare just the way we like it and the steaks were juicy and succulent from the marbling.  I found the mash a wee bit overpowered by the garlic and unfortunately, slightly lumpy.

Our Top Restaurants in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – WhodoIdo: There are so many good restaurants in Jackson Hole - pizza, steakhouses, chinese, fine-dining & cafes. You really need to stay longer and the Elk is a must!

16oz rib eye with mash and wilted spinach

I really don’t enjoy writing negative reviews, but I’d rather give an honest opinion.  On this occasion, we were left feeling fairly disappointed by the end of the evening. There was only one waitress attending the tables and she seemed to be running around like a headless chicken.  There was such a difference with the service compared to our first visit here.  Such a shame and she was so apologetic too.

Cafe Genevieve

Located downtown in a quaint log cabin, Cafe Genevieve offers classic American cooking.  Interior of the restaurant was very homely, casual and informal with a bustling atmosphere (but not noisy), serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Our Top Restaurants in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – WhodoIdo: There are so many good restaurants in Jackson Hole - pizza, steakhouses, chinese, fine-dining & cafes. You really need to stay longer and the Elk is a must!

Cafe Genevieve classic cooking

Such a popular spot for the locals.  Wooden tables and chairs on the outside decking would be great during the summer months, especially during ‘Happy Hour’ from 3.00-5.30pm daily.

“Neighbourhood Gem” and “Best Service” - Opentable

Upon reading the menu, one starter immediately leapt out to us.  French onion soup!  The ooziness from the melted cheese when you take the first spoonful and the sweetness from the onion – D I V I N E.  For the main course, Ian decided on the buffalo tenderloin and I was drawn to the braised lamb shank.  The beautifully cooked juicy buffalo tenderloin served with smooth sweet potato mash and lightly cooked brussel sprouts – well seasoned and luscious.  Now let me tell you about the lamb; the meat fell straight off the bone and there was plenty of potatoes and carrots in red wine placed underneath the lamb shank.

All I can say is if you’re looking for real comfort food, then dine here.

Tip: Reservations recommended.

All the restaurants mentioned are easily accessible from the log cabins where we stayed.

What’s your favourite restaurant in Jackson Hole?

 

 

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Our Top Restaurants in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – WhodoIdo: There are so many good restaurants in Jackson Hole - pizza, steakhouses, chinese, fine-dining & cafes. You really need to stay longer and the Elk is a must!

Our Top Restaurants in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – WhodoIdo: There are so many good restaurants in Jackson Hole - pizza, steakhouses, chinese, fine-dining & cafes. You really need to stay longer and the Elk is a must!

26 Comments

  • Sim @ Sim's Life 09/04/2018 (10:37)

    All the food looks amazing! Especially the subs and the chicken and egg salad! Sim x

    • Lana
      Lana 09/04/2018 (10:41)

      The food was really good in Jackson Hole. Definitely visit Moo’s for the ice cream 🙂

  • Mary 11/11/2017 (18:33)

    This link is great! Any foodie heading to Jackson Hole should read this.

    • Lana
      Lana 11/11/2017 (21:10)

      This post should be helpful for those visiting JH! Thanks for the comment:)

  • Dany 01/11/2017 (14:35)

    I wish I read this before our trip to Jackson Hole! You’re right, they have so many restaurants but it’s always useful to know those that make the best food!

    • Lana
      Lana 01/11/2017 (14:54)

      Hope you had a great time in JH! Foodie recommendations are always great 🙂

  • Cyril Deeming 26/10/2017 (17:08)

    It looks like you eat out a lot. There seems to be plenty of great places to eat though, so I can understand why.

    • Lana
      Lana 26/10/2017 (17:21)

      Ha ha yes we love eating out and trying new restaurants! so much choice in JH 🙂

  • Travelquartz 11/10/2017 (10:01)

    Wyoming seems like a food paradise after this post 🙂 I am bookmarking this post for future visit and will visit the sweet water restaurant first 🙂 which is the best month to visit this place according to you ?

    • Lana
      Lana 11/10/2017 (11:15)

      Both times we were there January – February for snowboarding. But it’s supposed to be great in the Summer too for hiking and for Yellowstone Park. It’s fab all year round 🙂

  • Taryn 17/08/2017 (13:27)

    This brings back memories! I love Jackson Hole. Such a beautiful area with lots of wonderful hotels and restaurants. I remember eating really well there with some of the freshest foods! I want to go back there just to chill in the mountain air (no pun intended)!

    • Lana
      Lana 17/08/2017 (13:32)

      We love JH as it’s not super busy and the food is superb at affordable prices. 😉

  • Ali Dunnell 03/08/2017 (06:57)

    A really in depth and thorough blog post about the food in Jackson Hole. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lana
      Lana 03/08/2017 (11:56)

      Thanks for the comment! 🙂

  • PossesstheWorld 13/07/2017 (06:20)

    I have to say one of the disappointments on our first trip to the USA was the food, we just didn’t find great food anywhere and I think it was because we missed small towns like Jackson Hole, I really want to come and try out some of that comfort food and steak of course. Love the way you have done the photo galleries.

    • Lana
      Lana 13/07/2017 (11:54)

      We were quite surprised ourselves to find how many good restaurants there were in Jackson Hole. If you get the chance to visit, you won’t be disappointed! 🙂

  • Renata Green 10/07/2017 (21:05)

    Ok, so for me some Thai as a starter and then I’ll have the Fondue! It’s truly amazing how many great restaurants there are in Jackson Hole, you’re absolutely right.

    • Lana
      Lana 11/07/2017 (09:34)

      The Thai restaurant was a little gem in Jackson Hole – very cheap and tasty too! Must have fondue when in the mountains! 🙂

  • Alexander Popkov 22/06/2017 (01:03)

    That is delicious! Would love to try it all. Pity it is too far away from me.

    • Lana
      Lana 22/06/2017 (11:03)

      I hope you get the chance to visit Jackson Hole some day 🙂

  • Shaily 11/06/2017 (22:10)

    Restaurants look cool and the food is so tempting! Hope to try these flavours some day. 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 11/06/2017 (23:16)

      The food is delicious! Hope you get to try the restaurants one day 🙂

  • Abby 27/05/2017 (14:03)

    Looks soo yummy! My kinda food experience.

    • Lana
      Lana 27/05/2017 (14:10)

      Food is so good at Jackson Hole! Thanks for the comment 😉

  • loudy 24/05/2017 (16:50)

    The food looks really delicious, I would love to try this restaurant the quality of food looks awesome. Thanks a lot for sharing

    • Lana
      Lana 24/05/2017 (17:02)

      Thanks for the comment. If you’re ever in Jackson Hole, you definitely should test out some of these restaurants.

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