- Oliver Griffin
At the southern end of Great Teton National Park, Jackson Hole offers miles of beautiful terrain to explore. Be ready for anything and refuel at one of Jackson Hole’s top dining spots.
This favorite downtown haunt in Jackson is a combination of restaurant and artisanal grocery store, rolling together sophisticated New York chic and rustic Italian charm. Bin 22 head chef Evan Hurrie has been working in the industry for more than 17 years, and brings a wealth of experience to the kitchen team from his native Chicago. The chefs produce delicious dishes such as charred octopus, duck rillettes, and house-made fennel sausage. Bin 22 is also recognized for its wine selection, which comes complete with a team of in-house vintners – be sure to get their expert advice if you’re stuck for ideas.
Bin 22, 200 West Broadway, Jackson, WY, USA, +1 307 739 9463
Set in the heart of Jackson Valley, Calico has been leading the way in local Italian cuisine since 1966. The Calico philosophy centers on making the most of the best local and seasonal ingredients, so diners can be sure of a tasty, healthy treat when visiting. Calico serves up a great array of grilled salmon, prawns, chicken, and more. However, pizzas lovers can rest easy in the knowledge that Calico has some of the best in town. For Mexican food fans, Calico’s sister restaurant, the Mangy Moose, is well worth a visit.
Calico, 2560 Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY, USA, +1 307 733 2460
The Blue Lion
The Blue Lion in Jackson is practically an institute of classic American-style fine dining, having been a forerunner in the local restaurant scene for the last 36 years. Originally built in the 1930s as a residential house, The Blue Lion building has seen several culinary businesses pass through, before current owner Ned Brown acquired it in 1978. He immediately started a bistro-style venue, serving French-inspired dishes with that all-important American twist. Complete with an outdoor decking area for the summer months, and regular acoustic music sets, diners can be sure of a sophisticated and relaxed evening in this beloved Jackson restaurant.
The Blue Lion, 160 North Millward Street, Jackson, WY, USA, +1 307 733 3912
An unashamedly American bistro, Trio is the brainchild of owners Will Bradof and Paul Wireman. Both Bradof and Wireman have impressive employment histories – Bradof even spent time learning at The Culinary Institute of America – before meeting in Jackson’s Snake River Grill. After deciding to run their own joint and opening Trio in 2005, the two men settled on a menu that exhibited the best in American culinary values. With main dishes here including grilled elk chops, pan-roasted pheasant and lobster gnocchi, diners know they are in for a good time. Ready to splurge? Trio also has a seasonal, five-course tasting menu for guests to indulge in.
Trio, 45 South Glenwood Street, Jackson, WY, USA, +1 307 734 8038
Just a short walk from Jackson Hole’s town square, Café Genevieve – operating out of a traditional log cabin – serves the very best in classic home-cooked dishes. A real Southern restaurant in the heart of Wyoming, Café Genevieve is a relative newcomer on the Jackson restaurant scene, having opened in 2010. Main dishes in the evening include a variety of meat and seafood options, as well as pearl barley risotto packed with delicious root vegetables. Brunch, however, is not to be missed, with innovative takes on classic dishes – such as Cajun eggs Benedict – running right through the menu.
Café Genevieve, 135 East Broadway, Jackson, WY, USA, +1 307 732 1910
The Kitchen is a celebrated venue in Jackson, not only for its fantastic food and atmospheric dining experience, but also for the beautiful architecture and design. The clean and simple construction of the building mirrors the preparation of the food, which is served without fuss or unnecessary frills. True to its name, The Kitchen has a large, open – no surprise here – kitchen, which allows diners to watch the chefs prepare their food in this tranquil environment. With influences from all over the world, dishes include a classically French-inspired duck confit, as well as Asian-influenced venison pho and Korean-style breaded pork cutlets.
The Kitchen, 155 North Glenwood Street, Jackson, WY, USA, +1 307 734 1633
Claiming to be the first of Jackson Hole’s fine-dining restaurants, Rendezvous prepares Franco-American food to the delight of patrons. Executive chef Joel Tate and his team whip up a great variety of tempting dishes, including innovative reinventions of classics – such as sweet Thai chili monkfish or venison jambalaya. Rendezvous also has a brilliant raw bar, where diners can treat themselves to everything from oysters to tuna tartar. Then they can select their favorite tipple and settle in for a brilliant night of wining and dining.
Rendezvous, 380 U.S. 89, Jackson, WY, USA, +1 307 739 1100
Snake River Grill
The Snake River Grill in the Jackson Hole Valley has been influencing the local culinary scene for more than 20 years. The intimate bar area features more than 300 wine varieties, while the dining room is a showcase of rustic American fare, served in a casual environment. Founded in 1993, the restaurant has gone from strength to strength. Beautifully decorated, the ceiling and bar area are now adorned with fabulous 3D artworks, while the walls are decked with striking portrait and landscape paintings. The menu features everything you would expect from a rural American restaurant, so expect plenty of meat and fish, served to entice the eyes as well as the stomach.
Snake River Grill, 84 East Broadway, Jackson, WY, USA, +1 307 733 0557
Lotus Organic Café
The Lotus Organic Café is one of the more relaxed venues in town, encompassing a cafe area, a bakery, and a lounge. This creates the perfect place for a rest on a busy day. Using entirely organic ingredients, the Lotus prepares wonderful meat, vegetarian, and vegan dishes to order, across the full spectrum of meals. Dishes include both elk and vegetarian lasagne. Meanwhile noodle dishes allow diners to choose between meat and tofu options, making the Lotus a great option for parties of differing tastes. It also features an extensive bar area, making it a great spot for a quick drink.
Lotus Organic Café, 145 North Glenwood Street, Jackson, WY, USA, +1 307 734 0882
While bearing no relation to Forrest Gump’s ‘Bubba Gump’ shrimp boat, Bubba’s BBQ does nevertheless have gut-busting portions of fantastic barbecue food, freshly prepared every day. Enjoying a long-standing reputation as Jackson Hole’s favorite BBQ restaurant, Bubba’s is the place to go for those who truly appreciate their slow-cooked meats. The restaurant serves huge portions of smoked brisket, pork, and turkey, as well as St Louis-style ribs and barbecued pork chops. For those with less time, barbecued meats also come between bread in delicious smoky sandwiches, piled high and oozing with sauce. Bubba’s is a great experience for anyone traveling through this part of the USA.
Bubba’s BBQ, 100 Flat Creek Drive, Jackson, WY, USA, +1 307 733 2288