Wondering what to do in Jackson Hole when you’re hungry? Look no further. With this guide, take a day (or more) to discover the best restaurants in Jackson Hole for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and everything in between. Jackson Hole restaurants are known for crafting tasty, wholesome food made with high-quality ingredients and served with a smile. These are just a few highlights of the options this rugged-yet-bourgeois mountain town has to offer. Soon, you’ll be equipped to eat your way through Jackson Hole restaurants…one mouthwatering bite at a time.
Rise and Shine: Bakeries and Cafés in Jackson Hole
Start the day with a cup of strong, hot coffee, a fresh-baked good, and a hearty breakfast from one of these locally famous cafés.
Persephone Bakery and Picnic Café
Persephone has won the title “Best Baked Goods in the Valley” for four years straight; for good reason. This cute and clean café offers everything from gourmet hot beverages to fresh-baked goodies like croissants, cookies, and cakes and is just a hop and a skip away from the town square, at 145 E Broadway. Focusing on fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients means each bite will bring joy to your tastebuds. Sink your teeth into a pillowy, cinnamon, brioche bun and chase it down with a perfectly prepared latte. Take the family here for breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon pick-me-up for a treat from one of the best restaurants in Jackson Hole. Peek at the menu at persephonebakery.com.
Picnic Coffee & Café
This delightful local favorite is known for its fresh and flaky pastries. Picnic Coffee & Café is the ideal place to grab a gourmet breakfast like the Jackson Hippy: an egg white souffle with goat cheese, fresh spinach, and smoked tomato butter on a gluten-free English muffin (or we hear the French toast bread pudding is divine). Order a nutritious lunch, like a classic ham and cheese, pre-made burrito, or a fresh salad, on the way out to explore the great outdoors of Jackson Hole. Find this sweet Jackson Hole restaurant at 110 Maple Way and menu at picnicjh.com.
A popular stop for locals and visitors alike, The Bunnery is just as sweet as its name. Come early to leave time to choose from the extensive list of breakfast items. There’s something to fit everyone’s palate from gourmet-only-grandma to picky toddlers. Don’t miss out on the baked goods, with piles of fresh pastries and desserts to be devoured by The Bunnery’s lucky customers. Be sure to pick up a bag (or three) of the café’s famous O.S.M. ( Oats, Sunflower seeds, Millet) granola, pancake and waffle mix, or oatmeal for a delicious memory to relive your time at this quaint Jackson Hole restaurant. Conveniently located one-half block north of Town Square, at 130 N Cache. Hop online to see the menu at bunnery.com.
Grab a Light Lunch: Green Eating in Jackson Hole
Health-conscious eaters are in luck. Jackson Hole restaurants gravitate towards the “green scene” with fresh, local ingredients, and healthy smoothies. Appetizing options for every eater: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or open-to-anything.
Healthy Being Café & Juicery
Living by the slogan “food that makes you feel as good as it tastes,” this venture began as a refreshing offering of high-quality cold-pressed juice at the local farmer’s market and a yoga studio. Now, this charming “juice cabin” offers those same nutritious juices and much more, including breakfast bowls, toast, sandwiches, salads, and wraps, all made with wholesome ingredients and put together with care. Expect smiles and helpful advice from behind the counter. Situated at 165 East Broadway, menu at hbcafeandjuicery.com.
What some claim as “the best breakfast Jackson has to offer,” Cultivate Café focuses on vegan and gluten-free treats but provides meat for those who want a protein boost. With scrumptious smoothies, and healthy, filling options like breakfast tacos and vegan Shepherd’s pie, this is a great stop to fuel up before a day of hiking, biking, or driving around the scenic surroundings. Grab a few nutrition-packed baked goods on your way out to stay energized throughout the day. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 8:00 AM. to 3:00 PM. Cultivate your appetite at their website, cultivate-café.com.
Dinner is Served: Fine Dining in Jackson Hole
After adventuring all day, clean up (looking good), and get ready for a night out. Choose one of these fine dining establishments for a meal that will provide impeccable service, local ingredients, and guaranteed flavor explosions.
If you’re not new to Jackson Hole restaurants, you’ve already heard of or visited Bin22 for its combined aesthetic of the Italian countryside and modern New York chic. The chef, Evan Hurrie, is a Chicago native and brings a wealth of experience and enjoyable small plates to your table. Order the grilled lamb chops, the paella, or the tender grilled octopus for melt-in-your-mouth, succulent bites. There’s really no wrong choice on the menu. Locals and visitors alike are amazed at the wine selection. Come early; there are no reservations. Feast your eyes on the small plates and extensive wine menu at bin22jacksonhole.com.
Locals used to know this location as Sweetwater, but the new restaurant in Jackson Hole is Coelette, a romantic venue that serves up local fare with an elegant twist. With staff that will make you feel part of the family, the warmth isn’t just coming from the cozy, crackling fireplace. This is, however, one of the Jackson Hole restaurants that comes with a premium. From buttery foie gras to tender tartare, the menu at Coelette screams rich, swanky, and creative. Make your reservations on OpenTable for dinner, served daily from 5:00 PM. to 9:00 PM. Start drooling over the exquisite menu at coelette.com.
Cheers to a Delicious Day: Spirits and Beer
With a satisfied palate from some of the best restaurants in Jackson Hole, head to one of these local spots for a nightcap. Jackson Hole’s booze business is booming, with a winery, breweries, and distilleries to taste and tour.
Jackson Hole Still Works Vodka
The only vodka distillery in Jackson Hole (two miles south of Jackson) makes its “Highwater Vodka” with grains farmed and harvested nearby, right in the Cowboy State. The secret to making Still Works’ fresh-tasting vodka and gin is water straight from the Teton mountaintops. Inquire if they are open for tours and tastings by calling 307-699-8998, or find a bottle in town. Tour the distillery from the comfort of your home at jhstillworks.com.
Jackson Hole Winery
Sip on this award-winning wine from a small, family-owned winery that uses only premium grapes sourced from Sonoma and Napa Valley in California. The crisp, cool mountain air of the Teton Range provides the perfect finishing touches to complete the unique blends like the Rendezvous Red, a combination of Cabernet Franc and Syrah, or the Catch and Release Zinfandel. Call to find out if there are tours or on-site tastings at the winery (2800 Boyles Hill) at 307-201-1057. Visiting from December to April? Stop by the tasting room in downtown Jackson at 25 West Broadway, from 11:00 AM. to 7:00 PM. Peruse the winery’s offerings at jacksonholewinery.com.
This small brewery (that began in a Thai restaurant) has claimed Best Small Brew Pub and has brewed up some World Beer Cup medal winners. Wondering what to do in Jackson Hole? Drive 40 miles southwest of Jackson to Alpine, Wyoming to the Alpine Brewery Taproom at 624 County Road 101 and try some of the 20 tantalizing beers on tap. If you’re getting hungry, the pub food is excellent and pairs well with the beer. Check the selection at melvinbrewing.com.
Snake River Brewing
Known as simply the “Brewpub” by locals, Wyoming’s largest and most established craft brewery has won countless awards and is a favorite for the food, too. The massive centerpieces, a mammoth copper mash tun, and a boil kettle sit proudly in the middle of the roomy 286-seat restaurant (which is currently take-out only). Normally, a great place to take the family for a meal, while parents can indulge in a much-needed drink, and an ideal place to gather during any season that doesn’t include COVID. Be sure to check in before going, as their website states they plan to open in the spring of 2021 at 265 South Millward Street. Inspect the selection at snakeriverbrewing.com.