7 of the Best Restaurants to Eat at on Your Next Trip to Jackson Hole
You know Jackson Hole, Wyoming for its skiing, but you’ll stay for the food. This small mountain town has no shortage of world-class restaurants for every budget.
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Persephone’s ambiance is as delightful as its creative pastry menu. One quick peek inside and you’ll see exactly why there’s often a wait—if not a line out the door—on weekends, and one bite of their Kougin Amman, a croissant-like pastry coated in caramelized sugar, and you’ll immediately agree it’s worth it. Download the bakery’s app to order a box of scones, croissants and muffins before they run out, or head there early in the morning to beat the rush. At lunch, grab a seat on the patio and try the "Grown Up Grilled Cheese" for lunch, made with goat cheese and gruyere, fig jam, bacon and caramelized onions.
Old Yellowstone Garage
Old Yellowstone Garage has a long history of serving not just the best Italian food in the Jackson area, but some of the best homemade food, period. It started out in an old auto shop in Dubois, northeast of Jackson, and—after a short hiatus when the original owners retired—now has two locations, in Teton Village, slopeside in the luxury lodge Caldera House, and in another former auto garage in Alpine. Go on a Monday night if you can, as Mondays are pizza night when the kitchen sends out slice after slice of artisan pizza for a fixed price.
Hand Fire Pizza
Look again: That’s not a movie theater, it’s a pizza restaurant. Hand Fire Pizza opened in late 2017 in the old Teton Theatre, a local institution from its birth in the 1940s until it stopped showing films in 2015. The iconic neon sign now welcomes foodies for creative, organic dough pizzas like the "Meatbawls!" made with Wyoming beef, and the Mo’ Betta BBQ, made with slow-roasted pork shoulder. Every Tuesday night, Hand Fire donates proceeds from every pie sold to local causes.
Café Genevieve, just steps from the town square, is easily one of Jackson’s best all-day eateries, but do not miss brunch here. It’s to die for, and not just because of their famous "pig candy," slow-cooked bacon coated in sugars and spices. Be sure to try the Snake River Farms Corned Beef Hash, expertly crisped, and the Pig Candy Salad.
Rendezvous Bistro is a long-time local’s favorite for everything from a casual dinner to a romantic night out for a special occasion. The menu is full of old classics like duck confit, which is exceptional, but often changes and offers surprises like Cajun fried alligator.
For fine dining in a cozy restaurant with an exclusive feel right off Jackson’s town square, head to Orsetto. They do Italian food right with homemade pasta and crafted bruschetta. Orsetto is a great happy hour stop, too, with creative (and juicy) cocktails like the Blackberry Amaro.
With some of the best views of the Tetons Jackson has to offer, The Granary at Spring Creek Ranch is no standard hotel restaurant. Snag a seat at the bar before sunset for a prime view of the Tetons as they fade into the night sky. The menu changes seasonally, but you’ll always find classic Wyoming dishes here, like elk and local beef. Spring Creek Ranch is just outside of downtown, and the hotel offers a free shuttle (by reservation only) if you’d rather not drive.