12 Best Restaurants in Jackson, Jackson Hole and Northwest Wyoming

Bin 22

$$$ Fodor's choice
Step inside this rambling wine-centric market, bar, and café to stock up on to-go bottles and finely curated picnic supplies, or dine in. The menu tends toward shareable small plates that pair well with the interesting vinos—consider a selection of imported salumi and cheeses, or Spanish- and Italian-inspired platters of patatas bravas with roasted-garlic aioli, steamed clams with chorizo, and roasted bone marrow over saffron gnocchi.

Gather

$$$ Fodor's choice
This stylish purveyor of locavore-driven modern American cuisine impresses with its deftly plated food, knowledgeable service, and light-filled dining room with a curved wall of windows and pale-green banquette seating. The menu changes seasonally but might feature Snake River Farms wagyu tartar with beet mustard and a bacon-fried egg, followed by red wine–marinated local bison or elk Bolognese.

Hand Fire Pizza

$$ Fodor's choice
Set in downtown Jackon's dramatic, imaginatively retrofitted art deco cinema building, this modern high-energy pizza place has mezzanine and ground-level tables that look directly toward an open kitchen with two massive wood-fired ovens. The flavorful pies and salads abound with mostly organic, often local ingredients: slow-roasted pork shoulder, pickled jalapeños, heirloom tomatoes, house-made burrata, and the like. Build your own pizza or try one of the house specialties.
120 N. Cache St., Jackson, WY, 83001, USA
307-733–7199
Known For
  • The Chew-Baca pie with herbed ricotta, bacon, caramelized onions, and local honey
  • Tuesday-night fundraisers that support local charities
  • Stunning interior
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: No lunch Mon.–Thurs.

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Local Restaurant & Bar

$$$$ Fodor's choice
This contemporary American steak house is located right on Jackson's historic town square and serves locally ranched beef, bison, and elk. Come for a fine-dining quality meal, but without the stuffy atmosphere. You may be sitting next to a member of the Jackson elite or a Wyoming rancher. Bring the family, and order the magnum meat chef's choice, a rotating selection of local beef and game served family-style.
55 N. Cache St., Jackson, WY, 83001, USA
307-201--1717
Known For
  • The best steaks in town
  • One of the largest and highest-quality whiskey selections in the area
  • A plethora of delicious side options
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

Persephone Bakery

$ Fodor's choice
The best seating at this rustic-contemporary bakery café a short stroll east of Jackson Town Square is on the spacious shaded deck overlooking lively Broadway Avenue. Choose from an extensive menu of eclectic breakfast and lunch fare, including shakshuka feta and poached eggs, bread pudding French toast with grapefruit-cranberry compote, and mortadella sandwiches with locally made sauerkraut and melted fontina. It's a good stop for pre-sightseeing picnic supplies, too. There are two additional locations in the area, one of them in Wilson.

The Gun Barrel Steak & Game House

$$$ Fodor's choice

At Jackson's legendary game and steak lodge, all dishes are slow-cooked over an open river-rock mesquite grill. It's in a former taxidermy shop, and the dining atmosphere is rustic and fun, with a large collection of mounted game and a towering stone fireplace. Service is always friendly. The menu offers a wide variety of unique dishes, such as the house favorite, velvet elk: tender medallions cooked in a wine, sun-dried-tomato, and pepper sauce. The bar has an ample list of bourbons, scotches, and wines to sample if you just want a drink.

Bapp

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Edison bulbs and wooden booths impart a simple but contemporary ambience on this modern Korean restaurant on the west side of downtown Jackson, evidence of the town's growing embrace of international cuisine. The kitchen offers up an enticing mix of classics like spicy seafood soup with udon noodles, pork-kimchi stew, and fragrant short-rib barbecue, along with some modern twists, such as rare-seared ahi with bibimbap. There's a good kids' menu, too.

Bubba's Bar-B-Que Restaurant

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Succulent baby back ribs and mouthwatering spareribs are the specialties at this busy barbecue joint, which evokes the Old West with its wooden booths, Western paintings, and antique signs. Sandwiches and a huge salad bar with plenty of nonmeat choices are also available. This is also one of the most affordable breakfast options in Jackson, but there can be long waits in summer or winter. The desserts include homemade pies of the chocolate-buttermilk and fudge-pecan variety.

100 Flat Creek Dr., Jackson, WY, 83001, USA
307-733–2288
Known For
  • Longest running barbeque in Jackson, serving it up for more than 40 years
  • All coffee served at Bubbas is roasted in-house
  • Massive portions to make sure you won't leave hungry
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Reservations not accepted

Snake River Grill

$$$$

One of Jackson's mainstays for special-occasion dining, this sophisticated restaurant serves creatively prepared dishes using meats and fish loved across the West. The menu changes regularly, reflecting what's available in the market, and the extensive wine list has garnered countless awards.

84 E. Broadway Ave., Jackson, WY, 83001, USA
307-733–0557
Known For
  • Log cabin–chic interior
  • Cast-iron-seared elk steak
  • Lavish desserts
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. in Apr. and Nov. No lunch, Credit cards accepted

The Blue Lion

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For 30 years, consistently excellent, distinctive fare has been the rule at this white-and-blue clapboard house two blocks from Town Square. The sophisticated offerings range from Dijon-mustard-rubbed rack of lamb to grilled elk with port wine sauce to fresh fish dishes, including rainbow trout. There's patio dining in summer and a wine list. Early-bird specials (5:30–6:30 pm) are a great value in an otherwise pricey restaurant.

160 N. Millward St., Jackson, WY, 83001, USA
307-733–3912
Known For
  • Incredible nightly specials
  • Live music most nights
  • House-made desserts, including great tiramisu
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

The Bunnery Bakery & Restaurant

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Lunch is served year-round and dinner is served in summer, but it's the breakfasts and home-baked pastries that are irresistible here. It's elbow to elbow inside, so you may have to wait to be seated on busy mornings, but any inconvenience is well worth it. In summer there's outdoor seating.

130 N. Cache St., Jackson, WY, 83001, USA
307-733–5474
Known For
  • Incredible baked treats like muffins and danishes
  • OSM Oatmeal Pancakes with oats, sunflower seeds, and millet
  • House-made granola
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

The Merry Piglets Mexican Grill

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No pork is served here (hence the name). But otherwise, you'll get more-than-generous portions of Mexican fare, over a mesquite grill if you like, with a range of homemade sauces from mild to spicy. Favorites include sizzling fajitas, carne asada, shrimp mango wraps, the rich queso dip, and a Tex-Mex–style seafood chimichanga. It's usually noisy and jam-packed, but there's a full-service bar whipping up frozen strawberry margaritas that you can sip in the festive atmosphere while waiting for your table.

160 N. Cache Dr., Jackson, WY, 83001, USA
307-733–2966
Known For
  • Margaritas made with fresh ingredients
  • Nine kinds of tacos with options for all dietary restrictions
  • Chips and salsa are made fresh from scratch every day
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Reservations not accepted