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The 18 Best Hot Spots for Eating & Drinking in Jackson Hole

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Welcome to Curbed Ski's list of the 18 Best Ski Town Hot Spots, our answer to any question that begins with, "Can you recommend a restaurant in...?" This highly elite group will cover 18 restaurants and bars in ski towns across North America, spanning myriad cuisines and collectively satisfying all of your dining and drinking needs. Every couple months we'll be adding places that were omitted or have stepped up there game. Have a tip? Let us know here.

Just in time for winter, we've personally researched and curated the top spots to eat, drink, snack, and double-down in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Like our guides to the top restaurants and bars in Vail, Park City, and Aspen, this highly selective list of Jackson Hole restaurants includes everything from drinking holes to fine dining and helps answer the question, "Where should I go in Jackson Hole?" Bummed your favorite spot didn't make the cut? Rather than have a huge freak out, wouldn't it be better to just nominate it for inclusion or tell us your picks in the comments?

Please note that this list is ordered geographically, not in any sort of ranking.


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1. Westbank Grill

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7680 Granite Loop Rd.
Teton Village, WY 83025
(307) 732-5000
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Located inside the Four Seasons Jackson Hole, one of our 38 Essential Ski Town Hotels, the Westbank Grill is our go-to spot for a steak in Jackson. From start to finish the Westbank impresses; the steaks are cooked to perfection, the sauces scrumptious, and the sides delicious and filling. There's also a well-curated wine list, impeccable service, and a sleek design that makes up for the top-dollar prices. If you can afford it, the Westbank is not to be missed.

2. Il Villaggio Osteria

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3335 West Village Drive
Teton Village, WY 83001
(307) 739-4100
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One of the best dining options in Teton Village, Il Villaggio Osteria delivers your standard Italian fare of pasta, pizza, and salumi. The restaurant is located in one of our 38 Essential Ski Hotels, the Hotel Terra, but don't expect bland hotel food. From the antipasti to the dessert, Il Villaggio Osteria will satisfy your craving for something a bit different than ski town game.

3. Village Cafe

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3345 Village Dr
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 732-2233
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Also listed in our round-up of the best dive bars in ski country, this formerly "ratty" dive and snack bar in the Village Center building was much-mourned by locals after it was torn down to make way for a luxury condo (natch). Worry not, because the Village Café is back, now based out of the Inn at Jackson Hole. You may no longer be able to buy PBR tall boys from a walk-up window, but if you're looking to shoot some stick, quench your thirst with a shot ski, eat some pizza, attend open-mic nights, hook up, or just get hammered, this is the place.

4. Spur Restaurant & Bar

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3385 Cody Lane
Teton Village, WY 83025
(307) 732-6932
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Located in the Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, Spur is a good choice for a sit-down lunch at the base. Try the sandwiches and salads or stop by during après for a massive plate of nachos and a good selection of beer on tap.

5. The Kitchen

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155 North Glenwood
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 734-1633
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Another gem in the Fine Dining Restaurant Group empire, the Kitchen is a nice change of pace from the meat-heavy and American-centric menus that dominate ski towns. Asian-inspired cuisine shines through in dishes like Hoisin Spare Ribs, and well-priced seafood options.

6. Lotus Cafe

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145 N Glenwood St
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 734-0882
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Snow lovers looking for gluten-free, vegetarian, raw, or vegan options all flock to this downtown Jackson restaurant where world flavors meet an endless array of dietary options. We like it best for breakfast, when bowls, sandwiches, and smoothies provide a healthier pre-ski fuel-up than the standard breakfast burrito gut bomb. Lotus Cafe is also open for lunch and dinner with a full bar.

7. Moo's Gourmet Ice Cream

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110 Center Street
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-1998
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If you're walking around downtown Jackson, it's hard to miss Moo's Gourmet Ice Cream and their wide array of natural and organic ice creams and sorbets. Ignore the chaotic crowds and focus on the creamy frozen treat that awaits; we're especially big fans of the huckleberry.

8. Cafe Genevieve

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135 E Broadway Ave
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 732-1910
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You can expect a line at this historic Main Street establishment, and it's not just because it was recently featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Cafe Genevieve specializes in home-cooked meals with a Southern twist, think Fried Chicken and Waffles and Steak Frites. Don't miss the good deals during Happy Hour.

9. Persephone Bakery

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650 W Elk Ave
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 200-6708
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This downtown Jackson bakery pulls them in with killer breads made from wild yeasts, baked in a stone hearth. Other rustic-yet-refined favorites from French-trained local/owner/baker Kevin Cohane include caramel-apple pie, cinnamon brioche, croissants, and the Bee Sting, a honey-brown butter cake layered with caramel buttercream and slathered with honey-almond frosting. Also open for lunch.

10. Snake River Grill

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84 E Broadway Ave
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-0557
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No trip to Jackson Hole is complete without a visit to the region's most iconic restaurant, the Snake River Grill. This is ski-town fine dining at its best, with James Beard-nominated chef Jeff Drew at the helm. Expect a lot of steak, seafood, and an extensive wine list. It all comes at a price, of course, and the cost for Hudson Valley Duck Cassoulet or American Kobe Zabuton Steak are about what you'd expect for a splurge restaurant in downtown Jackson.

11. Pearl Street Market

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40 West Pearl Avenue
Jackson, WY 83001

Don't come to Pearl Street Market if you're looking to save a buck, but if gourmet meats, cheeses, pantry items, and prepared foods are your goal, this is the spot. A good alternative if you want to pack a ski lunch or pick up a few things for dinner at your condo.

12. Trio An American Bistro

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45 S Glenwood St
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 734-8038
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Just off Jackson's antler-decorated town square, Trio serves up well-executed fare in a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Creative dishes like Hamachi Ceviche and a Shrimp and Bacon pizza add pizazz to an otherwise familiar New American menu. Don't miss the Waffle Fries with bleu cheese fondue.

13. Pearl Street Bagels

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145 W Pearl Ave
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 739-1218
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Boasting delicious, fresh bagels (just don't ask them to toast the bagel, it's not necessary) with tasty schmear and good coffee, Pearl Street Bagels is our go-to spot before a big powder day. You'll find yourself coming back to this downtown Jackson spot again and again, it's just that good.

14. Bin 22

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200 West Broadway
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 739-9463
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The front of Bin 22 is a wine shop and liquor store with a good selection of beer, well-priced wines, and mixers. But venture a bit further and you'll find a full restaurant with small plates, communal tables, and tasty food. Order wine by the glass or head over to the wine shop to pick out a bottle and drink it over dinner with no corkage fee, anything you don't drink you can take home. There's also a pleasant patio in the back and a good cheese plate.

15. Snake River Brewery & Restaurant

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265 S Millward St
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 739-2337
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Every ski town needs a good brewery, and Snake River Brewery slings good burgers, chili, and of course delicious beer at this popular hang-out in downtown Jackson. Hydrating and carbo-loading will be necessary after hitting up the expert terrain at Jackson Hole, or we recommend grabbing a beer after skiing nearby Snow King Resort for a true locals experience.

16. Rendezvous Bistro

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380 S Hwy 89, PO Box 8978
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 739-1100
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The first of Gavin Fine and Roger Freedman's (Fine Dining Restaurant Group) restaurants, Rendezvous Bistro is known for its raw bar, wide selection of seafood, and killer outdoor patio. Oyster lovers will be in heaven here and the in-town location is convenient.

17. Cafe Boheme

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1110 Maple Way
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-5282
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Tucked away in a quiet part of downtown Jackson, Cafe Boheme serves up delicious breakfast and lunches with a Mediterranean twist. The friendly French-born owner, Cathy, is a world-class rock climber and can help guide you through the extensive list of sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, and paninis.

18. The Bird

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4125 Pub Place
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 732-2473
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Known for having the "Best Burger in Wyoming," the Bird might be a bit south of downtown Jackson, but skiers flock to this mecca of all things between the bun. You'll find 21 different burgers on the menu (including gluten-free and vegetarian options), and the view is pretty damn good, too.

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1. Westbank Grill

7680 Granite Loop Rd., Teton Village, WY 83025

Located inside the Four Seasons Jackson Hole, one of our 38 Essential Ski Town Hotels, the Westbank Grill is our go-to spot for a steak in Jackson. From start to finish the Westbank impresses; the steaks are cooked to perfection, the sauces scrumptious, and the sides delicious and filling. There's also a well-curated wine list, impeccable service, and a sleek design that makes up for the top-dollar prices. If you can afford it, the Westbank is not to be missed.

7680 Granite Loop Rd.
Teton Village, WY 83025

2. Il Villaggio Osteria

3335 West Village Drive, Teton Village, WY 83001

One of the best dining options in Teton Village, Il Villaggio Osteria delivers your standard Italian fare of pasta, pizza, and salumi. The restaurant is located in one of our 38 Essential Ski Hotels, the Hotel Terra, but don't expect bland hotel food. From the antipasti to the dessert, Il Villaggio Osteria will satisfy your craving for something a bit different than ski town game.

3335 West Village Drive
Teton Village, WY 83001

3. Village Cafe

3345 Village Dr, Jackson, WY 83001

Also listed in our round-up of the best dive bars in ski country, this formerly "ratty" dive and snack bar in the Village Center building was much-mourned by locals after it was torn down to make way for a luxury condo (natch). Worry not, because the Village Café is back, now based out of the Inn at Jackson Hole. You may no longer be able to buy PBR tall boys from a walk-up window, but if you're looking to shoot some stick, quench your thirst with a shot ski, eat some pizza, attend open-mic nights, hook up, or just get hammered, this is the place.

3345 Village Dr
Jackson, WY 83001

4. Spur Restaurant & Bar

3385 Cody Lane, Teton Village, WY 83025

Located in the Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, Spur is a good choice for a sit-down lunch at the base. Try the sandwiches and salads or stop by during après for a massive plate of nachos and a good selection of beer on tap.

3385 Cody Lane
Teton Village, WY 83025

5. The Kitchen

155 North Glenwood, Jackson, WY 83001

Another gem in the Fine Dining Restaurant Group empire, the Kitchen is a nice change of pace from the meat-heavy and American-centric menus that dominate ski towns. Asian-inspired cuisine shines through in dishes like Hoisin Spare Ribs, and well-priced seafood options.

155 North Glenwood
Jackson, WY 83001

6. Lotus Cafe

145 N Glenwood St, Jackson, WY 83001

Snow lovers looking for gluten-free, vegetarian, raw, or vegan options all flock to this downtown Jackson restaurant where world flavors meet an endless array of dietary options. We like it best for breakfast, when bowls, sandwiches, and smoothies provide a healthier pre-ski fuel-up than the standard breakfast burrito gut bomb. Lotus Cafe is also open for lunch and dinner with a full bar.

145 N Glenwood St
Jackson, WY 83001

7. Moo's Gourmet Ice Cream

110 Center Street, Jackson, WY 83001

If you're walking around downtown Jackson, it's hard to miss Moo's Gourmet Ice Cream and their wide array of natural and organic ice creams and sorbets. Ignore the chaotic crowds and focus on the creamy frozen treat that awaits; we're especially big fans of the huckleberry.

110 Center Street
Jackson, WY 83001

8. Cafe Genevieve

135 E Broadway Ave, Jackson, WY 83001

You can expect a line at this historic Main Street establishment, and it's not just because it was recently featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Cafe Genevieve specializes in home-cooked meals with a Southern twist, think Fried Chicken and Waffles and Steak Frites. Don't miss the good deals during Happy Hour.

135 E Broadway Ave
Jackson, WY 83001

9. Persephone Bakery

650 W Elk Ave, Jackson, WY 83001

This downtown Jackson bakery pulls them in with killer breads made from wild yeasts, baked in a stone hearth. Other rustic-yet-refined favorites from French-trained local/owner/baker Kevin Cohane include caramel-apple pie, cinnamon brioche, croissants, and the Bee Sting, a honey-brown butter cake layered with caramel buttercream and slathered with honey-almond frosting. Also open for lunch.

650 W Elk Ave
Jackson, WY 83001

10. Snake River Grill

84 E Broadway Ave, Jackson, WY 83001

No trip to Jackson Hole is complete without a visit to the region's most iconic restaurant, the Snake River Grill. This is ski-town fine dining at its best, with James Beard-nominated chef Jeff Drew at the helm. Expect a lot of steak, seafood, and an extensive wine list. It all comes at a price, of course, and the cost for Hudson Valley Duck Cassoulet or American Kobe Zabuton Steak are about what you'd expect for a splurge restaurant in downtown Jackson.

84 E Broadway Ave
Jackson, WY 83001

11. Pearl Street Market

40 West Pearl Avenue, Jackson, WY 83001

Don't come to Pearl Street Market if you're looking to save a buck, but if gourmet meats, cheeses, pantry items, and prepared foods are your goal, this is the spot. A good alternative if you want to pack a ski lunch or pick up a few things for dinner at your condo.

40 West Pearl Avenue
Jackson, WY 83001

12. Trio An American Bistro

45 S Glenwood St, Jackson, WY 83001

Just off Jackson's antler-decorated town square, Trio serves up well-executed fare in a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Creative dishes like Hamachi Ceviche and a Shrimp and Bacon pizza add pizazz to an otherwise familiar New American menu. Don't miss the Waffle Fries with bleu cheese fondue.

45 S Glenwood St
Jackson, WY 83001

13. Pearl Street Bagels

145 W Pearl Ave, Jackson, WY 83001

Boasting delicious, fresh bagels (just don't ask them to toast the bagel, it's not necessary) with tasty schmear and good coffee, Pearl Street Bagels is our go-to spot before a big powder day. You'll find yourself coming back to this downtown Jackson spot again and again, it's just that good.

145 W Pearl Ave
Jackson, WY 83001

14. Bin 22

200 West Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001

The front of Bin 22 is a wine shop and liquor store with a good selection of beer, well-priced wines, and mixers. But venture a bit further and you'll find a full restaurant with small plates, communal tables, and tasty food. Order wine by the glass or head over to the wine shop to pick out a bottle and drink it over dinner with no corkage fee, anything you don't drink you can take home. There's also a pleasant patio in the back and a good cheese plate.

200 West Broadway
Jackson, WY 83001

15. Snake River Brewery & Restaurant

265 S Millward St, Jackson, WY 83001

Every ski town needs a good brewery, and Snake River Brewery slings good burgers, chili, and of course delicious beer at this popular hang-out in downtown Jackson. Hydrating and carbo-loading will be necessary after hitting up the expert terrain at Jackson Hole, or we recommend grabbing a beer after skiing nearby Snow King Resort for a true locals experience.

265 S Millward St
Jackson, WY 83001

16. Rendezvous Bistro

380 S Hwy 89, PO Box 8978, Jackson, WY 83001

The first of Gavin Fine and Roger Freedman's (Fine Dining Restaurant Group) restaurants, Rendezvous Bistro is known for its raw bar, wide selection of seafood, and killer outdoor patio. Oyster lovers will be in heaven here and the in-town location is convenient.

380 S Hwy 89, PO Box 8978
Jackson, WY 83001

17. Cafe Boheme

1110 Maple Way, Jackson, WY 83001

Tucked away in a quiet part of downtown Jackson, Cafe Boheme serves up delicious breakfast and lunches with a Mediterranean twist. The friendly French-born owner, Cathy, is a world-class rock climber and can help guide you through the extensive list of sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, and paninis.

1110 Maple Way
Jackson, WY 83001

18. The Bird

4125 Pub Place, Jackson, WY 83001

Known for having the "Best Burger in Wyoming," the Bird might be a bit south of downtown Jackson, but skiers flock to this mecca of all things between the bun. You'll find 21 different burgers on the menu (including gluten-free and vegetarian options), and the view is pretty damn good, too.

4125 Pub Place
Jackson, WY 83001