Located a gorgeous Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson, this place serves gourmet food coupled with imaginative cocktails and an absolutely breathtaking view for an experience you won’t forget. In the warmer months, you can bask in the glory of the Teton mountains on the spectacular balcony, or soak it in while relaxing in the dining room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows! Looking for a simple snack? Pop in for happy hour, which takes place during the summer from 4:00 – 6:30 and offers simple yet delicious fare for $10. Feeling like something a little fancier? Book a table for dinner and prepare to be amazed with dishes ranging from spiced elk tenderloin to a black peppercorn encrusted bison filet.
Nora’s Fish Creek Inn
Family owned and operated for over thirty years, this rustic eatery located in Wilson proves that food doesn’t have to be fancy to be spectacular. Voted the number one best breakfast spot by The JH Planet, this is a hidden gem that prides itself on serving fresh, hot food at a reasonable price. Start your day with their huevos rancheros, featuring Nora’s famous green salsa, or pop in for lunch, where you can feast upon the best trout you will find anywhere! Nora’s makes some killer deserts too, so be sure to save room for some cobbler!
The town of Dubois lies in the Wind River Valley, and it maintains its frontier heritage in the form of its downtown area, complete with a boardwalk and plenty of saloons. While the majority of the restaurants in this area excel at serving classic, filling dishes,Nostalgia is somewhat of an anomaly. The service here is excellent, yet still down-to-earth and friendly, and their menu is much of the same combination of sophistication coupled with a humble desire to create some truly amazing food!
The emphasis here is on sustainability, so you can be sure that all the meat on the menu comes from local ranchers who raise their animals humanely, while your vegetables and grains are also obtained from nearby organic farms. The grilled volcanic cod is a perfect combination of spicy and savory, and there are even some excellent vegetarian options available as well, such as a Thai peanut noodle bowl or garlic chili mushrooms.
The Snake River Grill
A fixture in Jackson’s iconic Town Square, the Snake River Grill has been serving some of the finest food in the West for over twenty-five years. Not only is the dining room beautifully decorated, the waitstaff is impeccably trained to answer any questions you may have about the extensive menu. If you are a wine lover, you have no less than three hundred different options to choose from, but if your looking for something a little stronger, try the serrano-infused tequila muddled with charred pineapple and lemon.
The food here is truly an experience unto itself, so you want to be sure that you aren’t pressed for time so you can properly enjoy Raja Ampat. Start the meal with a cup of their famous chilled corn soup before moving onto the main course, which offers everything from Alaskan halibut to a cast-iron roasted elk chop!