We just got back from an incredible trip to Jackson, Wyoming! It truly is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. It’s a small mountain town with tons of personality. The architecture was stunning and around each street corner was a restaurant or shop we couldn’t resist visiting. Oh, the landscape didn’t hurt either. As we walked around town it was hard not to notice the frosty trees and snow-covered Tetons peeking above the buildings. Even though I’m currently looking forward to spring, there’s nothing like a beautiful winter wonderland, and that’s exactly what we experienced last week. In the four days we were there 47 inches of snow fell and I wouldn’t have had it any other way!
One of my favorite things about visiting new places is checking out the food scene, and Jackson did not disappoint! Unfortunately, I didn’t get many pics of the actual food because we dug in too quickly most of the time. Oops! Either way, I still wanted to let you guys in on some of our favorite spots in Jackson Hole. We can’t wait to go back!
I was so excited to check this place out after stalking their menu and Instagram. It was the cutest spot to grab breakfast and warm up after our morning walk. We each ordered a latte and I got the porridge while Rob had the scone skillet. The lattes were perfect and beautifully crafted. My meal was really good and very filling with a touch of sweetness, which I loved. Let me tell you though…the scone skillet Rob ordered was AMAZING. I stole so many bites of it he compared me to Chris Farley in the mall girls skit from SNL. I couldn’t help it, though. It was just so good!
HAND FIRE PIZZA
A local bartender recommended this place to us, saying it had some of the best pizza in town. It was also a short walk from our hotel so it was a no-brainer. The place was packed when we walked in but we were able to get a table quickly. It was in an old theater with super high ceilings, an open kitchen toward the back, and a neon sign reading “TETON” that lit the entire place up bright pink. I loved the trendy, casual feel and the service was spot on. We started with the charcuterie that had local meats and cheeses…delicious. After that we ordered the “meatbawls” pizza and added pepperoni (Rob is convinced he will die if he eats pizza without it). When it came out we talked about how we’d be able to take a couple pieces back to the hotel to have as a snack later that night. Unfortunately, we ended up with zero late night snacks because we ate the entire pizza shortly after it was served to us. Handfire is definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a reasonably priced meal with no reservation required.
We’re both big fans of tacos, chips and guac or salsa, and margaritas. Hatch had all of these and was so cute, so we had to check it out. We went for an afternoon snack so we just split chips and salsa and some tacos. I wish I would have taken pictures here, but we were too distracted talking to the bartenders to snap any before we ate. I can tell you the food met and exceeded our standards for Mexican, which we can be pretty picky about. As far as drinks go, Rob had a couple strawberry margs and I ordered a Paloma then a marg because his was so good. We left right before happy hour when they have lots of drink and food specials. If you visit, try to go around 4pm if you can because they may not be busy yet (at night when we went by they were PACKED) and you can get some great deals!
MILLION DOLLAR COWBOY
We didn’t eat there, but we did go for drinks. I expected to go in, have a drink and check it off my Jackson Hole list. However, we had such a great time there the first night, we decided to go back again. Even though it’s super touristy, it’s a must-do in my opinion! You can sit on horse saddles at the bar or one of the many tables throughout. There was an old western vibe going on, which typically isn’t my style, but “when in Rome,” right?! So I embraced The Million Dollar Cowboy and I’m so glad I did. We made friends with the bartender, played pool for longer than I’d care to mention, talked to locals and other tourists, and sang old country songs that reminded me of being a kid.
This is a well-known bar/restaurant in Teton Village for après ski. Every square inch was decorated with vintage signs, ski gear, musical instruments, etc. The star of the show was undoubtedly the moose hanging from the ceiling. We went during the afternoon and the place was packed. We were lucky to snag a table after shamelessly stalking a group who looked like they were close to finishing up. Everyone in the Mangy Moose seemed to be in a great spirits. The music was loud, people were excitedly chatting about their days on the slopes, and there was no shortage of food or drinks. I had a buffalo chicken sandwich, Rob had elk chili, and we split parmesan truffle fries. Everything was so good we went back again. Do you see a pattern here? The second time we had pizza, nachos, and fries. I know guys, it was a lot of greasy bar food and I didn’t feel great afterward, but it was so good…there was no looking back. I had a couple different cocktails and Rob stuck to a local IPA he loved so much he ordered it everywhere he could the rest of the trip.
I heard a lot about Glorietta both before going to Jackson Hole and while we were there and couldn’t wait to try it myself. It was on our hotel property so we walked down to make a reservation rather than calling. I became even more excited to eat there after seeing it in person. It was so cozy with wood finishes, vintage lighting, black and white photos, and a beautiful bar. Italian food is my favorite and their bolognese was everything I wanted it to be. They had an extensive wine list at all price points and several yummy cocktails to choose from. You definitely need a reservation because they book up quickly, and with good reason. I would go back in heartbeat and highly recommend it for a nice dinner while you’re in Jackson Hole. You will not be disappointed!
I’m happy to report the food scene in Jackson Hole was beyond impressive. I hope you enjoyed the breakdown here and let me know if you have any favorites I’m missing.