When we visited Grand Teton National Park last summer, I arrived early from a conference in Texas and had the afternoon to scope out the town of Jackson Hole before the rest of the family arrived. Since we are foodies, my first order of business was finding out where to eat in Jackson Hole. I asked everyone that I encountered their favorite Jackson Wyoming restaurants and watering holes, and then set out to do some taste testing of my own.
My first stop in town had to be the town square with its famous antler arches. I?ve seen so many pictures of these, but I didn?t realize that there was one on each of the four corners. The small town of Jackson immediately charmed me. It has that nice mix of authentic western town with the upscale influence of being a major ski town and tourist attraction. You can take a carriage ride, saddle up to the bar at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar (literally as the bar stools are saddles, but alas kids are not allowed inside), check out the cute shops and galleries, or fill your belly and any of the fine eateries around town.
Where to Eat in Jackson Hole
Hatch Taqueria and Tequilas ? My first stop on my search for the best restaurants in Jackson WY was Hatch, which offers fresh and modern Mexican cuisine. They offer indoor and outdoor seating in a fun and casual setting. The service was a little odd ? mainly Eastern Europeans who didn?t seem to know much about the menu or local beers, but the food was good. I couldn?t decide on which tacos to get so I tried a few. These are small, authentic tortillas with modern ingredients. My favorites were the chicken Tinga and smoked brisket tacos.
120 West Broadway, Jackson Hole, WY, (307)-203-2780
The Kitchen ? The Kitchen came highly recommended as a nice, but casual option. Again, they offer both indoor and outdoor seating. Even with the heat lamps, outdoors seemed chilly so we opted to eat inside. The décor is modern yet has a very organic feel. The food was really interesting and wide-ranging. ...