Jackson Hole is home to an amazing selection of local restaurants – from classic Western to brewpubs to Thai and elevated alpine cuisine, there’s no limit to our local culinary community's creativity. The best part? You can still live by The Wild Rules, even when you're dining out.
There are no wrong choices when it comes to restaurants in Jackson. But if you want to make your meal a little more sustainable, check out Slow Food in the Tetons' local food guide. It provides a list of all the restaurants in Teton County that source their food locally. Dining at any of these spots is an easy and delicious way to help sustain the local economy and ecosystem all at once.
During the peak summer season, restaurants are busy and bustling, so diners are encouraged to make reservations in advance and be patient.
Most COVID restrictions have been lifted in Teton County, but restaurants are still doing their best to keep everyone safe. Staff will continue to follow current state and local guidelines and recommendations.
For a full list of local restaurants, visit https://dishingjh.com/.
Reduce, reuse, rescue
When Ali Milburn moved to Jackson Hole in 2012, she was a lot like the Jackson pioneers who had come before her: young, hungry, and resourceful. She soon found herself in dumpsters of local grocers looking for edible but discarded food — dumpster diving, as you will. But she was stunned by how much she was able to find: fresh produce, day-old bread, still good dairy. How could we throw so much food away, she wondered, when people in the community were going hungry?
Not long after, Milburn was collecting her first official batch of food from a local grocer and Hole Food Rescue was born. Its mission is simple: divert food away from dumpsters and into hungry bellies, when possible, or finding more sustainable ways to dispose of it. Hole Food Rescue has since rescued more than 1 million pounds of food and distributed it to organizations that help food insecure communities, fed it to farm animals, or turned it into compost. That’s 1 million pounds of food that stayed out of the landfill.
And it’s entirely possible the restaurant you choose has been a part of that process. Hole Food Rescue partners with local restaurants in addition to local grocers to keep excess food out of landfills. You can find a full list of Hole Food Rescue’s partners and learn more about its mission online.
How to do it
As with everything else in Jackson during the peak summer season, our restaurants are busy. It might require a little extra planning, but you should make a reservation as often as possible to guarantee service. Be patient. Our service workers are working their hardest under tough conditions to make your experience as memorable as possible.
Know before you go
A few extra minutes of research go a long way in supporting our local economy! If you want to know your meal is sourced locally, choose from Slow Food in the Tetons’ local food guide. Or choose a Hole Food Rescue partner to feel like you’ve played a part in reducing food waste and helping feed our community’s vulnerable members.
Restaurants in Jackson Holehttps://www.jacksonholechamber.com/food-and-drink/restaurants/