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Jul 10, 2010 07:26 PM

Around the loop from Jackson to Yellowstone in July.

My husband and I are doing a whirl wind tour of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, starting in Jackson. I am looking for reccommendations of good eats, all price ranges, even road side stands. We have our hotel reservations from Jackson to the top of Yellowstone and back, so anything along the way will help. Thanks.

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  1. I am not a local, but do go to Snake River grille and Amangani, and skip the rest.

    1535-N E Butte Rd, Jackson, WY 83001

    1. My thoughts from a recent post:
      The Snake River Grill ( is a great fine dining option that serves excellent meats and game in a refined-rustic atmosphere. I would pass on the Gun Barrel, which has a similar menu, but caters more towards the less-foodie tourist and bus tours (i.e. the food is not nearly as good, but there are far more stuffed animals around the restaurant). Other fantastic, though even more expensive options than SRG, include the Westbank Grill at the Four Seasons, the Grill at Amangani, and the Wild Sage at the Rusty Parrot Lodge.
      Other great restaurants, that don't fit your local cuisine preference: Osteria, Koshu, Blu Kitchen, Sudachi.
      And for more casual and/or lunch places: Betty Rock Cafe, Pica's, Teton Thai, Backcountry Provisions Deli.

      A couple notes on Teton Park: The blackberry margaritas at Signal Mountain Lodge are great and if you can get a spot on the deck, you will look over the lake with Mt Moran in direct view. For another incredible view, eat on the deck of Dornan's Pizza & Pasta Co. Their food is totally fine (it's casual as you can probably guess from the name), though not particularly memorable. But it's a great place to grab lunch after a hike with a view that can't be beat.

      In Jackson, there's a Wed evening farmer's market by the Rec Center, and one on the Town Square on Sat morning. Can be a nice stroll to check out locally-made products, and of course, have some fresh produce.

      Blu Kitchen
      155 N Glenwood, Jackson, WY 83001

      Four Season's Restaurant
      350 N Main St, Kalispell, MT 59901

      Teton Thai
      135 N Cache Dr, Jackson, WY 83001

      Snake River Grill
      On the Town Sq, Jackson, WY 83001

      Backcountry Provisions
      85 W Deloney Ave, Jackson, WY 83001

      Betty Rock Cafe
      325 W Pearl Ave, Jackson, WY 83001

      1535-N E Butte Rd, Jackson, WY 83001

      PO Box 3766, Jackson, WY 83001

      Wild Sage
      175 N Jackson, Jackson, WY 83001

      3465 North Pines Way, Wilson, WY 83014

      1. Hi -

        Local here... and am currently booking for a family member on a similar trek. Having been to Snake River Grill, I'd take a pass. We much preferred the Rendezvous Bistro in Jackson Hole. More lively, more locals and, frankly, better food. Booking that again for this trip - with only one night in Jackson Hole, and not limited as to budget for dinner, that's the choice.

        Have a great trip!

        Rendezvous Bistro
        Highway 89, Jackson, WY 83001

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        1. re: holdthecow

          Rendezvous Bistro ("the Bistro") is definitely a locals' fave and has a great atmosphere. Most of their food is good, though their prices have steadily risen in the past five years and now seem a little too much for what it is. (Though they do have an excellent croque madame and other sandwiches that are very reasonably priced.) I'd still say that Snake River Grill's food is consistently better, but the Bistro has a more casual, fun atmosphere and definitely suits some people's tastes more than SRG. Just depends on what you are looking for!

          Snake River Grill
          On the Town Sq, Jackson, WY 83001

          Rendezvous Bistro
          Highway 89, Jackson, WY 83001

        2. Sydney's Mountain Bistro in West Yellowstone, Montana!

          Sydney's Mountain Bistro
          38 N Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758

          1. We are doing a similar tour this upcoming weekend, but are staying inside Yellowstone for the duration. We plan to try one or two of the options in Jackson and may make a trip out to West Yellowstone.

            However, would any one have recommendations WITHIN Yellowstone? There seem to be several options at the Dining Rooms of the various Xanterra properties in the park, but little feedback on how they compare. Any suggestions would be most helpful.

            Also, I would really appreciate specific recommendations on the best vegetarian friendly options in the area.

            Thanks in advance

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            1. re: ipsit

              As soon as possible, make a reservation for where you are staying your first night in yellowstone. Our experience was that lunches were the best. Had them at old faithful, canyon, and mammoth. Breakfast at the lake hotel is nothing to write home about, but their club pack lunch is decent. For dinners, try to order the special. That seems to be the best route. When we realized that reservation times were difficult, eating at 4:30 in the afternoon is too early for us, we moved around sampling old faithful, lake, and grant village,according to which had the best time. Also, they get their cancellations in around 3 every afternoon. So, you can try calling after then.