Stuck in the back of the Hole in the Wall Mall, it is found by the lines of patrons waiting to get their fill of the best breakfast in town. A quaint courtyard eatery sits out front for the summer and inside are a couple of rooms filled with tables to sit the hungry local or traveller. You can purchase items to go as well.
The interior is very clean and even though crowded, it is easy to relax over a hot cup of coffee and try to decide what mouthwatering dish to order from the menu. If you really become addicted to the pancakes, no need to worry when you get home. Just put up their website and order on line. Flapjacks coming up, table number 3.
Favorite Dish: You can't go wrong with any of the dishes offered, but for me the most fantastic buttermilk pancakes filled the bill. Well, I had a couple of basted eggs and some bacon to go with it, oh and a side of hash brown potatoes. Yep, pardner, this is the old west and you pack it in for a full day ahead.
Great services and food, the restaurant has been in operation for more than 25 years and still expecting long queues every evening.
Kitchen closed 10pm everyday
Favorite Dish: The SRG special potato pancake with smoked salmon, Slow-roasted pork and sea food.
We enjoyed the cuisine and we appreciated the ability to mix and match menu items. They had a four course $65 offering or a five course $75 offering. This allowed you to pick one entree and any other matching menu items. If you wanted two starters and a dessert with your entree, you were able to do that! If you want an entree and three desserts, go for it!
Favorite Dish: I would suggest the buffalo tenderloin. The soup du jour was squash which I thoroughly enjoyed. MAKE SURE THAT THE LAVA CAKE IS ONE OF YOUR FOUR OR FIVE COURSES! Unless you don't like chocolate. Then there is no hope for you!
The bunnery is a great bakery that does all sorts of breakfasts and lunches (check out their website listed below), but they're most famous for their OSM Bread, a 3 grain bread that is unbelievable
Favorite Dish: I buy the bread and use it for french toast, toast, sandwiches, You name it.
I had read reviews for the Cadillac Grille on the Tripadvisor website, and out of the 59 reviews that were posted, 29 rated the restaurant as excellent, and 11 as very good. Only 10 people thought the restaurant was below average. AAA gave it a three star rating, plus the restaurant has been written up in Bon Appetit twice, but I was less than impressed. Maybe I just ordered the wrong thing, or maybe we had a substitute cook, or a lesser cook, as we only ate a lunch here, but I would be hesitant to try it again. It wasn’t a terrible lunch, but far from outstanding. My husband had fried calamari, and it was a huge serving, so I shared a little with him. It was good, but we have had better. We both had the French Onion Soup. He liked it better than I did. It was very salty, and had so much melted cheese in it, that it was hard to eat. I had a chicken satay, and although the sauces were quite nice, the chicken was way over cooked, dry and tough. If I ever went again, which is highly doubtful, I would definitely stay away from chicken.
Some of the other items that I could have chosen from were Buffalo, Elk, and beef burgers, a large variety of sandwiches, and salads. I checked out their dinner menu while I waited for my lunch. It looked quite interesting with steaks, braised bison brisket, a number of fish choices, lamb, and a wild game mix that looked really interesting. This mix included buffalo ribs, elk steak strips, and wild boar sausage.
The decor was contemporary and casual.
The prices were about average for this type of restaurant.
The Million Dollar Cowboy Steak House, opened in 1995, and is the restaurant to try if you want to have something special, and aren’t on a tight budget. The dining room is rustic, trimmed in knobby pine like the Million Dollar Bar, and has a varied menu that includes steaks, game, seafood, fish, soups, salads, pastas, and a number of delicious desserts. Depending on your choices, the prices range from average (pastas) to expensive (seafood, fish, game, and beef). Their hand cut steaks and game are aged a minimum of 35 days, and are prime beef. I love buffalo (bison) meat, and when we were there, they had a wonderful, dry aged buffalo rib eye steak. The price made me hesitate, but we had planned one really nice meal out, and had budgeted for it. Other choices on the red meat section of the menu included elk steak, and a number of beef steaks, including filet mignon, prime rib, and New York Strip. None of these were cheap!! Aged, prime beef, is wonderful, however, and is not something we usually see in most restaurants. The fish and seafood included a stuffed rainbow trout, shrimp scampi, and a roasted chicken. There were about three choices of pasta to choose from. The restaurant is open for dinners, and reservations are recommended.
The only negative thing I have to say, is that since it is located right below the bar, if it is a noisy night, with lots of dancing and loud music, some of this noise does filter down to the diners. You can avoid this by going earlier rather than later.
Favorite Dish: Aged beef and game are their specialty, although also their most expensive items on the menu. Still, if you can afford the price, it is the thing to get. Do order it cooked rare or medium. Well done just dries the meat out, causing it to be tougher, so a well done steak won’t be worth the price.
Great location inside Grand Teton Nat'l Park, and not too expensive considering...
Had a roasted vegetable sandwich.
They have seating inside, on a deck and upstairs on the roof. I sat up there with one couple. View can't be beat.
Put on your cowboy boots and grab your 10 gallon hat, we are off to the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. This is one saloon you should not miss if you are in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In fact, if you are going anywhere within 100 miles, this is the place to wet your whistle, blow your horn, or dance a jig. The beautiful Knobbled Pine interior comes from western Wyoming forests. The horse saddle seats at the bar take some getting use to if you don't ride horses but after a Jack Daniels, neat, no rocks, you should be able to settle into the saddle and whoop it up. True western bar, true drinking.
This location has everything western. The memorabilia collection to view is great and the paintings and decor are pure americana. Dancing and live music every night. A gift store is at the front of the bar with logo items to remember your visit. Downstairs is the Million Dollar Steakhouse with a little bit of something for everyone. Even the interior and exterior was filmed with Clint Eastwood in the 1980's movie "Any Which Way You Can". Be a cowboy for a day, stop by the Million Dollar Bar and saddle up.
Favorite Dish: The "Bar" is noted for serving Jack Daniels whiskey and the Million Dollar Bar is the largest outlet for single barrel in the northwest. So far, over 10 barrels have been drunk. (one barrel is equal to 240/750ml bottles).
Downstairs is the Steakhouse with a collection of starters and main course dishes that you may have never tried. For starters try the Buffalo Stuffed Ravioli or the Rocky Mountain Elk & Huckleberry Sausage. Hey, try them both. Nothing beats a great Rib-Eye Steak and the 20 oz. Cowboy Cut is the one to try, if you are a really hungry cowpoke.
I don't know why bakeries in this part of the world are also excellent restaurants, but they do seem to make it a speciality here. The Bunnery is no exception, serving a fine breakfast at reasonable prices.
Favorite Dish: Lovely buttermilk pancakes with a couple of easy-over eggs on top!!!!!
Quite frankly, if it hadn't been for the pretty waitress and the service, I'm not sure that I would have paid for what we had. The pasta was re-warmed and the sauce was over-cooked. I've eaten some pretty dire stuff in Africa but not at these prices. The place itself is nice enough with a nice atmosphere and as it is right next to El Rancho motel where we were staying, after a hard day's walking in the park, we thought, great!!!! Unfortunately the food is not up to the standard of the surroundings.
Not much room to move about in this burger joint, but well worth the crush for the "Burgers to die for". A long time since I tasted burgers this good and so much meat in it I had trouble fitting it in my mouth. Really delicious. Same price as McDonalds but twice as filling.
Favorite Dish: See above.
Snake River Brewing kind of snuck up on me. Oddly enough, I had been there in 1994 but it didn't ring a bell as being all that great. As it turns out, it had opened that year and breweries change over time and the best ones get better. This was the case with Snake River. Maybe they got a better brewer or the one they had improved with practice but it won Small Brewery of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival in 2000 and 2001. Many of their beers have won many awards too but enough of the accolades, how about the place?
Well, Snake River is affectionately called “Jackson's living room” due to its popularity with locals. This is one place that bases its business on serving its own and not a rip-off tourist operation. Tourists flock here too. We sure did-three times! It was that good. Ok, maybe we were just thirsty from all that backpacking.
The pub is a fair-sized place but not so big you're going to get lost. Ceilings are high and kettles are visible through big glass windows that seem to go from floor to ceiling. The bar is long and snake-like but as big as it was, there were no spaces at it either time we visited. The first visit, we sat at a table as this was to be a reward meal for our first backpacking trip in the Tetons. Service was friendly and quick. The atmosphere was boisterous and pretty loud. It wasn't music, it was people talking in highly animated fashion.
We ordered The Ropper to split and a Truffle Mushroom Pizza. The Ropper was stacked high house-braised brisket, applewood-smoked bacon, caramelized onions, white cheddar & horseradish mayo on a freshly baked bun. It was big and it was tasty. We were hungry. We devoured it. The pizza was no slouch either and had fire-roasted mushrooms, fresh sage, summer peppers with marinara sauce, mozzarella and goat cheese. We finished up by splitting their freshly backed on the premises Molten Chocolate Zonker Cake which incorporates their lovely stout in the recipe.
Favorite Dish: Of course, the reason for coming was the beer and we enjoyed quite a few of their many beers on tap: 1) AK Session-on cask-Amber w/creamy head and malty nose. Well-balanced English-style w/ nice balance and clean finish. Nice especially after thee days of backpacking in the Tetons! 2) Ber-Lander Weisse-unfiltered lemony looking brew in Berliner Weisse family. Very refreshing tart flavor and a fine example of a dying style. Very surprising. 3) Dim-Wit-Light golden brew w/ fruity grainy palate. Thinner on flavor than first two beers but still nice. 4) Vienna Style Lager-Deep amber w/ tan head. Great example of a Marzen or Vienna lager with malty, spicy palate. Clean but not overly dry finish. This is the kind of beer that Munich should be serving at its famed Oktoberfest and what those brewers used so make. Excellent. 5) Guido's Kolnerbrau-Light golden w/ fluffy lasting head. Crisp, clean hoppy palate w/ great fruity malt balance. This place can really brew German style beers! 6) Pale Ale-Deep golden w/ creamy head and great floral hop nose. More of an IPA than a simple pale ale & no wonder it won a gold medal at World Beer Cup. Big malt, enough to balance ample hops. Dry but not overly bitter. Long floral finish. Quite nice. 7)Zonkers Stout-Black w/ tan head & coffee nose. Rich bitter palate w/ espresso notes well-balanced w/ chocolate malt & fair hops. Well-matched with their Molten Chocolate Zonker Cake. The beer was so good, we picked up a six-pack of a beer they did not have on draft that day. In bottle: OB-1-their organic brown ale-mahogany w/ creamy tannish head. Roast malty brew w/ rich mouthfeel & enough hops to dry out offset any over sweetness. Very easy to drink.
The two meals, many beers, and generous tip came to $55.
The second time we visited the brewpub was after our second backcountry trip in the Tetons. We got there a bit earlier and it was very nice out so sat on their little terrace, even having to seek refuge under an umbrella to get out of the sum it was so warm. Well, I did. D stayed in the sun, enjoying the rare warmth. As much as we loved the inside visit, this one was just as good and reminded us of being in a beer garden in Munich especially with their very nice German style beers.
Favorite Dish: We decided to check out their happy hour menu as we noticed it flyers for them on our first visit. Along with some inexpensive appetizers, pints are only $2.50 between 4-6:00. Nice homemade soft pretzels are only $1 and come with very good homemade beer mustard. We ordered another almost immediately. We also had a fair sized plate of nachos which was good quality and very inexpensive at $3. These proved perfect accompaniments to their super high quality beer which at $2.50 a pint is a steal. It's on wonder we came back a third time.
This time we tried the following beers on tap along with some favorites from the first visit, of course: 1) Rolling Thunder Dortmunder0Light golden & full-bodies Germanic lager w/ ample malt & a fine, crisp, dry finish. Who said lagers were for lightweights? I was disappointed that they did not have their Kolsch on tap this day but this one made me forget it. 2) Golden Buck-Light golden & fairly full-bodied English style pale ale. Thirst quenching & fruity w/ nice semi-dry finish. Nice. 3) Custard's Last Ale-Deep golden maltier big brother of their Golden Buck. Very full-bodied w/ rich bready malt balanced with ample dry hops. Bitterness prevails in the end. Not quite as nice as their normal pale ale which was disappointingly not on tap our last two afternoons.
We spent $22 and $40 for food/beer with tip respectively on our second and third visits.
Bubba's is a terrific place. No reservation policy. When you get it, you have to write your name in order to get a table. The ambience in simple and service polite. The BBQ is geourgeus and cannot disappoint you, portion are in american-style, i.e. very very big. Unfortunately no bier or wine is sold there; what a pity to eat such a wonderful meat without a good bier.
Located in Pinedale (about 45 minutes south of Jackson), I found both the beer and the food at the Wind River Brewing Company to be world's better than the Snake River Brewing Company in Jackson. I had 2 meals here, 1 before the backpacking trip and 1 immediately after. Thus, I know that the great food was not simply a result of it being the first meal I had back in civilization after a week on the trail.
I found the beer at Wind River to be excellent. Far better than Snake River's beer. And, of course, the prices in Pinedale are much less than in Jackson. This is a much better (and far less crowded) experience than the brewery in Jackson.
Favorite Dish: I found all of the food to be good. I had a Gayle Force Ale and the beef stew before the trip and a steak sandwhich and another Gayle Force Ale after the trip. Everything on the menu looked excellent.