Grand Tetons restaurants
In order as you scroll down, the answers to where are there places to eat, (restaurants, cafes, fine dining, take-out food, pizza, brunch) in or near to Grand Teton National Park:
Jackson Lake Lodge Mural Room, Jackson Lake Lodge Pioneer Grill, Jenny Lake Lodge, Colter Bay Ranch House, Colter Bay Cafe Court, Leek’s Pizza, Dornan’s Pizza and Pasta, Signal Mountain Peaks Restaurant (with links to most 2016 menus included, 2017 as I find them) and a few notes about restaurants in the town of Jackson.
Restaurants in Grand Teton National Park are non-smoking, most others in Wyoming and Montana allow smoking. Last we heard, the city of Jackson, Wyoming still did not have a complete non-smoking policy, but most restaurants have voluntarily gone non-smoking.
We often get takeout or pre-made food at the Jackson Whole Grocer in town. Go to http://jacksonwholegrocer.com/departments/kitchen/ and click on see menu(s).
The Jackson Lake Lodge Mural Room has high floor to ceiling windows with an unobstructed view out over Jackson Lake. Sunsets are great, as are lightning storms. (2017, much the same menu as 2009 to 2016) Dinner: entrees $23 – $46, beef tenderloin, salmon, elk, trout and more. Appetizers ($10 -16), buffalo carpacco and more. Soups, ($11 and 9). Salads ($11 – $16).
In fall, because it’s the end of the season, some years they run out of the butter portions shaped like a moose. (But in the fall there are fewer crowds and lots more parking.) Even in the off-season, reservations are advised for restaurants that accept them.
Mural Room breakfast buffet 2017, $19, with the moose-shape-imprinted waffles. It’s not at all as extravagant as the one at the Ahwahnee (Majestic) in Yosemite, but it’s also not $50+.
2017: Mural Room breakfast 7 – 9:30, lunch 11:30 – 1:30 Dinner 5:30 – 9
Next door to the Mural Room, the Pioneer Grill has counter service and takeout from (2017) 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fountain ice cream specials. Dinner/lunch can include sandwiches, burgers, wraps. Salads including a taco salad, chef salad and classic Caesar.
To find locations of these, look for the black and white aerial photo at: Jackson Lake Lodge vicinity.
Jackson Lake Lodge also offers, in season, Jackson Lake Cruises on the lake with meals.(2017) Breakfast Cruise $47/adult, Lunch Cruise $45/adult, Dinner Cruise $67/adult.
Jenny Lake Lodge: fine dining
June 1 through October 8, 2017
Breakfast: 7:30am – 10:30am Prix Fixe $30 in 2017
Lunch: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Dinner: five course dinner with nightly rotating menus. Reservations are required and are available 6:00 – 7:00 pm and 8:00 – 9:00 pm every quarter hour
http://www.gtlc.com/dining/the-dining-room-at-jenny-lake-lodge Reservations: 307-543-3100
A short walk from the cabins where we usually stay, Colter Bay Ranch House 2017, breakfast 6:30-10:30, lunch 11:30-1:30 dinner 5:30-9p.m. (much the same menu as 2009 to 2016) dinner entrees include steak, trout, ribs, chicken, pastas. $20 to $31. Buffet breakfast (2017) $16 and a la carte. Typical lunch and salad bar/desserts. Large parties of 8 or more (like ours) are charged a 18% gratuity.
Next door, May 26 – September 5, 2017, Colter Bay Cafe Court (2017) 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) with 18 inch pizza, (burgers are gone in 2017), subs, salads, (some fast grab and go).
Coffee bar in the Colter Bay grocery with “latte or cappuccino made with Starbucks coffee”, a few pastries, (2017) 7:30am – 3:00pm (Hours may vary.)
To find the Colter Bay restaurants and picnic area, look for the black and white aerial photo at: Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park
GTLC (Colter Bay, Jackson Lake Lodge, Jenny Lake Lodge), menus online: http://www.gtlc.com/dining/index.aspx
(At Colter Bay there is a picnic area with tables, firepits and restrooms at lakeside just down the road from the Colter Bay cabins and campground where the Outdoor Club usually stays, hang a right at the Visitor Center parking lot and go to the end of the road.)
About a mile north of Colter Bay, (take a left down a side road off the highway to the marina at the lake), is Leek’s pizza/calzones (you can choose any & all of the toppings or get a specialty pizza/calzone), sandwiches, salads and spaghetti, all fresh, all of which our club trip members have liked (usually 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.).
Menu http://signalmountainlodge.com/signal-mountain-dining and click on Leek’s Marina and Pizza menu
Down a side road near the Moose visitor center, is Dornan’s Pizza & Pasta, (2017 beginning in late April Monday: 11:30 – 7:30, Tuesday – Sunday:11:30 – 5:00 , likely longer hours in the summer. 2016 June-Sept. was 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.) Menus are at: http://dornans.com/BIM/BIM.php?p=dining_pizzapasta_menu Club favorites have included various 12 inch or 7 inch pizzas, the chicken gorgonzola pasta, and chicken caesar salad. We can’t all sit as a group on the rooftop because of the over 21 years old only rule.
See the black and white aerial photo at: Moose, Wyoming
At Signal Mountain, Peaks restaurant incorporates natural and organic foods into their menu. (2016) Dinner appetizers range from $10 to $15 including mushroom caps, trout cakes, fruit & cheese plate. Entrees include salmon, trout, New York steak, elk, bison.
2016 menu: http://signalmountainlodge.com/signal-mountain-dining and click on Peaks restaurant
There are dozens of restaurants in the town of Jackson. They vary from burgers, Chinese, Mexican, sushi, pasta, Italian, steakhouse, fusion, tapas to four-stars with “an award-winning wine list”. Most lean towards family or casual atmosphere.
restaurant guide with menus:
Vegetarians/vegans can peruse many listings.
Jackson Hole Grocer http://www.jacksonwholegrocer.com webpage has links to special orders for desserts, catering, etc.- 1155 south Hwy 89, south of Stelleria and north of flat creek, (the creek, not the road) – mostly 7 a.m. to 11 p.m, 307-733-0450 has a large selection of organic and conventional groceries, deli, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, fair trade coffees, homopathics, herbs, vitamins. Some food from local growers, dairies, bakeries. Juice, smoothie and expresso bar, over a dozen custom sandwiches/boxed lunches, tacos/burritos/pizza, juice/coffee bar, bakery, salad bar, some take home meals, including organic rotisserie chicken, daily soups.
See also Grand Tetons hotels, cabins, lodging
For details about our next club trip to Grand Teton National Park, go to: Grand Tetons.
Grand Tetons trip pages index has brief descriptions of most of the pages about this trip.
During our fall trips we often attend parts of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, including the Taste of the Tetons sampling from valley chefs, restaurants and caterers, (and a juried art fair as well), in the town square. http://www.jacksonholechamber.com/fall_arts_festival/
Jackson Hole, Wyoming has a description of the main streets, how to find the town square, grocers, hardware, library, main visitor center, St John’s Medical Center / hospital and more.