In order as you scroll down, the answers to where are there places to eat, (restaurants, cafes, fine dining, take-out food, pizza, brunch), (indoor / outdoor) in or near to Grand Teton National Park:
a few notes about restaurants in the town of Jackson and then Jackson Lake Lodge Mural Room, Jackson Lake Lodge Pioneer Grill, Colter Bay Ranch House, Colter Bay Cafe Court, Leek’s Pizza, Dornan’s Pizza and Pasta, Signal Mountain Peaks Restaurant, Jenny Lake Lodge, (with links to most menus included, or when they move with no forwarding link, as I find them).
Restaurants in Grand Teton National Park are non-smoking, many 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.
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.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming has a map and description of the main streets and how to find the largest grocery stores, Ace Hardware, Target, REI, UPS, Radio Shack, city parks, electric vehicle charging stations and more.
Restaurant guide with menus. You can usually search it by cuisine, including Vegetarian / Vegan / gluten-free.
The guide does not include many of the fast-food choices.
We often get takeout food, even full dinners, in town at
Albertson’s, with a big hot foods / deli / bakery / produce section, (105 Buffalo Way) at the corner of 22 coming south from Wilson and the curve of W. Broadway. photos of interior
The Jackson Whole Grocer was sold to the Whole Foods Market chain, and was remodeled with different hot food items, etc.
43 miles from Colter Bay,- 1155 south Hwy 89, south of Stelleria and north of flat creek, (the creek, not the road) – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m, 307-733-0450. (with Tesla Supercharger stations).
Notice any fine print in the menu, for example about a mandatory gratuity for any size party
or the more usual “18% gratuity will be added for all parties of 8 or more,”
“An 18% gratuity will be charged on parties of 6 or more,”
Or . . . Split Plate Charge $8
Or . . . a “corkage” charge to open a bottle of wine you bring in with you,
or do they not allow you to bring your own
OR . . .
“all of our restaurants are first-come, first-served (no reservations),”
“Advance reservations are required for dinner and highly recommended for breakfast and lunch.”
(Even in the off-season, reservations are advised for restaurants that accept them.)
Many of the restaurants in the park say on their menu: we “emphasize local, sustainable, healthful, and organic choices,” . . . the menu offers a variety of sustainable, organic, free range, hormone free meats and sustainable fish/seafood through the guidance of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. . . also offers organic, pesticide free produce, some locally grown. GTLC coffee is shade grown Rainforest Alliance Certified”. . .” “We are 3-Star Certified by the Green Restaurant Association and a member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. . . We only purchase seafood approved on the Green List from Seafood Watch.. . . We use eggs that are cage free, and milk that has not been treated with hormones such as rGBH. . . Our homemade dough at Leek’s Pizzeria is made with organic flours and cage-free eggs.”
The dining room is only half full,
why won’t they seat us. . .
why do I have to wait a half hour to get a table?
Restaurant managers keep track of when people normally come to eat, and staff according to the expected needs at any given time of day, day of the week. If they let more people in than they have chefs, servers, kitchen staff available to serve diners in a reasonable amount of time, everyone will have to wait for their food.
Want to watch a big game on television? Televisions are not offered in hotel rooms or cabins anywhere in Grand Teton National Park. If you don’t have a reliable satellite hookup in your R.V. you can find a television that might have the big game you want to watch (subject to power outages, etc.) at:
The Blue Heron Lounge at the upper level of the main building at Jackson Lake Lodge,
The small bar to the side of the main dining room at the Ranch House at Colter Bay,
The Signal Mountain Bar, in the building with the Peaks restaurant, and another big screen TV in the registration building at the farther end of the big parking lot.
In the bar section of the restaurant at Dornan’s.
There is no TV at Jenny Lake Lodge (except for the big screen TV in the employee lounge).
Jackson Lake Lodge
The Jackson Lake Lodge (5.9 miles from Colter Bay) Mural Room has high floor to ceiling windows,
(on the upper right in the photo below)
with an unobstructed view out over Jackson Lake. Sunsets are great, as are lightning storms. (2021, much the same menu as 2009 to 2019) Dinner: entrees $30 – $48, chicken, bison, beef tenderloin, trout and more. Appetizers ($12 -18), Soups ($12 and 9.50), Salads ($13 – $16).
“Dinner reservations are required.”
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.)
Mural Room breakfast buffet 2021, $21, 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+.
2021: Mural Room breakfast 7 – 9:30,
lunch 11:30 – 1:30
Dinner, 5:30 – 9
Tour the Mural Room.
Next door to the Mural Room, the Pioneer Grill has counter service and takeout from (2021) 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fountain ice cream specials. Dinner/lunch can include sandwiches, burgers, wraps, steak, chicken, trout. Salads including a taco salad, chef salad and classic Caesar.
Tour the Pioneer Grill, and note the take-out window in the grill entrance room just off the hotel upper lobby.
Blue Heron Lounge , inside and outside seating, grill and small plates, salads, full bar and a TV that might have the big game you want to watch. Menus.
tour the Blue Heron Lounge
To find locations of these, look for the black and white aerial photo at: Jackson Lake Lodge vicinity.
Also on the premises, a lobby coffee cart with some grab-and-go, (in season) pool cantina and nightly (reservations suggested) barbecue.
A short walk from the cabins and campground where we usually stay, (1/3 mile or less)
Ranch House May 24 – September 26, 2021. Walk-in only.
breakfast 6:30-10:30, lunch 11:30-1:30 dinner 5:30-9 p.m.
(maybe the same menu as from 2009 to 2019, but no menu posted online in 2021) dinner entrees included steak, trout, ribs, chicken, pastas. $19 to $25. Buffet breakfast (2019) $18 and a la carte. Typical lunch and salad bar/desserts. Large parties of 8 or more (like ours) are charged a 20% gratuity. The small bar to the side of the main dining room at the Ranch House has a TV that might have the big game you want to watch.
Next door, Cafe Court , Open seasonally late May through Labor Day.
May 24 – September 20, 2021, 11:00am – 10:00pm
In restaurant dining available for lunch and dinner, walk-in only. Take-out available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
18 inch pizza, subs, salads.
Colter Bay grocery with grab and go meals, salads, sandwiches (7:00 AM – 3:00 PM daily May 24 – September 26, 2021. Previous years hours were shorter May-early June and after Labor Day.)
Starbucks Coffee bar (latte, cappuccino and a few pastries) in the grocery 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
(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.)
2.4 miles north of Colter Bay, (take a left down a side road off the highway to the marina at the lake), is Leek’s pizza (you can choose any & all of the 25 + toppings or get a specialty pizza), salads, all fresh, all of which our club trip members have liked (2021 noon -8 p.m.).
and click on Leek’s Pizzeria menu
Down a side road near the Moose visitor center, 28.4 miles from Colter bay, is
Dornan’s Pizza & Pasta ,
(open year-round, 2019 summer hours 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. I did not find any hours posted for summer 2021)
Menus are at: http://dornans.com/BIM/BIM.php?p=dining_pizzapasta_menu
“We cater casual or formal events, from bus tours to weddings to corporate events.”
Not all groups can sit together on the rooftop with the fabulous view because of the over 21 years old only rule.
Dornan’s Deli sandwich menu
Dornan’s wine shop has the most varied selection of wines in the park, over 1,500 wines and as well as micro-brews, liquors.
See the map at: Moose, Wyoming
At Signal Mountain, 9.4 miles from Colter Bay, Peaks restaurant incorporates natural and organic foods into their menu. (2019) Dinner entrees include trout, sirloin, ribeye, chicken from $20 to $43. The bar has a TV that might have the big game you want to watch.
Trapper Grill Take-Out (mostly sandwiches): 7:00am – 8:00pm
Limited Dine-In (Trapper Grill, Deadman’s Bar, Deck): 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Jenny Lake Lodge,
18 miles from Colter bay
Tour the Jenny Lake Lodge dining room, and note that the few tables by the windows with views are usually reserved for overnight guests of the hotel.
June 1 – October 4, 2021 – only serving guests staying at the hotel. No lunch available in 2021.
“*Menus are subject to change”
2019 Breakfast: 7:30am – 10:00am, as of June 2019 there are even fewer hours for people who are not overnight guests at the lodge to make breakfast reservations, and some of our favorite dishes (trout filet, crab cake eggs Benedict, Monte Cristo) are missing from the breakfast menu. Instead of choose any and all from a selection of omelet ingredients as it had been in the past, the online menu (again, as of June 2019) says “Omelette (choose one of each)” of a protein, cheese and vegetable.
(Prix Fixe $30 in 2017, $33.92 with tax 2018, $34 plus tax in 2019.)
2019 Lunch: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
2019 Dinner: five course dinner with nightly rotating menus included in the stay for overnight guests. Reservations are required and are available “6:00 – 7:00 pm and 8:00 – 9:00 pm every quarter hour.”
$98 adult or child, even if your child only wants a small portion of the dinner.
“Our dinner dress code is casual elegant. Jackets are suggested for gentlemen. Please no shorts, t-shirts, sandals or caps.”
http://www.gtlc.com/dining/the-dining-room-at-jenny-lake-lodge Reservations: 307-543-3100
Grand Teton National Park
al fresco dining:
(young moose dining on fireweed)
Grand Teton National Park picnic areas: https://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/picnicareas.htm
Lunch Tree Hill is not an official picnic area, but a great place to bring food and watch the sunset:
Overnight accommodations in Grand Teton National Park include:
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 map / 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.
We tell people on our college trips to Grand Teton National Park to fill their gas tank whenever they are in Jackson, Wyoming, as the lowest cost gas stations are in town and the prices almost always get higher the further you go into Grand Teton park. See a map of gas stations in Grand Teton National Park and gas costs at some of them over the years.