If there's one ski resort that's been the biggest hit this winter with Passported families, it's Jackson Hole. Maybe it's the great hotels, maybe it's the incredible snow this season has brought, but we also think it's also got something to do with the town's cool factor. And the food scene makes a big impact here. We're often asked for our favorite spots to grab a meal, and while our Jackson Hole Guide has a bunch of options, these are the standouts.
Dinner with the Kids
Whether you're staying at the Four Seasons or not, you're likely to log a lot of time at the hotel's Handle Bar. It's a favorite for apres but also fantastic for family din. Over at the Hotel Terra (one of Passported's most booked hotels), the Villagio Osteria cooks up tasty pizzas and pastas. But Passported's Monique swears by Alpenhof Bistro. Kitchy, a bit, but this Austrian-themed fondue spot is delicious and fun for kids (double-dipping totally allowed). Be sure you reserve in the bistro, not the more formal white-tablecloth restaurant. P.S. Mangy Moose is classic Jackson apres, but it's also worth sticking around for an early dinner.
If you're game for a night without the kids, grab a burger at the Local or hit the famous Snake River Grill then head to Million Dollar Cowboy Bar for line dancing. For something more serene, dine at Amangani, and be sure to arrive on the early side so you can enjoy the gorgeous views from the dining room. Passported's Henley would eat at Teton Thai every night. This Teton Village eatery is super casual and run by a cool crew of tatted-up chefs and waiters, and the Thai food they serve is so good that major food writers have penned love letters to it. The only reason we list this as a date night versus a family dinner is that waits can be long, so if you are bringing the kids (Henley did), plan to eat on the early side.
in case the mountain closes one day due to a storm, drive into town for a fun day exploring the shops and cafes. Start at Cowboy Coffee for pastries and a caffeine hit, then check out the adorable Valley Bookstore, which has a great children's section. Just across from Valley is one of our favorite shops, MADE, filled with Wyoming-themed (and Wyoming-made) accessories and interior decor (it's hip Jackson Hole at its best). Stop for lunch at cozy Cafe Genevieve then head to Yippie-I-O, the most wonderful retro candy shop, and a Mecca for sugar fiends. Beaver Creek Hats and Leather, right by Yippie-I-O, is the place to get authentic cowboy boots if you're gearing up for a night out at Million Dollar.
Speaking of shopping, dads, make sure you check out Whiskey and Wool for cool mens' clothes paired with a whiskey bar.