Paddling is hungry work. One of the best parts about a rafting trip with Barker-Ewing Whitewater is the appetite you build up after a day on the river. Luckily, you’re visiting Jackson Hole, a town known far and wide for its fantastic food. Jackson features numerous dining options, from buffalo steaks to pizza to Thai. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite restaurants in Jackson Hole for apres-paddling food and fun, as well as our favorite grocery stores and markets. If you still can’t decide, ask our guides and staff for their favorite place to eat!
Blue Collar Restaurant Group: Operates six restaurants in the Jackson area: Merry Piglets (Mexican), Sidewinders (sports bar, restaurant), Noodle Kitchen (Asian), Artisan Pizza Italian Kitchen (Italian), Liberty Burger (Burgers), and Bubba’s (barbecue). You can’t go wrong with any of them!
Creekside Market: A combination liquor and convenience store known by locals for its great deli sandwiches—across from the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center.
Jackson Hole Buffalo Meat Company: Aims to sustain the ranching traditions of the Great American West by selling premium buffalo and elk meat—located near Smith’s grocery store, south of Jackson.
Jackson Whole Grocer: A locally owned upscale grocery store featuring fresh, natural and organic foods, high quality baked goods and an expansive beer, wine, and liquor selection—located on South Hwy. 89.
Pizzeria Caldera: Serving thin-crust, Napolitana-style pizza hot from a stone-hearth oven—located in downtown Jackson.
Silver Dollar Bar and Grill: Located in the historic Wort Hotel and serving high quality food and drink to locals and visitors alike for decades.
Snake River Brewing: Award winning beer and delicious food at the brewery in downtown Jackson—a local favorite.
Thai Me Up: Authentic and delicious Thai food and an award winning micro brewery—located in downtown Jackson.
E.leaven: A bread-obsessed restaurant and catering company featuring made-from-scratch comfort cuisine—located in downtown Jackson.