Part II | Jackson Hole

On Monday we checked out of The Fireside Resort and spent the day in Jackson before checking into The Snake River Lodge in Grand Teton Village.

I love everything about Jackson. There is something so magical about how small and quaint the city is, how friendly the locals are, and how it's beautifully surrounded by the mountains.

Our favorite restaurants in Jackson are below!

  • The Bunnery Bakery & Restaurant is one of my dad's favorite places to eat in Jackson. We stopped in for breakfast one day and were some of the only people in the restaurant so our service was unbelievable. I had a stuffed croissant and Pat had an omelet. Their coffee was great as well. You can tell everyone who works there is a hard worker and they truly care about their guests.
  • Cafe Genevieve is a cute dine in cafe. We heard it had an amazing breakfast so we stopped in one morning and were pleasantly surprised. Pat ordered the corn beef and hash and I'm not joking when I say it was the best I've ever had. I had the most delicious bacon waffle that I had a hard time splitting with Pat. The customer service was great and our food came out fast and fresh.
  • We grabbed coffee at both Jackson Hole Coffee Roasters and Cowboy Coffee Co multiple times throughout our trips. We have a strict no Starbucks rule unless we're on a road trip because we love shopping at local coffee shops whenever we can. If we had to choose a favorite it would be Cowboy Coffee Co. For some reason we preferred the feel of the shop and the personalities of the workers better. They also have the coolest mugs, prints, and photography on sale, which helps local companies.
  • We ate at the Local Restaurant and Bar with some friends on Tuesday night. Their menu was filled with local, seasonal options and changes as the seasons do. Their food was very fresh and their service, like many others in Jackson, was great. It was the perfect place to hang out with friends, enjoy a few beers, and have some great food. PS- their fries. You need their fries.
  • Lotus was one of the first restaurants we ate at while in town. If we hadn't promised to not repeat restaurants I know we would've been back before we left. They have a combination of organic dishes, bar food, and baked goods. It was the perfect mixture of food on the menu to ensure anyone from anywhere had something they could enjoy. I was in love with the interior of this restaurant and marveled in their architect and unique designs throughout the whole dinner. The staff was friendly, the food was great, and our overall experience was awesome.
  • If there's one place you have to stop into while you're in Jackson it's the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Famous for it's saddle seats and decor we made sure to make a pit stop on Monday while we were venturing around town to slow down and enjoy the beer. They have local brews, live music, and some great history throughout the building.
  • Pearl Street Bagels will remain one of my favorite places in the city forever. My parents' and I found this amazing bakery while we were on our first visit in the spring of 2012. They have great coffee, the best bagels, and unique spreads. Plus, they place their day old bagels outside at the end of the day for people who are in need! I love companies that help others.
  • Snake River Grill- In the heart of downtown, this restaurant is one of the most famous restaurants to eat at. We had reservations for our last night in town and the place was packed. Honestly, I was amazed at how full it was on a Thursday night. We started our experience with their Onion Rings which I totally recommend- just be prepared that they are huge! This was the first time I was brave enough to order Elk, and I truly couldn't believe it had taken me the whole trip to try it. Pat had a steak which he claims is the best one he's ever had. Again, the customer service was great, and our food came out in a timely fashion.
  • Thai Me Up was another recommendation to us in town. If you like Thai you should definitely check out this place if you're ever in Jackson. It has a really cool vibe, they offer local beers, and great food.

It dumped snow while we spent our week in Jackson. We got over four feet of snow throughout the week! It was exactly what we wanted and we were so excited to be able to experience winter and the mountains, even if it were for such a short time. We absolutely love Jackson and cannot wait to return soon!

Did we miss your favorite spot to eat? Share with us below so we can check it out next time!

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