We were onto the second state on our four state, two week road trip. We were in Wyoming after driving from Nevada and through Utah, which was an incredible drive. We learned many things like keeping our gas tank at half full because the next town could be hours away. We never ran out of gas but there were times when you realized how scattered civilization was. That was when we learned to fill up on gas and food when we could.
Once we arrived into Jackson Hole after white knuckle driving through freezing rain-snow, along a winding mountain pass at night, it was smooth sailing! This part of the country was beyond magnificent and the beauty was immeasurable. We had visited the impressive little ski town of Jackson Hole and both Great Teton and Yellowstone, which were majestic and breathtaking.
My friend and I did a lot of trekking so we built up quite the appetite, although I think that our eyes were bigger than our stomachs at times! On our food journey through Wyoming, we found both wonderful and average dining experiences, it happens!
From upscale dining on a ski slope to learning about the wild huckleberry, my “What I ate in WYOMING – A Food Journal “.
Bubba’s Bar-B-Que in Jackson Hole
Bubba’s Bar-B-Que is Jackson Hole’s oldest BBQ joint and it is a very popular place! That means during high season the wait to get in can be very long. My recommendation is to do the Yelp Check in prior to your arrival so you can time it where you do not have to stand outside for very long.
The servings at Bubba’s are enormous especially if you order the three or four meat combo, like we did. I think our eyes were bigger than our stomachs and we ended up bringing half our food back to the hotel.
Everything was tender and succulent especially the brisket and the ribs. Although for some reason my BBQ chicken was tough. My friend was raving about her BBQ chicken and I was confused after I bit into mine. I might have been given one that was sitting there for awhile, who knows? Other than my tough chicken, the sausage was very good as well as all the sides of macaroni & cheese and potato salad.
Our food was great the second day too. We ate the leftovers tailgating style before we walked our long trek around Jenny Lake. It wall all so good, minus my chicken!
For restaurant location and information – Bubba’s Bar-B-Que
Hayden’s Post at Snow King Resort – Jackson Hole
After driving five to six hours from Torrey, Utah and hitting freezing rain at night, we checked into the Snow King Resort. Although the hotel was a good stay the restaurant inside was miserable! Okay, it was not that bad but it was uninspiring and very bland.
After the exhausting drive, we were famished and decided on several items like the Potato and Leek soup, Brussel Sprouts and the Tofu bowl. I ordered the tofu bowl and was severely disappointed. I know it was just tofu, vegetables and rice but it was just so bland. At least season it to give it some flavor! My friend was not impressed with the soup or brussel sprouts, she said it was “Just okay”. As for the service, it was excellent. I will give them kudos for their friendliness and attentiveness. I just wished their food was just as good as the service – bland!
Wild Huckleberry Chocolate Bar – Jackson Hole
While traveling through Wyoming and Montana, I learned that wild huckleberries are the berries to eat while in the area. They are wild, resist growing in a cultivated environment and I respect that! You can find this tart little wild thing sold in many creations from bath soap to chocolate.
While in Jackson Hole, I dipped into the Yippy I-O Candy Store and that is where I learned about wild huckleberries. There was a plethora of huckleberry candies and it was difficult to choose one. I decided on this large Wild Huckleberry Chocolate Bar because it had a berry filling. It was nice tasting from the rich chocolate to the slight huckleberry filling inside. Not bad for my first taste of wild huckleberry, although I would have loved to eaten one straight from the wild.
Piste Mountain Bistro – Jackson Hole
Dining at Piste Mountain Bistro in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is far from being ordinary. In order for you to get to the bistro you will need to take a 12 minute ride on the Bridger Gondola from Teton Village. Piste sits directly on the ski slopes and can be enjoyed year round. My friend and I dined here when it was not ski season and enjoyed the fresh mountain air plus the views.
👩🏻💻 For my complete review and blog with bistro information ➡ Piste Mountain Bistro in Jackson Hole, WY – Dining on the Slopes!
I had requested on our reservations, a table with a window view and it was honored. We ordered a couple of their beautifully hand crafted cocktails after we were seated. Both the Sparrow and The Lucky Charm cocktails were delicious and dazzling, we highly recommend them.
Since we over ate (imagine that) during lunch time at Bubba’s BBQ, we decided to keep it light. I ordered the Chef’s Soup which was a tasty take on corn chowder. It was very good considering it was a chilly day. My friend and I both ordered the grilled vegetables with smoked feta hummus which was the perfect size. For my friend’s second course she decided on the Pork Belly appetizer which was our server’s recommendation. He said it was his favorite and it soon became my friend’s favorite. She mentioned that the whole dish was excellent and seasoned well.
What a fun and delicious dinner at Piste Mountain Bistro! We found everything to be solid- The food, the cocktails and the views.
Merry Piglets Mexican Grille – Jackson Hole
Yeah, it was Okay. I would say Merry Piglets was about average when it came to the food and cocktails. Our server was great though and the restaurant was nicely put together. This is a popular place so make sure you check the wait times and get on the Yelp Check-in list prior to your arrival.
My friend and I ordered several items including the Twisted Cowgirl Dip, tacos and Chile Rellenos. The Twisted Cowgirl Dip sounded better than what we received. It was a bit bland and cold in some places due to the scoop of guacamole. My Coconut Hut cocktail was pretty good but not spectacular. The shrimp taco like my cocktail was pretty good but not spectacular. Now the Chile Relleno was quite good and different from other highly battered rellenos. I would say to order the Chile Relleno, if if you decide to eat here at The Merry Piglets. Not a bad place, just average.
For restaurant information and location – Merry Piglets Mexican Grill
Persephone Bakery – Jackson Hole
I love the name of this adorable café! Persephone is a cute place with good coffee and tasty pastries. Persephone seemed to be a popular place in downtown Jackson Hole with the locals and tourists. We stopped in on our way out of Jackson Hole for some morning coffee and pastries.
I ordered the Americano which was steaming good. It was one of the best that I had on our twelve day road trip. I also chose two slices of their loaf bread- one was pumpkin and the other was carrot with coconut. Both were a freshly baked, quite dense and delicious. Months later, I still cannot decide which I liked better.
For café information and location – Persephone Bakery
I left a piece of my heart in this lovely state called Wyoming. I am looking forward to revisiting Jackson Hole and the surrounding areas. I already have an ongoing list of places to eat and places to see for my next visit. Until we meet again, my dear Wyoming!
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