Yellowstone Area Restaurants, Food and Drink

Gourmet Wyoming Beef Burger at the Lake Hotel Dining Room. Photo by Kennejima via Flickr

Gourmet Wyoming Beef Burger at the Lake Hotel Dining Room. Photo by Kennejima via Flickr

From locally inspired dishes to international cuisine from notable chefs, a trip to the area in and around Yellowstone National Park can be an amazing culinary experience. Some dishes are uniquely western, so roam out of your culinary comfort zone to really get a true taste of the American West. For instance, there are a number of restaurants that serve locally harvested elk and bison meat. Fuel the carnivore in you and try these tasty meats known for generally having less fat and more protein than beef.

Often, a restaurant’s ambience is just as amazing as the food. Go back in time at Yellowstone’s Roosevelt Lodge Dining Room, built with bark-covered logs and featuring two stone fireplaces. Before you have dinner, enjoy a drink on one of the lodge’s rocking chairs on the front porch. From there, you can watch the colors of the park’s golden hills change as the day gives way to evening.

Catch a glimpse of ranching life and get a traditional cowboy-style meal at area ranches. For a meal with an altitude, take a tram at Jackson Hole Resort up to Corbet’s Cabin at 10,450 feet and eat hearty waffles. Read more for a more complete list of some of our favorite Yellowstone-area restaurants.

Bozeman Trail Steakhouse in Buffalo, Wyoming

Buffalo, WY | Bozeman Trail Steakhouse

The Bozeman Trail Steakhouse is a family friendly restaurant offering authentic bison sirloin and burgers, elk, separate kids menu, delicious salads and sandwiches and mouth-watering steaks. Read More...

Headframe Spirits serves up whiskey, liqueur and gin at the tasting room in Butte, Montana. Courtesy photo

Butte, MT | Headframe Spirits

A side trip on your Yellowstone vacation – head to the tasting room of an innovative distillery of whiskey, liqueur and gin in a historic mining town. Read More...

The historic Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyoming

Cody, WY | The Irma Hotel

Built by Buffalo Bill, the hotel is historic. Stay in a room, eat in the dining room (try famous bread pudding with whiskey sauce), or lounge at the saloon. Read More...

Casual atmosphere in K-Bar Pizzeria in Gardiner, Montana

Gardiner, MT | K-Bar Pizzeria

Located across the street from the original entrance to Yellowstone for almost 60 years, we offer the best pizza in town because we make our dough daily Read More...

Lunch at the Tumbleweed Bookstore & Cafe in Gardiner

Gardiner, MT | Tumbleweed Bookstore and Cafe

Breakfast, lunch and dinner made with healthy, homemade ingredients along with a large selection of non-fiction, fiction, and area books. Read More...

The Yellowstone Grill in Gardiner, Montana. Courtesy photo

Gardiner, MT | Yellowstone Grill

Homemade and handmade- that is the key for this family owned restaurant, from breakfast burritos to sandwiches and burgers, handcrafted salads to wraps. Read More...

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Jackson Hole & Lander, WY | Snake River Brewing

The oldest, largest, and most decorated microbrewery near Yellowstone. It’s 90 minutes from the south entrance in Jackson Hole, or visit the Lander locale on your way to Yellowstone. Read More...

Jackson Hole Buffalo Meat Co Logo

Jackson Hole Buffalo Meat Company

Love red meat but are seeking a healthy alternative? Take a walk on the wild side and tempt your palate with the fresh and natural flavors of bison and elk. Read More...

Jackson Hole Aerial Tram from Teton Village. Courtesy Photo

Jackson Hole, WY | Corbet’s Cabin Waffle Tradition

Take the ride of a lifetime up 4,139 vertical feet to the top of the Tetons on the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram and enjoy Corbet’s Cabin’s delicious freshly-made waffles at the summit. Read More...

Conveyer belts rotate troughs of fresh produce up three-story tall vertical gardens at Vertical Harvest in Jackson, Wyoming. Photo by Carly Everett

Jackson, WY | Vertical Harvest

Long winters and a high elevation isn’t ideal for farming, unless you go vertical with hydroponic farming to produce 100,000 lbs. of produce annually. Read More...

Signed whiskey barrels at Wyoming Whiskey. Photo by Rob Wood.

Kirby, WY | Wyoming Whiskey

Take a tour of the distillery and learn about producing the state’s first premium whiskey, using regional ingredients, through a select process that promotes Wyoming’s natural and human resources. Read More...

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Lander, WY | Wildflour Bakery

On your way to Yellowstone, stop at Wildflour Bakery for a fresh bagel. Take along an oversized “clump” of Exploding Cheese Bread or a breakfast sandwich. Read More...

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Old Western Eats in Yellowstone Country

Want to eat like the Yellowstone region’s early explorers did? Sign up for an Old West cookout. Read More...

The beers of Black Tooth Brewing in Sheridan, Wyoming. Courtesy photo

Sheridan, WY | Black Tooth Brewing

Drink the West at Black Tooth Brewing and experience Wyoming’s craft beer renaissance. Read More...

Old Faithful Inn Dining Room. Photo by NPS Jim Peaco.

Yellowstone Restaurants and Grocery Stores

Food options abound in Yellowstone National Park, whether you’re looking to dress down, dress up or make something yourself. Read More...

Elk grazing outside of the Mammoth Dining Room in Yellowstone. Photo by Tommy Tex 2001 via Flickr

Yellowstone’s Historic Mammoth Dining Room Restaurant

There are few places in the world where you can enjoy an elegant breakfast while watching bison roam outside your restaurant window. Read More...