Enjoy Yellowstone Area’s Food & Drink

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...

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...

Jackson Hole Aerial Tram from Teton Village. Courtesy Photo

Eat Waffles at the Top of Rendezvous Mountain

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...


Enjoy Authentic Western Eats

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

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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...


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...

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

Restaurants and Grocery Stores Inside the Park

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


Wyoming Breweries Near Yellowstone

We combed through breweries near Yellowstone’s south and east entrances, tasting beer after beer to bring you our favorite three Wyoming breweries. Read More...

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

Wyoming Whiskey in Kirby

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...