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 view while you eat at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel Dining Room. 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.
It’s easy to get distracted by the park's world-class views, but don't miss these places to eat, sleep and play with Grand Teton Lodge Company.
Located in historic downtown Bozeman, the distillery produces whiskey, vodka, gin, and rum, distilled and bottled on site. Proud to support Montana farms.
Try a bison steak or the New York Strip at this local restaurant between Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone.
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.
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.
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.
The dining hall falls nothing short of the Lake Yellowstone Hotel’s elegance with breathtaking views of the lake from your dining room table.
Come for the delicious smoked in-house barbecue and stay for the old West appeal at an intimate dining room for 80 or an outdoor cookout at Yancey's Hole.
Grab some of Kate’s Real Food bars before you hit the trails on your next national park vacation.
Discover bootlegging, women’s rights and of course, whiskey.
Food options abound in Yellowstone National Park, whether you’re looking to dress down, dress up or make something yourself.
There are few places in the world where you can enjoy an elegant breakfast while watching bison roam outside your restaurant window.