Restaurants and Breweries

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.

Mountain View Cottage at Jackson Lake Lodge

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The tasting room at Bozeman Spirits.

Bozeman Spirits, Award-Winning Montana Distillery

Located in historic downtown Bozeman, the distillery produces whiskey, vodka, gin, and rum, distilled and bottled on site. Proud to support Montana farms.

Steak on a meat fork

Bozeman Trail Steakhouse in Buffalo, Wyo.

Try a bison steak or the New York Strip at this local restaurant between Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone.

Jackson Hole Aerial Tram from Teton Village.

Corbet's Cabin Waffle Tradition from the Jackson Hole Tram

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.

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

Headframe Spirits in Butte, Montana

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.

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.

Lake Hotel Dining Room.

Lake Yellowstone Hotel's Majestic Dining Room

The dining hall falls nothing short of the Lake Yellowstone Hotel’s elegance with breathtaking views of the lake from your dining room table.

Ride a horse or a horse-drawn wagon to an Old West cookout in Yellowstone

Old Western Eats at Roosevelt Lodge in Yellowstone

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.

Kate's Real Food Granola Bar

Real Food for the Trails

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Barrel house at Willie's Distillery

Willie’s Distillery in Montana's Magic Town

Discover bootlegging, women’s rights and of course, whiskey.

Old Faithful Inn Dining Room.

Yellowstone Restaurants and Grocery Stores

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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.