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.

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

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.

The bar at Headframe Spirits in Butte, Montana

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.

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.


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.