Dining: Wyoming Cuisine

Homegrown Bison

There are plenty of unique opportunities to try the quality meat that is raised right on the ranches in Wyoming. Terry Bison Ranch Resort is a historic destination that will accommodate groups of all kinds, whether it’s a large event or an afternoon picnic.  The entire family can explore the ranch riding the trains or enjoying a meal at the on-site steakhouse. For the adventurous travelers, there are hunting tours offered at Durham Ranch, which ensure a memorable time and allows any guest to appreciate the holistic grazing style in which the bison are raised. If a day exploring the Wyoming plains seems a bit tiring, visitors can stay comfortably in the Wright Family Rock House, located directly on the ranch. Enjoy quality Wyoming meats made to order at Jackson Hole Buffalo Meat Co, a locally owned and operated exotic game distributor that offers products that are sustainable and all natural.

Wyoming Made Products

Some of the finest, handcrafted foodstuffs are made right in Wyoming. Traditional recipes have been preserved within the Western culture and are used to make some of the highest quality products enjoyed today. Homemade honey is used to create the confections at Queen Bee Gardens. Try some of their gourmet candies, which include various pralines and toffee.  For those who appreciate fine chocolate creations, Meeteetse Chocolatier uses organic ingredients in their candy recipes and is implementing efforts to become a zero-waste company. This local business, which started selling chocolates out of a truck, delicately crafts artisan chocolates that are enjoyed across the nation. After an adventurous day in the Wild West, be sure to indulge in an adult beverage at Wyoming Whiskey, the first legal distillery to be built in the state. Take a tour of the historic distillery, which uses locally sourced ingredients to produce the premium whiskey.

Uniquely Wyoming

The historic culture that is preserved within the state of Wyoming provides many one-of-a-kind opportunities that any traveler can take advantage of. The Moondance Diner is a restaurant that was re-located from New York to Wyoming after being donated to the American Diner Museum. Another specialty that is sure to amaze any traveler is located at The Dip, where guests can make an order along the 40-foot Wyoming jade bar.  The rock slab makes for a unique atmosphere that can be enjoyed during any Wyoming vacation, complete with artwork by a local artist. Be sure to savor the amazing views of the Tetons at the Couloir Restaurant, which takes guests to an elevation of 9,095 feet to enjoy their meal.

When lounging sounds like an ideal activity, perch up on a classic saddle barstool at the Cowboy Bar, where Wyoming’s first liquor license is held. This bar provides a uniquely Wyoming experience as the pioneer-era is embraced using Western memorabilia for every future cowboy or cowgirl to enjoy. Other Wyoming watering hole options include The Jackson Lake Lodge, which offers multiple dining experiences that will appeal to any Wyoming traveler. The Mural Dining room features beautiful panoramic views of Jackson Lake, while the Pioneer Grille is one of the oldest soda fountains still in use. A relaxing atmosphere is welcoming travelers at the Blue Heron Lounge at the Jackson Lake Lodge, where guests can refresh with a beverage and enjoy the impeccable scenery.

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