You may have heard about the food scene in Jackson Hole, WY, but did you know another foodie mecca is on the west side of Teton Pass? As our community has grown and expanded over the years, more and more restaurants have opened in Victor and Driggs. Whether you live on the Idaho side, are visiting Grand Targhee, or are taking to the trails in Teton Valley for the day, it’s worth staying for the food.
Teton Valley runs the length of the Tetons along the western slope. It includes the Idaho towns of Victor, Driggs, and Tetonia, as well as Alta, Wyoming, where Grand Targhee Resort is located. The fertile soil in this region supports acres of farmland, providing nourishment to the community during the summer months. This growing community includes several family-owned restaurants mentioned below.
Teton Valley Winter Trails
But it wouldn’t be après without the ski of course. Here are a few of our favorite spots. (Yes, we checked with the locals 😜 ) Discover Teton Valley! The area offers plenty of opportunities to explore trails and enjoy local restaurants throughout the year, and we are particularly fond of the winter trails. ❄️ Take a look to see for yourself and make sure to save some time for après bites!
🟢 Easy 🟦 Intermediate ⚫ Expert 🐶 Dog-friendly 🚴🏽Fat Biking = Groomed
Coal Creek ⚫
Happy Hour – Mike Harris Campground to ID/WY 🟦
Hillbender to Nemo Loop- Southern Valley Trails 🟦=
Mail Cabin Creek 🟦🐶
Moose Creek 🟦🐶
Nemo-Lady Slipper Trail 🟦=
Pole Canyon 🟦🐶
Yeti’s Loop – Southern Valley Nordic 🟢🚴🏽=
Food in Victor
AmeriAsia Bistro is a family-owned restaurant serving a wide variety of Asian recipes spanning from Indonesia, Vietnam, The Philippines, Japan, and beyond. At AmeriAsia you can expect kind service and generous portions. Perfect for the winter season, they have a diverse selection of hot soup dishes made from homemade broths, such as Ramen or Pho🍲. It’s an ideal meal after skiing in below-freezing temperatures.
Otto’s Kitchen is the food truck located at Grand Teton Brewery. It offers a variety of delicious and affordable meals. 🍔 Their specialty is the ‘Smash burger’, made with high-quality ingredients and served with crinkle-cut fries. Additionally, they provide impossible burgers for vegan customers. And any Wisconsinites out there will be delighted by their fried cheese curds.
Authentic and flavorful Thai classics made with fresh ingredients. Their chef is from Northern Thailand, so the menu features dishes from that region. Don’t miss their spectacular Khao Soi, which is perfect for warming you up after a cold day outside on the trails. Enjoy complimentary house-made spicy peanuts while you wait for your food. 🌶️ Spice levels range from 1-3 stars, and will delight those seeking spicy food. Aroy mak! (very tasty in Thai ☺️)
🍻Come for the beer and stay for the pizza! 🍕 Try their selection of beers currently on tap, which range from sours to IPAs, German-style beers to English-inspired porters. You can enjoy draft beers in the tap room or grab a six-pack and a specialty pizza to go.
The Knotty, as it is known by locals, is a rustic and iconic steakhouse. 🥩The Knotty Pine Supper Club exudes nostalgia and has been a part of the Victor community for a longer time than most residents. Along with BBQ and prime rib, they also offer top-notch live music and have one of the few full-service bars in town. Some even say their bartenders are better than your therapist but this is not medically approved advice. 😉 🥃
🧈When it comes to making breakfast, it can be challenging to do so without using butter. That’s why Butter is the spot in Victor, Idaho for all your breakfast needs. They offer brunch daily from 8-2, and they also serve dinner on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. We are also big fans of their other restaurant, Streetfood at The Stagecoach, located just across the pass in Wilson, WY. 🍳However, if you’re looking for the best brunch in Victor, you can’t go wrong with Butter. We hear that their French toast is divine!
Photo by Bradly J Boner, JHN&G
One of the newest additions to Teton Valley is a communal space that houses two growing businesses: Guidepost Brewing Company and Alpine Air Coffee Roasters. While both businesses have been in the beverage industry for some time, their recent move to a space on Main Street is a fresh development. On one side of the building, Alex Suckling’s bright and open space serves as a coffee counter and roasting area for Alpine Air Coffee Roasters. Their menu offers a variety of coffee and espresso drinks, as well as freshly baked pastries that change throughout the week.
On the other side of the space, Chris Macchietto and Steve Smit own Guidepost Brewing Company which has established a brick-and-mortar location after originally brewing in the basement of Chiang Mai restaurant. Be sure to try their flagship Chiang Mai-P.A. (West Coast IPA), which pays homage to their humble beginnings. In addition to their wide selection of beers, Guidepost Brewing Company also offers a food menu from 4-9pm. Their menu includes classic pub favorites, homemade pasta bowls, and Idaho Spiral Spuds.
Food in Driggs
🍅 🥑Valle del Sol is a hidden gem in Idaho, offering flavorful and authentic Mexican food. Enjoy a friendly and welcoming atmosphere with attentive service. Their food is freshly made, and you can indulge in delicious tacos, burritos, ceviche, and classic sides like chips, salsa, and guacamole. If you’re lucky, you might be able to try their special Birria tacos🌮, only offered on special days.
🍣Having already established itself in the town of Jackson, Chef Jason King, local sushi kingpin, opened his second sushi cabin in Driggs, Idaho. King Sushi has gained a loyal following due to its exceptionally fresh fish, traditional Japanese dishes, and carefully curated beverage selection. First-time visitors and sushi enthusiasts may be pleasantly surprised to find such high-quality sushi in a landlocked state like Idaho. However, regular customers can vouch for this, which is why they keep coming back. The restaurant’s creative sushi specials are always a big hit! 🍱
A ‘Tried and True’ cafe that has already become well-loved by its Driggs community. 🥪Voted Best Sandwich in Town 2023 so you know ‘Exactly Where I’m At’ for a post-ski lunch. ‘I Can’t Put my Finger on it’ but there is something special about the house-made chips. Portions are generous so likely you can ‘Take Me Away’ for a snack later in the day. ‘Your Party’ will be made if you spring for their large and in-charge homemade cookies. 🍪
🎸🌼If you caught the Ween references sprinkled above, you probably already noticed the lighthearted and playful Ween theme at Figgie’s Cafe. We appreciate a subtle theme at a cafe, which shows that Figgie’s has a unique personality on top of delicious food.
Another spot that offers authentic and delicious Thai food is Bangkok Kitchen. They have a wide menu selection, including several lunch specials for midday. 🥡Ordering takeout is convenient with their user-friendly online menu. However, if you choose to dine in, you can expect friendly and prompt service. The portions are generous, ensuring your satisfaction. Don’t miss out on their fresh spring rolls, Panang curry, Pad Won Sen, or steamed dumplings. 🥟
Rise Coffee has been voted the best cup of coffee in the valley for 6 years in a row, making it a beloved gathering place for the community. ☕️Their coffee is expertly roasted and their shots are pulled to perfection. The staff is friendly and they offer a variety of delicious and healthy breakfast options, such as their sweet potato breakfast burrito. 🌯 Don’t forget to indulge in their delectable cruffins as well.
👋 We hope you enjoyed the trails and found a delicious après treat.