For more than 50 years, the Mangy Moose in Teton Village has pretty much been synonymous with Jackson Hole. While known for our skiing, hiking and nearby national parks, no trip to Jackson Hole is complete without going to “The Moose” for dinner or drinks. Located at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the funky, nearly 30,000-square foot Mangy Moose building is a one-stop dining, food shopping and retail marvel.
Something For Everybody
Four-stories tall, the Mangy Moose houses two restaurants, a saloon, a small grocery store with wine emporium and two gift shops. If you’re staying in Teton Village, you’ve got a very handy and affordable place to eat breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, enjoy an après ski or hike beverage, pick up a sandwich, a bottle of wine and tube of toothpaste, plus a souvenir T-shirt while you’re at it!
But the Mangy Moose is a big draw even for those who aren’t booked into lodging in Teton Village.
Affordable, Family-Friendly Food
The main restaurant is an authentic Western steakhouse ideal for families, offering reasonably priced meals. A casual atmosphere marked by a decidedly eclectic décor hanging from the ceiling and walls (think vintage road signs and posters, antique bicycles and tools, a small bi-plane), the eatery features a diverse menu of items locally sourced as much as possible. Entrees range from native trout and prime rib (a popular item), to elk, bison and a quinoa creation. Appetizers run the gamut from classic Buffalo wings to the sensationally creative Farmer's Daughter Fries: sweet potato fries, vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and sea salt.
An economical and yummy breakfast can be had in the RMO Café.
Open for breakfast and lunch, the RMO Café is located one floor below the main dining room with a menu that is half American and half Mexican. For breakfast, feast on bacon and eggs, pancakes, huevos rancheros or the RMO bakery’s made-from-scratch pastries. Lunch selections range from fish and steak tacos to sandwiches and house made soups.
Location: Teton Village
Hours*: • Mangy Moose restaurant, 5-10 p.m.
• Mangy Moose Saloon, 11 a.m.-close (usually 2 a.m.)
• RMO Café, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Mangy Moose Market and Cellars, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
* Hours are adjusted seasonally
Menu: Click here
Mangy Moose Saloon
Like the Mangy Moose Restaurant, the Moose’s Saloon is a sight to behold in terms of the impressive collection of memorabilia and paraphernalia, including the hilarious spectacle of a taxidermic moose suspended from the ceiling.
The venue is family-friendly until 10 p.m.
Given its location at the bottom of the ski mountain, it should come as no surprise that the Saloon is world-renowned for its après ski scene. It also boasts a lively entertainment schedule from local musicians both during and beyond the après ski hours. During the summer, live music is on tap six nights a week. Some amazing national bands have taken to the little Mangy Moose Saloon stage, such as Little Feat, Jason Aldean, Blues Traveler and Brandi Carlile.
In addition to cocktails (try their signature spicy margarita, pictured), enjoy lunch or dinner in the bar area or out on the deck, where you’ll have a great view of the mountain.
The Mangy Moose Market and Cellars
For visitors staying in Teton Village, the Mangy Moose Market and Cellars is an extremely convenient place to pop into and pick up all manner of food items and sundries, even dog food! But it is more than just a “convenience store”—it’s actually a full-on market. Inside you’ll not only find the basics such as milk, eggs and bread, but also fresh produce, a wide selection of cheeses, sandwiches, complete gourmet dinners, frozen elk steaks, desserts and the proverbial “more!”
Stock up on supplies for your condo or grab some snacks to take back to your hotel room.
The wine shop features a staggering 325 wines at prices that are surprisingly reasonable for a little market, and the easy on the pocket pricing holds true for grocery items, too. Mere steps from the Market and Cellars are two gift shops worth your while: The Mangy Moose Emporium (tee shirts and more) and Skywolf’s Gallery for Native American jewelry.
Bottom line: The Mangy Moose is one big building, with many reasons to go inside.
FUN FACT: According to owner David Yoder, there have been at least a dozen marriages between Mangy Moose employees over the years. It should also be noted that the establishment has a longtime, loyal staff on board. Ten years is the average amount of time bartenders have been serving libations; the manager has been at the helm for 25!