It may be nontraditional, but blackberry margaritas are AWESOME. In a town that’s oddly obsessed with margaritas (spicy margs, anyone?), there might be no better combination of taste and views than a blackberry marg from Deadman’s Bar at Signal Mountain Lodge. The lodge, located on the shores of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, strives to be the one stop shop for visitors to the park. However, if you’re not looking for an all inclusive package, it’s well worth it to at least stop in for a bite to eat at the Trapper Grill and take in the views of Jackson Lake and the Tetons.
Beyond their delicious margs, the Trapper Grill offers some of the best nachos in the valley (another food item that Jackson seems to be oddly obsessed with). Go for the full order ($14.90) or a half order ($8.50), if you’re scared. Beyond the nachos, the rest of the menu is rounded out with what can only be called eclectic pub fare- from steak sandwiches to spring roles. In addition to the Grill, Deadman’s Bar offers a full bar, extensive wine list and beers on tap for all your unwinding needs.
Perhaps the only thing more impressive than the nachos and margaritas is the world class view from the deck at Signal Mountain Lodge. Built on a bluff overlooking Jackson Lake and the Tetons, the deck offers one of the best views in the Tetons. You’d be hard pressed to find a better place to take in a sunset in Jackson. So, if you’re headed to the park, be sure to make time for a trip to Signal Mountain.