The Calico was originally a church. Of course our food is inspired.
Calico, built in 1905, was originally erected as a church serving the Mormon homestead community that settled and thrived along Mormon Row just north of the town of Jackson. Sixty-one years later, two partners purchased and moved the then abandoned church to Teton Village road naming it Calico Pizza after a California ghost town. Changing ownership in 1995, proprietor Jeff Davies rebuilt and remodeled the old building while preserving the original church structure – thus creating today's Calico Italian Restaurant and Bar. Thanks to their foresight, Calico remains an important part of Jackson Hole history.
As you walk towards the Calico restaurant, its surroundings will instantly take you to another place. Gardens full of sweet smelling flowers border the walkways below the deck where people usually request seats. From the deck, you have a relaxing, panoramic view of the gardens, the distant Teton Mountains, and the open lawn where kids are often playing (instead of finishing their food). Large plants and flowers are hung around the deck’s canopy, separating the conversations of each table. If it wasn't for the lack of the Mediterranean Sea nearby, you'd swear you were dining on the Italian Riviera.
Inside, guests are seated below a raised ceiling woven together with large wooden beams. The Italian design in the spacious main dining room creates a relaxed atmosphere. From any seat in the room, you have a clear view of the open kitchen, where the chefs are busy preparing the meals. The northern section of the restaurant is the bar, separated from the dining room by three large stained glass windows. Reminding us of the original use of the building, the new stained glass windows were created by a local artist to represent western life and good food. Inside the bar, countless snapshots adorn the walls of past guests and events. As you enjoy a special bar menu, you can shoot pool with your friends or just relax by the stone fireplace.
The Calico has ample parking for guests, and has a START bus stop. In the winter, the START bus stops every 1/2 hour in front of the Calico. Handicap access and restrooms, including wide aisles and an elevator, ensure that all are welcome.
Dining room is open 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM nightly.
Bar is open 5:00 PM -12:00 AM nightly.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
Call (307)733-2460 for Reservations.
On Teton Village Road Between Jackson and Teton Village.