Eating Cowboy Style


We hope everyone has had a nice holiday and has been able to spend some time with family and friends!

While I was getting ready for company, this was Ryan’s preparation…typical. :)

Ryan Sheets - Skiing Powder - Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (1 of 1)

Ryan’s parents flew in for the holiday, so we’ve been showing them around and trying out some fun restaurants.

Ryan Sheets - Gun Barrel - Jackson Hole - Steak and Game Sign (1 of 1)


We thought it would be fun to go to a very “Western style” restaurant.  We did a little internet surfing and had a few recommendations from my co-workers and decided that The Gun Barrel was the place to go.  I mean come on…it’s a steak and game house.  I think the ratio of taxidermy animals to customers is 1:1…that is when you know you’ve reached “Western style” status.


Ryan Sheets - Gun Barrel - Jackson Hole - Antler Chandler (1 of 1)


The Gun Barrel opened it’s doors in 1993 and was formerly the Wyoming Wildlife Museum & Taxidermy. Many of the game trophies and museum artifacts can still be appreciated, all while eating a juicy steak and potato side.

Talk about a two for one kind of deal! The restaurant is also equipped with a mesquite grill, which has loaded thousands of meaty steaks over the years with robust flavor.


Ryan Sheets - Gun Barrel - Jackson Hole - Ryans Steak (1 of 1)


There is something on the menu for everyone between the beef, game fare and fish options, bound to be something to tempt your taste buds.


Ryan Sheets - Gun Barrel - Jackson Hole - Artichoke Dip (1 of 1)


Ryan Sheets - Gun Barrel - Jackson Hole - Bread and Butter (1 of 1)


Ryan and I both had different ribeye options that were delish…that was after we polished off the sourdough breadbasket and artichoke dip. Ha. Don’t worry; we had help from Ryan’s parents, too!  His mom had a strip steak and his dad ordered their salmon, which he reported to be excellent!   (Ryan highly recommends the Teton Ribeye!)

Good food and good company…and lots of it if you count the animals 😉

Ryan Sheets - Gun Barrel - Jackson Hole - Fire Place (1 of 1)


We had a great time and were able to get an authentic Wyoming meal.  They even put us right by their toasty fireplace. Life is good in Jackson.


Have a great New Years!


~ Joanna and Ryan