How to Have the Best Meal at the Bar J Chuckwagon

BBQ ribs at the Bar J Chuckwagon in Jackson HoleIf you’re craving a taste of the old west, look no further than the Bar J Chuckwagon in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This popular supper club serves up meat-centric eats, great drinks, and authentic cowboy entertainment for the whole family. As soon as the Bar J Wranglers take the stage, listeners leave behind their busy lives and settle into a time long ago – a time of the singing cowboy. Here’s why a trip to the Chuckwagon should be on your Wild West bucket list!

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Spend an Evening at the Bar J Chuckwagon


With a seating capacity of 750 people, it may come as a surprise that Bar J serves all their guests in less than 25 minutes. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner bell rings promptly at 7 p.m. Diners can choose from classic cowboy entrees like BBQ beef, boneless chicken breast, BBQ pork ribs, and grilled rib-eye steak. There’s even a kid’s menu for the little ones. All meals are served with a baked potato, Bar J beans, homemade biscuits, chunky applesauce, and an old fashioned spice cake. Yum!


The Bar J Wranglers perform in Jackson Hole seven nights a week during the summer months. During the off-season, the Wranglers perform all over the world, bringing their style of western music and ranch humor to people of all ages and backgrounds. They’ve been featured on TNN with Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Randy Travis as well as the Discovery Channel and the Travel Network. Visit the Chuckwagon website for a full list of upcoming concerts!

Reservations & Hours

A vacation highlight for many of our guests, Bar J is always busy. We highly recommend calling ahead to make your reservations and going early to find the best seats. You can always browse the gift shop, sip refreshments at the Waterin’ Hole, or chat with the Wranglers until showtime! The Chuckwagon is open Memorial Day weekend through the last Saturday in September.

Book Your Stay at the Bentwood Inn

When it’s time to plan your trip to the Wild West, be sure to book your stay at our Jackson Hole bed and breakfast. Our lodge is just one mile from the Bar J Chuckwagon and is the perfect place to unwind after a fun night out! Reserve our Cowboy Room and take advantage of the cozy fireplace, luxurious King-size bed, and private entrance. A spacious bathroom completes the cowboy motif with a plaid-tiled walk-in shower reminiscent of a typical cowboy shirt.

As an added bonus, The Bentwood Inn offers casual Bistro BBQ dinners every Wednesday so that you can enjoy an authentic western meal right onsite. Bistro BBQ dinners usually feature Chef Bob’s smoked baby back ribs, organic chicken, grilled wild game sausage, and all the fixin’s. Join us for dinner sometime and tell us all about your experience at the Chuckwagon!

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