Eat like a local: 15 best restaurants in Park City
Published Date: January 6, 2023
It’s easy to work up an appetite in Park City. This popular Utah town is a year-round destination for those who love to ski, snowboard, hike, bike, paddle and more. Check out our list of the 15 best restaurants in Park City. Go ahead: Eat like a local every meal of the day!
With a menu focused on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, Five 5eeds offers hearty breakfast fare that will fuel a day on the slopes. Delicious and Instagram-worthy dishes include the colorful acai bowl, smashed avocado and peas on toast, and a flavorful shakshouka (a Moroccan baked egg dish topped with feta). The coffee’s rave-worthy too.
For a quick grab-and-go breakfast, Prospector Avenue’s Salt Box features delicious takes on breakfast classics. Choose from the Salt Box egg sandwich with honey Sriracha cream cheese, the popular huevos rancheros box, or a breakfast burrito with house-made sausage. Don’t forget about the fresh pastries.
Harvest focuses on sourcing high-quality ingredients from local farmers and small-scale producers, and the result is super-fresh, flavorful offerings like grain bowls and smoothies. They’re also well known for their coffee, which is made from fair trade beans and roasted locally with their own special formula.
Deer Valley Grocery-Cafe
Located in the Deer Valley Resort, this convenient grab-and-go spot offers favorites like a breakfast wrap with scrambled eggs, guajillo salsa and spiced potatoes; housemade oat yogurt with fresh berries and toasted coconut; and an open-faced bagel topped with smoked salmon and wasabi cream cheese.
The Bridge Cafe & Grill
Serving American food with a Brazilian flair, the Bridge Cafe & Grill is conveniently located on Main Street, with ski-in/ski-out access in the winter and an awesome outdoor patio in the summer. Locals swear by the create-your-own omelet, “bridge benedict,” and the cristo redentor, a french toast-style ham and swiss sandwich.
Hearth and Hill
This family-owned restaurant in the Kimball Junction area has an eclectic mix of lunch fare, so everyone in your party can find something to enjoy: bison patty melts, ahi poke bowls, fish tacos and even ramen bowls. Many of the menu options at Hearth and Hill are available with gluten-free or vegan preparations.
Silver Star Cafe
This friendly and unfussy outpost was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” in 2014, and the accolades keep rolling in. The lunch menu at Silver Star Cafe varies by season, but you can count on a variety of wood-fired pizzas and hearty burgers and sandwiches. (You may want to come back for dinner to catch one of the acoustic music dinner shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.)
Ready to turn up the heat? The award-winning El Chubasco serves up burritos, tacos, enchiladas and chile rellenos. Don’t forget to stop by the salsa bar before you dig in — they make more than 20 varieties of salsa every day. Be sure to end your lunch with a classic flan or an irresistible churro!
Chop Shop Park City
In the sunny summer months, there’s nothing quite like an al fresco picnic. Swing by Chop Shop and pick out a selection of cheese and charcuterie. Each box comes with house pickles, grainy mustard and charred bread. Just select your cheese and meat from a curated collection sourced from premium and sustainable farmers and ranchers.
Freshies Lobster Co.
Lobster rolls in Park City? Believe it! Freshies serves sustainably caught lobsters, flown in from Maine within 24 hours. You can chow down on three sizes of lobster rolls (including the XL, which is brimming with 5 ounces of lobster) at their Prospector Avenue storefront, or track down their food truck roaming the greater Salt Lake City area.
Located in the old Rocky Mountain Bell telephone building on historic Main Street, Purple Sage has a decidedly Western feel, both in decor and cuisine. Start your dinner with appetizers like honey roasted beets, green chile pork stew or housemade potato chips topped with blue cheese and pepper jack. Entrees include the house specialty veal meatloaf, Utah trout with Yukon gold potatoes, and chicken fried chicken with chorizo gravy.
Don’t let the strip mall location fool you: This restaurant offers deliciously creative takes on American cuisine, with chef/owner Adam Ross at the helm. The dinner menu at Twisted Fern is always evolving, but popular dishes include the double-wide Niman Ranch pork chop, Utah elk loin and fresh Alaska halibut. You also can’t go wrong with a side of the three-cheese macaroni.
Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive
Head to this gathering place just north of Main Street and take your pick of two distinct dining options. Boneyard Saloon offers grilled favorites like juicy ribs and award-winning wings, plus Utah beers on tap. Next door, the Wine Dive offers a great variety of wines (some even on tap) to pair with wood-fired artisan pizzas. In the winter months, Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive offers dining in three rooftop “igloos.”
Cortona Italian Cafe
On a cold winter evening, nothing warms you up quite like traditional Italian food and red wine. Cortona Italian Cafe makes their pasta from scratch, so you really can’t go wrong. Favorites include the four-layer lasagna, handmade potato gnocchi, fettuccine and meatballs, and veal saltimbocca over gemelli pasta. If there’s room left for dessert, try the homemade gelato.
Riverhorse on Main
An award-winning fine dining establishment that often appears on national top restaurant lists, Riverhorse on Main is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion in style. Carnivores will love the steak offerings, including a classic center-cut filet mignon and a 20-ounce cowboy ribeye (the latter accompanied by fingerling potatoes roasted in duck fat). There’s a great vegetarian menu as well, the star being the stuffed portobello and pasta.
Can’t decide? Come back for seconds.
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