Part of what we love so much about Park City is the dining – our little town has really evolved over the years to include world class dining and loads of options for everyone, from fine dining to family style. Here are some of our favorite hotspots to hit up:
CORTONA :: cortonaparkcity.com
Cortona is a tiny restaurant tucked into a mall on the outskirts of Kimball Junction near the liquor store. Blink and you’ll miss it. But don’t let the small size (it probably seats 40 people at full capacity) fool you. They make their own pasta daily and have a killer homemade gelato menu to satisfy any after-dinner sweet cravings. Open for dinner only.
TRIO :: parkcity.triodining.com
6585 N Landmark Dr
Part of a Salt Lake City-based restaurant group, this Mediterranean restaurant found near the outlet mall is great for family-friendly service and flatbread pizza.
MAXWELL’S :: maxwellsece.com
Known for its thin crust pizza, this East Coast-inspired Italian eatery doubles as a sports bar with multiple games broadcast on TVs hung above the bar. A great family-friendly atmosphere, they sell pizza by the slice and even have an ice cream cookie dessert “pizza” that kids love!
SZECHWAN :: szechwanpc.flavorplate.com
A speedy and dependable Chinese food locale with plenty of variety, Szechwan is great for dining in or take out. Their dishes come out hot with lightning speed and they have the option for white or brown rice with each order.
VESSEL :: vesselkitchen.com
1784 Uinta Way, Suite 1E
This cafeteria-style restaurant serving up healthy options has really taken off with its imaginative and tasty concept that caters to people seeking clean and fresh dining. Though the concept is initially jarring, the counter service allows speedy service and the added eye candy of seeing the delicious options right before your eyes. They also sell kombucha that is brewed onsite.
FRESHIES LOBSTER CO :: freshieslobsterco.com
1897 Prospector Ave.
Lobster rolls might seem to be an odd offering in Utah but the folks at Freshies have made a name for themselves and their Maine-style favorites. They originally started out in the Park Silly Sunday Market but now serve seafood from a counter-style deli
GRUB STEAK RESTAURANT :: grubsteakrestaurant.com
2200 Sidewinder Dr
Certainly known for serving up the best prime rib in town, Grub Steak House offers diners fine dining away from Main Street in a Western-themed atmosphere. Dinners are accompanied with a full salad bar — leave room for desserts!
EL CHUBASCO :: elchubascomexicangrill.com
1890 Bonanza Drive
This Mexican restaurant serves authentic cuisine from south of the border — including pozole, chile rellenos and carnitas, along with tacos, enchiladas and burritos — and boasts a huge, self-serve salsa bar. Often fills up fast during the lunchtime rush.
SAMMY’S BISTRO :: sammysbistro.com
1890 Bonanza Drive
Perennial locals’ favorite Sammy’s is like the Cheer’s of Park City. With beers on tap and a game playing in the background, the casual atmosphere belies the expansive menu and great variety of healthy options, including gluten free items.
WINE DIVE / BONEYARD SALOON :: winedivepc.com
1251 Kearns Blvd
Sister restaurants Wine Dive and Boneyard Saloon offer casual dining with shared menus and a wide offering of cocktails and brews on tap. Elevated small plates such as tuna tartare, short ribs and lettuce cups meets bar classics like burgers and fries.
BLIND DOG :: blinddogpc.com
Blind Dog boasts an enormous menu of everything from sushi to steak. The restaurant is large and accommodating, and during the summer there is a large patio with live music and specials midweek touting two-for-one appetizers or happy hour.
FIREWOOD :: firewoodonmain.com
306 Main Street
Under the purview of Chef/Owner John Murcko, this relatively new eatery serves up fine dining with a rustic twist — its seasonal cuisine is cooked over wood fire stoves stoked by the chef team. This restaurant offers more than steaks and cuts of meat, it’s the subtle aesthetic of the carefully sourced food that tells the story. Nickle bar in the basement features craft cocktails and a bar counter lined with pennies.
HANDLE :: handleparkcity.com
136 Heber Ave.
Handle on the corner of Swede Alley and Heber St also is a trend setter in the Utah dining scene. Small plates of seasonal ingredients in unexpected and delightful presentations — Buffalo style cauliflower?? — are perfect for sharing with company. Chef Briar Handly isn’t afraid to push the envelope and innovate on the plate in ways that allow singular ingredients to shine. The hipster bar serves up inventive craft cocktails with flair.
NO NAME SALOON :: nonamesaloon.net
This former cowboy bar is on everyone’s list of places to drink in Park City. Its rooftop terrace is open rain, snow or shine, and attracts a crowd of people who are looking to see and be seen. A late night kitchen serves up great burgers and pub grub til all hours.
THE SPUR :: thespurbarandgrill.com
The Spur is a Western-inspired saloon that gets packed to the rafters on the weekends with locals looking to kick up their heels to the rock, blue grass, and cover jams played by live bands. The wrap around bar allows for maximum socializing and the dance floor always fills up as the night progresses.
TUPELO :: tupeloparkcity.com
508 Main Street
Tupelo burst onto the scene right on Main Street in fall 2015 run by husband-wife duo Chef Matthew Harris and Maggie Alvarez. Chef Harris has fine dining pedigree — he helped open the first J&G in Atlanta and then took the helm to open the J&G at the St. Regis Deer Valley. Tupelo’s diverse cuisine inspiration from the local mountain fare with a distinctly southern twist. tupeloparkcity.com
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RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE
Guy Hatch’s personal favorite restaurant, this locale offers dependable steak house cuisine in the Hotel Park City.
SILVER STAR CAFE :: thesilverstarcafe.com
Silver Star Cafe near the Silver Star lift at Park City Mountain is the locals’ best kept secret. Live music in the evening on the weekends entertain clients and homegrown, reasonably priced fare keep us all coming back for more. This spot is also the place to be for brunch on the weekends as it boasts a wide open terrace that sits in the sun for the majority of the day.