Best Burgers to Bloody Marys; How to be a Park City Foodie

When it comes to dining, Park City is spoiled for choice. To narrow your search, we’re offering a few of our favorites. While we wish that these “Staff Pick” restaurants had bribed us with free meals, all of our picks are unpaid and unsolicited.


$$$$ Contemporary country-kitchen ambiance and the most delightful tapas. Fresh local offerings, bistro-style seating. This is a true favorite.

Vessel Kitchen

$$ Fresh locally-sourced ingredients in a menu that changes seasonally. Good for you, hearty, and respectful of both your time and your wallet.

High West Distillery and Saloon

$$$ We love it, too! Old West rustic meets contemporary at this whiskey distillery, bar, and restaurant. Locally-sourced Western comfort food with a twist, whiskey sours with a twist, this is a truly fun experience.

Silver Star Café

$$ During the summer months, we recommend choosing an outdoor seat where you can admire the mountain on one side and Park City’s Municipal golf course on the other. Live music Thursdays through Saturdays. This intimate café carries inspiring small and large plates, as well as hearth-fired pizzas.

Cloud Dine

$$$ Located at the top of DreamCatcher lift on the Canyons side of Park City Resort, you’ll find that this is not your typical greasy on-mountain fare. Enjoy gourmet made-to-order salads, wood-fired pizzas, and artisan burgers, all made fresh. Due to popularity, this place becomes absolute chaos if you arrive after noon.

Riverhorse on Main

$$$$ A high-ceilinged atrium inside and seating that overlooks Historic Main Street on the outdoor deck, Riverhorse has won many awards for overall dining experience. It’s one of the oldest and most elite restaurants in Park City. Expect an extensive wine list and fresh seasonal offerings. Locals know to frequent the Sunday brunch.

El Chubasco

$ El Chubaso is kind of a local icon. It’s known for a large and varied salsa bar, where you’ll see that the most popular salsa is a bowl of dreamy yellow chipotle. It’s delicious enough that you’ll keep on eating even after you’re full. Consider yourself warned.

Café Terigo

$$$ For the intimate Italian café experience, check out Terigo, located mid-Main Street. Set in a charming brick building (with outdoor patio), you’ll find romance in the surroundings—as well as in the food. Locals love the casual feel and frequent the lunch menu salads.


$$ Popular with locals, this relatively new offering has a casual, pub-like feel. While we’re calling it pub-fare, the menu is diverse, and is immensely better than your typical greasy spoon. We recommend the craft beers, truffle fries, and the best wings ever. Be sure to ask about the rooftop patio when the weather is nice.


$$ Reasonably priced Italian on Main Street, Vinto offers ambiance and indulgent wood-fired pizzas. Casual, classy, and kid-friendly, locals know this to be a rare find—quality without the Main Street price tag.


$$ Maxwell’s is a favorite with the locals, offering New York style pizzas. There are fresh house-made pastas, Philly cheesesteaks, and buffalo wings. But you gotta try the specialty pizzas! Located in the Kimball Junction area, this is a great family option on the outskirts of town.


All the studied precision of a traditional sushi house, but willing to break with convention in pursuit of flavor. Shrimp and mango coexist in freestyle specialty sushi, while lamb chops rubbed with five-spice and glazed in fig and Thai basil grace a plate across the room. Also try the specialty “saketinis” in this cool downtown sushi favorite.

Purple Sage

Known by many locals as the best restaurant on Main Street, Purple Sage features mid-to-high end American Western fare with an atmosphere of comfort and familiarity. Steaks are an obvious choice, but more local dishes, like corn-battered Utah trout make for a unique and delicious meal.

Lookout Cabin

$$$ This ski-in/ski-out Canyon Village restaurant has an immense range of offerings, from fresh seasonal fine fare to exquisite aprés ski. It’s one of the best dining experiences in town.

Best of Park City

Grub Steak

$$$ A western steakhouse that really knows their meats. They offer all the classics to the highest standard, along with more unusual offerings, like elk. The can’t-miss highlight here is the burger. A transcendent sandwich.

Prime Steak House

$$$$ An elegant yet casual atmosphere, the Prime Steak House and Piano Bar serves the highest quality meats. And there’s a piano bar!

Yuki Yama

$$$ Loved by locals, Yuki Yama doesn’t disappoint. Immensely popular for fresh sushi, we also recommend the Japanese and Korean inspired dishes. This Main Street staple has warm ambiance and a vast menu of specialty sakes.

St. Regis Bar and Lounge

$$$$ It’s called the “7452 Bloody Mary” and I can’t tell you what makes it so good. You’ll just have to journey to the St. Regis Bar and try one for yourself. Sit outside on the snow beach and soak in the Park City sun. The specialty cocktails here are amazing, and if we had a category for best margarita and best martini, St. Regis might win those categories as well.

Wine Dive

$$ The reality is, nearly every restaurant in Park City has a great wine selection. The Wine Dive is the hip, new local hangout with a great Pinot on tap. Located off Main Street, you’ll find a varied menu of small plates and artisan pizzas. And if weather permits, be sure to check out the fabulous rooftop patio.

Windy Ridge Bakery

$$ Hidden behind the Windy Ridge Café on Ironhorse Drive, you’ll find a tiny little bakery with divine pastries. An ideal place to stop for tarts, cookies, and scones, it’s also great for picking up a lasagna or quiche to reheat at home.


The best in wood-fired specialty pizzas, Fuego is a local standby. Skip the chain restaurants, Fuego will even deliver their perfect pies right to your accommodation.

Uptown Fare

Nobody takes care of you quite like grandma. Except Uptown Fare, maybe. Turkey sandwiches made from birds roasted and carved today, a variable selection of homemade pies (all baked with love), unbeatable soups, and plenty of other homey recipes and touches you can’t get elsewhere.

Billy Blanco's

Serving American-inspired Mexican in a sports-bar-meets-biker-joint atmosphere, Billy Blanco’s is the best taco shop in the Kimball Junction area. Each dish has that handcrafted care for a filling and fulfilling meal. Take yours with a margarita, the absolute best in town.

Ritual Chocolate

Aside from being an excellent coffee house, Ritual is also a chocolate workshop and storefront. Fine chocolates are produced on the premises and sold in the coffee shop. Watch them being made in the back, and take a box or two home as souvenirs.

Deer Valley Café

If your rental has a kitchen, but you don’t want to make a big mess of it or buy a bunch of ingredients, Deer Valley Café has the answer. Gourmet meals, prepared and frozen for your convenience, are available alongside warm and fresh options like their famous turkey chili nachos.

Naughty Donuts

“Pleasure without guilt” is their slogan, but you should still watch out for these sinful delicacies. Delicious donuts made from all-natural ingredients, including vegan and organic options.