Park City is a true foodie’s delight! Offering over 100 restaurants, diners are treated to cuisine spanning a multitude of delicacies. Whether you’re seeking fine dining, or casual, family fare, the options are varied. You’ll find restaurants located conveniently throughout the area; from Kimball Junction to the Main Street district, and of course, at the ski resorts themselves. Park City certainly has a reputation for being an outdoor enthusiasts dream, and is now becoming known for its amazing dining options. Here are a few local’s favorite spots;
What is appealing about the Prospector area of Park City, is that you can find amazing dining experiences without the hustle and bustle of the Main Street area. You’ll find many locals dining in the Prospector neighborhood for just that reason, and also because some of Park City’s dining gems are located there.
Prime Steak & Sushi
This restaurant absolutely never disappoints. With a small, exceptional menu based on locally sourced items, it is the only restaurant in Park City that serves actual Prime rated beef. Sushi lovers will also thrill at the unique and fresh options prepared by Executive Sushi Chef Scott. Prime has an intimate dining room loaded with ambiance, and a lovely outdoor patio overlooking their herb garden and outdoor fireplace. Prime is truly a Park City ski town secret!
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 5 PM-Close, Lunch Beginning November 1, 2012, 11:00-3:00 PM
Just across Prospector Square from Prime is Good Karma. Known for their Indian Cuisine, they also offer delicious breakfasts and lunch as well. In the warmer months, Good Karma has a lovely outdoor patio area draped in trees and speckled with hummingbirds flitting about. If you fall in love with their curry, or other Indian favorites, you can find their Curry in a Hurry line in most Park City grocery stores to enjoy back at your place.
Hours: M-F Breakfast 8 AM -11 AM, Lunch 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Dinner 5 PM-9 PM. Saturday & Sunday Brunch 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sammy’s is a great choice to enjoy some delicious Utah micro brews while enjoying unique and well-priced menu items. A favorite of visitors and locals alike is their grilled Mahi Mahi sandwich, topped with fresh mango salsa. Sammy’s has a warm and inviting atmosphere, and diners enjoy a casual yet delicious dining experience.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00 AM-9:00 PM
A local’s favorite for many years, the Blind Dog offers two separate spaces within their restaurant that allow you to design your own dining experience. On one side, you can relax in a fine dining atmosphere and relish in ordering off of their fresh and inspired menu always including daily fresh fish specials. If diners are seeking a more causal experience, they may choose to head over to the well-appointed bar area. The bar area is where Blind Dog’s sushi bar is located, and has multiple flat screen TV’s for you to enjoy the big game. Both areas allow you to order off of the regular or sushi menu. Although they are known for their seafood, Blind Dog also offers fantastic steak dishes as well. Make sure you grab a couple of their homemade cookies out of the cookie jar as you head out the door!
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30 AM-10:00 PM, Check for seasonal hours and days.
Park City Resort Area
Baja is a staple for Mexican dining in Park City. Hosting a fun, family atmosphere, diners enjoy fresh Mexican classics with a Park City twist. The Prospector Burrito is always a favorite, and their Margarita’s are delicious! Newly remodeled, there’s room for large groups, and their bar is always full at the end of a day on the slopes.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:00 AM-9:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 11 AM-10:30 PM
The Corner Store
This is a Park City staple for après ski as well as giant breakfast burriots that will keep you busy for the lift ride up the mountain. Always a colorful crowd, locals and visitors enjoy micro brews, burgers, and fresh sandwiches at reasonable prices. If you happen to be in Park City on April 1st, The Corner Store is the place to be for the annual clown day event that takes place!
Hours: Monday-Sunday Summer Hours 8:00 AM-7:00 PM, Monday-Sunday Winter Hours 8:00 AM-10:00 PM
A traditional sports bar and grill, Legends is open for both lunch and dinner. Great for burgers, beers, and traditional bar fare, Legend’s offers a fun, casual resort atmosphere that is family friendly.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:00 AM-7:00 PM. Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM-9:00 PM
Deer Valley Area
The Glitretind at Stein Eriksen Lodge
The Glitertind is steeped in history, as it is located in the Stein Eriksen Lodge. Award winning Chef Zane always has inspired seasonal dishes that include many local ingredients and his menu changes seasonally. In the summer months, dining guests enjoy sitting out on their deck that overlooks the stunning scenery of Deer Valley Resort. Stein’s is also known for their decadent Sunday brunch, as well as their skiers buffet.
You’ll be treated to Stein’s world-renowned 5-star service with every meal.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 7 AM-Midnight
Cena at the Chateaux
A family friendly restaurant, located in the Chateaux, Cena offers Italian cuisine, much of which is prepared in their wood-burning oven. Just steps away from the Deer Valley chair lifts, Cena is a great choice for après ski, or après bike.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 7:00 AM-11:00 AM, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM après 6:00 PM-9:00 PM, lounge until 10:00 PM Open December 8th Opens for winter service.
Deer Valley Seafood Buffet
Although only available in the winter months, this buffet is worth mentioning. Packed to the gills with fresh seafood dishes, oysters, crab, and giant shrimp, the buffet offers guests a chance to sample a variety of seafood favorites. Salt Lake is a hub for Delta airlines, so fresh fish is flown in daily – it’s as if you were sitting at a coastal restaurant watching the fishing boats bring in the days catch and serving it up fresh right before you. Diners will undoubtedly want to save room for dessert, as award winning pastry chef, Letty Flat, will have whipped up some of her favorite decadent treats to end the night on a perfect note.
Hours: Thursday-Monday 6:30 PM-9:00 PM, Winter Season Only
A new offering at Canyons, The Farm was named “Best New Restaurant, 2012” by Salt Lake Magazine. A modern American restaurant, The Farm offers an innovative menu and is focused on locally sourced items. The Farm is located in the heart of the Resort Village, and offers diners both indoor and outdoor dining experiences. Rustic yet refined, guests will enjoy their well thought out wine list and comfortable dining ambiance.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 5 PM-10 PM
Alpine House at Canyons
A posh winter destination, diners enjoy their small bites menu along with their unique infused vodka cocktails. Alpine House offers a fantastic après vibe and is located in the Sundial building.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
Sushi Blue is local celebrity Chef Bill White’s latest enterprise, and is located in the Redstone Center in Kimball Junction. Any time Bill White is behind a restaurant, diners can be assured that the experience will be amazing. Known for his innovative menus and fresh ingredients, Sushi Blue is soon to become another Park City favorite dining destination.
Red Rock Brewing
Offering a variety of menu choices from fresh salads, great appetizers, and delicious entrees, food at red rock is best paired with a pint of their award winning beer or house brewed root beer. A family friendly atmosphere, Red Rock has a small outdoor dining space and ample room inside for larger groups or smaller parties wanting to enjoy great food, locally brewed beer and a lively atmosphere.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:00 AM-10:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM, And Sunday 11:00 AM-10:00 PM
Maxwell’s East Coast Eatery
Known for their delicious New York Style Pizza, Maxwell’s is a great place to catch a game, dig in to some fantastic pizza, and even enjoy a game of horseshoes in their large outdoor dining area. Maxwell’s also offers legitimate Philly Cheese steaks and amply portioned pasta dishes.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00 AM-1:00 AM
Main Street Area
Chimayo offers a sophisticated Southwestern ambiance coupled with an inventive and delicious menu highlighting the flavors of the Southwest.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 5:30 PM-10:00 PM
Newly renovated, this popular Main Street haunt is known for their beautiful ambiance and perfectly situated balcony overlooking Main Street. On most nights, the Riverhorse offers live music, and new this year, they are offering a Sunday Jazz Brunch. Another one of Park City’s award winning restaurants, the Riverhorse received the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award.
Hours: 11:30 AM-10:00 PM
The oldest restaurant in Park City, the Red Banjo bakes their pizza the same way they have for 50 years; with fresh ingredients and lots of love. This family run business is a favorite with families; kids enjoy the arcade downstairs and the food is always fresh. The Red Bajo also offers salads and sandwiches if you’re not in the mood for pizza.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, Sunday 12:00 PM-10:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 12:00 PM-11:00 PM