Since 1983, Baja Cantina has been serving affordable Mexican cuisine in a family-friendly environment at the base of Park City Mountain Resort. After a day of playing in the snow, stop in for lunch or dinner to warm up inside the quaint and festive bar and restaurant. The bar is fully stocked with a large selection of tequilas and a margarita menu to match. For the daring: Try a Coronita tipped over into any margarita for a memorable (or not so memorable!) libation. Start with the cantina taquitos or chicken flautas, both local favorites, and order from a full menu of classic Mexican fare. Baja Cantina serves fresh fish tacos daily and also has a menu for los niños. This long-standing Park City establishment will satisfy everyone’s Mexican craving.
Blind Dog is a seafood and steakhouse located just a two-minute drive from Main Street. Serving hungry tourists and locals since 1998, Blind Dog has become a dining institution not to be missed on a visit to Park City. The laid-back but on-point service in this cozy but lively establishment will have you savoring prime steaks, fresh seafood and delicious comfort food dishes like their signature mac and cheese, dreamloaf and crab cakes. But don’t miss starting with the fresh oysters that Blind Dog is famous for. Enjoy some of the best sushi in Utah in their sushi bar, or discover the top-shelf bar, which has bartenders creating seasonal cocktails as well as offering a large range of premium wines, sakes and beers. This “go to” dining spot has been featured in Food and Wine as the “locals’ best kept secret.” It’s a secret no more, so ensure you make a reservation to experience this iconic dining establishment.
Boneyard Saloon & Kitchen offers a great bar and restaurant for locals looking to get off Main Street. Like most great hidden gems, this gastropub is a favorite among all types for its wood-fired cooking and elevated bar food. But it still retains its locals-only feel, with its long bar and community tables. Nestled in an old lumber yard revamped with lots of metal and wood, Boneyard prepares most of the dishes in a custom-built, wood-fired charcoal grill. Find great burgers, classic steaks and juicy ribs, with deep depth of flavor from the grill’s heat and smoke, cooked by chef Chris Parker. With a beer selection that boasts 90 varieties and uncommon craft cocktails, Boneyard lets you find anything you desire, day or night. It is also a perfect spot to watch any game, with two 75-inch big screens and four 65-inch TVs.
At Burgers & Barley, just because it’s fast doesn’t mean it’s not made fresh. This quick takeout or dine-in restaurant in Prospector offers house-made specialty burgers alongside an impressive beer selection. The 8-ounce burgers are made with fresh, local beef and served on bread made by a local bakery. Whether you are a meat lover or a vegetarian, or anything in between, you will find a large selection of items to choose from, including veggie burgers and chicken sandwiches. Specialty burgers offer unique options, but there are also snacks (think corn dog nuggets and fried green beans), salads, soups and mac and cheese. The prices are very reasonable (nothing on the menu goes over $15) to feed a family of any size. Hungry for dessert? The fried Oreos are hard to beat.
Everyone will feel welcome in this lovely spot offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with an American flair. Fill up before you hit the slopes with classics like biscuits and gravy or crunchy French toast, or enjoy a full buffet brimming with fresh options. Lunch offers everything from salads to snacks to a selection of sandwiches and burgers. At dinner, treat yourself to a plate of flat-iron steak frites with mustard malt fries, the pork porterhouse with “toadstool” potatoes or the au poivre beef tenderloin. If you are just looking for a snack, Timbers Bar and Patio next door has an upscale selection of options for après ski. House favorites include the fried Brussels sprouts, signature Cuban sandwich and trio of sliders. And don’t miss the s’mores you can roast on the fire pit outside.
dining to Park City. With big New York-style slices made from fresh, high-quality ingredients, Este keeps customers coming back for more. Here, you will find salads, make-your-own pizzas, calzones, stromboli and even vegan buffalo wings (served with vegan ranch dressing, too). Este’s menu aims to please any type of eater. For meat lovers, the Vortman comes piled high with pepperoni, ham, sausage and homemade meatballs. Or go vegetarian with the Green 4: spinach, tomatoes, red onions and garlic. Vegans won’t be left out, as Este offers five varieties of pies just for them. Don’t miss the breaded and baked ravioli to start or the zeppoles (Italian doughnuts) to finish. Eat in or take out. Either way, you’ll be satisfied with well-made food prepared by locals who know how to do it right.
If you are a connoisseur of coffee, Five5eeds is your new best friend. Its high-quality modular brewing system serves the Australian favorite Coffee Mio, and people can’t get enough of the expertly made espresso. The accompanying food menu is just as exciting. The healthy cafe focuses on nourishing, flavorful dishes, crafted from the best local, seasonal produce. There is a definitive nod to the famed foodie culture in Australia, from where the owners hail. Five5eeds offers a comfortable atmosphere where you can either grab a quick breakfast or lunch, or relax over your favorite drink. Don’t miss the hearty grain salads, but if it is a burger you crave, there is always that option too. While each dish is satisfying, nothing will leave you weighed down. There are plenty of grab-and-go options and a smoothie of the day, too, if you want something quick.
What started as Park City’s most popular food truck in 2009 now has a permanent home, allowing locals and tourists to get their “lobstah” fix almost any day of the week. At Freshies Lobster, find traditional Maine lobster rolls, New England eats, salads, pies, sandwiches and more. Owners Ben and Lorin Smaha know the business. Both were raised in New England (from Maine and New Hampshire, respectively). Ben even has a background in baiting, trapping and harvesting. With a mantra of “Shore to door in 24,” they are delivering a taste of home to customers who grew up in the Northeast inside this nautical-themed casual eatery. Be sure to try another taste of Maine, the delicious blueberry pie, and the restaurant’s Maine sarsaparilla root soda. Find the food truck at Park Silly Sunday Market and more.
Walk into Grub Steak Restaurant and you are transported back to the Wild West. With the smell of meat grilling in the air, and the inviting fireplace, you can sit back and relax over a specialty cocktail while you wait on your meal. If you come extra hungry, dig right into the gigantic salad bar and load up on the freshly baked beer bread. There is a musician or a duo playing western and soft rock tunes on Friday and Saturday nights and holidays. The dinner menu features prime cuts of beef, fresh fish and seafood, game, pork and chicken dishes. Lunch selections include home-ground hamburgers, sandwiches and salads. Whatever you do, don’t miss dessert. Grub Steak is famous for its bread pudding served with a High West bourbon caramel sauce that is out of this world.
If you have never ventured away from Main Street and sampled the sushi and steaks at Lespri, you are missing out on Park City’s best-kept secret. Lespri is a quiet refuge where you can sit back, relax and enjoy an exceptionally crafted meal. The sushi is artfully prepared in the intimate sushi bar with unique combinations and special house-made sauces infused with fresh ingredients that will delight your taste buds. If it’s a steak you’re craving, Lespri specializes in USDA Certified Prime meat. Only the top 2 percent of all meat ever receives this certification. The artful seasonal salads are beautiful and delicious. Don’t miss sides like Boursin-whipped potatoes and the decadent mac and cheese. The impressive wine list offers an incredible variety of choices and rare, hard-to-find bottles. Dine at the sushi bar, get cozy in the booths in the lounge or appreciate the wine collection in the main dining room.
If you’re looking for a lively place to gather over a great meal and a cold brew, look no farther! Squatters offers an award-winning menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to a broad selection of world-class beers and full liquor service. Look for eclectic daily specials and traditional pub favorites served in a warm, friendly environment by outgoing and knowledgeable staff. Although much has changed since the first Squatters beer was poured in 1989, the company remains firmly dedicated to its goal of supporting a healthy community by procuring fresh, local ingredients and supporting local vendors whenever possible. The restaurant has plenty of space to accommodate large groups, as well as seasonal patio dining and free on-site parking. Squatters is also a family-friendly restaurant, offering kids menus and a variety of juices and sodas.
Whether you want to meet friends for an after-work drink and snack at the bar, have a quick lunch or gather with a few friends for dinner, Twisted Fern is a new favorite for Park City locals. This inviting neighborhood eatery was a welcome addition to town when it opened last spring. Chef Adam Ross takes an innovative approach with his lunch, dinner, après and cocktail menus. Making almost everything in-house, from the potato chips to all the sauces, he sources seasonal ingredients and lets veggies shine with his fresh menu. While the food is certainly sophisticated, there is still a warm, open vibe, allowing families and the après ski crowd to feel comfortable. Look for local beers and an unpretentious wine list to accompany the meal. Don’t miss the chicken fried portabello served with a green peppercorn gravy. Desserts like a fry bread sundae are worth saving room for.
Whether you are craving pizza, pasta, a lighter salad or a stellar burger, Versante Hearth + Bar is a great choice for it all. Situated inside Park City Peaks Hotel, Versante offers a comforting selection of options designed to please the entire family. Relax over a local craft beer while you enjoy a snack before you settle in and order dinner. The pizza options offer an interesting selection and toppings that will surprise you, like the Spiro with baby arugula, prosciutto, pistachios, honey and truffle oil. A full bar menu, selected wine list and craft cocktail menu are always an option too. Versante is a comfortable, casual addition to the dining scene in Park City offering great value. Save room for dessert, if you can. The berry cobbler cooked in a cast-iron skillet is not to be missed.
From Diversified Bars & Restaurants (a DBR Joint), this culinary haven is for foodies who love wine and craft cocktails. An off-Main Street locals favorite, Wine Dive features a wood-fired oven and an exhibition kitchen where a host of small plates and artisan pizzas are prepared. Wood-fired pizzas are a must, with a crispy cornmeal-dusted crust and an assortment of toppings, including everything from shrimp and crispy prosciutto to dates and goat cheese. Wine Dive has over 100+ labels on the wine list and is the first in Park City to introduce tap wine, with 16 select reds and whites on tap to enjoy by the glass or quartino. If you’re looking for a vibrant and social scene with a wine-and-dine concept, this is your place. Don’t forget, there is plenty of free parking for patrons.