Blind Dog Seafood & Raw Bar, located just minutes from Park City’s Historic Main Street, has just turned twenty and, more than ever, earns its not-to-be-missed dining reputation. A modern but cozy establishment with easy self-parking or valet in peak season, Blind Dog’s laid-back but on-point service will have you savoring fresh lobster, colossal shrimp cocktails, oysters, sushi and more at their new raw bar. The kitchen offers more seafood, premium Kobe beef steaks, their signature “Dreamloaf” and much more. And, for those looking for gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan options, there’s plenty on the menu. Blind Dog’s top shelf bar has an extensive wine list, along with artisanal cocktails and a substantial range of sakes and craft beers. This “go-to” dining spot has been featured in Food and Wine as the “locals’ best kept secret.” A secret no more, ensure you make a reservation to experience this iconic dining establishment.
Diversified Bars & Restaurants has definitely “raised the bar” on fine comfort food at this locals’ favorite hangout and eatery. Boneyard Saloon features an all wood fired grill with traditional American gastronomy and a range of tastes that are sure to delight all foodies willing to venture 3 short minutes from Main Street. This industrial finished “gastropub” offers a full bar and Park City’s largest craft bottle and beer selection. Boneyard also boasts the largest collection of jumbo flat screen TVs, making it the premier spot for watching all your favorite sporting events. For something on the lighter side don’t forget to visit Boneyard’s counterpart, Wine Dive, located just across the hallway, open 4 p.m. to close. Just off the beaten path, Boneyard is open for eating and drinking every day for lunch, dinner and late night, and has an abundance of free parking. Yep, free parking. (must be 21+)
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 adventures with a classic breakfast including biscuits and gravy or crunchy French toast. Lunch offers everything from salads to snacks to a selection of sandwiches and burgers. At dinner, treat yourself to flat-iron steak frites with mustard malt fries, Carolina-style barbecue ribs or the baked halibut. If you are looking for a snack, Timbers Bar and Patio has an upscale selection of options for lunch and dinner. House favorites include the fried Brussels sprouts, signature Cuban sandwich and trio of sliders. In the full bar, try an on-tap selection of proprietary beers from Mango Cart, Golden Road Brewery. And don’t miss the s’mores you can roast in the fire pit outside.
This well-known pizzeria from Salt Lake City brings its family-friendly, casual 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.
Home of the world’s best lobster roll, Freshies Lobster 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. Freshies was awarded world’s best lobster roll by Down East Magazine in 2017. Be sure to try another taste of Maine, the delicious blueberry pie, and the restaurant’s Maine sarsaparilla root soda.
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 further! 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-plate items 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 spicy Italian sausage 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 8 select reds and whites on tap to enjoy by the glass or quartino. For a vibrant and social scene with a wine-and-dine concept, this is your place. Don’t forget, there’s plenty of free parking for patrons and Wine Dive is right next door to sister restaurant, Boneyard Saloon & Kitchen. (must be 21+)