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.
With great steaks comfortably priced, this family-friendly steakhouse by Diversified Bars & Restaurants (a DBR joint) is located at the base of the town ski lift with spectacular mountain views of Park City Ski Resort. End your day on the slopes as you cruise over the town bridge and head in for après ski. Butcher’s is a true chop house serving Chicago Stock Yards all grass-fed beef. Enjoy a full dinner as every plate includes two signature side dishes. That’s right, no additional charges for sides. For something lighter, choose from select seafood dishes along with the king crab legs. Butcher’s is one of few in town serving a full late-night menu until midnight. The separate bar area boasts a 166-inch projection TV for sports and special events. With its wide variety of beers, unique and fresh craft cocktails and an extensive wine list, you are sure to find a vibrant nightlife scene. Dining room reservations recommended, bar walk-ins welcome.
Step into Edge Steakhouse, and you may feel like you’ve been transported to Chicago or New York. This upscale contemporary steakhouse at Westgate Resort brings a big-city feel to the mountains. Oenophiles will be pleased with one of the most comprehensive wine lists in Park City, with an in-house sommelier to help select a bottle. Edge is all about its Snake River Farms domestic wagyu steaks and Miyachiku award-winning Miyazaki A5 Wagyu from Japan. You won’t find steaks like these anywhere else in Utah. Their exclusive rib cap is carried only by chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Thomas Keller. À la carte steaks can be accompanied by sides like the black-and-white truffle mac and cheese or the classic wagyu tartare. Make sure to sample inventive entrées like the lobster and black truffle risotto or silk road spicy shrimp appetizer.
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.
Riverhorse on Main is on an elite list of top restaurants in the nation and one of the oldest and most distinguished restaurants in Park City’s Historic District. As a 16-year recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award, Riverhorse on Main is lauded by restaurant critics and the dining public as one of North America’s top culinary destinations and a local culinary gem. Riverhorse was also Utah’s first restaurant to receive the prestigious DiRoNA Award. With its trendy, urban vibe, live music and historic setting in the renovated Masonic Hall, Riverhorse treats guests to an inventive array of eclectic American cuisine and uncomplicated seasonal dishes crafted by award-winning executive chef and co-owner Seth Adams. Guests can also bring Adams’ culinary expertise into their own home: Riverhorse offers private chef and catering services for intimate parties of two and for parties as large as 200.
Love crab? Well, eat your heart out at Deer Valley Resort’s Seafood Buffet. You can also feast on fresh Hawaiian poke, oysters, shrimp and much more. For many, it’s an annual tradition to devour the impressive array of hot and cold seafood specialties, as well as regional, grass-fed prime rib. With multiple fireplaces and a well-stocked bar, the environment beckons you to relax and enjoy this special dinner. The menu changes daily based on what comes in fresh, but think specialties, such as green curry calamari salad and tempura soft-shell crab with smoked tomato aioli. Don’t miss the artisan Deer Valley–made cheeses, too. If you manage to save room for dessert, another buffet of freshly baked goodies awaits you. Families with kids will enjoy the vast array of items as well.