Utah

We lived in Heber City, Utah for 2 months and had lots of time to explore the local food available in the valley as well as Park City and Salt Lake City!

Squatter’s Roadhouse Grill & Pub
Rating: 3/5
This was our first restaurant experience in Park City, and it didn’t disappoint. We ate lunch during peak ski season and got to check out some of the skiier’s gear while we ate. This restaurant is host to local craft beer from Wasatch Brewery, and they had pretty good food to match. However, the service was a little slow, and the atmosphere was lacking compared to other pubs we visited while in town. This is a good and convenient place to stop in for lunch while taking a break from the slopes or other winter fun.

Wasatch Brew Pub
Rating: 5/5
Fun atmosphere, cold local beer from Wasatch Brewery, great food, good prices – this Main Street Park City restaurant has it all! We went here after a full afternoon of showing my mom around Park City and checking out lots of shops on Main Street. This restaurant hosts local meats and even bison, which makes for a great burger, and is a great stop to get some local fare.

Old Time Cellars
Rating: 5/5
“The Official Wine of Après.” A great slogan for an excellent winery. This place is the most unique tasting room I’ve been to, as the staff explained that they don’t make the wine they serve; instead the buy wine from mountain wineries all over the country (mostly in the Northwest US), combine flavors, allow them to age again, then bottle as a completely new wine. This results in unique blends that can old be bottled ONCE. So we bought a case! They also offer hors d’oeuvres and dessert trays to go along with your tasting flight. This is an excellent place to visit before dinner in another restaurant in Park City.

The Spur
Rating: 4/5
Live music happens nightly and the drinks are great, this spot is perfect for continuing the night after dinner in Park City. When we visited, a great cover band was featured, playing all the classic rock favorites as well as slowing it down for the couples in the bar. Although we didn’t eat here, the food orders that we saw looked good, and the grill has lots of reviews on Trip Advisor. We also met some Mississippi State fans when the Lady Bulldogs won the NCAAW semi-final game! HAIL STATE!

Rock & Reilly’s
Rating: 3/5
This bar is a little bit creepy and a lot of bit fun! We met new friends and ate dinner at this bar before the late night party scene came in. Although there wasn’t anything special about the food or drink offerings, everything, including the service, was good. We had a lot of fun hanging out with music provided by the live DJ and playing giant Jenga!

High West Saloon
Rating: 4/5
This Park City staple did not disappoint! We were able to catch dinner here at the close of ski season. The bar serves typical beverages as well as local whiskey produced at High West Distillery about an hour north of the ski town, and they definitely know what they are doing! While at the bar, you can sample different whiskey varieties then buy your favorite in the gift shop located at the front of the restaurant. The kitchen provides a fresh menu with unique twists on classic dishes, including jalapeño deviled eggs and a huge wedge salad.

Snake Creek Grill
Rating: 4/5
A quaint restaurant in the Heber Old Town inside a historic building has locally source food and an excellent menu! I felt like I went back in time when I pulled in the parking lot, and the theme carried through inside the restaurant. The prices were steep and the plates were on the smaller side, but the food was excellent!

Quench It!
Rating: 5/5
Y’all, this is THE BEST soda shack ever! Now, I’m not a big soda fan (I have the occasional Sprite), but we got hooked on Quench It! They serve a variety of sodas with flavors and cream added in to create a whole new drink. My favorite was was the Midway Mojito with cream (Sprite, coconut, mint, fresh lime) and Russell loved the Key Lime (Mountain Dew, kiwi, coconut, lime) and Dr. Cream Berry (Dr. Pepper, raspberry puree, cream). Now, this sounded terrible to me at first, too, but believe me. It’s awesome!

Back 40
Rating: 5/5
This is a ranch located at the north end of Heber Valley with amazing views of the mountains and cattle and great food to go along with it. They pride themselves on serving meat from the ranch and provide a variety menu that includes food with American, Mexican, and Mediterranean influence. This place is great for people who want to try a new place but maintain familiarity with their food.

State Road Tavern
Rating: 4/5
We scoped out the best brunch in the Heber Valley, and this was a top contender. The ranch is located in Kamas, Utah away from the main traffic and multitasks as a restaurant, bar, and beautiful venue. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to enjoy the view while savoring the great food. You can even scope out an after-meal hike! However, the service was a little slow, so your patience may be required.

Nauvoo Cafe
Rating: 5/5
Located inside the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Temple Square in Salt Lake City, this restaurant is excellent for an easy and delicious lunch while touring the city. The food is fresh and priced really well. The building itself is also gorgeous with beautiful architecture and allows you to learn some history while enjoying your croissant!

Bar X
Rating: 5/5
This small, dark bar embraces the difficult alcohol culture in Utah. Their story began after the end of the prohibition and they have drinks inspired by the time. The bar tenders were very friendly and willing to chat and even provided us with the few things to do in the city! The drinks were made with fresh quality ingredients, including fresh juices and herbs, and each had an interesting and unique twist!

Twin Rocks Cafe
Rating: 5/5
A last-minute lunch stop turned into one of our favorite places we’ve eaten! Located near Monument Valley -following a super sharp turn in the road – this place embraces the red rock landscape and the Four Corners culture. We met the chef, a fellow Tennesseeian, and he provides an excellent menu with a few key features: the Navajo taco (fry bread with toppings) and chicken noodle soup (literally the best I’ve ever had!) This is a place to visit again and shop the gift shop and jewelry store while waiting!