Eat Like a Local: 11 Best Restaurants In Park City

Explore Park City's culinary delights with us! Discover beloved dining spots cherished by locals, serving up delightful dishes and unforgettable experiences. From charming cafes to award-winning restaurants, you’ll relish insights into these culinary gems. 

Pro tip: For the latest information on operating hours, menus, and reservation guidelines, kindly visit the restaurant's official website. When you reserve your stay directly with Park City Lodging, our concierge team is at your service to book your dining reservations and arrange any additional activities you desire.

Top Park City Restaurant Picks From the Locals 

Park City is a mecca for fine cuisine, après ski eats, and family-friendly dining options. If you want to know the best-kept secrets that locals adore, here are the 11 eateries to check out when you are in town.

1) Deer Valley Resort Restaurants

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Looking for breakfast, lunch, and dinner options while traversing the mountain landscape? You’re in luck! Deer Valley Resort offers a wealth of awesome options to enjoy any time of the day. 

Start your day with a delicious breakfast and patio seating at Deer Valley Cafe. If you crave a delectable sustainably sourced seafood buffet, Cast & Cut has you covered. For a cozy Alpine-inspired winter dinner menu, Fireside Dining is a must!

2) Twisted Fern

Dinner Nightly

Dining on elevated seasonal dishes in a restaurant with a casual vibe are two things Parkites love about Twisted Fern. While their meat-based entrees are always a hit, their plant-based options are exquisite and satisfy hardcore carnivores. A recent menu featured hearty root vegetable cassoulet, a Nashville hot maitake mushroom sandwich, and an earthy cauliflower Genovese.

3) Hearth and Hill

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Seafood tower at a fine dining restaurant in Park City includes lobster, oysters, caviar, and more.

At Hearth and Hill, experience more than just a meal in Park City. Delight in a vibrant, locally-inspired twist on contemporary American cuisine, embodying our community's lively spirit. Enjoy a culinary adventure melding innovative flavors with heartfelt hospitality, ensuring each visit to Hearth and Hill is a truly unforgettable dining affair.

Hearth and Hill’s owners’ newest endeavor, Hill’s Kitchen, is a brightly lit cafe featuring exceptional pastries, breakfast bowls, panini-style sandwiches, and a locally loved Sunday brunch. Searching for an easy dinner to make back at your luxury Park City rental? Check out their frozen family meals to-go. (Don’t forget the ice cream!)

4) Riverhorse on Main

Dinner Nightly

A trip to Park City wouldn't be truly fulfilled without experiencing dinner at Riverhorse on Main. Continuously adapting its menu to meet seasonal and innovative demands, Riverhorse stands proudly among the nation's finest restaurants. Situated on Park City's historic Main Street, it boasts a rich history as one of the oldest and most distinguished dining establishments. From delectable dishes like crispy tofu with coconut rice, broccolini, and ginger sweet chili glaze to an exquisite trio of wild game paired with truffle twice-baked potato, Riverhorse offers an unparalleled culinary journey.

5) The Bridge Cafe and Grill

Breakfast | Lunch

Come for classic American fare with a touch of Brazilian flair. Stay for the breathtaking views of Park City Mountain and historic downtown. Nestled at the foot of Town Lift, this elevated restaurant offers a variety of dishes ranging from omelets and benedicts to nachos and burgers. For an adventurous dish, try the kibe, which is a delicate beef croquette made with bulgur wheat, mint, and cinnamon.

6) Grappa

Dinner Nightly

Old-world Italian recipes with a Park City twist make Grappa a local favorite for dinner. Some standouts include the calamari fritti, osso bucco, and bolognese bianca. Don’t forget to check out their extensive wine list, which features exceptional Italian vino.

7) Saltbox

Breakfast | Lunch

Tacos al pastor at Saltbox restaurant in Park City.

Pop in for a quick early-morning smoothie before hitting the trails, or sit down and enjoy a savory plate of dry-aged Wagyu NY steak and eggs or their sought-after tacos al pastor. No matter what you choose from their expansive menu, it’s sure to delight. If you're not up for cooking dinner, let the Saltbox team handle it with their family meal orders.

8) Harvest 

Breakfast | Lunch

With a name like Harvest, you know exactly what to expect: locally sourced products, high-quality, wholesome meals, and satisfying flavors. However, you might be surprised to learn that Harvest is also one of Park City’s favorites for a good cup of Joe. Not only does this eatery make nutritious meals, but they also brew locally roasted coffee sourced from fair trade beans. 

9) Freshie's Lobster Co.

Lunch | Dinner

Freshie's Lobster Co.'s award-winning lobster roll in Park City.

Freshie’s serves up Maine lobster rolls that rival their East Coast inspiration. In fact, this Park City gem also earned the title of “World’s Best Lobster Roll.” All their lobster is sustainably caught, flown in from Maine, and turned into some of the best seafood sandwiches out there. Choose from classic lobster rolls dripping with hot butter, spicy lobster sliders with guacamole, savory clam chowder, and much more

10) Shabu

Dinner Nightly

Shabu's Hot Rock dish in Park City features wagyu beef and ponzu butter sauce.

Shabu’s eclectic menu features fun Asian-fusion eats like miso mustard lamb lollipops and Korean BBQ tacos. Prepare to be amazed by Shabu’s Hot Rock dish—a local favorite. Opt for the half Japanese wagyu and half American wagyu option to savor two distinct flavors in one dish. With its incredible ponzu butter sauce and interactive hot rock cooking, this dish sets the stage for delightful conversations and effortless enjoyment. 

11) tupelo Park City

Dinner Nightly (Brunch Offered July-September)

One of Park City’s premier sustainable establishments, tupelo Park City, creates globally inspired dishes using locally-produced ingredients. The result? A rotating menu that showcases the best foods from our region. A must-try that tupelo Park City offers year-round is its fluffy, buttermilk biscuits with homemade honey butter.

Book Your Stay With Us & Eat Like a Local in Park City

When you book your vacation rental with Park City Lodging, you get access to our concierge team, who can help you discover the best kept local secrets. We can also help you make reservations, plan itineraries, and more!

Contact us today to secure your stay!

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2024