Food & Nightlife

When the Stars Come Out

Utah has everything you’re looking for whether you plan on moving there or are looking for the perfect vacation spot. You can stay up late and dance the night away at a downtown club or head up the mountain for some of the best stargazing around. If you’re planning on being in the city of Salt Lake, there are plenty of fine dining restaurants, galleries, venues, bars and clubs within walking distance. Heading into Utah’s wilderness? The night comes alive under endless fields of the brightest stars you will ever see and pristine alpine lakes.

Northern Utah’s Wasatch Front is quiet unique, hosting a variety of city activities within walking distance of the mountains. Return from a walk, run or bike ride on a number of trails and have your pick of the city's nightlife to keep your day going. Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City and Provo are all urban hubs of great dining, fun cultural events, and live music in the northern part of the state. Utah's capital, Salt Lake City boasts professional performing art companies, incredible museums and professional sports in it’s small but cultured city.

Moab, St. George and Cedar City in Southern Utah, though much smaller, cater to adventure's sophisticated side with dining and cultural hotspots, including the Tony Award®-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City. Utah's outstanding scenic diversity is matched perfectly by the variety of dining experiences available to the traveler.

Our diverse nightlife from the cool sights under the stars to the hottest clubs in Utah, makes for a tough choice come bedtime. We think it's a good problem to have. Plan your trip today and prepare for the time of your life.

American Dining Experience

Utah's outstanding scenic diversity is matched perfectly with the variety of dining experiences available. Whether you’re looking for a steak that has been smoked to perfection or an organic farm-to-table dining experience, you can find it all here. Read on to discover some of the best Utah restaurants and plan a culinary adventure.

Some people seek out an All-American experience when searching for the best place to eat in Utah. There’s plenty of authentic diners and car hops with a splash of unique local color throughout the state but here’s a few of our favorites:

Idle Isle in Brigham City

Ruth’s Diner in Salt Lake City

Ray’s Tavern in Green River

Ebenezer’s Bar and Grill in Bryce Canyon City

Cluff’s Car Hop in Fillmore

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Farm to Table: Eat Local

Looking for locally grown and sourced culinary masterpieces? Utah has a lot to offer, tap into the unique flavors of local agriculture and food production. Whether you’re looking for an organic meal or food fresh from the farm, here are some of our top picks!

Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder

Burr Trail Grill in Boulder

Market Street Grill and Oyster Bar in Salt Lake City

Cucina Toscana in Salt Lake City

La Caille in Sandy

The New Yorker in Salt Lake City

Valter's Osteria in Salt Lake City

Tin Angel in Salt Lake City

The Copper Onion in Salt Lake City

Finca in Salt Lake City

Caffe Niche in Salt Lake City

Pago in Salt Lake City

Provisions in Salt Lake City

Log Haven in Salt Lake City

Copper Kitchen in Holladay

Caputo's in Holladay & Salt Lake City

Liberty Heights Fresh in Salt Lake City

Communal in Provo

Pizzeria 712 in Orem

Mountain West Burrito in Provo & Lehi

Hearth on 25th in Ogden

Two Bit Street Cafe in Ogden

Roosters Brewing Co in Ogden

Park City Dining

Park City is home to over 100 restaurants and bars giving you an all access pass to any cuisine you’re in the mood for. We’ve put together a few of our Park City favorites below:

Grub Steak Restaurant


High West

El Chubasco

The Farm

Sushi Blue Grill and Sake House

Shoyu Sushi House

Red Rock Brewing


Ogden Dining

Ogden is flourishing with great local restaurants in a walkable downtown that combines the beautiful historic brick buildings of 25th Street and the endless amenities of The Junction. Here are our top picks for Ogden dining.

MacCool's Public House

Sonora Grill

Tona Sushi

Rovali’s Ristorante

Restaurant 1107


Provo Dining

The Heirloom Group headlines the culinary scene in Provo with their farm-to-table (and appropriately named) Communal restaurant, Pizzeria 712 and Mountain West Burrito. With a variety of fine dining options, here’s our go-to’s for Provo.

Black Sheep Cafe

Bombay House

Tucanos Brazilian Grill

India Palace

Guru’s Cafe

Lehi Dining

Lehi has a place for every palette, if you’re in the area plan on a few different spectacular dining options. Here’s what gets our taste buds excited in Lehi!

Bistro 72


Lehi Country Bakery



Cafe Fraiche at Brick Canvas


Zao Asian Cafe

Harvest Restaurant

Trellis Cafe