Scroll down and find out about the best places to eat in Salt Lake City.
Many things come to mind when you think of Salt Lake City. Skiing, snowboarding, and the Sundance Film Festival. However, you probably don’t think a whole lot about the many restaurants and eateries Salt Lake City has to offer. Salt Lake City has dozens of great food options, so here are a few you can visit, between skiing and sightseeing, at any time of day.
The most important meal of the day for a reason, a good breakfast is the best start to any day, especially a day full of sightseeing and adventure. These two breakfast places will hit the spot and prepare you for a great day around Salt Lake City.
1. Over the Counter Cafe
This diner is touted as the perfect hangover cure, but it’s also a bustling cafe filled with friendly staff and a great place for a quick and easy breakfast. Also, WiFi is available to help you plan out your day!
Over the Counter Cafe
Address: 2343 E. 3300 S., 84109 Salt Lake City, Utah
Hours: 6:30 a.m.to 2 p.m.
Website: Over the Counter Cafe
2. Sweet Lake
Sweet Lake is a breakfast place, famous for biscuits and limeade. It’s perfect for those who want to sit back and enjoy breakfast with the family. Grab an inexpensive breakfast with huge portion sizes and be sure to bring your appetite!
Address: 54 West 1700 South, 84115 Salt Lake City, Utah
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Website: Sweet Lake
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but brunch is by far the most enjoyable. So, if you’re planning on lounging around and getting up a bit later, grab a bite of brunch!
With ingredients and dishes that take influence from all over the world and change with the seasons, this beautiful brunch restaurant is sure to please.
Address: 3364 S. 2300 E., 84109 Salt Lake City, Utah
Hours: Saturday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Whether you’re filling back up after a morning of hiking or catching up with an old friend, lunch is a wonderful and versatile meal and deserves a unique and delicious venue.
4. Red Iguana
So look no further! This restaurant has long waits for a reason. With some of the best Mexican food in town, it’s perfect for lunch, dinner, or anytime you’re feeling like a good burrito. Also, it’s been featured on the show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives! Pro tip: This place is well worth the wait, but if you’re in a rush there’s also a Red Iguana 2 not far away.
Address: 736 W North Temple, 84116 Salt Lake City, Utah
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Website: Red Iguana
After a long, hard day of exploring, skiing, or entertaining, dinner is a well-deserved break. However, depending on your mood and time in Salt Lake City, you might want to go for a very casual dinner one night and a very fancy one the next. So below are two local favorites you can use to satisfy both occasions.
5. The Pie Pizzeria
My personal favorite (and this goes for lunch or dinner) is The Pie Pizzeria. This pizzeria is near the University of Utah and has all the nostalgia and comfort of college days. With tons of options for pizza, including some delicious vegetarian and vegan choices, this place is a crowd-pleaser. Descend into the hip and historic dining area and sit around a booth checking out the various pi symbols. While you’re waiting for your pizza, you can also split a pitcher of the best micro-brewed root beer you’ll find!
The Pie Pizzeria
Address: 1320 E. 200 S., 84102 Salt Lake City, Utah
Website: The Pie Pizzeria
6. Sea Salt
Now, if you’re in the mood for a bit finer dining, check out Sea Salt. Famous for their seasonal menus and local produce, Sea Salt is great for a dinner with friends or a night of fine dining with family. You’ll need reservations to sit inside but the patio is lovely as well.
Address: 1709 East 1300 South, 84108 Salt Lake City, Utah
Website: Sea Salt
Not that dessert ever really needs a time or a reason, but it can be great for walking around and exploring the city with friends while enjoying some of the local flavors. Plus, after a satisfying dinner and an even more satisfying day, your sweet tooth will thank you.
7. RubySnap Fresh Cookies
It’s not often that you go to a dessert place looking for something as simple as a cookie, but after RubySnap, you’ll understand why I’ve put it on this list. RubySnap has amazing homemade cookies of every shape, size, and flavor that are sure to transport you back to the days of your childhood spent sneaking cookies from your grandmother’s kitchen.
RubySnap Fresh Cookies
Address: 770 South 300 West, 84101 Salt Lake City, Utah
Website: RubySnap Fresh Cookies
8. Fillings & Emulsions
Try Fillings & Emulsions for a variety of desserts that are both delicious and beautiful.
Fillings & Emulsions
Address: 1475 S. Main Street, 84115 Salt Lake City, Utah
Website: Fillings & Emulsions
If you’re taking a day off or just planning on relaxing in Salt Lake City, there’s no better place to do so than in a cafe. Here are a few local gems, if you don’t feel like spending the day in a Starbucks.
9. Coffee Garden
This modern and adorable cafe is home to some amazing pastries and an incredible ambiance. What’s not to love?
Address: 878 E. 900 Street, 84105 Salt Lake City, Utah
Facebook: Coffee Garden
10. Publik Coffee
For an amazing atmosphere and truly amazing brews that even coffee snobs will love, try Publik Coffee. They even have rooms you can rent out for meetings and parties.
Address: 975 S. West Temple, 84101 Salt Lake City, Utah
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Website: Publik Coffee
Food, food, food!
No matter the time of day, there’s a place in Salt Lake City for your every food need. Whether you’re catching a bite in between hitting the slopes or having a relaxing weekend vacation, Salt Lake City has something for everyone. So go check it out!
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