Just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City is an easily accessible alpine oasis that has something for everyone: a walkable downtown, picture-perfect mountains, and an enviable food scene. When big events come to town — looking at you, Sundance Film Festival — the parties are next-level, with a bit of Hollywood glamour taking over the town’s historic Main Street. Come summer, adventure enthusiasts descend on Deer Valley, the Canyons, and Park City Mountain for biking, hiking, fly-fishing, rock climbing, and rafting, plus the Park Silly Sunday Market, a weekly farmers market-meets-street festival that stretches from June through September.
Whether the occasion calls for a lavish dinner and drinks after shopping in town or fueling up with brunch before ripping through trails on your mountain bike, Park City’s restaurants have you covered. From traditional Thai to healthy fast casual to the world’s best lobster roll, here are the essential restaurants of Utah’s most famous ski town and summer destination.
Update July 2021: Even though the Sundance Film Festival was virtual this year, winter in the Wasatch Back proved a relative financial success, despite the pandemic. Park City is expected to be “incredibly busy,” with few COVID restrictions left in place, though individual businesses may still enforce their own rules. Just in time for you to head for the hills on vacation, we’ve updated our restaurant guide, highlighting the most popular spots, from fine dining favorites to enduring cheap eats — all run by folks who should be applauded (and amply tipped) for making it through their toughest season ever.
Note: The inclusion of restaurants offering dine-in service should not be taken as an endorsement for dining inside. Studies indicate a lower exposure risk to COVID-19 outdoors, but the level of risk is contingent on social distancing and other safety guidelines. Check with each restaurant for up-to-date information on dining offerings. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Summit County website or official state resources.
Katie Shapiro is a freelance cannabis and travel journalist who lives life at its highest and writes about it from her home base in Aspen. She is a senior contributor for Forbes and High Country columnist for the Aspen Times, with other work appearing in the Denver Post, Modern Luxury, Curbed, Thrillist, and more.
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.