Sure, Utah has plenty of great restaurants – from fine dining to drive-ins. There’s something special about certain neighborhood restaurants, though. They’re the kind of place where you walk in and the staff knows your order. You probably know the other patrons, and you’ve got the menu memorized. We think these 10 neighborhood restaurants in the Beehive State are something special – and we hope you do, too.
1. Big Daddy's Deli, Richfield
If you live anywhere near Richfield, you know Big Daddy's. Not only do they serve up amazing sandwiches, burger, BBQ and desserts...they cater all over town. 60 W. 100 N.,
2. Cotton Bottom, Salt Lake City
Pull up a bar stool and order a garlic burger! Cotton Bottom has been the go-to for tasty burgers and beers in Cottonwood for decades. 2820 E. 6200 S., Salt Lake City.
3. El Mexicano, Salina
If you're lucky enough to live in Salina, this is your neighborhood spot for the best Mexican food on the planet. If you don't live in Salina...well, you'd better hop in the car and take a drive. 1425 S State Street, Salina.
4. Glade's Drive-In, Spanish Fork
Glades is everything you want in a drive-in: delicious burgers, chicken sandwiches, crinkle fries and onion rings. It's also the go-to spot for soft serve after a game, picnic, hike or just because. 296 S. Main Street, Spanish Fork
5. Hi-Mountain, Kamas
This local favorite is inside a drug store, so visitors to Kamas often don't even know its there. 40 N. Main Street, Kamas.
6. LeNonne, Logan
If this little Italian place looks like someone's house, that's because it once was! Delicious Italian food. 129 N. 100 E., Logan.
7. Per Noi Trattoria, Salt Lake City
This little Italian gem is tucked away inside a neighborhood in Sugarhouse. Once you find it, your life will never be the same. The rigatoni putanesca is the specialty. 1588 E. Stratford Avenue, Salt Lake City.
8. Ruth's Diner, Emigration Canyon
Summer in Salt Lake means mile-high biscuits and brunch on the back patio at Ruth's. You'd better get going...your neighbors are already there. 4160 Emigration Canyon Road, Salt Lake City.
9. Sherald's Drive-In, Price
When you're wondering where everyone is on a Saturday night in Price, now you know. They're at Sherald's getting the best fries and shakes in the state! 434 E. Main Street, Price.
10. Vito's, Bountiful
It's safe to say that until you've had a cheesesteak at Vito's, you haven't lived. It's only open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and sometimes it closes earlier than that because they actually run out of food! 100 S. Main Street, Bountiful.
Of course, we’ve just barely scratched the surface here – tell us about your favorite neighborhood restaurant!
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