We wrote about some of Utah’s very best restaurants during 2016. For the new year, we’ve compiled a list of some of those we’ve featured, so you can have all the best in one place. Make plans now to visit all of these culinary Utah gems during 2017.
To read our full article on each restaurant, click on the link in the caption – you’ll get full details and more photos.
La Caille Restaurant
La Caille is one of the best restaurants in Utah for special occasion dining. Whether you're celebrating a birthday or getting married, this French chateau in the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon will charm and delight you. 9565 S. Wasatch Blvd., Salt Lake City.
Porter Rockwell is one of Utah's most colorful, historical figures. This quirky restaurant in Lehi pays homage to the man and might even be haunted! 24 W. Main Street, Lehi.
The Summit Restaurant at Snowbird
Snowbird's newest restaurant has some absolutely killer views, and some pretty decent food, too! The Summit sits at 11,000 feet and is open seven days a week.
Pretty much every time we even so much as mentioned burger restaurants in 2016, readers told us that Burger Stop in Layton was THE place for burgers. We agree! The burgers are delicious, and the community involvement of this business merits a mention, too. 323 East Gentile, Layton
This secret restaurant looks like a bodega, but when you go downstairs, you'll find a prohibition-era speakeasy. Dress up a bit and enjoy some 1920s-style decor. Order the beer can chicken...yum. 333 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City.
Hell’s Backbone Grill
Hell's Backbone Grill is remote, but the food and atmosphere are just stellar. The owners source local ingredients for every single dish, so your food is fresh and delicious. This restaurant is seasonal, so be sure to click on our link for all the details and check to make sure it's open before you head down there. 20 N. Highway 12, Boulder.
Red Iguana Mexican Restaurant
Consistently ranked as Utah's favorite Mexican restaurant, you'll have a bit of a wait at Red Iguana...but it's well worth it. The specialty is mole, and you'll find several varieties to choose from. 736 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City.
The Viking Yurt
For one of the most unique dining experiences in Utah, try The Viking Yurt. You'll travel by sleigh up to the yurt restaurant, where you'll enjoy a delicious meal, served viking-style. 1345 Lowell Avenue, Park City.
Balance Rock Eatery & Pub
Some of Utah's tiny towns have the best restaurants! The Balance Rock Eatery & Pub in Helper got our vote this year. It offers up some seriously tasty food in an open, light and airy space right on Main Street. 148 S. Main Street, Helper.
Log Haven Restaurant
When you're looking for a quiet, romantic restaurant with some unforgettable scenery, Log Haven Restaurant is it. The gourmet food is excellent, and this cozy log restaurant is tucked into acres of beautiful, alpine forest. 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Road, Salt Lake City.
Banbury Cross Donuts
For donuts, Banbury Cross wins the prize. These fresh, tasty donuts are served up every morning in a quaint little shop in Salt Lake. 705 S. 700 E., Salt Lake City.
The Swingin’ Steak
The next time you find yourself near Mexican Hat, you must stop in a try a delicious steak at The Swingin' Steak. They cook the steaks up on a swinging grill, and the result is a pretty amazing dinner. 163 Main Avenue, Mexican Hat.
Dairy Keen Drive-In
Dairy Keen Drive-in is a fun, train-themed restaurant in Heber. Check out the train running along its track near the ceiling, and get yourself a "Train Burger" and thick, chocolate shake. 199 S. Main Street, Heber.
Which of these Utah restaurants have you already visited, and which ones are you putting on your list for 2017?
Don’t see your favorite restaurant here? It’s probably on one of our restaurant lists. During 2016, we compiled more than a dozen restaurant lists, featuring even more amazing Utah restaurants. Click
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