If you are a new to the city or just looking for a place to eat, my team here at Century 21 Property Management has created a list of the best Salt Lake City Restaurants:
1. Red Iguana
The Red Iguana Restaurant opened its doors in 1985 and has received numerous local and international awards. Love Mexican cuisine? This family-run Mexican café serves it all, in addition to traditional and gluten-free favorites.
Enjoy the best American-Mexican dishes such as burritos, chimichangas, tacos, enchiladas, and much more. The restaurant sits on a busy commercial street in the Rose Park neighborhood of Salt Lake City and is always packed.
2. Ruth’s Diner
2017 marks Ruth’s Diner’s 87th anniversary, which makes it the second oldest place to eat in Utah. It’s a historic diner, well known for its “biscuit-baking bad boy”. Its sun-soaked, sprawling patio is a favorite spot for having breakfast and lunch.
Dig into their classic dishes such as braised chicken, Grandma Claire’s deep-fried mac and cheese, meatloaf, pot roast still pepper, including others. The diner is just a short drive from downtown and offers scenic canyon views.
3. Valter’s Osteria
Named after the owner, Valter Nassi, Valter’s Osteria is an upscale, white-tablecloth Italian restaurant that is set in a loft-like surrounding, with a bar and open kitchen. This classic Italian restaurant offers a wide range of dishes on the menu.
Enjoy their tantalizing Housemate Lasagna with Sugo al Nonna, Carpaccio of Beef with Mushrooms, plus a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.
Overall, the food is great, the service is top-notch, and Valter himself makes the whole dining experience awesome. He walks from table to table to ensure everyone is happy and satisfied.
4. Bombay House
If you really want a taste of Indian cuisine, Bombay House is definitely the place to be. Opened in 1993, Bombay House offers the finest Indian dishes- spicy, aromatic, and succulent. You will absolutely love their chicken tikka Marsala and naan bread.
The food is cooked to perfection and the service is amazing. You won’t find any beef dishes though as a cow is considered sacred in India. All their dishes are prepared following the oldest traditions of vintage Indian cooking, which includes the use of a clay Tandoori oven.
Be sure to visit Bombay House for the most delicious, scrumptious, tasty, and yummy Indian food.
5. Squatters Pub Brewery
For delicious foods and good tasting beers, Squatters Pub Brewery is an excellent spot. Since the first Squatters beer was poured in 1989, the restaurant/pub has grown into a top-class eatery joint providing a wide variety of beers and food.
Squatters offers a buzzing atmosphere, and the food is served by friendly, excellent staff. Pick your favorite dishes from their menu – whether you are a vegan or are on a gluten-free diet, there is something for everyone. The food is plentiful too!!!
6. Red Rock Brewing Company
In 2007, Red Rock Brewing Company was named the “Large Brewpub of the Year” by the Great American Beer Festival. Over the years, it has established itself as one of the leading craft brewers in the country conveniently located near the Vivent Arena, Salt Palace Convention Center and various Downtown Hotels.
Red Rock Brewing Co. is the perfect stop for a delicious selection of high-alcohol bottled beers that are crafted fresh in their own brewery, and also for a casual lunch and dinner.You will love their great-tasting food and brews, cheerful and friendly staff, and cozy atmosphere.
7. The Copper Onion
The Copper Onion is one of the highest rated restaurants in Salt Lake City, offering eclectic dishes and a great dining experience. The restaurant attracts both visitors and locals in masses as it is a trendy spot with an excellent menu.
Some of their mouth-watering dishes include steak fries, patata bravas, house pickles, sautéed mushrooms, not to forget their signature ricotta dumplings and scorched shishito peppers. The restaurant is also one of the trendiest, buzziest, and hippest in town.
8. Settebello Pizzeria
Love pizza? Then look no further for the most delicious and scrumptious pizza in town. Settebello Pizzeria is your go-to restaurant for a perfectly baked, authentic tasting Italian Pizza. Their number one selling pizza is the Margarita. Other varieties include Nutella and Diavola. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is absolutely friendly.
9. Market Street Grill
For the best, freshest seafood in Salt Lake City, Market Street Grill is your go-to place. Enjoy the most scrumptious oysters, salmon, clam chowder, crab, shrimp, fish, and every other seafood dish you’ve always wanted to get a bite of.
The seafood is also wild caught, which makes their dishes all the more delicious and healthy. Service is fast and excellent, and the servers are friendly.
10. Red Iguana 2
Just like the famous Red Iguana restaurant, Red Iguana 2 does not disappoint when it comes to great Mexican food. Every dish in this restaurant is cooked/prepared to order. The food is outstanding and unique, and their knowledgeable and friendly servers will assist you to decide from the extensive menu offered.
If you love sushi, you definitely have to eat it here in Salt Lake City. Takashi is a very popular Japanese restaurant offering world-class sushi. The service is amazing and although the place is a little bit more expensive than other Salt Lake City restaurants, it’s definitely worth it! The menu is diverse.
Because the place is so popular, its best to arrive a few minutes before they open since wait times can run from forty-five minutes to one hour.
Bambara happens to be a great restaurant when it comes to food and service- everything offered in this restaurant is beyond expectations. The food is mouth-watering and the vibe is perfect for any special occasion.
For the perfect pork chops, delicious appetizers and all sorts of drinks, Bambara has it all. It’s the perfect place to eat in SLC, for visitors and locals alike.
13. FieldMan’s Deli
If you are looking for the best sandwich in town, or better yet a dish you’ve never had before, head over to FieldMan’s Deli. This restaurant offers a variety of tasty traditional Jewish deli sandwiches in a vibrant café setting.
One of their most popular sandwiches to try includes Sloppy Joe, a tasty combination that will have you coming back for more.
14. Porcupine Pub and Grille
Porcupine Pub & Grille is a popular lunch and dinner spot for many visitors and locals in Salt Lake City. The food is yummy, the atmosphere is cozy, and service is fast and top-notch. They also have children’s menu, which makes it a favorite family restaurant and plenty of local beer.
15. Tony Caputo’s Market and Deli
You will absolutely love the Tony Caputo’s Market and Deli for their wide variety of both local and exotic dishes. You will love their delicious salads, fresh fish, fresh bread, cheese, sausages, yummy soups, deli meats, and refreshing drinks.
If you are strolling about downtown Salt Lake City, be sure to try out Tony Caputo’s Market and Deli restaurant.