Inspiring Eateries to Brighten the Winter Blahs

Park City has long been considered the culinary capital of Utah, but the deliciousness has spread beyond PC’s borders to include amazing eateries in the surrounding towns. We’ve taken a minute to highlight a few of the new and noteworthy in Park City, Heber City and Kamas, and we’re also including their social media handles, so you can see what the fuss is all about via amazing foodtography (yup, that’s a word!).

Before we dive in, we wanted to share our personal picks from some of the long-established local favorites. For Christine, it’s the Back 40 Iceberg Wedge Salad, while for Brendan it’s a toss up between Freshie’s Lobster Roll or Yuki Yama sushi!


 All Around Park City

Saltbox Eatery & Catering

  • 1782 Prospector Ave, Park City
  • 435-962-9662
  • M-Sat: 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Instagram: @saltboxpc

From the folks behind Riverhorse on Main, Saltbox in Prospector Square offers healthy and creative menu items for dine-in, plus grab-and-go items to bring their flavors to your home. Smoothies and elevated versions of breakfast staples like Huevos Rancheros, egg sandwiches and French Toast make up their “Early” menu, while the “Late” menu features something for every taste and diet, from Blackened Scottish Salmon & Grits, to a French Dip, Winter Cobb Salad, Shrimp Ramen and a Tofu Super Bowl. Also the home of one of the best breakfast burritos in town.

Family Meals, complete with sides and an entrée to reheat at home, include Chicken Parmesan, Ricotta Stuffed Portobella Lasagna, Blackened Salmon Jumbalaya and Tomatillo Chicken Enchiladas. They also offer Party Platters to up your game, including Classic Wings, Wild Game Meatballs, Shrimp Cocktail, Pulled Pork Sliders, and Cheese & Vegetable Platters.

With a full bar after 11:30 a.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. on weekends, they mix up standout libations like the Apple Cider Hot Toddy, Spiced Cranberry Paloma and Signature Bloody Mary.

Must-Try Menu Item: The ingenious Potato Egg Sando (pictured) – scrambled eggs, tomato, Beehive Promontory cheddar, avocado and everything cream cheese layered between two hash browns (a gluten-free breakfast dream!)

 

Palomino Park City

  • 540 Main Street, Park City
  • 435-649-3536
  • M-Sun: 3 p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Instagram: @palominoparkcity

An après-ski dream, the newly opened Palomino is another venture from Riverhorse on Main, this one featuring curated cocktails, plus an expansive menu of spirits, artisanal beers, fine wines to pair with delicious bites designed to delight visitors and locals, alike. If you’re looking to get your swank on, try one of their house cocktails crafted with local spirits from Alpine or High West distilleries, paired with small bites like Goat Cheese Pockets, Smoked Salmon Potato Pancakes or the French Onion Dip. Sharing plates include delectable treats like the Cobb Salad Stack, Wild Game Sliders, Petite Lobster Rolls and Capresse Flat Bread. Seafood lovers can enjoy everything from oysters to shrimp and crab, with a caviar offering rounding out the opulence.

 Must-Try Menu Item: The FIU cocktail, infused with citrus smoke and served under a liquid bubble

 

Deelicious Café

  • 6440 N. Business Park Loop Road, Unit Q
  • 435-731-7911
  • M-Th: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday
  • Instagram: @deelicious_pc

There’s a new breakfast spot in Silver Creek, and by all accounts, it more than lives up to its name! Deelicious Fine Catering & Café is conveniently located along the Old Highway Frontage Road (north of Burt Brothers) and is open weekdays.

The daily menu changes, but expect to breakfast staples like espresso drinks, breakfast burritos, overnight oats and fresh-baked sweets and treats. For lunch, it’s an assortment of fresh and creative deli and green salads, quiche, soup, and made-to-order sandwiches.

Take a break from meal prep and order one of Deelicious’ Take and Bake Express Meals. Starting at $25 for two to three people, or $50 for six to eight, options include Lasagna Bolognese, Butternut & Sage Lasagna and Enchilada Verde. They also offer a Deep-Dish Pot Pie in either Farm Chicken and Vegetable, or Roasted Portobello and Vegetable, that serves six to eight people for just $35.

Catering options also abound, including platters & passed hors d’oeuvres (their charcuteries are legendary), seasonal dinner options, and themed dinner menus like “Steakhouse at Home,” “Mexican Fiesta” and “Italian Trattoria.” After you check out their expansive catering options, best of luck trying to decide on just one. Deelicious also offers private chef services and build-your-own gourmet dinners to-go.

Must-Try Menu Item: Did someone say, “Chicken Pot Pie Hot Hand Pie?”

 

KITA Japanese Steakhouse & Mountain Grill

  • Pendry Park City, 2417 West High Mountain Road, Park City
  • 435-513-7213
  • Breakfast Buffet: 7 – 11 a.m.
  • Apres Sushi: 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5 – 10 p.m.
  • Instagram: @pendryparkcity

Located in the luxe Pendry Park City at Park City Mountain’s Canyons Village, KITA Japanese Steakhouse & Mountain Grill updates the mountain lodge aesthetic to provide a contemporary, yet cozy, Asian culinary experience.

From vegans to carnivores, KITA’s dinner menu offers a wide range of options, including traditional sushi bar items like nigiri, sashimi, deluxe and maki rolls, ramen, plus the refreshing Shinko Pear & Endive and Tuscan Kale salads. But it’s the Ssam Platters that standout. Featuring wood-fired steaks served sliced with the chef’s accompaniments of butter lettuce shiso leaves, sesame, turmeric horseradish and miso ssamjang sauce, they include a 20 oz. Dry-Aged Bone-In Delmonico or the 38 oz. Tomahawk. Other traditional Wagyu steaks, seafood and chops are also featured on their mouthwatering menu.

Must-Try Menu Item: The crowd-pleasing Seafood Tower, with 9 oz. of chilled Maine Lobster, Oysters, Jumbo Shrimp, Crab Claws served with Yuzu Gochujang Mignonette and Cocktail Sauce.

If you want to check out Pendry Park City, but are looking for a more relaxed dining opportunity, choose Après Pendry, featuring an all-day menu with classics like Oysters on the Half Shell, the Bougie Smoked Trout Dip, Warm Pretzel with Bavarian Mustard and Cheese Sauce, Alpine Fondue for Two, Market Salad, Burgers, Flatbreads and a full bar.

 

Lush’s Tennessee BBQ

  • 7182 Silver Creek Road, Park City
  • 435-333-2831
  • Thur-Sat – 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sundays – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Food truck – 10 E Center Street, Kamas
  • Sundays – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Instagram: @lushsbbq

A local food truck that successfully transitioned to a brick-and-mortar location, Lush’s BBQ promises to bring “Tennessee, anywhere,” which is precisely what they do between their storefront in Park City’s Silver Creek community, their food truck in Kamas, and through sumptuous catering all across the Wasatch Back. Locals and visitors rave about menu items like the smoked brisket, gnocchi potato salad house made sauces. They offer a daily BBQ Happy Hour & Half, featuring $1 raw oysters, $2 chargrilled oysters, and varied southern BBQ deals, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. daily (Thursday through Sunday).

Must-Try Menu Item: Smoked Prime Rib, with a side of live music, on Friday nights

 

Nosh (Israeli-inspired cuisine)

  • 1890 Bonanza Drive
  • 435-800-2086
  • Tues-Sat: 12 – 8 p.m.
  • Instagram: @noshpc

Calling all vegetarians, vegans, dairy- and gluten-free diners, Nosh in Prospector Square has your number! With a simple menu of house-made Mediterranean and Middle Eastern classics that have earned it five stars across more than 250 review on Yelp, Nosh serves up healthy with plenty of spice. Items like Hummus, Babaganoush, Latkes, Matzo Ball Soup, Mezze Platters and Nosh’s famous Falafel all transport diners out of Park City and to the other side of the globe. Nosh encompasses a small dining space, but also offers catering for parties of 10 or more, and takeout.  

Must-Try Menu Item: Nosh’s signature Fawaffle with Chicken: Crispy marinated chicken with a falafel waffle, hummus, Israeli salad, za’atar honey and harissa yogurt – creatively yummy!

 

Pine Cone Ridge

  • 577 Main Street, Park City
  • 435-615-0300
  • Mon-Sun – 5 - 10 p.m.
  • Instagram: @pineconeridge_pc

The newest addition to the Bill White restaurant empire, Pine Cone Ridge brings thoughtfully crafted American cuisine to its perch above Main Street, setting a cozy scene with sumptuously outfitted with velvet tufted booths, Brazilian hardwood flooring and handmade tables from repurposed box cars. Isolating standout menu items is tough when the entire thing is outstanding, but we’ll choose the Spicy Clams, Beet & Grapefruit Salad, Blackened Cauliflower Steak and Black Currant Baked Alaska. A full bar offers creative cocktails alongside an impressive offering of wines, beer and spirits, plus a kids menu to keep the littlest diners happy.

Must-Try Menu Item: The decadent French Onion Soup, offered both for table service and at the bar, promises to warm you up from the inside out!


 Heber City:

Little India

  • 1266 US-189, Heber City
  • 435-315-3737
  • Mon-Sun – 4 9:30 p.m.
  • Instagram: @littleindiaut

Few new restaurants have caused as much of a stir as Little India when it opened in Heber City one year ago, but the community was hungry for a culinary change of pace, and they found it in this second location of the

Utah County-based restaurant. Taking over the vacated Culver’s location on U.S. Hwy 189 (the road to Provo), Little India was a hit from the get-go, earning rave reviews for both the food and service, and recently being named No. 19 on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. Specializing in Northern Indian cuisine, dishes include the traditional Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Vindaloo and Saag Paneer, along with Tandooris, appetizers and desserts. For those afraid of heat, they offer spice levels from very mild to very hot to accommodate all palates. For our GF friends, they even offer a Gluten-Free Channa Roti flatbread, so you do’t have to miss out!

Must-Try Menu Item: Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken) paired with freshly-baked Garlic Naan

 

Tacos El Güero

  • 281 North Main Street, Heber City
  • 435-654-2983
  • Instagram: @elguerout

With a dedicated following, Heber’s favorite Mexican food-truck-turned-restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with featured menu items including Chile Rellenos, Carne Asada (grilled steak), Costillas de Puerco (pork ribs) and Quesabirria Tacos with Consume, plus an all-day breakfast menu. Their Pozole – traditional Mexican soup made with hominy-syle maiz, pork and dried chilies – is one of the best in the state.

Must-Try Menu Item: Mojarra Frita – fried whole tilapia. 


Midway

Hidden Peak Provisions

  • 93 W. Main Street, Midway
  • 435-315-3373
  • Thur-Mon – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Instagram: @hiddenpeakprovisions

Regarded by many as having the BEST sandwich in the Heber Valley, Hidden Peak Provisions opened in December of 2022 on Midway’s picturesque Main Street, and has steadily gained a fan following among foodies far and wide. Offering healthy and hearty soups and salads alongside their stacked, creative sammies, the menu is augmented by rotating specials reflecting the owners’ dedication to sourcing locally crafted or grown ingredients. Wholly unique offerings have included the burnt beef ends, poutine, cheese curd and sourdough gravy on a hoagie roll, while the menu mainstay – the Steely Dan – imaginatively incorporates smoked steelhead trout, apple, picked red onion, brie and arugula on Chibatta. The shop also features an eclectic selection of dry goods and spices.

Must-Try Menu Item: The Cauliflower Bahn Mi, a vegan offering featuring roasted cauliflower, house-fermented carrot, daikon salad, Thai herbs, and cashew cream on a hoagie 


Kamas Valley:

New Oakley Diner

  • 981 W. Weber Canyon Road, Oakley
  • 435-783-1439
  • Mon-Sun – 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Instagram: @theoakleydiner

After undergoing a change in ownership and major renovation, the Oakley (formerly Road Island) Diner returned to its roots last fall, reopening with a larger seating area and kitchen, along with an elevated take on the homestyle classics that made it a local favorite. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the restaurant’s diner car debuted at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, and was at-home in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, before being transported to Oakley in 2007. Breakfast, lunch and dinner feature traditional diner foods like egg skillets, benedicts and burger, plus all-day offerings like Biscuits and Gravy, Country-Fried Steak and a Denver Omelet.  

Must-Try Menu Item: The PB&J Milkshake – peanut butter and Mountainberry jam topped with a mini PB&J sandwich


The continually evolving culinary offerings are just one more reason so many look to the Choose Park City team for their new home or vacation property. To learn more, connect with Christine Grenney at 435-640-4238 or Brendan Trieb at 585-410-5536, or visit their website by clicking here.

 

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