From sushi in a luxe private tatami room to gastropub steaks in a rooftop igloo, here’s where to eat in Utah’s fanciest ski town
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.
Whether the occasion calls for dinner and drinks after indulging in Sundance’s best films or lunch before hitting the slopes, Park City’s restaurants do it all. From traditional Thai to healthy fast casual to wood-fired pizza, here are the best places to eat in Utah’s most famous ski town.
Update February 2021: COVID-19 restrictions in the state of Utah are basically the Wild West. Restaurants were briefly shut down in March, 2020, during the initial outbreak, but operations opened back up for business by May. There are no limits on indoor dining capacity, as long as parties are seated six feet apart. A face-covering order in Summit County, which required masks in public indoor establishments, was lifted on January 8, 2021. However, most restaurants (and ski resorts) in Park City continue to require masks, as recommended by the CDC and recently required on public transportation within the United States.
Even though the Sundance Film Festival is virtual this year, there are still plenty of reasons to eat in Park City. The following is an updated guide, highlighting the most popular places, top takeout options, and enduring staples, all adapting to meet the continued challenges of COVID-19.
Note: Due to the pandemic amid the winter season, restaurant hours and levels of service may vary. Delivery, takeout options and outdoor dining options are highlighted on each map point. Select Park City restaurants are open for indoor service at a reduced capacity, though their inclusion below should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in. Studies indicate a lower exposure risk outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is based on the enforcement of strict social distancing and mandated safety guidelines. For updated information on coronavirus cases in the 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.