More than 100 eateries dot Park City proper, offering a breadth of culinary genres you’d expect to find in a much larger city. But just because you can travel the world through food within our fair city’s boundaries doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to find a satisfying meal by going slightly farther afield. Following are a few of our favorite places to eat outside the Park.
Attention to detail understates the care and dedication paid to the food (the pizza in particular) at Cafe Galleria (101 W Main St, Midway, 435.657.2002, cafegalleriapizza.com). Flour is imported from Italy for each handmade crust, most of the produce and meat used for the sauce and toppings comes from local farmers, and they make their own cheese.
Elevated homespun might be the best way to describe the classic yet creative food at the Gateway Grille (215 S Main St, Kamas, 435.783.2867, gatewaygrille.com). Former Deer Valley chef Sean Wharton opened this restaurant more than 15 years ago and has enjoyed a faithful following made up of both Kamas locals and visitors from around the world alike.
Simon’s (700 N Homestead Dr, Midway, 888.327.7220, homesteadresort.com), with its three dining areas, one of which has a hand-carved bar, is the perfect place in Midway to enjoy home-style meals that use fresh, local ingredients in a homey, comfortable atmosphere.
Launched by famed former Zoom chef Barb Hill and now owned and operated by chef Dean Hottle, the Snake Creek Grill (650 W 200 South, Heber City, 435.654.2133, snakecreekgrill.com) serves up bold yet unpretentious food in a cozy converted historic home just off Heber City’s main drag. Be sure to leave room for a slice of black bottom banana cream pie.
On Main Street in Heber City, find Spin Café (220 N Main, Heber City, 435.654.0251, spincafe.net) open for lunch and dinner. Serving fresh American food, including excellent barbecue in a hip and fun atmosphere, Spin Café offers an unexpectedly eclectic menu. Don’t leave without sampling their creamy homemade gelato ice cream, made from scratch daily.
Named for the native people of Chihuahua, Mexico, Tarahumara (380 E Main St, Midway, 435.654.3465, tarahumara.biz) features traditional Mexican dishes, all prepared daily with fresh and authentic ingredients. Dine in the lively, family friendly section or in the casual Cantina with wait service and full liquor license. The specialty items are not to be missed, along with the self-serve 20-item salsa selection. New next door is a bakery with Mexican specialties made fresh daily.
Located in the European-style Zermatt resort in Midway, Z’s Steak & Chop Haus (784 Resort Dr, Midway, 435.657.0180, zermattresort.com) serves the finest cuts of steaks, chops, and seafood, often from local purveyors. Other popular dishes include the Wiener schnitzel, the pan-roasted scallops, and the crème brûlée.