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Choose Your Own Dining Adventure

From steak and fish to cheese and veggies, let your palate be your guide at these Park City hot spots.

By Vanessa Conabee December 5, 2022 Published in the Winter/Spring 2022-23 issue of Park City Magazine

Fresh lobster flown in daily from Maine is the star of the menu at Freshies Lobster Co.

With so many talented restaurateurs in and around Park City, deciding where to dine can be overwhelming. But before you get hangry, we’re here to help—whether you’re craving a juicy steak or a hearty veggie feast, we’ve rounded up some must-visit eateries categorized into our four favorite food groups: meat, vegetables, seafood, and cheese. Bon appétit!

Wild Ember
The latest concept from local chef Matthew Harris (of Tupelo, RIME at The St. Regis, and Brasserie 7452), Wild Ember blends smokehouse favorites with high-end ingredients while sourcing local and sustainably raised meats. Start with corn fritters or pimento-cheddar mac and cheese before sinking your teeth into Berkshire pork or Wagyu beef short ribs.
2290 Deer Valley Dr E, 435-608-1412;

Chop Shop
From on-site dry-aged beef and wood-fired pizzas to gourmet grab-and-go sandwiches and endless cheese and charcuterie, Chop Shop is your one stop for all things meat. Try the Firebird sandwich: a fried chicken breast topped with harissa mayo and banana peppers served on a brioche bun.
1177 Center Dr, 435-604-0244;

Warm up after a day on the hill with a fiery presentation of locally sourced meats and produce served straight from the hearth—every dish is prepared over open flames. Menu items rotate nightly to take advantage of fresh offerings; don’t miss the oven-fried chicken.
306 Main St, 435-252-9900;

At Vessel Kitchen, create a custom plate with “market sides” like mashed potatoes, beets with feta, and roasted Brussels sprouts.

Vessel Kitchen
Fast, easy, and delicious, Vessel offers an array of delectable mains and sides to mix and match for dining in their stylish eatery or bagging up for takeout. Veggie favorites include sweet potato hash, cashew Caesar broccoli salad, and Thai-spiced carrots.
1784 Uinta Way, 435-200-8864;

This hip cafe features an Aussie-inspired breakfast and brunch menu—it’s all healthy, hearty, and made from scratch. Try the Moroccan shakshuka baked eggs, giant berry-topped hot cake, chia pudding, or PC Superfood Bowl, plus great smoothies and coffee.
 1600 Snow Creek Dr, 435-901-8242;

Artfully prepared small plates include sweet chili cauliflower, blistered Brussels sprouts, and a cucumber salad with chickpeas, charred avocado foam, and pecorino, all paired with creative cocktails by award-winning chef Briar Handly. 
136 Heber Ave, 435-602-1155;

Choose from a variety of classic and specialty rolls at Yuki Yama.

Yuki Yama
Creative, modern sashimi plates combine with hot dishes like lamb lollipops and pork gyoza, each achieving that perfect balance of sweet, salty, and sour.
586 Main St, 435-649-6293;

Freshies Lobster Co
Fresh Maine lobster might not be the first item that comes to mind when you think of eating in Park City, but one bite of the buttery “lobstah” rolls at this popular eatery and your mind will be forever changed.
1915 Prospector Ave, 435-631-9861;

Blind Dog
This local favorite specializes in East Coast–influenced seafood with an excellent sushi menu and raw bar. Decadent ahi tuna nachos, lump crab cakes, and sushi alone comprise a satisfying meal, or try the Thai red snapper or seared mahi mahi. 
1251 Kearns Blvd, 435-655-0800;


Fireside Dining
Consider this cheese heaven: an entire room dedicated to raclette, served fresh and gooey from a fireside rack of plates, with all the accoutrements: bread, veggies, fruit, and meats. This is the first course at Deer Valley Resort’s Fireside Dining, a four-course meal featuring raclette, potato rosti, leg of lamb, and dessert fondue served from stone fireplaces at Deer Valley’s Empire Lodge.
9200 Marsac Ave, 435-649-1000;

Fondue at Goldener Hirsch
The ski season isn’t complete until you share a pot of fondue with friends at this Bavarian-inspired restaurant. Step from the slopes of Deer Valley into the comfortable Tyrolian setting for fondue with all the trimmings paired with a glass of gluhwein or Riesling.
7570 Royal St, 435-649-7770;

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese
A quick jaunt to the Kohler dairy farm in Midway delivers a true farm-to-table experience, with a great variety of handcrafted cheeses. A few favorite award-winning farmstead cheeses include Wasatch Back Jack Salsa, Snake Creek Sharp Cheddar, Vanilla Bean Flavor-rubbed Cheddar, and Cracked Pepper and Chive.
920 River Rd, Midway, 435-654-0291;

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