Park City Food and Nightlife Review
Written by Ron Thompson • Last updated Sep 09, 2017
There are so many restaurants in the Park City area, just about all of them family-friendly, that you can probably find something for just about any type of food you could want. Narrowing down your preferred delicacy might be a good first step! Once you do that, you can check out Yelp for the best choice in your category – but having said that, here are some of our personal recommendations.
On the Mountain
All the on-mountain food options are more expensive than in town. At the Canyons, Cloud Dine and Red Pine have good food, but they can be very crowded and finding a seat is a challenge; We recommend Lookout Cabin which has great food, accepts reservations and isn’t that much more expensive, offering a much better experience. The Summit House is particularly conveniently located at the top of the Motherlode Express, and offers a great view with your food.
Off the Mountain
On the Canyons side, Powder at the Waldorf is very upscale (and expensive) with attentive service. Shabu downtown is a similarly high-end restaurant with a Japanese flair in Park City. There are even more high-end options in the neighboring Deer Valley, which you can reach by shuttles operated by higher end lodging properties (usually for only the cost of a tip).
At Park City, check out an old town Brazilian restaurant called the Bridge Cafe and Grill, with awesome food and reasonable prices. Main Street near the Town Lift offers all sorts of other good options, and everything is in walking distance. At the Canyons, pizza at Murdock's Café is our favorite and its location makes it a viable and cheaper alternative to on-mountain dining. If you travel to Kimball Junction five miles away, you’ll find plenty of cheaper casual options.
As with restaurants, there is a wide variety of choices for nightlife. Our favorites include No Name Saloon, a locals’ hangout that welcomes visitors. It claims to have been around since 1903 and it certainly looks the part. The Wasatch Brew Pub, as you might guess, brews its own beer, and has a menu with everything from beef-and-bison burgers to personal pizzas. If you go a little later in the season when it’s warmer out, you can enjoy the outdoor patio. The High West Distillery and Saloon is also worth a visit, all the more so because it’s ski-in/ski-out. That’s right, a ski-in/ski-out whiskey distillery.
The Umbrella Bar in the Canyons has a lively outdoors après scene, and there are plenty of bars and coffee shops in the historic part of Park City near the bottom of the Town Lift. There’s outdoor live music at the Canyons, and many of the bars on Park City’s Main Street have live music as well. If you somehow still have the legs for dancing, Downstairs has DJs and cocktail waitresses who occasionally dance on the bar. We recommend you keep it on the dance floor.