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
Park City has a wide variety of options for off-mountain dining, but you'll also be able to find some great restaurants at on the Canyons side too.
Main Street at Park City offers all sorts great dining options and everything is within walking distance. For something a bit fancy, Riverhorse on Main is one of Park City's finest, offering eclectic American cuisine. Its got high ceilings and an interior palette of birch and earthy grey tones making for a spacious bistro ambiance. Reservations are a must, as are the hand-cut buffalo tartare and the macadamia nut crusted Alaskan halibut. Shabu downtown is another higher-end restaurant serving a range of Asian dishes including sushi.
For mid-range dining options, check out an old town Brazilian restaurant called the Bridge Cafe and Grill, with awesome food and reasonable prices. Cafe Terigo is another popular spot just a few doors down from Riverhorse on Main, dishing up modern Italian cuisine. The menu features classic dishes with local twists, like the grilled pork chop with cracked mustard demi-glaze, grilled peaches, and soft polenta. Pasta lovers, everything is made in-house; try their traditional veal and pork bolognese on housemade pappardelle pasta with asiago cheese.
On a budget? Davanza's is a family owned and operated spot serving up classic Italian comfort food that rivals any restaurant in Boston's North End. They make their dough and marinara sauce in-house and offer pizza creations like Spicy Luau and Mucker Supreme. You'll also find Philly steak sandwiches and street-style tacos here. If you're after coffee and a quick bite, stop by Java Cow, which boasts decadent pastries and breakfast crepes.
On the Canyons side, Powder at the Waldorf is very upscale (and expensive) with attentive service. 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 affordable casual options. For other high-end options, try the neighboring Deer Valley, which you can reach by shuttles operated by higher-end lodging properties (usually for only the cost of a tip).
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. You'll be happy to know they have a year-round heated rooftop patio and serve everything from local craft drafts to imports.
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, it's the world's only ski-in/ski-out whiskey distillery with a buzzing showroom that draws a great crowd. Try one of their signature cocktails like the Dead Man's Boots: a mix of rye, ginger beer, and tequila.
There is plenty of free live music shows throughout the winter season at Park City and in the Canyons Village. If you're after a venue, check out The Umbrella Bar in the Canyons which has a lively outdoors après scene. In Park City, there are plenty of bars and coffee shops in the historic part near the bottom of the Town Lift. 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.