One of the most popular neighborhoods in Salt Lake City is Sugar House. Restaurants line the streets, all competing for your your dollar, but which one to pick?. We’ve been to more than makes sense in any lifetime, here are our picks for the ten best Sugar House restaurants in alphabetical order:
Black Sheep Cafe – This popular Utah County restaurant opened its second outlet in Epic Brewing’s Annex space in Sugar House. And that means one thing, some of SLC’s best craft brews paired alongside Black Sheep’s unique South Western American cuisine peppered with international ingredient and inspiration. Hog jowl tacos sit alongside brisket topped fry bread and a plethora of diverse beers.
1048 E 2100 S #110, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Even Stevens – Eat to give is the motto of this rapidly expanding Salt Lake City sandwich franchise. For every sandwich sold, the business donates a meal to a local non profit. That means you can chow down and feel good about your altruistic choice at the same time. Don’t let that fool you into the thinking the food plays second fiddle to the good vibes though – these are stellar sandwiches; some of the best and most creative in Utah, often featuring local ingredients like Creminelli salami in the sandwich above.
2030 S. 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Fiddlers Elbow – An oldie but a goldie. Fiddler’s has been a staple of the Sugar House scene well before the trendy remodeling of the past decade. It’s still the home for traditional pub grub from pizzas to burgers to fish and chips, and still one of the best prices in the neighborhood. It’s also still packed with TVs so you can catch any and every sporting event, plus a full bar (21+) of beer, wine and liquor.
1063 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Kathmandu – Just outside the heart of Sugar House proper is one of the best Indian and Nepalese restaurants in Utah hands down. You’ll surely recognize dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala, but might not have tried their Nepalese specialties like Momo or stir fried Chili dishes. Stop by during weekdays at lunch (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) for their all you can eat lunch buffet – a veritable smorgasbord of a bargain – packed with items for meat eaters and vegetarians alike.
3142 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Little Saigon – Home to banging banh mi. If you’re new to banh mi, you’re missing out. This French influenced Vietnamese sandwich is Little Saigon’s standout dish. Start with a crisp French baguette, layer with cilantro, pickled vegis and mayo – then top with your choice of protein; everything from garlic butter steak to tofu lemongrass. Prices are killer too, at just $5-$7.
2021 Windsor Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
SOMI Vietnamese Bistro – More stunning Vietnamese cuisine can be found right in the heart of Sugar House. SOMI is a modern restaurant with an upscale aesthetic and a menu replete with Vietnamese classics. Rice dishes, noodle dishes, fresh salads and a range of Chinese dishes like Peking Duck make for a mouth watering menu. Check out the cocktail wine and beer menu too.
1215 E. Wilmington Ave, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Spitz – Just across the plaza from SOMI, check out this Mediterranean inspired hang out with an edgy vibe. Doner kebabs are the name of the game here but there are other treats too such as Street Cart Fries (fries loaded up with more toppings than is sane) and vibrant salads. The restaurant sports local beer, wine and has a hip, trendy crowd around the clock.
1201 Wilmington Ave #101, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Sugar House BBQ – Now in its second location, but still in Sugar House proper, one of SLC’s oldest BBQ joints. Open daily the restaurant turns out brisket, ribs, chicken, turkey and an array of sandwiches, salads and specials. There’s also beer, wine and cocktails. Yep, ribs and rye. Open seven says a week and featuring a drive thru window, there’s no excuse for not getting your Q on.
880 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Sushi Groove – A little out of the center of Sugar House, but only just, one of the funnest restaurants in all of Utah. Get your groove on by order from the fresh sushi board and kicking back to the regular DJs that play at Sushi Groove. The menu at Sushi Groove is packed with creativity and style, and if you don’t see something you like just chat to the team at the sushi counter to create something extra special just for you.
2910 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Wasatch Brew Pub – Anchoring the corner of Highland and 21st is this impressive brew pub space. One of the first tenants to move into the contemporary revamp of the Sugarhouse area Wasatch Brew Pub serves up both their award winning beers and pub grub with a refined edge. That means burgers, pizza, fried goodies and so much more.
2110 Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106