Unique restaurants in Salt Lake City Utah

Blue Sky Ranch: entrance
Blue Sky Ranch: entrance

Blue Sky Ranch – Luxury with wild abandon is the motto for this uniquely Utah experience, where yuo can sample all manner of Wild West treats. Blue Sky Utah is a 3,500-acre hospitality and recreational paradise, situated minutes from the fabled ski town of Park City, UT. We recommend checking out the seasonal buffet brunch while also taking in a whiskey tsating at the same time! Check out our review of brunch at Blue Sky.

27649 Old Lincoln Hwy, Wanship, UT 84017
(435) 252-0662

crown burger and fries fry sauce
Crown Burgers – the infamous Crown Burger with pastrami

Crown Burgers – Popular with Utah locals for decade after decade this unique Utah original has several items any visitor to SLC should seek out immediately: most pressing of which is the signature crown burger. The crown burger takes an already juicy, smoky and flavorful burger and loads it up with more layers of pastrami than is sensible. You’ll want to order that with a side of fries, and the all famous Utah fry sauce. Essentially a mix of mayo, ketchup and a few other secret additions the result is a condiment that causes constant local arguments, not to mention confused looks from out of states. P.s. don’t even suggest it’s merely thousand island dressing.

Various locations

Honeycomb Grill - Utah steelhead trout
Honeycomb Grill – Utah steelhead trout

Honeycomb Grill – Take a trip up beautiful Big Cottonwood Canyon and head to Solitude Ski Resort. Here you’ll find this New American restaurant open through Summer as well as the Winter season. If the weather
Enjoy mountain views on the deck while savoring Honeycomb Grill’s dynamic, contemporary American cuisine.

The menu features an array of chef selected appetizers, wood-oven baked flatbreads, handmade pastas, hand-cut steaks and housemade desserts. Everything is fresh and seasonal and a Utah vibe runs through the menu, such as pictured dish above; Utah steelhead trout with ancient grain tabbouleh, garlic yogurt, dill and mint chimichurri. In addition to wine and cocktails, on the liquor menu you’ll find plenty of Utah sourced brews too.

Gateway entertainment destination

12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, entry 2, Solitude, UT 84121
(801) 536-5787

HSL - seasonal veg and grains
HSL – seasonal veg and grains

HSL – The menu at owner and head chef Briar Handly’s restaurant is ever changing. It’s not just seasonal, it’s hyper-seasonal. The menu can change day to day based on whatever the team of talented chef’s procure from local markets. If it’s not available locally, their sourcing is second to none with product delivered from some of the best in the US. If you’re up in Park City check out Handle, HSL’s sister restaurant, and equally good. See our full review of HSL.

418 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 539-9999

Shooting Star Saloon exterior
Shooting Star Saloon exterior

Shooting Star Saloon – The menu at The Shooting Star Saloon is simple and to the point: burgers and beer; signs littered across the bar make it clear not to get sassy with substitutions either. What you see is what you get and if you suggest otherwise, you might get an earful.

So why come to the Shooting Star? Open non stop since 1879 this is Utah’s oldest bar with some suggesting it might even be the oldest bar West of the Mississippi full stop.

7350 E 200 S, Huntsville, UT 84317
(801) 745-2002