Nothing brings people together more than food, which is why choosing a restaurant when you're out of town can almost make or break a vacation. Park City is abundant in fine dining, cheap eateries and award-winning cuisine, most of which is situated along Historic Main Street. With so many local favorites and top-ranked establishments to choose from, we’ve made things easy and compiled a list of the top restaurants on Main Street.
501 On Main
Photo: 501 On Main
Nestled right in the heart of Historic Main Street, 501 On Main captures the sights, liveliness and robust flavor of the Park City experience. With seasonal menu selections, fresh, local produce and a collection of classic entrées, 501 On Main redefines American Regional cuisine. 501's kitchen prepares each entrée to a tasteful and distinctive presentation, while also offering vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Guest favorites include the tomato and lobster bisques, the melt-in-your-mouth pot roast and the seasonal risotto.
Butcher's Chop House & Bar
Offering "elegance without arrogance" since 2003, the Butcher's Chophouse & Bar is known for superb dining and their late-night menu until 1 a.m. Casual attire, kid-friendly menus and a pleasant atmosphere make Butcher's a favorite stop among locals and visitors alike. With a bar, dining room and relaxing outdoor patio at the base of the town lift, there is a place for everyone at the Chophouse. A steak and one of the bar's house-made drinks will make for a perfect casual night out in Park City.
This local favorite with a Southwestern twang will fulfill even the largest of appetites, while also stimulating the taste buds. Start off with the famed Chimayo margarita before paying special attention to the dipping sauce that accompanies the freshly-baked bread. Local favorites include the crown road of barbecue spareribs with a chipotle and caramelized pineapple glaze. For those with a sweet tooth, don't miss the Mexican chocolate fondue with melted espresso-cinnamon chocolate.
Flanagan's On Main
Photo: Flanagan's on Main
Flanagan's is a true local's pub where friends gather for good food and drinks in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Located in the heart of Main Street, Flanagan's offers authentic Irish fayre and premium beer. No trip to Park City is complete without a stop to Flanagan's for their famed Irish coffee and some shepherd's pie or bangers n' mash. The pub interior was hand-crafted and designed to create that small "cottage pub" vibe, making visitors feel like they have escaped to Ireland for a few hours.
One of Park City's newest eating establishments, Handle has quickly made a name for itself by transforming one's notion of familiarity through food and drink. Using locally-sourced, organic ingredients, Handle puts a new spin on tapas and small-plates, challenging the traditional flavors of the comfort food you know and love. Diners won’t want to miss the rattlesnake cocktail, buffalo cauliflower, tots or the thoughtful wine selection.
High West Saloon
Photo: High West Saloon
Not to be confused with the distillery located in Wanship, High West is easily one of the more popular hot-spots in town. Located just off Main Street on Park Avenue and at the bottom of Quittin' Time ski run, High West is the world's first and only ski-in gastro-distillery. Modeled after traditional Old West saloons and housed in a historic, Victorian home built in 1914, High West is the perfect place to grab a few cocktails made with High West's own whiskey or vodka and their savory appetizers. Local favorites include the pretzel and beer cheese, High West burger and the mac & cheese.
The unique cuisine of Purple Sage focuses on the bold and rustic flavors of the American west, with a modern and sophisticated twist. House specialties include the award-winning meatloaf, sugar and chile cured duck, local free-range beef and fresh Utah trout. This small eatery offers up generous portions with that home-cooked feel from your childhood. You'll want to arrive early or make reservations, as Purple Sage has very limited seating and fills up quickly.
The Riverhorse on Main
Photo: The Riverhorse on Main
As one of the oldest and most distinguished restaurants in Park City, the Riverhorse is also among an elite list of top restaurants in the nation. Riverhorse was Utah's first restaurant to receive the prestigious DiRōNA award, and is a 16-year recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award. Its trendy, urban vibe combined with live music in historic setting set the stage for an upscale, eclectic experience, provided by executive chef and co-owner Seth Adams. Local favorites include the Riverhorse Tower and the trio of wild game.
Yuki Yama Sushi
Offering the freshest fish flown in from both the East and West Coast, Yuki Yama's menu consists of traditional Japanese sushi, sashimi, maki and noodle dishes. Yuki is a contemporary mix of Korean and Japanese cuisine, featuring season ingredients that are designed for sampling and sharing. Guests can dine at the sushi bar, in the dining room or in the popular tatami room. Many of Yuki Yama’s rolls are gluten-free, and at an affordable price in comparison to other popular Main Street establishments.