Salt Lake City Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City has a more diverse food scene than many first-time visitors might expect, with a variety of cuisines for every taste. Whether you're craving Mexican or Italian, you'll find Salt Lake City delivers. Red Iguana, a traditional Mexican restaurant, has long been a highly-regarded spot, earning rave reviews for its food and service since opening in 1985. Meanwhile, burger lovers will want to stop by Crown Burgers, a local chain established in 1978 famous for its charbroiled quarter-pound patty topped with Thousand Island dressing, lettuce, tomato, onions, cheese and cured pastrami. And for a more upscale experience, Valter's Osteria receives high marks for its modern Italian cuisine, tableside service and its warm and welcoming staff. HSL, an American restaurant with a focus on seasonal ingredients, also earns praise from both critics and amateur foodies for its locally sourced menu and inventive cocktails.

When you're out and about, consider sampling some of the state's signature dishes. Local favorites include Navajo tacos, which are made with fry bread instead of tortillas, and fry sauce. The perfect complement to french fries, this Utah condiment – which has a similar taste to Thousand Island dressing – is made with ketchup, lemon juice, eggs and some secret ingredients. You'll find every establishment has its own twist on these local classics.  

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  • #1
    RubySnap
    #1 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 164 reviewsTripAdvisor (164)
    $ - $$ | American
    770 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2603
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  • #2
    Takashi
    #2 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 751 reviewsTripAdvisor (751)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    18 W Market St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2103
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  • #3
    Eva's Bakery
    #3 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 284 reviewsTripAdvisor (284)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe, European
    155 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1917
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  • #4
    Valter's Osteria
    #4 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1095 reviewsTripAdvisor (1095)
    $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    173 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1914
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  • #5
    Bombay House
    #5 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1007 reviewsTripAdvisor (1007)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    2731 E Parleys Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-1619
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  • #6
    Log Haven
    #6 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 541 reviewsTripAdvisor (541)
    $$ | American, International
    6451 E Millcreek Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-3814
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  • #7
    Red Iguana
    #7 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3942 reviewsTripAdvisor (3942)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin
    736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
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  • #8
    The Park Cafe
    #8 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 408 reviewsTripAdvisor (408)
    $ | American, Cafe, Diner, Contemporary
    604 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-1113
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  • #9
    Caputo's Market and Deli
    #9 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 420 reviewsTripAdvisor (420)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Deli
    308 W 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1729
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  • #10
    Lone Star Taqueria
    #10 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 256 reviewsTripAdvisor (256)
    $ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
    2265 E Fort Union Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84121-3140
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  • #11
    Ruth's Chris Steak House
    #11 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 383 reviewsTripAdvisor (383)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    275 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1915
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  • #12
    Red Iguana 2
    #12 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 875 reviewsTripAdvisor (875)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin
    866 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84104-1137
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  • #13
    Pallet
    #13 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 219 reviewsTripAdvisor (219)
    $$ | American, Contemporary
    237 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1126
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  • #14
    Bambara Salt Lake City
    #14 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 645 reviewsTripAdvisor (645)
    $$ | American, International
    202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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  • #15
    Siegfried's Deli
    #15 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 267 reviewsTripAdvisor (267)
    $ | German, European, Deli
    20 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1603
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  • #16
    Oh Mai Sandwich Kitchen
    #16 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 261 reviewsTripAdvisor (261)
    $ | Asian, Vietnamese
    3425 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-4528
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  • #17
    Bruges Waffles & Frites
    #17 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 369 reviewsTripAdvisor (369)
    $ | Belgian, Cafe
    336 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1739
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  • #18
    Nauvoo Cafe
    #18 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 247 reviewsTripAdvisor (247)
    $ | American, Cafe, Soups
    15 E South Temple Temple Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
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  • #19
    The Garden Cafe
    #19 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 347 reviewsTripAdvisor (347)
    $$ | American, Contemporary
    555 S Main St The Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-4100
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  • #20
    Eva
    #20 of 1,692 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 286 reviewsTripAdvisor (286)
    $ - $$ | Contemporary
    317 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2702
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