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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 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 168 reviewsTripAdvisor (168)
    $ - $$ | American
    770 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2603
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  • #2
    Takashi
    #2 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 759 reviewsTripAdvisor (759)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    18 W Market St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2103
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  • #3
    Eva's Bakery
    #3 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 286 reviewsTripAdvisor (286)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe, European
    155 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1917
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  • #4
    Log Haven
    #4 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 550 reviewsTripAdvisor (550)
    $$ | American, International
    6451 E Millcreek Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-3814
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  • #5
    Bombay House
    #5 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1014 reviewsTripAdvisor (1014)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    2731 E Parleys Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-1619
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  • #6
    Red Iguana
    #6 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3976 reviewsTripAdvisor (3976)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin
    736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
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  • #7
    Valter's Osteria
    #7 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1109 reviewsTripAdvisor (1109)
    $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    173 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1914
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  • #8
    The Park Cafe
    #8 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 416 reviewsTripAdvisor (416)
    $ | American, Cafe, Diner, Contemporary
    604 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-1113
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  • #9
    Caputo's Market and Deli
    #9 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 423 reviewsTripAdvisor (423)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Deli
    308 W 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1729
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  • #10
    Lone Star Taqueria
    #10 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 261 reviewsTripAdvisor (261)
    $ | 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 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 391 reviewsTripAdvisor (391)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    275 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1915
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  • #12
    Pallet
    #12 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 221 reviewsTripAdvisor (221)
    $$ | American, Contemporary
    237 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1126
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  • #13
    Red Iguana 2
    #13 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 881 reviewsTripAdvisor (881)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin
    866 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84104-1137
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  • #14
    Oh Mai Sandwich Kitchen
    #14 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 262 reviewsTripAdvisor (262)
    $ | Asian, Vietnamese
    3425 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-4528
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  • #15
    Siegfried's Deli
    #15 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 270 reviewsTripAdvisor (270)
    $ | German, European, Deli, Central European
    20 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1603
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  • #16
    Bambara Salt Lake City
    #16 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 649 reviewsTripAdvisor (649)
    $$ | American, International
    202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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  • #17
    Bruges Waffles & Frites
    #17 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 371 reviewsTripAdvisor (371)
    $ | Belgian, Cafe
    336 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1739
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  • #18
    The Garden Cafe
    #18 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 351 reviewsTripAdvisor (351)
    $$ | American, Contemporary
    555 S Main St The Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-4100
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  • #19
    Nauvoo Cafe
    #19 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 247 reviewsTripAdvisor (247)
    $ | American, Cafe, Soups
    15 E South Temple Temple Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
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  • #20
    The Roof Restaurant
    #20 of 1,433 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 554 reviewsTripAdvisor (554)
    $$ | American
    15 E South Temple Fl 10 Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
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