October 1, 2016

Salt Lake City Go Local Guide

 

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The gold standard for the best local hot spots around Salt Lake City. Utah Stories readers and contributors have carefully selected our favorite local spots for restaurants, goods and services. You can trust this guide to find the best of local Utah.

When specified, the top three reader favorites are ranked and placed in order.  When not specified, the order is incidental.

Updated 20  November 2014

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Vegetarian Dining

Fine Dining

Cheap And Good

Brew Pubs

Delis

Specialty Subs

Gourmet Burgers

Sushi Restaurants

Asian Cuisine

Indian Cuisine

Thai Food

Pizza

Mexican Food

Canyon Dining

BBQ

Bakeries

Quaint Coffee

Big Bars

Neighborhood Bars

Live Music

Night Life

Organic Products

Law Firms

Unique Gifts

Theaters

Urban Apparel

Music Stores

Grocers

Women’s Apparel

Men’s Fine Apparel

Auto Dealers

Bookstores

Home Improvement

Custom Signs

Outdoor Adventure

 

 

 

Restaurants

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Fine  Dining

  • Mazza
    Amazing Middle Eastern cuisine at 9th and 9th
    1515 South 1500 East & 912 East 1300 South
  • Cucina Toscana
    Authentic Tuscan fare in visually dramatic atmosphere
    307 W Pierpont Avenue (240 S)
  • Eva
    Great tapas, live music, and backyard patio
    317 S Main St.
  • The Olive Bistro
    Amazing food and service; an authentic French Bistro
    169 S Main St.
  • Tin Angel Cafe
    Using all the best local ingredients, a foodies delight!
    365 W 400 S
  • Lamb’s Grill Cafe
    Utah’s oldest restaurant with great food and service
    169 S Main St.
  • Wild Grape Bistro
    A great selection of wines from all over the world
    481 E South Temple
  • The Dodo Restaurant
    Delicious food; superb specialty hot drinks
    1355 E 2100 S 
  • Faustina
    300 South, 454 East SLC
    (801)746-4441
  • Martine Cafe
    22 East, 100 South SLC
    (801) 363-9375
  • Toscana
    307 W Pierpont Ave. SLC
  • Olive Bistro
    57 W 2005 SLC
  • The Copper Onion
    111 E Broadway
    (801)355-3282
  • Pallet
    237 S. 400 W
    801-935-4431
  • Bodega/The Rest
    331 Main Street
    (801)532-4042
  • Valter’s Osteria
    173 W Broadway
    (801)521-4563

Cheap and  Good

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Brew  Pubs

  • Uinta Brewery
    Small pub attached to Utah’s biggest brewery
    1722 Fremont Dr. (2375 W)
  • Wasatch Brew Pub
    A Park City Institution; superb food and beer
    250 Main Street Park City
  • Red Rock Brewing Co.
    Utah’s most awarded brew pub: taste why
    254 S 200 W
  • Bohemian Brewery
    94 East, 7200 South, Midvale   (801) 566-5474
    Czech’s know–Amazing food, amazing beer
  • Squatters
    147 West Broadway SLC   (801) 363-2739
    A downtown institution–simply great
  • Epic Brewery
    825 South State Street, Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake’s newest brewery is a huge hit
  • The Desert Edge Pub
    Trolley Square 600 S 700 E
    Since 1973, hand-crafted beer and great food
  • The Annex
    1048 E 2100 S Suite 110
    (801)742-5490
  • Avenues Proper
    3
    76 8th Ave. Suite C
    (385)227-8628

Delis

  • Robin’s Nest
    311 South Main Street SLC   (801) 466-6378
    You will love their sandwiches & service
  • Toasters
    151 West 200 South Salt Lake City (801) 328-2928
    European Style–great sandwiches
  • Nostalgia
    248 East 100 South South SLC (801) 532-3225
  • Tony Caputo’s Market and Deli
    Italian Style sandwiches and beautiful huge selection
    314 W 300 S
  • Granato’s
    Utah’s oldest and always delicious Italian deli and market
    1391 S 300 W

Subs

  • Jonis Deli
    52 East 1700 South   (801) 466-6662
    Long searching for the best phili cheese steak in SLC — Joni’s wins, without dispute. Sorry Food Network, but you have missed the true champion.
  • Grove Market
    1906 South Main Street
    Huge and delicious $10 sandwiches. Share with a friend or satisfy even the largest appetite. Grove’s has been around for over 60 years. Huge selection of hot sauce.
  • Grinders 13
    1618 S State St
    Mmmm– A grinder day, is a good day.

Burgers

Sushi

Asian  Cuisine

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  • Cafe Trang
    200 S 307 W
    The freshest Chinese/Vietnamese in downtown SLC
  • Rice Basil
    2335 E Murray Holladay Rd. Holladay
    New Asian cuisine at its best! Fresh and delicious.
  • J Wong’s Asian Bistro
    163 West, 200 South SLC
    (801) 350-0888
  • Sampan
    675 East, 2100 South SLC
    (801) 467-3663

Indian  Cuisine

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Thai Cuisine

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  • Thai Lotus
    212 E 500 S
    Fresh curry that makes you feel happy
  • Thai Siam
    1435 South State Street, SLC
    (801) 474-3322
  • Chanon Thai Cafe
    278 East 900 South Salt Lake City
    Fantastic, authentic Thai. A local favorite.

Pizza

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Mexican  Food

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  • Alamexo
    268 S State St.
    (801)779-4730
  • Red Iguana
    736 West North Temple SLC
    Killer Mexican Food!
  • Cafe by Rico
    545W 700 S, SLC   (801) 433-9923
    SLC’s best kept secret for incredible Mexican!
  • Blue Iguana Restaurant
    165 South, West Temple, SLC   (801) 533-8900
    You’ll like the food and the price!

Canyon  Dining

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  • Ruth’s Diner
    2100 Emmigration Canyon
    Get to know Ruth–great food and a cozy setting.
  • Log Haven
    6451 E Millcreek Canyon Rd
    A Utah gem. Winner of dozens of culinary awards.
  • The Aerie
    Hwy 210 Little Cottonwood Canyon (Snowbird)
    Fine dining overlooking the best ski resort in the world.

CBBQ

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  • Sugar House BBQ
    2207 S 700 E
    Baby back ribs and homemade BBQ sauce
  • Pat’s BBQ
    155 W Commonwealth Ave (2125 S)
    Awesome smoked ribs and pulled pork
  • Terrapin Station 
    2020 East 3300 South
    Best value for the best smoked ribs and brisket
  • Braza Grill
    5927 S State Street Murray
    Fresh grilled meats, Brazillian fare, all at a great price
  • Rodizio Grill
    600 S 700 E Trolley Square Mall
    Brazillian-style BBQ. Bring your appetite and enjoy

Bakeries and Coffee

Bakery

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Quaint Coffee

 

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  • #1Sugar House Coffee (Our number 1 reader favorite!  See results here)
    1045 E 2100 S
    Fresh juice, latte, espresso, and weekend live music
  • # 2 Cafe D’Bolla
    249 E 400 S # B
    Salt Lake City’s first artisan micro-roaster and siphon bar. Celebrating 10 years of business!
  • #3 Jack Mormon Coffee
    82 E Street Salt Lake City
    Home of the “Celestial Bean”
  • Coffee Garden
    898 E 900 SLC     (801) 355-3425
    Local 9th & 9th hangout-try their pastries!
    Ditta Cafe
    1560 East 3300 South
    Beautiful garden and excellent dining.
  • NoBrow Coffee Werks
    179 W 900 S
    Great coffee; great bike stop on Broadway.
  • Blue Star
    2795 S 2300 E
    Fresh juice bar, in-house roasted coffee. Get it to go after taking your dog to Tanner Park.
  • Cafe Niche
    779 E Broadway (300 S)
    Great service. Beautiful ladies serving food and coffee.
  • Greenhouse Effect
    3231 S 900 E
    Great European style crepes and specialty drinks.
  • Alchemy Coffee
    390 East 1700 South
    Your neighborhood connection for Coffee, Community, Art, Music and Magic
  • Red Moose Coffee Company
    1693 South 900 East SLC
    Specializing in gourmet coffee and amazing house-made food

Big Bars

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  • Beerhive Pub
    Main Street just got a whole lot cooler; A big, gorgeous bar, full of 100’s of great beers
    31 E 400S
  • Gracies
    326 S West Temple
    Great food, great atmosphere
  • The Bayou
    645 South, State St.
    100+ beers around the world
  • The Huka Bar
    151 East, 6100 South, Murray
    Cool new bar for smokers
  • Piper Down
    151 East, 6100 South, Murray
    1492 South, State Street, SLC
  • Johnny’s On Second
    165 South 200 East
    Great drink, great vibe, and great location

Neighborhood Bars

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Live  Music

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  • The Depot
    400 West, South Temple, SLC   (801) 355-5522
    Best touring acts
  • Urban Lounge
    241 South 500 East, SLC   (801) 746-0557
    (801) 359-3219
  • In The Venue
    200 South, 600 West SLC
    (801) 359-3219
  • Club Vegas
    445 S 400 W SLC
    A great showcase for local musicians and established bands.
  • The Tavernacle
    201 E 300 South
    Dueling pianos and social club.

Night  Life

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Organic Products

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  • Bubble and Bee Organic
    602 East, 500 South, SLC   (in Trolley Square)
    Their products are great and addictive! Must try their soap

Law Firms

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  • Sharifi and Baron
    10 West Broadway, Suite 800, SLC
    They don’t chase ambulances; simply good guys
  • Arthur Lee Bishop
    4700 S 900 E SLC   (801) 266-6661
    A great experienced attorney

Unique  Gifts

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Theaters

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Urban  Apparel

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Music-Stores

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Grocers

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  • Jade Market
    353 West 200 South, SLC
    (801) 521-2106
  • Liberty Heights Fresh
    1290 South 1100 East, SLC
    (801) 583-7374

Women's Botiques

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  • Peach Boutique
    127 W Gailey Ln. Kaysville, UT
  • Solissa
    1950 South 1100 East, SLC
    (801) 467-2909
  • The Lace Place
    2682 Highland Drive
    (801) 474-2697
  • Natural Joy Beauty
    662 East Union Square, Sandy (approx 9000 South)
    (801) 718-4386

Men's  Fine Clothing

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Cars and  Trucks

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Bookstores

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  • Ken Sanders Rare Books
    268 South, 200 East, SLC   (801) 521-2606
    Ken knows Utah–find the best Utah books here.
  • Sam Wellers
    607 Trolley Square
    Simply the best bookstore in Utah–if everyone bought their books here, we would all be smarter.

Home Improvement

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England Do-it-Yourself plumbing

    • 1009 E 3300 S, SLC   (801) 485-3371
      You can do it! (With help from these guys)
    • M-One Specialties, Inc.
      Any serious plumbing problem solved at M1

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Urban Outdoors

 

 

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