Utah

Restaurants in Utah

Springdale comes alive in the evenings when residents gather here for sweet-potato tamales and fresh tilapia. The restaurant, located at the entrance to Zion National Park, also hosts rotating art exhibits and live music from the likes of Willie Waldman Project, a local favorite.

Long live the cake parlor—thanks to this lovely spot and its daily selection of house-baked cupcakes, from orange blossom to peanut butter cup. Savory items include pressed sandwiches, pastas, and salads.

Soak up expansive views of the valley and dine on hearty southwestern fare while atop a red-rock promontory inside historic Goulding’s Lodge. In the dining room, check out the knickknacks related to old western movies that were shot in the area.

The high, arched ceilings hark back to the days when the building was the home of the Utah Power & Light Company.

The chic bistro has live music on weekends. Order the succulent seared elk carpaccio.

Kids will love the authentic western woodsy décor complete with mounted elk and deer, antler chandeliers, and a great view of the surrounding pine forest. Locals swear by the perfectly cooked petite fillet.