Top ChoiceMexican in Salt Lake City

Red Iguana

Mexico at its most authentic, aromatic and delicious – no wonder the line is usually snaking out the door at this family-run restaurant. Ask for samples of the mole to decide on one of six chili- and...

Top ChoiceBreakfast in Logan

Herm's Inn

Logan's premier breakfast spot slings comfort food such as multigrain pancakes with house-made lemon butter and an artery-choking fried chicken with biscuits smothered in sausage gravy. The previous owner, Herm...

Ramen in Salt Lake City

Tosh's Ramen

Ecstasy by the steaming oversized bowl, Tosh's ramen comes with silken broth and crunchy sprouts, topped with a poached egg if you like it that way. It couldn't get more authentic. Try to carve out some room for...

International in Salt Lake City

Copper Onion

Locals keep the Copper Onion bustling at every seating…and for good reason: small plates like wagyu bone marrow and pasta carbonara call out to be shared. Save room for the citrus and chèvre cheesecake. A...

Vietnamese in Salt Lake City

Oh Mai

This Vietnamese sandwich kitchen prepares crunchy banh mi baguettes with sweet and spicy fillings such as braised pork belly and jalapeño (that would be 'the sinner' sandwich), or opt for one of their vegan or...

Modern American in Salt Lake City

Rye Diner & Drinks

Call it a modern diner, with a spare look and locally sourced supplies. For an outing with friends it's satisfying and cheap enough. Think fried chicken and waffles, truffled mac and cheese or vegan burgers....

Steak in Brigham City

Maddox Ranch House

People travel for hours for these thick beef or bison steaks cut from locally raised livestock. It all started in the ranch out back in 1949. Don't expect anything fancy – this is a family-owned place, serving...

Pub Food in Salt Lake City

Lucky 13

While no minors are allowed in this divey pub, it's worth a trip for Salt Lake's best burgers. Yes, these misshapen patties with generous toppings, gooey cheese and a side of garlic fries are messy, but you'll...

Bistro in Salt Lake City

Avenues Bistro on Third

An intimate, food-first experience. Enter the tiny house in the Avenues to a handful of tables around an open grill. The owner is seating guests and chatting with neighbors. The fare: fresh greens with Utah trout...

American in Salt Lake City

White Horse

Shelves stacked high with top-notch spirits invite you to belly up to the counter and try one of the innovative cocktails mixed here. The trendy downtown spot serves excellent food as well, such as the Wagyu...

American in Salt Lake City


Earthy and interesting, with regularly changing mains like Utah red trout or pork belly with butternut tots. Dine at the few sidewalk tables and you'll feel like part of the chummy neighborhood. Supports local...

Peruvian in Salt Lake City

Del Mar al Lago

Get ready for a treat. Chef Wilmer from Trujillo cooks up Peru's best dishes, including ceviche (fish marinated in lime), yucca fries and causas (seasoned mashed potatoes) with jalapeño aioli, and the Peruvian...

Pizza in Logan

Jack's Wood Fired Oven

In the evening, upscale Jack's fills with Utah hipsters drinking craft beer with exotic thin-crust pizzas that might include house-pickled jalapeños or Kalamata olives. There's live music on Friday and Saturday...

Japanese in Salt Lake City


The best of a number of surprisingly good sushi restaurants here in landlocked Salt Lake, and often packed. Even LA restaurant snobs rave about the innovative rolls at this ever-so-chic establishment.

Bakery in Logan

Crumb Brothers Artisan Bread

For baked goods that border on ecstasy, Crumb Brothers Artisan Bakery delivers. It also makes gorgeous, crusty organic breads on-site. If you're in town on Sunday, stop in for some serious brunch.

Tacos in Salt Lake City


In Salt Lake's Latino neighborhood, Chunga's slices authentic Mexico City–style tacos al pastor (spit-cooked marinated pork tacos topped with chopped onion, cilantro and pineapple). The gringo-friendly al pastor...

Middle Eastern in Salt Lake City


In an inviting space with warm tones and copper highlights, this local favorite consistently delivers well-known fare like kebabs, shawarma and hummus plus wonderful regional specialties, many from Lebanon. They...

American in Salt Lake City

From Scratch

A casual eatery focusing on fresh and fast, with bubbly-crust wood-fired pizzas taking center stage. The scratch burger with shoestring onions served on a soft brioche bun is a close second. There are also soups,...

Vegan in Salt Lake City

Vertical Diner

If you are not vegan, you might prefer seeking out authentic international eats as opposed to these watered-down versions, but that's not to say Vertical does not have its fans. The oversized tiramisu could rock...

Breakfast in Salt Lake City

Over the Counter Cafe

Hugely popular greasy spoon with booth seating and a convivial counter around an open grill. Regulars love the ancient-grains pancakes, blueberry-lemon French toast with fresh berries and the Flintstones-size ham...