Park City’s Perfect Outdoor Dining Spots

After long snowy winters and sometimes wet and chilly springs, Parkites have earned the joys of carefree al fresco dining. It’s time to treat your senses to show-stopping mountain sunsets, the sounds of twilight tee shots, the whisper of warm air scented with sage and pine, and the magic of meals enjoyed outdoors. The casual languorous pace of patio dining is a great way to cap off a full summer day spent on the trails or browsing the street festivals, and it makes even locals feel like they’re on vacation. Whether you want to be in the middle of Main Street action for people watching and parade route positioning, or seeking birdsong and quiet secluded garden settings, we’ve got you covered.

If you’re seeking solace and a peaceful outdoor dining experience within the city limits, head to Lespri Prime Steak Sushi Bar in the Prospector neighborhood. Enjoy USDA prime beef and inventive market fresh sushi served on their romantic garden patio surrounded by aspen trees and the restaurant’s organic herb garden—you may even catch a glimpse of deer as they stroll through the park-like setting. On cooler evenings, cozy up to the warmth of the large firepits.

Laugh at the rain and ignore summer showers at Ruth’s Chris large covered deck overlooking the putting green and tree-lined fairways of the Park City Municipal Golf Course. Aft er a rousing game of golf or a relaxing day at the pool, patrons are invited to enjoy Ruth’s Chris’ excellent wine list and savor prime steaks and seafood while watching the sun set over the range of Park City Mountain.

Drafts Burger Bar, a lively comfortable gastropub located in the Westgate Resort at the Canyons base area, serves up award-winning burgers, delicious wings and a selection of over 50 beers and tasty handspun milkshakes. Their year-round covered wraparound deck features fl at-screen TVs, comfortable seating and slopeside views of Park City Mountain. Steps away from the plaza, it’s a convenient place for catching live concerts no matter what the weather.

Butcher’s Chop House is another local’s favorite. The large patio, located next to the Town Lift Plaza, has the best mountain views in town, and it’s an excellent ending to a scenic chairlift ride or Home Run hike. It’s also a prime spot for relaxing over signature cocktails and lobster nachos, steaks, seafood and pasta while enjoying a front row seat for live music and entertainment from the plaza.

With seating up to 120, Mustang on lower Main Street’s Marriott Summit Watch pedestrian plaza, has one of the largest and also one of the quieter patios in Old Town. Umbrellas provide shade and firepits stave off the mild chill of high desert evenings. Voted one of the Top 10 Restaurants in Utah, it’s the perfect atmosphere to enjoy Executive Chef/Owner Dustin Stein’s classic menu of southwestern favorites like Duck Chile Rellenos and Utah Trout. It also boasts the best views of the July 4th fireworks.

The Spur Bar & Grill is another Main Street location that offers a bird’s-eye view of the parade route and the Kimball Arts Festival. Th e upstairs deck features plenty of heating units and a heated floor, so you’ll never slip or shiver in unpredictable alpine weather. Open daily, the Spur Bar & Grill serves up all-day breakfasts, great small plates, the classic Spur Burger and brick oven pizzas. Enjoy wine on tap, beer on tap, signature cocktails and live music daily.

The No Name Saloon, a long-standing favorite haunt of locals and visitors alike, has the largest rooftop deck overlooking Main Street. Open daily complete with umbrellas, heaters, comfortable seating and large screen TVs, the deck is a great place for watching sporting events or gathering with friends and enjoying Buffalo Burgers and a selection of draft beers at Park City’s most popular bar and grill.

If you’re looking for a true alpine experience only a short drive away, be sure to check out the historic Silver Fork Lodge in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Located at 8,000 feet elevation, it’s a great place to unwind and beat the heat and noise of summer in the city. Open year round, the expansive back deck is surrounded by aspens and looks out at the stunning big mountain views of Honeycomb Canyon and Solitude Ski Resort.

This season get out of the kitchen and relish the relaxing experience of dining with friends under a deepening twilight. It’s the flawless finish to a picture perfect summer’s day.