Local and International Cuisine Make Utah Valley a Foodie’s Heaven: 8 Must-Do Options


With over 900 different restaurants, including 100 food trucks, Utah County is where you’ll find award-winning foods often made with locally sourced ingredients, Explores Utah Valley says.

Whatever your mood, whether it’s Indian food or fried chicken, Utah Valley has it. There are over 28 international food cultures represented, 10 American food cultures represented, and many more delicious dining experiences scattered along the Utah County borders.

From drive-thru soda shops or homemade ice cream to fine dining at Sundance Mountain Resort, you’ll have no problem finding a restaurant to satisfy your cravings, whatever your budget or occasion.

So whether you consider yourself a foodie or just in the mood for a tasty bite, here are eight favorite local restaurants in Utah County.

Black Sheep Cafe

Black Sheep Cafe, famous for its delicious Navajo cuisine, is not only one of the best restaurants in Utah County, it is one of the best restaurants in the state.

“This unique restaurant serves some of the best Native American cuisines in Utah,” wrote McKenna Hurd of Explore Utah Valley. “Try their Navajo tacos or burgers with a twist!”

Located in downtown Provo. The Black Sheep Cafe is worth a visit no matter where you are from.

Bam Bam BBQ

Barbecues are common these days, so to stand out you need to be exceptional in your meat and service. Bam Bam BBQ in Orem ticks all the boxes and more.

Smoked and cooked to perfection, Bam Bam’s meats are sure to be “the best money can buy,” says Bam Bam’s BBQ website. Pit owner and chef Cameron True loves his craft, and it shows in every deliciously juicy bite.

Local and International Cuisine Make Utah Valley a Foodie's Heaven: 8 Must-Do Options
Photo: Sundance Resort

Tree Room at Sundance

Offering a refined dining experience on one of the most beautiful settings you could dream of, it’s hard to beat the Tree room at Sundance Mountain Resort.

With a four star rating of Forbes Travel Guide, an award of excellence from Wine spectator, and a Best of State award, you know their popular dining options like Pepper Steak, Sirloin Steak, and Crab will all be some of the best around.

The Tree Room is a great choice for those celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a nice evening in the mountains.

Chom Burger

Chom Burger is a local favorite burger, offering high quality burgers, fries and shakes. There are many burger restaurants in the valley, but Chom Burger stands out for its unique variety and consistently excellent quality.

A five star review on Google said: “All I can say is that this is literally the best burger I have ever eaten in my life. I am obsessed the fries and sweet potato fries were delicious and the spectacular Oreo shake. 10/10 recommend… “

Located a few blocks from downtown Provo and Center Street, the centrally located burger place should definitely be at the top of your list.


If you’re looking for one of the most delicious, unique, and memorable meals you can have in Utah, Community is the place to go.

Specializing in farm-to-table experiences, Communal is synonymous with freshness, quality and flavor – and every penny is worth it.

Eating Communal food around a large table with your friends and family is unlike any other dining experience you have likely had in Utah. The portions come with enough food for at least two people, so you can and should have a few dishes to share!

With high ratings on Google and Yelp, this is one of those special restaurants that will already have you planning your next visit.

Seven brothers

Sharing Places In Hawaii And Utah, Seven brothers has put all his heart into making their burgers, salads and fish dishes among the best.

The founders of Seven Brothers want your experience to be more than just a meal. They want you to feel like family – and it shows. “We want everyone to not only find the best food, but also the best feeling possible,” said the owners. “A place where it’s not ‘just a meal, but a lifestyle’.

With a relaxed surfer atmosphere and friendly staff, Seven Brothers is a great alternative to your regular burger restaurant and will blow your mind with the quality of the entire menu. You will find locations in Saratoga Springs and Provo.


Simple, customizable, and delicious Mexican food is the name of the game at this small, family-run Lindon restaurant.

Oteo, and its bright, clean and friendly atmosphere, is a pleasant experience for those who want authentic Mexican cuisine. Savor a casual meal of artisanal dishes and ingredients served by friendly staff.

A five-star Google review said, “If you want an upscale Mexican restaurant with a creative and delicious menu, this is the place to go. Oteo is so delicious. The queso and tacos are probably my favorite, but this is the kind of place where you have to try everything on the menu. I will go many more times! “

The Foundry Grill

One of two excellent dining options at Sundance Mountain Resort, The Foundry Grill is breathtaking in its food and surroundings.

Not as formal as the dining experience at The Tree Room, The Foundry Grill is still high quality cuisine in incredible surroundings. Take the trip to the canyon, you won’t be disappointed, especially if you order their filet mignon or their bison burger!

Utah County is full of decadent dining options. Visit Explore Utah Valley today for more dining options and guides.

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