We may be a little biased when we tell you that Utah Valley is home to some of the best food in Utah. It’s true however, that it’s the perfect stop for foodies! We have tons of local and unique restaurants with food from an array of different cultures. Stop by for some of the best Mexican food in Utah, as well as other award-winning fare.  

Check out our list of non-chain restaurants, with 4-5 stars, that originated in Utah Valley! The restaurants that made the cut were chosen based on a mixture of Yelp ratings, Google reviews and local recommendations. Click the links to see the full lists of the best restaurants in Utah County for each section.

American Cuisine

Seven Brothers Burger

If you’re looking for dishes as American as apple pie, you can’t go wrong with these suggestions. So many of the best places to eat in Utah County serve good old American food! Visit a burger joint and slather on the fry sauce (a uniquely Utahn delicacy), try funeral potatoes, pick up some amazing hot dogs and brats, get scoops of ooey-gooey macaroni and cheese, or enjoy some awesome BBQ. 

Our list even includes a few uniquely American things, such as Southern food like fried chicken, and Native American courses from Black Sheep Cafe (psst, they have delicious Navajo tacos/fry bread). The list also includes the award-winning Tree Room at Sundance Mountain Resort, which offers upscale modern American cuisine.

North Valley

1. Kitchen 88 in American Fork

2. Village Pizza in Eagle Mountain

3. Chubby's in Saratoga Springs, Vineyard, Spanish Fork, Payson & Pleasant Grove

4. SLAB Pizza in Lehi, Vineyard, & Provo

5. One Man Band in Lehi & Spanish Fork

6. Rocky Mountain Wingshak in American Fork

7. Tangie's Cafe in American Fork

8. Firebird Pizza & Pasta in Pleasant Grove

9. Purple Turtle in Pleasant Grove

10. Paul's Place Sandwich Shop in Pleasant Grove

11. The Holy Grill in Pleasant Grove

12. The Smoking Apple in Lindon

Central Valley

13. Foundry Grill at Sundance

14. The Tree Room at Sundance

15. Communal in Provo 

16. DP Cheesesteaks in Provo & Lehi

17. Sensuous Sandwich in Provo

18. Molly's in Provo

19. CHOM Burger in Provo

20. Burgers Supreme in Provo

21. Block Restaurant in Provo

22. J Dawgs in Provo, Orem, & Spanish Fork

23. Guru's Cafe in Provo & Orem

24. Brick Oven Pizza in Provo

25. The Great Steak Grill in Provo

26. 180 Tacos & Global Street Eats in Provo

27. Black Sheep Cafe in Provo

28. Tommy's Burgers in Provo

29. Station 22 Cafe in Provo

30. Good Move Cafe in Provo

31. La Jolla Groves in Provo

32. Five Star BBQ Company in Vineyard

33. Joe's Cafe in Orem

34. Bam Bam's BBQ in Orem

35. Ernie's Sports Deli in Orem

36. Callie's Cafe in Orem 

South Valley

37. Zubs Pizza & Subs in Springville

38. Art City Trolley in Springville

39. Strap Tank Brewery in Springville & Lehi

40. Magleby's in Springville

41. Glade's Drive Inn in Spanish Fork

42. Barry's Parkview Drive-In in Spanish Fork

43. Little Acorn in Spanish Fork

44. Two Jack's Pizza in Spanish Fork, Provo, & Springville

45. Santa Queen Drive-In in Santaquin

46. Hot Rod Diner in Payson

Asian & Polynesian Cuisine

Koko Lunchbox

With the largest populations in the world, the Asian continent produces vast and varied cuisines. This is reflected in the many Asian eateries throughout Utah Valley, which make some of the best restaurants in Utah County. Here you’ll find cuisine from almost every country you can think of in Asia, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indian, and Vietnamese restaurants. We even included the best Polynesian restaurants because of their similar flavors and ingredients to certain Asian cuisines.

North Valley

47. Sabaidee in Lehi

48. East Moon in Lehi

49. Nori Sushi Bar and Grill in American Fork

50. Whistle Wok in American Fork

51. Thai House Cuisine in Pleasant Grove, Lehi, 

52. Pho No. 1 in Pleasant Grove

53. Viet Deli in Saratoga Springs

Central Valley

54. Asa Ramen in Orem

55. Yummy's BBQ and Sushi in Orem 

56. Kohinoor in Orem

57. Shoga in Orem

58. Thai Evergreen in Orem

59. Sushi Up in Orem

60. Oishii Sushi in Orem

61. Savory Thai in Orem

62. Bombay House in Provo

63. K's Japanese Kitchen in Provo

64. Pho Plus in Orem and Provo

65. Four Seasons Hot Pot and Dumpling in Provo

66. Yamato in Orem

67. Happy Sumo in Provo

68. Spicy Thai in Provo

69. Thai Drift in Orem 

70. India Palace in Provo

71. Saigon Cafe in Provo

72. Silver Dish Thai in Provo 

73. Five Sushi Brothers in Provo

74. Shoots in Provo

75. Koko Lunchbox in Provo

76. Asahi in Orem

77. Happy Dragon Chinese Express in Vineyard

South Valley

78. T-Bone Restaurant in Springville

79. Lucky 5 Chinese Restaurant in Spanish Fork

80. Oriental Garden in Salem

81. Tadka Cuisine of India in Payson

82. Bangkok Grill in Springville

Latin American Cuisine

The Burrito

Do you love pasta and tacos? We thought you might, so we compiled a list of the best places to find Latin American food! Foodies can find some great Mexican food in Utah Valley, as well as other specialties from Latin America.  

We have an array of authentic Salvadorian, Brazilian, and Argentinian food, as well as some great Latin bakeries and Mexican cuisine. So whether you’re feeling black beans and rice, milanesas, empanadas, or carne asada, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Utah Valley.

North Valley 

83. El Mexiquense in American Fork & Saratoga Springs

84. Nazca Grill in American Fork

85. La Costa in American Fork 

86. Taco Amigo in Pleasant Grove & Orem

87. Sol Agave in American Fork

Central Valley 

88. Oteo in Orem

89. Maria Bonita Mexican Grill in Orem

90. Milagros in Orem

91. La Carreta Peruvian Restaurant in Orem

92. Red Fuego in Orem

93. Asado Argentinian Grill in Orem

94. Lomito's in Orem

95. La Brioche Argentine Bakery in Orem

96. Mi Ranchito in Orem & American Fork

97. Brasas Mexican Grill in Provo

98. El Gallo Giro in Provo

99. El Mexsal in Provo

100. Street Tacos Don Joaquin in Provo

101. Mi Lindo Guadalajara in Provo

102. El Salvador Restaurant in Provo

103. Se Llama Peru in Provo

104. Rica's Pupusas in Provo

105. Joe Vera's in Provo


South Valley

106. Joe Bandido's in Springville

107. La Casita in Springville

108. Los 2 Potrillos in Spanish Fork

109. Don Chuy's Taco Shop in Payson & Provo

110. El Tapatio in Payson 

111. Mi Rancherito in Payson 

European Cuisine

Pizza with Arugula

Are you a lover of European cuisine? If so, you’re in luck because there are some amazing places where you can get your fix. Whether it is Italian, Greek, French, or any other variation of European food that tickles your taste buds, there is something for everyone.

Keep reading to find out more about some of the most excellent European restaurants we found in this thriving valley. From upscale fine dining establishments to cozy cafes and bakeries, here are the top European restaurants in Utah County.

North Valley 

112. The Italian Place Cheesesteaks in Lindon & Orem

113. Aubergine & Company in Lehi & Orem

114. Gourmandise in American Fork

115. Greek-n-Go 2.0 in Pleasant Grove

Central Valley 

116. Mozz Artisan Pizza in Provo

117. Nico's Pizza in Provo

118. Pizzeria Seven Twelve in Orem

119. Hruska's Kolaches in Provo & American Fork

120. Antonella's Cafe in Orem

121. La Dolce Vita in Provo

South Valley

122. Ginger's Garden Cafe in Springville 

Desserts & Snacks

Ice Cream

If you’re looking for the best desserts in Utah County, look no further. A list of the best places to eat in Utah County would not be complete without including the many bakeries, soda shops, or candy and chocolate shops! Utah Valley makes some of the best doughnuts, candies, and sweets around, with a variety of local favorites! 

Satisfy your sweet tooth with classics like vanilla ice cream from one of our local creameries, or order a treat from a Cupcake Wars-winning baker! And don't even get us started on our artisan chocolate makers...

North County

123. Lehi Bakery in Lehi

124. Sugar High Confections in Lehi

125. Cravings Alisha's Cupcakes in Pleasant Grove

126. Avenue Bakery in American Fork

127. Chip Cookies in American Fork & Provo

128. Cowboy Donuts in American Fork

Central County

129. The Chocolate in Orem

130. Ivie Juice Bar in Provo

131. Taste in Provo

132. The Wash in Provo

133. Rockwell Ice Cream Co in Provo

134. Penguin Brothers in Provo

135. Shirley's Bakery in Provo

136. Provo Bakery in Provo

137. BYU Creamery on 9th in Provo

138. Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream in Provo & Lehi

139. Bianca's La Petite French Bakery in Provo & Lindon

140. Delipan in Provo

South County

141. New Grains Gluten-Free Bakery in Spanish Fork

142. Rowley's Red Barn in Santaquin

If you find yourself in Utah Valley, don't feel like you're limited to chain restaurants! Whether you find yourself in American Fork, Pleasant Grove, or farther south like Provo or Spanish Fork, you’re sure to find a delicious meal! Venture out to one of these amazing local restaurants and delight in some fantastic eats! 

For a list of all other restaurants in Utah Valley, including these, see our restaurant listings. To browse some of the best restaurants in Provo, download the Downtown Provo dining guide. Bon appetit!