Just a short drive from Park City, Heber Valley is known as the heart of Utah’s mountain adventures. After a long day of hiking, trail running, and taking in unforgettable views, it’s a no-brainer that you’ll want to wrap up your day with something delicious. Whether you’re local to Utah or you’re visiting for the first time, our guide to the best Heber and Midway restaurants will steer you in the right direction when it comes to good food.
10. Cafe Galleria
Cafe Galleria is a rustic, laid-back Midway restaurant with outdoor seating, a wood-burning oven, and classic Italian dishes. They’re known for their private Veranda Room (with a communal farm table that seats up to 22 people) as well as their Alpenglobes (private dining shelters that are typically only open during cold months), both worth checking out no matter the occasion. You’re here for the bruschetta which is loaded with pesto, fresh tomato, basil, olive oil, and balsamic glaze. You can’t beat the classic flavors of a bruschetta, and Cafe Galleria’s take on this traditional small plate hits the spot. For entrees, be sure to order the giardino pizza and the buffalo mozzarella ravioli. If you’re ever in need of a great Midway restaurant first thing in the morning, Cafe Galleria’s breakfast menu is full of amazing options including crepes and cast iron egg and potato skillets.
$$ Bagels, Italian, Breakfast & Brunch
9. The Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant
The Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant, one of the best Midway restaurants, is an award-winning, historically themed bed and breakfast that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This old-style European chateau offers guest rooms decorated after famous literary figures (such as Jane Austen and Lewis Carroll), as well as a gorgeous dining room complete with seasonal menus. No matter the season, the charcuterie and the fondue (porter and smoked gouda cheeses served with fresh baguette, broccolini, andouille sausage, and shishito peppers) are permanently on the menu and are both exquisite. Next, order the wild mushroom fricassee served with melt-in-your-mouth potato dumplings, fresh asparagus, and garden herbs. The Blue Boar also offers a delicious breaded pork schnitzel that’s decidedly a step up from the classic European street food – it’s fancy, it’s lemony, and we are obsessed.
The Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant
$$$ Bed & Breakfast, Modern European, Venues & Event Spaces
8. Lupita’s Valley
Lupita’s Valley is a family owned Mexican restaurant and cantina conveniently located on Main Street and is definitely one of the best Midway restaurants. Lupita’s focuses on Mexican food from the Michoacán region and boasts one of the largest salsa bars around. Their claim to fame is the Enchiladas Catalinas: corn tortillas dipped in an incredible chile guajillo sauce and rolled with shredded chicken. These hearty enchiladas are then topped with diced potatoes, carrots, lettuce, sour cream, salty cotija cheese, and avocado. It’s truly a beautiful, colorful, and flavor-packed dish you’ll want to enjoy with an ice cold agua fresca in hand.
7. Melvin’s Public House
We cannot stop talking about newcomer Melvin’s Public House, a family-friendly Heber restaurant and pub. With big screen TVs on nearly every inch of wall space, Melvin’s is the perfect spot to catch the big game and grab a bite in the meantime (the best part of any game is always the snacks, right?). The pickle fries are simply addicting – you won’t be able to resist the house-made dipping sauce. As far as sandwiches go, we couldn’t recommend the Philly Cheesesteak or the Donkey Burger enough. Both are perfectly salty, cooked to perfection, and absolutely dripping with messy, cheesy, and buttery bliss. Melvin’s is not to be missed!
Melvin’s Public House
$ Sports Bars, American (Traditional)
6. Back 40 Ranch House Grill
Back 40 is a Heber restaurant known for it’s incredible views and focus on using local ingredients whenever possible. With both indoor and outdoor seating available, we love Back 40 for a lazy Sunday morning brunch or as a much-needed pit stop after a day on the trails. For starters, we love the white cheddar bacon mac n’ cheese – it’s a comfort food classic that Back 40 does so, so well. As far as entrees go, the high-quality Back 40 burger is excellent: local grass-fed beef, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, salty pastrami, Heber Valley Creamery jalapeno bacon cheddar, and special sauce. One bite is all it takes and you’ll be hooked.
Back 40 Ranch House Grill
$$ Bars, American (Traditional)
5. Cucina Rustico
Heber Valley may not be a mecca for great pizza, but food truck Cucina Rustico is definitely the exception. Started by pizza enthusiasts, Frank and Jamie Fortino, Cucina Rustico serves made-to-order pies fresh from their mobile wood-fired oven stationed just outside the historic Heber City Hall. It really is the perfect place to grab a pizza to go, or better yet, spread out on city hall’s lawn and enjoy your hot, mozzarella-laden pizza picnic style. The pepperoni and rosemary pizza is our top recommendation – red sauce topped with mozzarella, pepperoni, parmesan, and fresh rosemary. The flavors pair perfectly with the wood-fired crust – just look at that melty, cheesy goodness. Be sure to check Cucina Rustico’s website for seasonal hours and truck updates.
$$ Food Trucks, Pizza
4. Ritual Chocolate Cafe
If you love pastries, sandwiches, chocolate, or all of the above, then Ritual Chocolate Café might be your new go-to Heber restaurant. Located in a tucked-away corner of the Ritual chocolate factory, we would be remiss if we didn’t recommend starting any meal here with a specialty chocolate drink – who says dessert can’t come first. For sandwiches, the hummus harissa avocado sandwich served on Hawk & Sparrow sourdough bread is fantastic. The irresistible smoky-spicy harissa paired with fresh veggies and hummus is truly a perfect sandwich pairing. We also love the ham and cheese sandwich served with mouth-watering heirloom tomato jam. The best part? Every sandwich comes with a sample of chocolate. We are sold!
Ritual Chocolate Cafe
$$ Chocolatiers & Shops, Cafes, Waffles
3. Heirloom Common
Heirloom Common is one of our favorite Midway restaurants for their creative spin on several familiar dishes (fried funeral potatoes – yes, please!). Brought to you by the same restaurant group that gave us Communal and Black Sheep in Provo, Heirloom Common features tried-and-true favorites from their sister restaurants, as well as new dishes exclusive to this location. Start with the honey lavender fry bread and braised osso bucco hummus – both dishes are full of unique flavor and an artful balance of sweet and salty. For large plates, be sure to order the hog jowl tacos or the honey garlic roasted chicken – each dish features amazingly succulent meat and surprising flavors you’ll be thinking about for days.
$$$ American (Traditional), Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts
2. The Lakehouse at Deer Creek
The Lakehouse at Deer Creek is the next Heber restaurant we simply cannot recommend enough. A restaurant that offers a high-end yet still genuine Utah dining experience, the Lakehouse offers breathtaking mountain views, locally-focused cuisine, and high-quality dishes that are tough to beat. Start your meal with the duckfat frybread scones served with whipped sumac honey butter. The sumac provides an earthy yet tart lemon flavor that pairs perfectly with the honey butter to elevate the dish beyond its individual components. For entrees, we love the chicory spice-rubbed venison tenderloin – a hearty and surprisingly fresh entrée you won’t find anywhere else. The menu at the Lakehouse changes with the seasons so don’t hesitate to ask your server for recommendations.
The Lakehouse at Deer Creek
$$$ American (New)
1. Lola’s Street Kitchen
If you could only eat at one restaurant in Midway, Lola’s Street Kitchen must be it. This New American Midway restaurant is absolutely killing it with their ambiance and food. Lola’s is casual and comfortable, and their menu feels familiar yet elevated. We highly recommend their buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with lettuce, tomato, onion, and lemon aioli or spicy carolina reaper aioli. The fresh potato roll is almost our favorite part of this sandwich, but the star of the show is that crispy-flaky buttermilk chicken. It’s a classic sandwich that Lola’s does so right. Lola’s has a sign above their order window that reads, “you can’t live a full life on an empty stomach”, and we couldn’t agree more.
Lola’s Street Kitchen
$$ Food Trucks, American (New)