Throughout the past couple of years, if anyone asked me what my favorite restaurant was, I’d quickly say Porcupine Pub & Grill. Why? It’s all around satisfying. The location, employees, food, and vibes all scream chill, savory, and…ski bum! This place has a special place in my heart and always will. Tucked up at the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon, Porcupine Hub & Grill suits the classy, the grungy, and especially the ones coming back from a big day on the mountain. My favorite thing about this place? Everyone seems to be best friends. It’s one of those unsaid relationships that you gin with everybody eating there – you all embrace the good, genuine, mountain lifestyle.
Winter days should be filled with a cup of hot chocolate and a plate of their famous nachos in the upstairs, cozy loft. Summer days? Get ready to enjoy the mountainous valley view from the deck while enjoying a bite of the roasted veggie flatbread (my favorite by the way!)
Since this is a family favorite, I do go here a lot – and I’m so happy about it, of course!! Porcupine Pub & Grill serves dinner, lunch, and weekend brunch. As a family tradition, we arrived for lunch because they had just barely open the deck for the summer months. I wanted to try something new, so I ordered the Lemon Pepper Salmon sandwich and again, like their other dishes, it did not disappoint! The side salad with balsamic dressing is incredible – I could drink that stuff. Other family members chose the Greek Pita Wrap and the Big Cottonwood Burger – both equally satisfying.
So after you’ve had a full day of skiing, mountain biking, or simply are craving a hearty meal, run on over to Porcupine. The down-to-earth experience will be memorable and crave worthy! Plus, they recently opened up a new location by the University of Utah. Thank you Porcupine, I will fight for you until I die!!