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Best Murray Utah restaurants – my favorites

Situated South of Millcreek and South Salt Lake, and also neighboring nearby Midvale and Holladay, Murray is one of the most popular suburbs in Utah. Home to several green spaces like the historic Wheeler Farm and city park, the city is also home to a liquor store along State Street, with Costco also just down the road. The Fashion Place Mall is one of the most popular in the state and home to many dining options. The following list offers my own personal best places to eat in Murray.

Beirut Cafe - mixed grill
Beirut Cafe – mixed grill

Beirut Cafe

Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Address: 1326 E 5600 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84121

You will find this splendid Lebanese eatery between the cities of Murray, Holladay and Cottonwood Heights. The central valley location makes it a perfect spot no matter where you’re headed from. And head down you should. The restaurant has the both the best hummus and best kibbeh in Utah. The fresh baked pita and flatbreads are top notch too. Here’s a story I wrote about about the restaurant.

Greek Souvlaki - gyro, red sauce, fry sauce
Greek Souvlaki – gyro, red sauce, fry sauce

Greek Souvlaki

Cuisine: Greek
Address: 5692 900 E, Murray, UT 84121

Founded in 1972 by Lee & Mary Paulos, on the six popular Greek Souvlaki locations can be found in the heart of Murray. The Greek restaurant is one of the most famous culinary names in town and is one of my favorites too. I’m particular fond of their gyro, sliced layers of luscious gyro meat on a fluffy pita – topped with onion, tomato and your choice of red or white sauce; hint: you can totally ask for both!

Mr Charlie's Chicken Fingers - chicken and waffle
Mr Charlie’s Chicken Fingers – chicken and waffle

Mr Charlie’s Chicken Fingers

Cuisine: American / chicken
Address: 554 W 4500 S, Murray, UT 84123

As you might guess from the name, Mr Charlie’s specializes in just one thing: chicken fingers. And as you might expect for a restaurant that cooks just one thing and one thing along, these are pretty darned good chicken fingers. Perfect for a quick snack, cheap lunch or meal on the go. The restaurant has been

Capriotti's - The Bobbie
Capriotti’s – The Bobbie

Capriotti’s

Cuisine: Fast food / sandwiches
Address: 6002 S State St, Murray, UT 84107

Sure, it might be a national chain, but some of the sandwiches at this particular chain are fabulous. Pictured – The Bobbie – a mix of house roasted turkey, stuffing and cranberry. You can satisfy those Thanksgiving leftover sandwich cravings all year around here.

Ice Haus - outside patio
Ice Haus – outside patio

Ice Haus

Cuisine: Bar / German
Address: 7 E 4800 S, Murray, UT 84107

One of the hidden gems of Murray is this unassuming businesses tucked away off of State Street. While this is a bar first and foremost (21+ make sure to bring your ID) – that doesn’t mean they don’t take their food seriously. The menu here is bar food with a German influence – think brats and burgers with sauerkraut aplenty.

Particularly of note at the Ice Haus is the extensive vegan menu. As large as the carnivoristic menu itself, it doesn’t pull any punches in offering some of the best vegan comfort food in town; vegan chicken wings to vegan poutine! Everything is stored, prepped and cooked 100% separately too, to ensure a pristine vegan product. Prices are unfailingly friendly and the the bar is open seven days a week, with special events and menus on various days of the week.

Tea Rose Diner

Cuisine: Thai
Address: 65 E 5th Ave, Murray, UT 84107

Serial restaurateur Anny Sooksri took her first step onto the SLC dining scene with this Murray Utah location. Tea Rose Diner is a modest little restaurant for sure, but don’t think that applies to the food. The cuisine here is Thai, which means bold and vibrant dishes aplenty, and Tea Rose excels.

Of particular note at Tea Rose Diner – the restaurant does not shy away from the authentic heat and spice of Thai cuisine. Dishes are offered on a scale of 1-10 and first timers are recommended to never go over 2-3 – this is the real deal. Spice lovers should head here immediately.

Zao Asian Cafe

Cuisine: Various
Address: 5263 State St, Murray, UT 84107

A local mini chain that has grown and grown over the years, which assuredly speaks to the simple and healthy setup the restaurant affords guests. The concept here is fast casual – ideal for when you’re in a rush. You head along the line, select this, add that, and your dish is made before your eyes at light speed. Zao’s proteins are offered in a variety of format: rice bowls, tacos, salads and banh mi. Service is lightning fast at Zao, you’re dish is ready immediately, no wait, no fuss. Just quick and healthy delicious food.

Taqueria 27

Cuisine: Mexican
Address: 6154 S Fashion Blvd, Murray, UT 84107

The format is simple: made from scratch tacos, daily specials that emphasize vibrant and creative flavors – and all served up in a hip, contemporary setting. This location is situated in the Fashion Place mall. T27 as it’s known by its many fans also has a great liquor menu replete with a hefty selection of fine tequilas too.

Aroon Thai Kitchen

Cuisine: Thai
Address: 548 W 4500 S, Murray, UT 84123

Miyazaki

Cuisine: Japanese
Address: 6223 S State St, Murray, UT 84107

Dining close to Murray Utah

If you’re close to Murray, you’re also close to the following neighborhoods, you might to check these out too:

Who did we miss?

If you think we’re missing a really great addition to this list, please email us at stuart@gastronomicslc.com – we’d love to hear from you. Let us know who you think should be on this list and why. If you have a really great picture of one of more dishes, please send that too! We’re always excited to check our more businesses!

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